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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Born and raised in New York, Anne Thompson has been a contributor to the New York Times, Washington Post, The Observer, and Wired. She has served as film columnist at Variety, and deputy editor of Variety.com, where her daily blog, “Thompson on Hollywood,” launched in March 2007.  Anne was the Deputy Film Editor at The Hollywood Reporter, the West Coast Editor of Premiere, a Senior Writer at Entertainment Weekly, and West Coast Editor for Film Comment.  She wrote the film industry column “Risky Business” for L.A. Weekly and the Los Angeles Times syndicate.  A graduate of the Department of Cinema Studies at New York University, she has taught film criticism at USC and hosts the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.

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  • The Playlist
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    Peter Douglas Is Going To Produce Remakes Of A Bunch Of John Frankenheimer & Kirk Douglas Films

    "Seven Days In May," "Seconds," "Grand Prix," "The Vikings" & "The Final Countdown" Will Get RemadePeter Douglas, son of Kirk Douglas and half-brother of Michael Douglas, has produced a handful of movies over the years like "Whip It!" most recently, and a handful of titles through the '80s and '90s including "Something Wicked This Way Comes" and both "Fletch" films. But he may have stumbled across his most lucrative (and worst) idea yet: remaking the movies his dad starred in and/or produced.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Hollywood Goes Bollywood: L.A. and Indian Producers Form Film Council

    As India continues to make inroads in Hollywood by investing in such companies as DreamWorks and IM Global, it remains to be seen what the practical results will be of a signed cooperation pact between the city of Los Angeles and the Indian film industry. The city of L.A., the Film and Television Producers Guild of India and the Film Federation of India have agreed to:develop and strengthen motion picture production, distribution, technology, content protection and commercial cooperation between the two filmmaking communities.  The two parties also support the creation of the Los Angeles-India Film Council to increase Indian film production in Los Angeles.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Women in Film Picks Finishing Fund Recipients

    For the 25th year, the Women in Film Foundation has selected grant recipients for its Film Finishing Fund.

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  • The Playlist
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    Jim Carrey Thinks 'Three Stooges' Project Is Dead; Says He's Officially Out

    You know what was a super exciting prospect back in March of 2009? The Farrelly brothers making a “The Three Stooges,” film with Sean Penn as Larry, Jim Carrey as Curly and Benicio del Toro as Moe. Cut to more than a year later -- and a lot of back and forth -- and let's face it: that film, at least with that cast, is likely never getting made.

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  • The Lost Boys
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    A Tale of Two "Blue Valentine" Posters

    A week after showing us "The King's Speech"'s embarrassingly bad one sheet, The Weinstein Company has attempted to redeem itself with the official theatrical poster for Derek Cianfrance's Ryan Gosling-Michelle Williams drama "Blue Valentine," which is out on December 31st:

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  • The Lost Boys
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    13 Tweets From The "Secret" World Premiere of David O. Russell's "The Fighter"

    So last night AFI FEST scored with their annual "secret screening," which turned out to be the world premiere of David O. Russell's "The Fighter." Theres not much word just yet, but the film is screening again today for press so we can expect that to change soon. In the meantime, though, we do have a wide variety of tweets that suggest "The Fighter" is heading for a mixed-to-positive response that might not make it a best picture frontrunner. Christian Bale, on the other hand, looks like he might get that status officially in the supporting actor category any day now.

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  • The Playlist
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    'Devil Wears Prada' Director David Frankel To Helm Paul Potts Biopic 'One Chance'

    Written By 'The Bucket List' Scribe Justin ZackhamRemember Paul Potts? No? Basically, he was the male equivalent of Susan Boyle who a few years ago blew the roof off "Britain's Got Talent" with his audition where he showed he had the vocal chops to be an opera singer. Now, that thrilling tale will become a movie.

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    Three Points - Things I am Loving

    1) The Gotham's new Genius Audience Award. It truly is a genius idea.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    AFI Fest Review: The Fighter is a Contender

    The buzz on the street about David O. Russell's The Fighter--the boxing movie is a rousing crowd-pleaser, stolen by Christian Bale--was correct. "I had to do a lot of cheating, stealing and lying to get the movie made," said star and producer Mark Wahlberg at the start of the "secret" screening at AFI Fest (revealed via Paramount press release Tuesday morning). "I'm happy it got to the big screen. It took me such a long time to get the movie made that if you don't like the movie, I'll do two hours of hard labor. I did it to get the movie made and I will do it for anyone who doesn't like it."

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