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    Why Studios Raid Indies Like 'Ain't Them Bodies Saints' Director David Lowery, Signed to Reinvent Disney's 'Pete's Dragon'

    David Lowery, director of Sundance's buzzy Western "Ain't Them Bodies Saints," has been tapped by Disney to co-write with his producer Toby Halbrooks a reinvention of the Mouse House's classic family film, "Pete's Dragon." Reportedly it will not be a musical, as the 1977 original is, and at the mome...

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    LatinoBuzz: Written For Latinos By Latinos, ‘East WillyB’ is Back With a New Season

    Last summer, Julia Ahumada Grob and Yamin Segal, creators of the popular East WillyB web series took to kickstarter, hoping to raise 50K in 50 days to fund a new season. The media savvy producers took social media by storm, their funding campaign quickly became the buzz of the internet.

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    Contest: Tickets To Screenings At The Film Society Of Lincoln Center & MoMA's 42nd Annual New Directors/New Films Festival

    Hey New Yorkers, how about a nice contest for your Wednesday? We're pretty excited about this one: The Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of Lincoln Center's 42nd annual ND/NF (New Directors/New Films) Festival kicks off today, March 20th, and we're giving away pairs of tickets to four excell...

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    Film Independent Reveals Filmmakers for 2013 Documentary Lab

    Film Independent has announced its chosen filmmakers for the 2013 Documentary Lab, an eight-week program designed to assist burgeoning directors currently in post-production.

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    Eric Kolelas's Short Film 'Fifty Pence' To Premiere Online (Monday, 4/8/13)

    Filmmaker Eric Kolelas will be premiering his short film Fifty Pence, via Vimeo, on Monday, April 8.

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    Annie Baker Wins Susan Smith Blackburn Prize

    Annie Baker has won the prestigious Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for her play, The Flick, an exploration of love, friendships and work.

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    Watch: 'Stoker' Director Chan-wook Park's 30-Minute iPhone 4 Shot Short 'Night Fishing'

    Fans of Park Chan-wook probably remember that the master Korean filmmaker shot a short film entirely on an iPhone 4 a few years back (that is, two iPhones ago). The short, “Night Fishing” aka “Paramanjang,” was made with some help from his brother, Park Chan-kyong and was released theatrically in So...

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    Jon Fitzgerald Appointed as Executive Director of Hollywood Film Festival

    The Hollywood Film Festival has named Jon Fitzgerald as Executive Director of the 17th annual event. Fitzgerald will be in charge of development, artistic direction, programming, marketing and overall festival management.

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    Chris O'Dowd Reveals He Has Role In 'Thor: The Dark World'

    Chris O’Dowd is having a moment. He first turned heads in the British sitcom “The IT Crowd,” and since his turn as Kristen Wiig’s love interest in the breakout hit “Bridesmaids” he’s racked up roles in two more Judd Apatow projects: Lena Dunham’s HBO series “Girls” and in Apatow’s own directorial ef...

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    Nicolas Roeg Gearing Up WWI Film 'At Sunset'

    A couple of years ago, we put together a retrospective on the films of Nicolas Roeg, and what one could quickly glean is that his glory years were far behind. The filmmaker whose name graced iconic movies like "Performance," "Don't Look Now" and "The Man Who Feel To Earth" hasn't made a good film in...

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