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    U.S. Distributors Are Popping Up Like Mushrooms: Indomina

    Today I begin again to highlight the new U.S. distributors, this time with Indomina whose many recent pickups are detailed below. They look like horror, supernatural fantasy and Asian. I did not hear more than that from them about their vision or mission. Outcast directed by Colim McCarthy

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    Slamdance Narrative & Docs

    IndieWIRE posts the Slamdance selection of ten narrative and eight documentary features for this year’s event, taking place January 21 - 27. “All Is Not Lost” is the theme for this year’s Slamdance and all films, the fest touts, have been “made on a small budget and head to Park City without distribution - all full of immense promise.” In keeping with its longtime slogan: “By filmmakers, for filmmakers,” this year Slamdance will donate 10 percent of ticket proceeds back to the filmmakers, the festival has said.

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    Netflix and ABC do a deal

    Netflix and ABC do a deal

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  • The Playlist
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    Danny McBride, Seth Rogen, Will Ferrell, Jack Black & More Star In Beastie Boys Sundance Short

    Elijah Wood & John C. Reilly Also Star In Mystery Short FilmThe folks over at JoBlo have been perusing the Sundance short film program and have stumbled across an intriguing, mysterious little entry called "Fight For Your Right Revisited."

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  • The Playlist
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    The Wachowskis To Write & Direct Robin Hood Tale 'Hood,' Have Approached Will Smith For Role

    The Wachowskis have no shortage of projects on the go. The adaptation of David Mitchell's "Cloud Atlas," which they are producing and possibly directing segments of, is gearing up to go in front of cameras next spring, while their highly ambitious gay romance/George W. Bush assassination/Iraq war tale "CN-9" (aka "Cobalt Neutral 9") continues to try and put together financing. But their next pic will follow the current Hollywood love affair with fables and fairy tales.

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  • The Lost Boys
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    14 Actors Acting, Care of The New York Times

    The New York Times has outdone themselves with this amazing interactive feature that shows 14 actors - including Natalie Portman (!), Lesley Manville (!!), and Tilda Swinton (!!!) - "acting" as classic screen types various minute long clips directed by Solve Sundsbo and featuring the music of Owen Pallett (!!!!). Enjoy.

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  • Spout
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    Video: Daft Punk's "Derezzed" From the "TRON: Legacy" Soundtrack

    If you believe what others are saying, that the best things about "TRON: Legacy" are Olivia Wilde and the score by Daft Punk, then this music video would seem to be all you need. Debuted by MTV.com yesterday, the clip is for the track "Derezzed," one of the techno tracks played during a fight scene at the End of the Line club. I recommend the movie for that scene alone, actually. Daft Punk fans will enjoy seeing the guys appear as DJs -- though the film cuts to them too often -- while anyone wishing that early '70s David Bowie had starred in "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" (this should be everyone) will love Michael Sheen's role.

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  • The Playlist
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    International Poster & Trailer For 'Black Swan' Dazzles

    Yes, we know, "Black Swan" has already opened but unless you were in one of the 19 cities that kicked off its debut weekend (it expands to 70 screens this weekend), you're most likely going to have to wait until Christmas when the film opens wide in 1000 theaters. And if you're overseas, you'll be waiting until early in the new year for Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis to dance into your town.

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch 'Inception' In Real Time & Ten Key Quotes From Chris Nolan's Interview With Brother Jonathan

    Plus Watch The Film In Real Time, And Nolan's Structure Drawing When you think about it, there's really no way that "Inception" should have worked. A film of ludicrous ambition, a $200 million dollar passion project, attempting to combine the arthouse and the blockbuster at one fell swoop, and, unlike virtually every other tentpole, not based on a comic book, video game or airport novel. Not to mention that the history of directors being given carte blanche following a megahit doesn't always work out for the best -- right up until the film started screening, we were still concerned that it could turn out to be Nolan's "Heaven's Gate."

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  • The Playlist
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    Michel Gondry Says 'The We & The I' Films Next Summer; Also Working On Animated Noam Chomsky Doc

    Screenings have started for Michel Gondry's first big tentpole studio film, "The Green Hornet," and the early reactions on Twitter have been positive. Certainly, it seems to indicate that reports of Sony's pleasure with the film were on the money and if the early word continues to build in the same direction, it would be a remarkable turnaround for a film that only a few months ago had most movie sites ringings its death knell. So with that film gearing up for release next month, Gondry is already looking to what's next and he's certainly not short on options. The animated project "Megalomania" and ambitious musical project "The Return Of The Ice Kids" with Ellen Page attached have been in the works for a while, but it's another long-gestating project that will go first.

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