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  • Indiewire
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    Jacki Weaver Joins Park Chan-Wook's Wentworth Miller-Penned 'Stoker'

    After coming from left field and scoring an Oscar-nom with her performance as the sinister matriarch in David Michôd's "Animal Kingdom" last year, Jacki Weaver is now a highly sought after commodity in Hollywood. The actress just finished up the Judd Apatow-produced "The Five-Year Engagement" starring Jason Segel and Emily Blunt, and has now immediately scored herself a role alongside compatriots Mia Wasikowska and Nicole Kidman as well as Brit Matthew Goode in Park Chan-wook's "Stoker."

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  • SydneysBuzz
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    Women to Watch: Ellen Pittleman on Online Self-Distribution Options

    Ellen Pittleman is a veteran studio executive based in Los Angeles. While at Paramount Pictures, she was SVP, International Co-Productions and Worldwide Acquisitions for Paramount Pictures. Along with acquiring for both U.S. and international territories, she created the International Co-Production business for the studio which was responsible for local language production. She also launched the DVD Premiere group there, with films including Jonathan Demme’s Neil Young: Heart of Gold and the sequel to the $100MM+ Save the Last Dance. Now as president and founder of Hybrid Entertainment, she consults on strategic planning, deal negotiation, acquisitions, film library valuation and feature development with clients from Rio to London to Beijing. She published a review of the 2009 Worldwide Box Office performance on a territory-by-territory basis for N.Y. Times' international database, Screenline.

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  • Press Play
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    RECAP: RESCUE ME, Season 7, Episode 3: "Press"

    By Matt Zoller Seitz Press Play contributor

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  • The Playlist
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    Terry Gilliam Working On An Adaptation Of Paul Auster's 'Mr. Vertigo'

    Perhaps no other filmmaker in recent memory is as talked about for the films they didn't make, as opposed to the ones they did, than director Terry Gilliam. But, you have to admire the man's perseverance. We're now coming on two years since "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" and Gilliam has yet to mount another film, not that he hasn't been busy. He's done a couple of food and drink sponsored short films -- "The Legend of Hallowdega" and "The Wholly Family" -- knocked out a webcast for Arcade Fire, and more recently put on a terrific stage version of "The Damnation Of Faust." But it's those old projects that keep coming back to the surface.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Venice Film Fest 2011: The Women in Competition

    The Venice Film Festival rolled out its lineup this morning. There are 22 films in competition. Five are directed (or co-directed) by women. That's 23%

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  • ReelPolitik
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  • The Playlist
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    David Oyelowo Joins Lee Daniels' 'The Paperboy'

    Last year, it looked like rising British stage actor David Oyelowo was about to get the biggest break of his career, taking on the pivotal role of Martin Luther King Jr. in Lee Daniels' "Selma." But as things unfortunately go sometimes, the project -- which would have found the thesp hanging out with dudes like Hugh Jackman, Liam Neeson, Ray Winstone, Robert De Niro, and Cedric the Entertainer -- was scuttled. Oyelowo rebounded well enough, and has roles in "The Help," "Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes" and "Red Tails" around the corner, but Daniels hasn't forgotten about him.

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  • Eric Kohn
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    Meet Conan O'Brien's Brilliant Editor, Dan Dome.

    The best thing about this very funny spoof trailer for a nonexistent exploitation movie called "Butterworth," which aired on "Conan" this week, passes by in a matter of seconds:

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    More: New Media
  • Shadow and Act
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    2011 Venice Film Fest Lineup Includes "Shame" & "Wuthering Heights" Adaptation w/ Black Heathcliff

    The 2011 installment of the Venice Film Festival revealed its lineup this morning, and, based on all the speculation I'd heard and read in the last month or so, there really aren't any surprises on the list.

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  • The Playlist
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    'Pushing Daisies' & 'Breaking Dawn' Star Lee Pace Joins Steven Spielberg's 'Lincoln'

    For Lee Pace, it has always seemed that bigger things have just been on the horizon. Most people probably recognize his face from his work on two shortlived, but acclaimed television shows "Wonderfalls" and "Pushing Daisies," however, astute film fans have also picked up on his talents. He was great as the love interest in the underseen and hugely underrated charmer "Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day," and he nearly stole the show as the arrogant documentary filmmaker Whit Coutell in Max Winkler's "Ceremony" and Hollywood has certainly sat up and taken notice. Pace is now part of two huge franchises with roles in the "Twilight: Breaking Dawn" films and in Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit" and now he can add one of the next year's biggest pieces of Oscar bait to his schedule.

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