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    TV's Elisabeth Moss & Michelle Dockery Head for Indie Film with Alex Ross Perry's 'Queen of Earth'

    It's something of an anomaly these days when not one, but two of TV's biggest stars head for indie film and not the other way around. So it goes for Alex Ross Perry's "Queen of Earth," which will pair "Mad Men"'s Elisabeth Moss and Michelle Dockery of "Downton Abbey" as girlfriends on the edge.

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    Judd Apatow, Lena Dunham and Norman Lear Win 2014 PEN Literary Awards

    Winners of the upcoming PEN Literary Awards include Judd Apatow, Lena Dunham and Ben Coccio for teleplay and screenplay awards, as well as authors like Gretel Ehrlich, Octavio Solis, Lindsay Hill and Craig Malisow, among others.

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    Sundance Appoints Shari Frilot & Kamal Sinclair Co-Directors of New Frontier Program in Commitment to Expand Support for Artists

    As Co-Directors of New Frontier, Frilot and Sinclair will collaborate on activities including cultivating and building relationships with artists and technologists, researching trends, and leading strategic planning and growth for the program.

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    Watch Fascinating New Trailer for Nadia Denton’s 'Nigerian Filmmaker’s Guide to Success: Beyond Nollywood'

    The followup to her previous successful book, "The Black British Filmmaker’s Guide of Success," the comprehensive 450-page book will be a ground-breaking reference manual for Africa’s most dynamic film industry.

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    Rumor: Jennifer Lawrence In Talks For Quentin Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight'

    Okay, so we know "The Hateful Eight" teaser trailer this weekend will just be a bunch titles. That said, it doesn't diminish the fact that Quentin Tarantino is moving full steam ahead on his western, which is already being advertised for release in 2015. And so that means a cast has to be put togeth...

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    Liam Helmsworth and John Malkovich-Starring 'Cut Bank' Picked Up for Distribution by A24

    The film, which premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival back in June, will screen for international audiences at next month's Toronto International Film Festival.

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    Watch: Jim Gaffigan, Tony Hale, Jack McBrayer, Ellie Kemper & More In 12-Minute Comedy Short 'The Nobodies'

    Earlier this week, Dusty Brown and Greg Bratman — who are Upright Citizens Brigade alumni — quietly released their new short film “The Nobodies,” and they rounded up comedy names like Jim Gaffigan, "Veep" star Tony Hale, Jack McBrayer, Ellie Kemper, and Tony Award-winning actress Sutton Foster to pl...

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    New TIFF Photos: Bill Murray’s 'St. Vincent,’ Kate Winslet In ‘Little Chaos’ & Aubrey Plaza In ‘Ned Rifle’

    Let’s start out with “St. Vincent” a bittersweet indie comedy that stars the elusive Bill Murray. Murray is notoriously hard to cast, because he’s hard to track down; he has no agent and he basically has a lawyer who you drop things off to like scripts, letters, desperate pleas, etc. and when Murray...

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    2014 trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff/14) Announces World Cinema Selection

    In all, almost 150 films will be screened at the ttff/14, which runs from September 16–30.

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    Who Will Pick Up Spike Lee's Kickstarter Horror Comedy 'Da Sweet Blood of Jesus'?

    Following Spike Lee's June 22 debut of his Kickstarter project "Da Sweet Blood of Jesus" as the closing night at the American Black Film Festival, where it earned middling reviews, Lee is in talks to find the right distributor. Where is the horror comedy going to end up? Lee has screened the film fo...

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