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    Jude Law Is On Team Ramsay, Quits 'Jane Got A Gun'

    So, if somehow you've been away for the past 24 hours, here's what's been going on: Lynne Ramsay bailed on the western "Jane Got A Gun" on the first day of production yesterday, only to be replaced by "Warrior" helmer Gavin O'Connor this morning, with plans to start shooting tomorrow. Well, they'll ...

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    Turn Those *Likes* & *Tweets* Into Dollars - 2 Projects In Need Of Funding w/ A Few Days Left

    I'd really love to see both of these projects financed fully, especially as we consistently have discussions/debates on this blog about the lack of representation of black artists in genres like sci-fi and fantasy.

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    '42' Soundtrack Features Nat King Cole, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Count Basie & More

    The past two years has seen two high-profile baseball-themed movies: one good, 2011’s “Moneyball,” and the other less-than-good, last year’s Clint Eastwood-starring “Trouble With The Curve.” While the latter film was a disappointment for the studio, Warner Brothers is hoping they’ll hit a homerun (s...

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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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