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    Berlin Market Roundup: New Adaptation from 'Terabithia' Author, Alba Stars in 'Weightless,' Dinklage in 'Long Way Home' and More

    Westend Films is teaming with Bob Barney's new label Picturehouse for "The Great Gilly Project," the latest adaptation from "Bridge to Terabithia" author Katherine Paterson. Kathy Bates and Danny Glover are attached to star, while Stephen Herek ("101 Dalmations") is set to helm. The film centers on ...

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    Barbra Streisand Back in Director's Chair with Aldamisa International

    Barbra Streisand has made a directing deal with production and sales company Aldamisa International. No word yet on the film, but reportedly Streisand is considering several projects.

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    Watch: 2010 Carlos Reygadas Short 'This Is My Kingdom'

    Mexican filmmaker Carlos Reygadas has developed quite the reputation over the years. The auteur is best known for his films “Battle in Heaven,” “Silent Light,” and his latest, “Post Tenebras Lux.” His last film actually won him the Best Director prize at Cannes la...

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    Barbra Streisand, Ellen Page Directing New Films

    After yesterday’s news that Melissa McCarthy would be directing her first feature, more news about upcoming women directed films has been announced. The legendary Barbra Streisand will be directing a new project.

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    Andrew Bujalski's Programmers Comedy 'Computer Chess' Goes to Kino Lorber

    Kino Lorber has acquired U.S. rights to Andrew Bujalski's Sundance comedy "Computer Chess." The film is the first in five years from the writer-director, most known for pioneering the mumblecore genre with his 2002 comedy "Funny Ha Ha."

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    Dame Shirley Bassey To Make Special Appearance At The Oscars - Her First Ever!

    It makes sense, since this year's Oscars will pay tribute to 50 years of James Bond films; Shirley Bassey recorded theme songs for 3 of them - Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever and Moonraker.

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    Laika & Focus Features Announce New Animated Feature 'The Boxtrolls' For 2014 Release

    This has been a crazy week for animation news – Henry Selick's seemingly doomed “The Shadow King” got resurrected; DreamWorks Animation’s financial troubles became very public (leading to schedule shifts and the cancellation of one film); and now here’s another bit of animation world news to get the...

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    Stephen Dorff's Toronto Winner 'Zaytoun' Lands at Strand Releasing

    U.S. rights to Eran Riklis' "Zaytoun" have been picked up by Strand Releasing, the company announced yesterday. "Zaytoun" stars Stephen Dorff ("Somewhere") as an Israeli fighter pilot shot down over Beirut in 1982. After being shot down, he develops an unlikely...

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    Viola Davis Says Her Maid Playing Days Are Over

    In a recent interview this week on CNN, promoting her new film Beautiful Creatures (out next Friday), actress Viola Davis said that, while playing a maid in The Help was great, she has no intention of ever playing a maid again.

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    Watch Great-Looking Trailer For Kibwe Tavares' Sundance 2013 Magical Short Film 'Jonah'

    I missed this completely when I scrubbed the Sundance Film Festival 2013 selections list last month; I don't know how, since the filmmaker who has been written about a few times on this blog.

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