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    YouTube's Choice: Funding 30-40% of Original Channels for Second Round

    After YouTube socked nearly $100 million into original content channels last year, the company now has to choose which of its most successful partners will receive further investment. Reportedly only 30-40% of the original recipients will see an additional round of funding, but this time YouTube pa...

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    Variety Names Media's Winners & Losers of Election 2012

    While President Obama was re-elected on November 6 and Mitt Romney hurriedly composed his concession speech on the fly, a number of other winners and losers emerged from the 2012 election. Memes reigned, with Big Bird and binders full of women taking over the Twittersphere...

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    Watch: Mysterious Teaser Trailer For Sci-Fi 'Europa Report' Starring Sharlto Copley

    Well, "The Europa Report" has been taking its sweet ass time in showing itself. The first image from the movie debuted at the beginning of the year, and then not much had been heard about it since. And even though there's no release date or a distributor as far as we can tell, a teaser...

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    Watch Trailer For Sci-Fi Short Film (Soon To Be Feature) 'Noon' (Set In Militarized Immigration Checkpoint)

    Trailer for an upcoming short film titled Noon, which I'm told by the filmmaker (Kasra Farahani) that it's actually a scene from a completed feature script.

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    Eric Bana Goes Horror In 'Beware The Night'

    It’s been a little over a month since the U.S. release of the modestly successful Ethan Hawke-starring horror film “Sinister,” but helmer Scott Derrickson has already lined up a follow-up, with the ever-solid Eric Bana in talks to lead.

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    Veterans Day News: The Invisible War Inspires Creation of Program To Treat Military Sexual Assault Victims

    Last week in LA, in a star studded event to celebrate the DVD release of The Invisible War that included Senator Barbara Boxer, the filmmakers and executive producers launched a new program that was inspired by the film to treat people who have experienced military sexual assault.

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    'Jason Becker' Doc About David Lee Roth's Former Guitarist Acquired by Kino Lorber

    Kino Lorber has acquired all North American rights to Jesse Vile’s documentary “Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet.” The film, which screened at DOC NYC Friday, is set to open at Cinema Village in New York Dec. 14.

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    Anne Hathaway Confirms Herself For 'Robopocalypse,' But Co-Star Chris Hemsworth Won't Be An 'American Assassin'

    It's been quite a year for Anne Hathaway, and for any actress, toplining (and some would argue stealing the show) Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight Rises" would have been more than enough. But the actress just hosted "Saturday Night Live" over the weekend (featuring that Rihanna performance again...

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    Jeff Chang! The First Trailer For '21 & Over' Is Obviously From The Writers Of 'The Hangover'

    Yes, the drunken night of hijinks has been done to death, and the genre doesn't lend itself well to bold reinvention. But, you know what? When it works and is executed with flair, it's still a stupid good time, and while "21 & Over" makes no mistake that it's coming from Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, t...

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    Exclusive: Clip & Behind The Scenes Photos From Larry Clark's 'Marfa Girl'

    Tonight, Larry Clark premieres "Marfa Girl" at the Rome Film Festival, his first full-length feature in seven years -- his last was 2005's "Wassup Rockers" -- and a picture that is boldly embracing the changing landscape of movie distribution. And we've got a peek behind the curtain with an exclusiv...

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