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    "News reporting is a young man's job"

    I have just a few days left in my role as the Editor-in-Chief here at indieWIRE as I prepare to move over to the Film Society of Lincoln Center (but will remain a blogger here). Recently, I've been thinking a lot about the changing face of media and the other day I was particularly struck by this archival film from the "Your Life Work Series" (above via You Tube).

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  • ReelPolitik
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    Veteran Producers Rethink the Indie Model

    Veteran Producers Rethink the Indie Model

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  • The Playlist
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    Confirmed: Mark Wahlberg In Negotiations To Star In Seth MacFarlane's R-Rated CGI-Comedy, 'Ted'

    Wahlberg Will Play The Straight Guy; MacFarlane Will Voice The Racist, Homophobic Teddy Bear That Comes To LifeLooks like Pajiba's Hollywood Cog source was on the money again. The publication recently reported that Mark Wahlberg was considering the lead in Seth MacFarlane R-rated comedy, $65 million dollar feature debut "Ted." Now Variety says that the Oscar-nominated actor is in negotiations for the role about "a grown man whose cherished teddy bear comes to life as the result of a childhood wish."

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  • The Playlist
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    Brad Pitt's 'In With The Devil' Has Finished Script By William Monahan? Production Starting Soon?

    We're sure they're very nice guys, but we've never heard of them before so take it with a grain of salt, but DVDSnapshot are reporting that the recently revealed Brad Pitt project, "In With The Devil," might be further along than we initially thought.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Composer Awards: Yared Gets Achievement in World Cinema, Desplat Named Composer of The Year

    Composer Awards: Yared Gets Achievement in World Cinema, Desplat Named Composer of The Year

    The European Film Awards are giving their Achievement in World Cinema award to Gabriel Yared, a self-taught musician and composer. He first composed for Jean-Luc Godard's Every Man for Himself (Sauve Qui Peut La Vie), won a Cesar for his work on Jean-Jacques Annaud's The Lover (L'Amant), and went on to collaborate with Anthony Minghella for multi-award winning The English Patient, followed by The Talented Mr. Ripley, Cold Mountain, and 2006's German Oscar-winner The Lives of Others, for which he was nominated for an EFA. Yared will receive his award at the 23rd annual European Film Awards ceremony on December 4.

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  • The Playlist
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    Mel Gibson 'Furious' About Being Booted From 'The Hangover 2'

    Todd Phillips Says Decision Boosted Morale On SetWith all the fuss in the last week over the hiring of Mel Gibson for a key cameo as a tattoo artist in the Bangkok-set sequel to the surprise comedy hit "The Hangover," and his subsequent swift booting from the role, following protests by the cast and crew, in favor of the more stable, less repellent Liam Neeson, one thing's been forgotten: were the poor little racist's feelings hurt by the controversy? The answer, unsurprisingly, is yes.

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  • The Playlist
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    Newcomer Suraj Sharma Takes Lead In Ang Lee's 'Life of Pi,' Filming Begins In January

    Picture Will Shoot In 3D; Release Date Set For December 14, 2012Ang Lee hasn't had the easiest few years since "Brokeback Mountain." While that film saw him win the Best Director award at the Oscars, his next film, "Lust, Caution," was tarred with an NC-17 for its explicit sex scenes, and follow-up "Taking Woodstock" received mediocre reviews, and basically disappeared without a trace on its release in 2009.

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  • The Playlist
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    Tony Scott Confirmed To Direct 'Top Gun' Sequel

    Every so often, particularly every time Tom Cruise makes a film that disappoints at the box office, the rumors of a potential sequel to "Top Gun," the film that transformed Cruise from cocky teen star to a true icon, start up. 22 years on from the original, with "Knight & Day" tanking at the domestic box office over the summer, rumors began to surface over the summer and, as usual with reports on this one, we rolled our eyes a little.

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  • The Lost Boys
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    Rob Ford Elected Mayor of Toronto; Global Embarrassment Awaits

    Hallowe'en has come early to Toronto as everyone with reasonable intellect is gasping in somewhat expected horror at the outcome of today's municipal election, which has made this immigrant hating, bike lane destroying, racist, homophobic, compulsive liar of a wife beater our mayor:

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: Kanye West's Puzzling But Pretty 'Runaway'

    Kanye West has been threatening to drop his short film "Runaway" before his new album "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" hits stores November 22nd, and here it is. "Runaway" follows the story of Mr. West, a scantly-clad phoenix (Selita Ebanks) that falls from the sky and the saddest explosions ever to grace the small screen. Unleashed onto YouTube over the weekend (you can find the curses-and-all cut right here), West's first short film stands to prove the man demands respect as an artist; there's barely a shred of subtlety to the damn thing and the plot is gaunt, and your only bits of cryptic info are handed to you by a stone-faced West, who deadpans to the phoenix, "First rule in this world, baby, don't pay attention to anything you see in the news."

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