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    Call For British Documentary Producers To Submit Proposals For 'Focus On Britain' Initiative

    Information some of you could use (I know we have lots of British readers) courtesy of the British Council on Film:

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    Watch: New TV Spot For ‘Oz The Great And Powerful’ Plus Super Bowl Teaser & Behind-The-Scenes Pics

    Much of the mystery surrounding Sam Raimi’s upcoming “Oz The Great and Powerful” seems to have dissipated. With two trailers that pretty clearly delineated the story and provided a generous glimpse at the film’s look, all that’s left is to see the darn thing! But, with ...

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    Cronenberg, Lavant and Huppert to Star in Luca Guadagnino's 'Body Art,' Based on DeLillo's Novel

    David Cronenberg and "Cosmopolis" novel-writer Don DeLillo are pairing up with producer Paolo Branco for another film, "Body Art."

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    Tim Blake Nelson Joins James Franco-Directed 'Bukowski' & Tommy Lee Jones' 'The Homesman'

    Tim Blake Nelson has always been a talent equally as adept on-screen as he is behind the camera -- putting his stamp on such diverse films as WWII drama “The Grey Zone” and pot comedy “Leaves of Grass” -- but as his primary focus and the majority of his credits remains acting...

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    Brace Yourselves, Nicolas Winding Refn to Helm Small Screen 'Barbarella'; Bond Writers Purvis and Wade on Board UPDATE

    Update: "Skyfall" co-writers Neal Purvis and Robert Wade (they share this Bond credit with John Logan) are tapped to write Nicolas Winding Refn's TV series, "Barbarella." Pervis and Wade also penned Bond's "The World Is Not Enough," "Casino Royale," "Quantum of Solace" and "Die Another Day."

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    For the First Time Women are the Majority on Berlin Film Festival Competition Jury

    The 2013 Berlin International Film Festival announced this year’s competition jury. In a first for the festival, women are the majority of the voting body—comprising 4 of the 7 jury members.

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    New Poster For 'The Place Beyond The Pines,' Plus Poster & Pre-Trailer For 'The Lone Ranger'

    The early months of the year are always a little bleak, cinematically speaking, as the last few weeks have demonstrated ("Gangster Squad," "Movie 43," "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters" et al). And bright spots over the next few months are fairly sparse too, but we know for sure that there's some good...

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    Exclusive: Haunting Poster For Acclaimed Commercial Fishing Doc 'Leviathan'

    Directors Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Verena Paravel's North Atlantic fishing epic "Leviathan" now has its first theatrical poster, and Indiewire has the exclusive first look.

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    San Francisco Film Society Boasts Four Award-Winning Films at Sundance 2013

    The San Francisco Film Society had a good year at the Sundance Film Festival. Four of the films that received significant funding from the society's Filmmaker360 program went on to win awards at the fest, including Dramatic Grand Jury prize winner "Fruitvale" by Ryan Coogler.

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    Jonathan Ames & Jason Schwartzman Working On A Second, Non-‘Bored To Death’ Movie

    Superfans of canceled series “Bored To Death” thought the news couldn’t get any better when it was announced last week that a movie based on the series is officially in development at HBO -- but it has! Now, THR reports that creator Jonathan Ames and star Jason Schwartzman are coll...

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