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    Ford Foundation Adds Sundance's Mertes as JustFilms Director, Funding Social Issue Docs

    One of the key posts in the documentary world has been taken by Cara Mertes, who was director of the Sundance Institute's documentary film program. She'll now be director of the Ford Foundation's social justice filmmaking program JustFilms, which was founded by departing Orlando Bagwell and is under...

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    In the Works: Why Bruckheimer Wanted 'Kon-Tiki' Directing Duo for 'Pirates of the Caribbean 5'

    The directing team of Norway's Oscar-nominated high-seas adventure film "Kon-Tiki," Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg, have landed the helming gig on Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean 5." The Jerry Bruckheimer production is set for a late 2013 or January 2014 start.

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    First Look At Hugh Jackman & Jake Gyllenhaal In 'Prisoners' And Robert De Niro & Michelle Pfeiffer In 'The Family'

    Now that the Cannes Film Festival is in the rearview, we can't help but start speculating about what movies will hit the Venice/Telluride/TIFF circuit in just a few months, and these two are probably pretty fair bets.

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    PBS' POV Summer Series Will Include 'Herman's House' (Imprisoned Panther Collabs On Art Project)

    Now in its 26th season, a new year of PBS' POV documentary film series kicks off on Monday, June 24, with a slate of films that explores a range of stories from African American funeral traditions, international immigration, solitary confinement, love and adolescence in today's America and m...

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    Cannes Recap

    I am traveling through France, visiting family (what a life!) and will begin slowly to recuperate from one of the most intense Cannes I have had in years. As I do so, I hope you will follow my Cannes journal. For now, I want to review the prizes.

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    You Don't Have A Problem With This Cheerios Commercial Do You?

    So as Bugs Bunny once said: “What kind of deviltry I can do next?”

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    Watch: New Trailer & Clip For 'Monsters University' Brings You To Scare School

    The common complaint about sequels that don't work is that they merely carbon copy the first successful movie with less satisfying results. But "Cars" aside, Pixar has shown they can up their game each time out within a series, at least as far as "Toy Story" goes. But with "Monsters University," ins...

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    Columbia To Release '20 Feet From Stardom: Music From The Motion Picture' 6/18 (Track List)

    Columbia To Release '20 Feet From Stardom: Music From The Motion Picture' 6/18 (Track List)

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    Robert Rodriguez Co-Producing New Market at Fantastic Fest Aiming to Aid Latin Filmmakers

    Fantastic Fest -- the Austin, TX-based genre festival focusing on horror, fantasy, sci-fi, and action films -- announced today it will host an international co-production market for genre films called Fantastic Market|Mercado Fantastico.

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    Against the Future of Film-Viewing: There is No Such Thing as Small Movies

    Thanks to Web.Archive.org's Wayback Machine, here is an article that never goes out of style, as indie filmmakers continue to seek online and other digital distribution avenues to release their movies: "Against the Future of Cinema: There is No Such Thing as Small Movies," originally published in 20...

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