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    Monday Hangover: Moneyball

    Monday Hangover:MoneyballBy Adam Nayman and Eric Hynes

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Canadian Director Clement Virgo Bringing Award-Winning Novel "The Book Of Negroes" To The Screen

    The last we heard of Canadian director Clement Virgo was back in April when we alerted you that he was working on, along with pop singer Sting's wife Trudie Styler, a remake of 1972 Jamaican crime drama classic, The Harder They Come. Now comes word he's also developing a film adaptation for author Lawrence Hill’s bestseller, The Book of Negroes.

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  • The Playlist
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    John Requa & Glenn Ficarra To Direct 'Liar's Poker' By 'Moneyball' Writer Michael Lewis

    Warner Bros. is likely already dreaming up the marketing materials for this one: From The People Who Brought You "Crazy Stupid Love" & "Moneyball" -- has a nice ring to it doesn't it? With 'Crazy' already taking over $115 million worldwide and "Moneyball" opening to $20 million and chasing an Oscar, WB isn't wasting anytime in getting talents from those two pictures together.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    First Poster Art for Zhang Yimou's Oscar Hopeful Flowers of War with Christian Bale Not Inspired

    First Poster Art for Zhang Yimou's Oscar Hopeful Flowers of War with Christian Bale Not Inspired

    Picking the right poster art is an art in itself, and China's treatment for its official Oscar submission, Zhang Yimou's $90 million The Flowers Of War, leaves much to be desired.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Lee Daniels To Write And Exec Produce "Valley Of The Dolls" Adaptation For NBC

    Everything old is new again; and here's another case in point. Back in the 1960 and 1970's there maybe was no more popular a writer than Jacqueline Susann, and her book Valley of the Dolls, about the self destructive lives of three women working in show business; not only was it the biggest selling book of its time, but it was also one of the biggest hit movies of 1967.

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  • The Playlist
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    'Breaking Dawn -- Part 1' Soundtrack Features Bruno Mars, Iron & Wine, Theophilus London & More

    So what happened to the soundtrack budget on the first part of the last installment of the "Twilight" franchise? While the first film rounded up folks like Muse, Perry Farrell, Linkin Park even RPatz himself, and "New Moon" raised the stakes considerably by going Pitchfork heavy with Thom Yorke, Lykke Li, Grizzly Bear, Bon Iver, St. Vincent and Death Cab For Cutie, 'Breaking Dawn' is considerably underachieving.

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  • Press Play
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    MATT ZOLLER SEITZ: Civilization gets a prehistoric reboot in TERRA NOVA

    In Spielberg's new drama, a time-space rift lets us escape the consequences of befouling Earth and start over

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    Watch: New Footage From 'The Adventures Of Tintin' In German TV Spot

    'J. Edgar' Gets A Pretty Solid TV Spot As WellIt's coming up sooner than we thought, but in just a matter of weeks, European audiences will be the first to experience the big screen outing between Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson with "The Adventures Of Tintin" and a new German TV spot has a sneak peek of at a handful of new, exciting looking set pieces.

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    MATT ZOLLER SEITZ: The plot-crazy spectacle of BOARDWALK EMPIRE

    In season two, HBO's Prohibition-era drama has enlarged its scope but still hasn't found its reason for being By Matt Zoller Seitz Press Play Contributor

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    International Sales Agent of the Day: Latinofusion

    Alfredo Calvino founded Latinofusion, a Guadalajara-based international film sales and distribution company, based upon a business model committed to give Latin films the time, dedication and risk-taking approach they need in order to successfully find their niche in the highly competitive independent/speciality market. Clients can count on a full access to all marketing, business, financial and legal aspects of the company’s operations regarding their films. They not only help design the adequate festival strategy that maximizes opportunities for each individual title, but also make sure that the strategy makes sense in terms of visibility, recognition and also revenues.His previous experience includes marketing and sales at ICAIC (Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industria Cinematográficos); advising on the establishment of Brazil’s Escola Brasileira de Cinema e Televisão, created upon the model of the International Cuban Film School; and founding and co-directing Projeto Pro@rte Brasil, an international coalition of media artists. He has helped design and implement the international promotion and sales campaigns of some of the most successful Latin films, among them: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea’s Fresa y chocolate (Strawberry and chocolate), Humberto Solas’ Cecilia, Juan Carlos Tabío’s Plaff, Jose Padilla’s Onibus 174 (Bus 174), Luiz Fernando Carvalho’s Lavoura Arcaica (To the left of the father), Vicente Ferraz’s Soy Cuba - o mamut siberiano. Pablo Fendrik´s movies El Asaltante and La Sangre Brota, Camila Guzman’s internationally acclaimed documentary The Sugar Curtain, and more recently the commercially successful Mexican movie Cinco Dias sin Nora by Mariana Chenillo. He also plays a major role in the indie co-production market by supporting new projects and works-in-progress through his company's associate financing and production company, Cinefusion and he acquires Mexican rights to international productions as well.

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