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    5 Fall Festival Films That Still Need Distribution

    TIFF remains one of the biggest distribution markets in the world, and with the festival now over, some distributors are walking away with some big prizes. Focus Features took "The Place Beyond The Pines," Lionsgate and/or Roadside Attractions bought a wealth of pictures, including "Imogene," "Thanks For Sharing" and "Stories We Tell," Anchor Bay landed Rob Zombie's "The Lords Of Salem," IFC Films grabbed "Frances Ha" Magnolia won "The Brass Teapot" Dimension picked up "Aftershock," and Sony Pictures Classics took "Wadjda," and these are just a few of the deals that went down at the festival.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Chadian Mahamat Saleh-Haroun's 'Grisgris' To Begin Shooting (Plot Details Revealed)

    We've been on the look out for more information about this project from acclaimed Chadian Filmaker Mahamat Saleh-Haroun since it was announced at Cannes.

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    Guillermo Del Toro Heads To HBO For 'Hitchcockian' Crime Drama 'Nutshell Studies'

    By the time "Pacific Rim" hits theaters next summer, it'll have been a disappointingly lengthy five years since Guillermo Del Toro had a film in theaters ("Hellboy II: The Golden Army" was released in the summer of 2008). It's probably been frustrating for the filmmaker, who lost several years to "The Hobbit" before eventually bailing on the film, but it seems like the director has no intention of hanging around once his giant monster epic is in theaters, as he's been lining up multiple projects to move on to.

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    France Chooses Smash Hit 'Intouchables' As Official Oscar Entry

    It's a good year to be Harvey Weinstein. With the awards season in full swing, the master producer and distributor has more than one major horse in the race. He's got Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master," which opened to record-breaking numbers in limited release this weekend, along with this year's TIFF Audience Award winner, David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook." One can't count out Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" just yet either. And now another movie sporting his fingerprint is going for Oscar gold.

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    Jeta Amata's 'Black November' Announces US, UK, Nigeria Release Dates

    It was previously announced that Nigerian filmmaker Jeta Amata decided to rethink and reshoot his political corruption drama about the volatile oil-rich Niger Delta region of Nigeria, Black Gold.  The project a collaboration of Hollywood/Nollywood stars Billy Zane, Tom Sizemore, Vivica Fox, Sarah Wayne Callies (The Walking Dead), Mbong Amata, Hakeem Kae Kazim and several others.

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    Urbanworld 2012 Preview: Maya Washington's 'White Space'

    Among the highlights of the short film categories at this week’s Urbanworld Film Festival in NYC is a short making the festival rounds worldwide, White Space.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Women Created 26 Percent of the Television Shows in the 2011-2012 Season

    As we get ready to launch the new television season the statistics are out for how women fared last season behind the scenes in the TV business. According to the Center for Study of Women in Television and Film the annual study, Boxed In: Employment of Behind-the-Scenes Women in the 2011-12 Prime-time Television Season by Martha Lauzen, women make up 26% of all creators, directors, writers, producers, executive producers, editors, and directors of photography.

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  • Criticwire
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    All of Indiewire's Reviews From the 2012 Toronto Film Festival

    There's 99 of them. Links and grades galore.

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    Review: 'Dredd' A Visually Strong, Engaging But Ultimately Empty Cinematic Experience

    Remakes and reboots always seem to demand comparisons to their predecessors, but “Dredd” evokes a slightly different relationship: What Zack Snyder’s “Dawn of the Dead” is to George Romero’s original, Pete Travis’ film is to, no, not Danny Cannon’s 1995 film “Judge Dredd,” but Paul Verhoeven’s “Robocop.” In both cases, gifted visual stylists took fertile, socially-conscious subject matter, pared out the cultural commentary, and left behind an engaging, if empty, cinematic experience. And for the most part, that works, although the abrupt ending of Travis’ film only highlights its thematic vacuousness, while Snyder’s bleak post-credits punchline successfully disguised it (at least at the time). Nevertheless, by far the better of the two cinematic interpretations of this particular character, “Dredd” is a video game procedural tied to great visuals, but one without deeper substance to make its experience remotely meaningful.

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    'Intouchables' Oscar Contender

    Well, France has chosen its contender for this years race for Best Foreign Film at the Academy Awards; The Intouchables. 

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