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  • Hope for Film
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    Guest Post by Jon Fougner: Cinema Profitability Part 2

    Today's guest post is Part 2 of Jon Fougner's guest series on Cinema Profitablility - today he focuses on the products that cinemas offer:

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  • The Playlist
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    Zoe Saldana & Dennis Quaid Join 'The Words' With Bradley Cooper and Jeremy Irons

    Word had gone quiet for a few months on "The Words," a Black List script that picked up Bradley Cooper as its star, with Jeremy Irons in negotiations, back in February. With Cooper proving himself a bona-fide movie star with the surprise success of "Limitless," and attaching himself to everything from "The Crow" and "Paradise Lost" to, more excitingly, Derek Cianfrance's "Blue Valentine" follow-up "Place Beyond The Pines," we'd wondered if the project was still on the cards for the actor.

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  • Matt Dentler's Blog
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    Moments at the On Demand Summit

    Moments at the On Demand Summit

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Producer Hilary Swank Talks Something Borrowed, May Star in You're Not You, Opposite Jeremy Renner

    Like many actresses these days, Hilary Swank has started a production company, 2S, with producing partner Molly Smith. One of their first optioned projects, the Emily Giffin wedding novel Something Borrowed, is the first film out of the gate, starring Ginnifer Goodwin, Kate Hudson and Colin Egglesfield. "The business is ever elusive, always exciting, always frustrating.," she says. "I want to make movies that people talk about. There are only so many stories I can tell as an actor. I wanted to progress to be a producer."

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Mara Brock & Salim Akil ("The Game," "Jumping The Broom") Sign Mega Multi-Year Deal With BET

    In a move that really shouldn't be much of a surprise, BET/Viacom has signed what is being called a mega multi-year production deal with husband/wife team, Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil, the brains behind the network's hit series, The Game and, out in theaters currently, Jumping The Broom.

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  • Matt Dentler's Blog
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    Milkman

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Pilot Pickups: Fox and NBC

    Here are the women created and written shows that got pick ups in the last two days. Note that all four of the shows picked up by NBC are written by women and all will star women.

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  • The Playlist
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    Susan Sarandon & Jim Broadbent Also In Talks For 'Cloud Atlas'

    While they transformed the landscape with the game-changing "Matrix" film, the Wachowski siblings Andy and Lana (formerly Larry) have truly failed, at least outside their hardcore constituents, to live up to their initial promise. Their follow-up films, "Speed Racer," the last two "Matrix" movies and most of the films they've produced ("Ninja Assassin," "The Invasion") during the aughts were major disappointments. Likewise, German filmmaker Tom Tykwer took the international film world by storm in 1998 with "Run Lola Run," but has failed to connect with audiences or critics with his subsequent films ("Heaven," "Perfume: The Story of a Murderer" and "The International").

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  • SydneysBuzz
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    International Sales Agent of the Day: Aldamisa

    Aldamisa headed by Sergei Bespalov (The Whistleblower)Web: http://www.Aldamisa.comOffice Cannes: LERINS Stand S9Aldamisa, LLC is an innovative film production, financing and worldwide distribution/sales company.Our goal is to provide the most appropriate production and financing options to producers through innovative integration of new financing methods, co-production, distribution and post-production facilities.Aldamisa, LLC has the financial resources to finance quality film projects.Their objective is to support high quality independent filmmakers with creative collaboration at each step of the process.

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  • Spout
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    The Originals: Hyung Min-woo's "Priest" Is Already Like a Great Movie

    The religious horror/action flick seems to be on its way to becoming a genre of its own. We’ve had “The Book of Eli,” “The Rite,” and of course “Legion.” Paul Bettany and Scott Stewart, star and director of that last blasphemous romp through biblical imagery, have teamed up again to give us this week’s “Priest.” Unlike their previous collaboration, which had a completely original script written by Stewart, this new film is based on an earlier series of Korean comics. Written by Hyung Min-woo, the popular “Priest” manhwa included 16 volumes before ending in 2007. This week I read eight of these books, and after finishing off that first half I can say that a faithful adaptation, with some creative screenwriting and editing, could easily turn into an interesting and gripping action movie.

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