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    Fox Director Shortlist For 'Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes' Both Predictable & Surprising

    With Rupert Wyatt bailing on the director's chair just over a week ago, 20th Century Fox now have a vacany to fill for "Dawn Of The Planet The Apes" and it's one they want to move on fast as a release date is on the horizon. So here comes the shortlist and it's both predictable...

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    Northwestern University To Hold Panel Discussion Examining The Impact Of Tyler Perry's Work

    With the exception of those NAACP Image Awards, Tyler Perry will most likely never win any important awards, or garner any major accolades.

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    Michel Ocelot's Lauded 'Tales Of The Night' Opens For 1 Week At IFC Starting 9/26 (Trailer)

    Opening tomorrow at IFC Center cinemas here in NYC, for 1 WEEK ONLY, starting tomorrow, Wednesday, September 25, 2013, is celebrated French animator, Michel Ocelot's recent feature film, Tales Of The Night. 

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    What Penske Could Do With Variety

    The sands keep shifting under media professionals who thought they knew what they were doing.

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    'Beasts Of The Southern Wild' Director Benh Zeitlin's Next Film A Fable About "Out Of Whack" Aging Process

    Is "Beasts of the Southern Wild" director Benh Zeitlin getting all 'Benjamin Button' on us for his next movie? The helmer made a huge impression this year with his thoroughly moving, inventive, absorbing and wildly imaginative debut feature that picked up four awards at Cannes and two at Sundance. A...

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    Sundance Institute Theatre Lab Now Accepting Submissions For 2013

    You should be aware that the 8 projects selected for this year's labs (2012) were diverse group (writers from Hawaii, Nigeria, New York, Tanzania, Chicago of varied backgrounds), and the Institute prides itself on discovering the work of *unknown* writers - at least, *unknown* to the Sundan...

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    Trudie Styler's Maven Pictures Producing Atlanta-Set Hip-Hop Comedy Penned By Kenny Smith Jr

    Maven Pictures (Trudie Styler and Celine Ratray) and Federal Films (David Schulhof and Monte Lipman) will produce the Kenny Smith Jr-penned Atlanta-set hip-hop comedy project Rollin' Thunder, which centers on a former bowling champion turned ex-con, who se...

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    Daniel Brühl Joins 'A Most Wanted Man' As Production Begins, Official Synopsis Revealed

    Even with only two feature films under his belt, photographer and filmmaker Anton Corbijn has become a director with a distinct voice. His debut "Control" was a startling look at the life of Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis, while his followup "The American" placed George Clooney in a pretty nifty a...

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    Parker Posey Comedy 'Price Check' Picked Up by IFC Films

    Deals are still closing for Sundance 2012 films. IFC Films announced Tuesday that it has locked down all North American rights to writer-director Michael Walker’s comedy “Price Check.” The specialty distributor will release the film on VOD October 11 and in theaters November 16.

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