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  • SydneysBuzz
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    Openfilm: $500,000 Award to Short Filmmaker to Produce Feature!

    The FilmCollaborative uses them to stream films for buyers. Miami Int'l Film Festival loves them. Now they're trying to finance content now too. They have just announced the filmmaker that their advisory board (James Caan, Robert Duvall, Scott Caan, Mark Rydell) has selected to produce a feature film with.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Will Smith Taps Denzel Washington To Star In Katrina Drama "The American Can"

    One of the dozens on projects on Will Smith's future slate... a film initially announced almost exactly 2 years ago, in May 2009, when Sony Pictures and Smith's Overbrook Entertainment picked up the movie rights to the story of an ex-Marine who orchestrated the rescue of hundreds of his neighbors during the Hurricane Katrina disaster.

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  • Caryn James
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    Jimmy Kimmel Gives Us "Michele Bachmann's Story of America"

    You wouldn’t think it would be so hard for presidential candidates to get a grip on some basics of American history. I know they’re busy with their stylists and their strategists - like the geniuses who thought Michele Bachmann should launch her campaign from Waterloo – but how hard is it to know that the Founding Fathers didn’t work "tirelessly against slavery," as Bachmann claimed, but that many of them owned slaves instead?

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  • The Playlist
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    'Slumdog Millionaire' Star Dev Patel Lands Role In Aaron Sorkin's 'More As This Story Develops'

    As far as starts to careers go for young actors, having your first role in the first-line-up of hugely popular U.K. teen series "Skins," and then going on to the lead role in a global hit that swept the Oscars, namely "Slumdog Millionaire," isn't a bad one, and Dev Patel must consider himself fairly blessed. But things have been rockier since then for the 21-year-old British actor, with his follow-up to Danny Boyle's film being in M. Night Shyamalan's much-mocked "The Last Airbender," a film which no one came out of smelling of roses.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    BBC Worldwide Commissions 1st South African TV Series "Come Dine With Me"

    It's not yet in the states is it?

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  • The Playlist
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    Review: 'Larry Crowne' Finds Tom Hanks & Julia Roberts In A Miscalculated, Muddled Rom-Com

    People get excited about a new Tom Hanks movie simply because people fucking love Tom Hanks. He's both an affable everyman and a huge movie star, and in the performances he leaves on screen, whether it’s a slow-witted American who happens into great moments of history, a gay man living with AIDS, or a modern executive stranded on a sandy desert island, you root for him to succeed, even when he takes missteps (like duplicating himself for a creepy computer animated project or playing the most mild "bad guy" imaginable), because you both love seeing him in the movies and also want to invite him over for dinner.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    A Female Playwright Will Be on Broadway Next Season

    After a disappointing year where not a single female written new play was produced on Broadway, word comes in now that next season will at least have some female representation.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Movie Tie-In Edition Of "The Help" Now On Sale

    The movie tie-in edition of Kathryn Stockett's best-selling novel the film is based on - The Help - went on-sale yesterday! Although, based on your reactions to our posts about the film thus far, I'm betting most of you won't be rushing out to pick up a copy of your own, despite the new cover as shown below :)

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Review - "Attack The Block" (A Genre Mash-Up That Should Have Been Better Than It Is)

    I didn’t just want to like this movie; I wanted to love it! I wanted to walk out of the theater exhilarated by the experience, so that I could rush home and type up a review for you all to read, that was unabashed in my enthusiasm for what I’d seen, strongly encouraging everyone reading to run to whatever their local theater of preference is, and pay the price of admission to see the film, helping to ensure it’s an opening weekend box office smash, when it’s released in theaters on July 29th.

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  • The Playlist
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    Jean-Pierre Jeunet May Return To English-Language Film With 'The Selected Works Of T.S. Spivet'

    'Amelie' Helmer Also Developing Drama 'Red Leaves'"Micmacs" may have been a minor disappointment from director Jean-Pierre Jeunet -- it's an enjoyable, but very slight piece of work -- but as the man behind "Delicatessen," "The City of Lost Children," "Amelie" and the under-rated "A Very Long Engagement," we're always excited to hear that the French helmer is working on something new. Never the most prolific of directors, word's been fairly quiet in the last two years, other than the director briefly being courted for the "Snow White" project now being made by Tarsem, but now news has come in that the director is developing two novel adaptations concurrently, at least one of which will see him work in the English language for the first time since 1997's misfire "Alien: Resurrection."

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