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  • REVERSEBLOG: the reverse shot blog
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    Escape from New York: Madrid

    Many of Reverse Shot's staff writers and contributors come from and reside in locations all over the U.S. and beyond. Escape from New York is a new column devoted to reminding us Manhattan-and-Brooklyn-centric moviegoers that we are not the world when it comes to cinephila.

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  • Hope for Film
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    Guest Post: Hal Siegel "Virality And The Potential Of Social Films”

    It is only through our communal efforts, and subsequent sharing of our processes, successes, and failures, that we will find a way for our creative work to find & build audiences, transform them into communities, and as a result build a new creative middle class that will able to support themselves through their creations, be they of widest, most diverse and ambitious forms, styles, and content. That's the desire right?

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  • The Playlist
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    IFFBoston Review: 'The Whistleblower' Plays More Like A Whisper

    Hollywood hasn’t gotten tired of taking great leading actresses and sticking them in films meant to showcase their strengths, usually in an exaggerated plea for an Oscar. Larysa Kondracki’s “The Whistleblower” is just this for Rachel Weisz, only the major flaws in the film’s structure detract from the admittedly great performance Weisz turns out.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Guest Post: Haunted by Future Anxiety by Laurel Haines

    About ten years ago I started to feel like maybe the future wouldn’t be so great. Not my personal future, but the future we were creating by destroying the environment and racking up national debt like a teenager with a credit card. I was hearing dire predictions, things like, “By 2050, the oceans’ fish will be gone,” and “Soon, China will own us.” As with most things that scare me to death, I tried to put it out of my mind. But it kept creeping back. What would life be like in a world in which China “owned us”? In which the oceans were clogged with tons of garbage? And could the generations born into that world ever forgive us for having allowed it to happen?

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  • SydneysBuzz
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    Frankfurt BookFair Enhances its Books to Film Section

    “Content for Films” – Launch of new program at the Frankfurt Book Fair’s cross-media conference Frankfurt StoryDriveToday, the number of films and TV series adapted from books produced internationally is over 25 per cent, and this trend is on the rise. No other event provides more content for films than the Frankfurt Book Fair.The Frankfurt Book Fair, the world’s largest trade event for books and content, to be held October 12 - 16, 2011 and featuring over 7,500 exhibitors each year, will organize a new two-day program at this year’s fair geared especially toward film professionals on October 12 and 13. “Content for Films” will be integrated into the Frankfurt SPARKS conference StoryDrive, which was successfully introduced in October 2010. At Frankfurt StoryDrive, creative professionals from all corners of the media and entertainment industries bring together promising content with new storytelling formats. This tailor-made program will address film producers and film scouts from all over the world. It offers a unique range of sessions on finance, rights and licensing, management and storytelling for film and cross-media productions. Furthermore, it introduces film professionals to the latest books on offer through exclusive matchmaking sessions with international publishing representatives. Attendees can also meet with professionals from other creative industries, including games and music.

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  • The Playlist
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    'Bad Teacher' Director Jake Kasdan Circling Action-Comedy 'Family Getaway'

    You probably didn't see "Zero Effect" when it was released way back in 1998. But you should have -- it's one of the most terminally underrated pictures of the last couple of decades, a fearsomely smart, funny, touching rejig of the Sherlock Holmes archetype, with a career best performance from Bill Pullman, and tremendous support from Ben Stiller, Kim Dickens and Ryan O'Neal. And writer-director Jake Kasdan made it when he was only 23.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    TONIGHT: Rashaad Ernesto Green's "Gun Hill Road" Screening At Lincoln Center

    News on the march...!

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Diane Baker Talks "Best-Kept Secret": San Francisco's Expanding Academy of Art

    The 5th annual Epidemic Film Festival (named after the idea that there is a creative epidemic going on) will open on Friday, May 6 at the Golden Gate Theater in San Francisco at 4 pm, reports Cari Beauchamp.A showcase for the finest films made this year by the Motion Pictures, Film and Television students at the Academy of Art University, the ceremony will begin with the awarding of honorary degrees to actress Eva Marie Saint and director Roger Corman with awards announced after the three hours plus of screenings.

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  • The Playlist
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    'Catfish' Directors Henry Joost & Ariel Schulman To Helm 'Paranormal Activity 3'

    After cravenly exploiting the misery and loneliness of someone who needed therapy in private and not on 500 screens nationwide, Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost established themselves not as filmmakers but as crass, dishonest provocateurs. So is it a surprise that the "Catfish" directors would make a lateral move into a nakedly opportunistic film series that prides itself on being fast and cheap? Bloody Disgusting has learned that the two of them are jumping into production as co-directors on "Paranormal Activity 3," which is already slated for a Halloween release this year.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    IRA Member Bobby Sands Died Today... Steve McQueen's "Hunger" Retells The Tale

    Today in history... May 5th, 1981, IRA (Irish Republican Army) member Bobby Sands died in a Northern Ireland prison, during the 66th day of his hunger strike.

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