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    Judd Apatow's Next Comedy Directorial Effort Slotted For June 1, 2012

    Comedy Is Untitled, Details Remain Under Wraps For NowYou could say Judd Apatow is slipping in his mainstream appeal. 2009's "Funny People" grossed $71 million worldwide, while 2008's "Knocked Up" cumed $219 million globally and 2005's "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" totaled $177 million the world round. That said, you could also say he's growing creatively as he is tackling more mature subjects now, or at least did with the Adam Sandler-led cancer comedy.

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    New 'Mission Impossible' Gets A Title — 'Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol'

    We Preferred "Mission Impossible: The Rise Of Xenu" Ever since it was announced that the currently filming fourth entry in the "Mission Impossible" franchise wouldn't necessarily be called "Mission: Impossible 4," we've spent literally seconds wondering what the possible title could be. Ain't It Cool reported a while back that one contender was Mission: Impossible: Project Aries," but at a press conference in Dubai where the film is shooting, star Tom Cruise revealed that another of the possibilities floated had been picked — "Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol."

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    Paul Haggis Looking To Adapt, Possibly Direct Remake Of Spanish Award Winning Hit 'Celda 211'

    With Paul Haggis' latest effort, the prison break drama "The Next Three Days" completed, in the can and set to hit theaters on November 19th, he doesn't seem to be tiring of the genre.

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    Eurimages - The Council of Europe - Roberto Olla Part II

    Eurimages’ Roberto Olla was interviewed in a recent blog and it continues here. Eurimages is the Council of Europe fund for the co-production, distribution and exhibition of European cinematographic works for “greater Europe” which goes beyond the member nations of the European Union. Set up in 1988 as a Partial Agreement, it currently has 34 Member States. Eurimages aims to promote the European film industry by encouraging the production and distribution of films and fostering co-operation between professionals. Russia seems poised to enter and Jeremy Thomas is urging the U.K. to get on board as well.During this financial crisis, public funds are important, and they are actually quite stable. Market films and TV are dependent upon market flows and exchange rates, so investments are curtailed. Governments, similarly to banks, give money. However, governments are more stable, and with the exception of the United States, they provide a refuge for cultural entertainment. People are earning less and they prefer to go to the movies rather than to travel or go to theater or opera. (An interesting footnote is that people also tend to have dinner parties more at home rather than at expensive restaurants, and so the sale of flowers has also dramatically increased during the crisis.) Public funding allows citizens to have such entertainment. So for the last 2 years in Europe while the commercial film sector’s equity investments have been curtailed, fewer commercial films are made. While some countries have cut back on public funding of entertainment by about 10%, Eurimages even took the inflation rate into account and has continued its program unabated. The parent of Eurimages is the European Audiovisual Observatory in Strasbourg. It was set up in December 1992. It is the only organization of its kind to gather and circulate official statistical information on the audiovisual industry in Europe. The Observatory is a European public service body with 36 member States and the European Union, represented by the European Commission. It owes its origins to Audiovisual Eureka and operates within the legal framework of the Council of Europe. It works alongside a number of partner organizations, professional organizations from within the industry and a wide network of correspondents.

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    George Clooney's 'Farragut North' Now Called, 'Ides Of March'; Paul Giamatti, Marisa Tomei Confirmed

    Evan Rachel Wood Also Set To Appear In Political Drama; Clooney's Next Directorial EffortIt appears that most of the casting pieces for George Clooney's next directorial effort have panned out. Or at least most of them. But first off, apparently a title change is in order. Once called "Farragut North," the name of the 2008 morality tale/political play by Beau Willimon which the drama is based on, the film is now going by the title, "Ides Of March" (best known as the date that Julius Caesar was betrayed and stabbed to death in 44 B.C. by Marcus Junius Brutus and 61 other co-conspirators).

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    Distributor Wanted: Adam Bowers' "New Low"

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    First Look: Amanda Seyfried And Justin Timberlake In Andrew Niccol's Sci-Fi Thriller 'Now'

    Here's a first look at Amanda Seyfried rocking a red bob with a very un-Sean Parker-like Justin Timberlake on the set of Andrew Niccol's sci-fi thriller possibly titled "Now."

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    New Poster And Photos For John Cameron Mitchell's Grief Drama 'Rabbit Hole'

    A new poster and batch of photos have been unveiled for John Cameron Mitchell's parent-grief drama "Rabbit Hole" starring Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart.

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    Noomi Rapace Says She's Not Confirmed For Ridley Scott's 'Alien' Prequel; Talks 'Sherlock 2' Role

    Swedish Actress Also Says She's Happy David Fincher Went With An Unknown For His Version Of 'Dragon Tattoo'Noomi Rapace. She's everywhere. The hottest thing out of Sweden since IKEA, Volvo and Björn Borg. Ever since her icy, steely turn as Lisbeth Salander in the Swedish tele-version of "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" she's swept up every female role in Hollywood remotely resembling someone gorgeous, but with grit and mettle, right?

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    '127 Hours' Soundtrack Features Sigur Ros, Dido, Bill Withers & More

    While James Franco's performance in Danny Boyle's "127 Hours" is a remarkable feat, and a career defining turn for the actor, the soundtrack to the film, is another integral ingredient in the picture's powerful emotional impact. Powered by an original score by A.R. Rahman and completed with smart, select uses of songs by Sigur Ros and Bill Withers, the soundtrack is definitely worth picking up.

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