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    Scandinavian Directors Form Creative Alliance for Six English-Language Films; Thomas Vinterberg and Lone Scherfig On Board

    Six Scandinavian directors, including Lone Scherfig ("An Education") and Thomas Vinterberg ("The Hunt"), have joined forces to form the co-op Creative Alliance. The alliance will serve as a development company for each director to make a film in English for the international marketplace.

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    Warner Bros. Chooses Studio Chief from Digital Ranks: Meet the New Boss, Tsujihara

    Hollywood's biggest film and television studio, Warner Bros., has a tradition of hanging onto its chairmen for a long time. For two decades after Ted Ashley left the studio in 1980, Terry Semel and Bob Daly ran the TV and move divisions. TV exec Barry Meyer took over as studio chairman in 1999, with...

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    Participant Media Acquires '99%--The Occupy Wall St. Collaborative Film' for Theatrical and TV

    Participant Media has acquired North American rights to the documentary “99%--The Occupy Wall St. Collaborative Film,” which had its world premiere in competition at the Sundance Film Festival last week. The company plans a theatrical release followed by a broadcast premiere on the new T...

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  • The Playlist
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    Steven Soderbergh To Direct Scott Z. Burns-Penned Play In The Fall; 'Kafka' To Get Major Overhaul For DVD Release

    While he didn't say it as succinctly in our interview with him this weekend, though director Steven Soderbergh is retiring from filmmaking for the time being, that doesn't mean he's retiring, period. The filmmaker told The Playlist while his second-to-last movie, "Side Effects," is due in theaters n...

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    First-Look At Forest Whitaker, Orlando Bloom In S. African Crime Drama 'Zulu' + Berlinale Preview Set

    Currently in post-production, here's your first official look at Forest Whitaker and Orlando Bloom (photo above and photo below) in the Cape Town, South Africa-set crime drama Zulu, which is based on French author Caryl Férey’s ...

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    Noemie Lvosky Receives 13 Nominations for France's Cesar Awards

    The nominations for France’s César Awards were announced and women, specifically one in general, are dominant. Noémie Lvovsky received 13 nominations for her film, Camille Redouble, outdoing Michael Haneke’s Amour, which has been an awards circuit darling. Lvovsky’s ...

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    Trailer, Poster For New Nigerian Dramedy 'Confusion Na Wa' (6 Strangers, 2 Days, 1 Phone)

    From newly-formed Nigerian production company Cinema Kpatakpata, comes a new dramedy titled Confusion Na Wa, directed by Kenneth Gyang, from a script penned by Tom Rowlands-Rees and Kenneth Gyang.

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    3 More Images Of Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams & Javier Bardem In Terrence Malick's 'To The Wonder'

    Love in all its dizzying rapture and devastating heartbreak are explored in Terrence Malick's "To The Wonder," and yet even more images have emerged of its beautiful cast looking fabulous in rustic settings.

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    Exclusive: Poster For WWII Drama 'Into The White' Starring Rupert Grint

    Along with Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson, we've watched Rupert Grint grow up on the big screen through the 'Harry Potter' films, and just like his castmates, he's moving onto a diverse array of projects, one that he hopes will allow people to see that he's much more than just ...

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    Bradley Cooper Says He Has "No Idea" That J.J. Abrams Is Making A Lance Armstrong Movie

    Perhaps it's fitting that a movie centering on a man who conned an entire sport and legion of fans and followers, would be this convoluted even before a script was written. But to recap, in brief: Bradley Cooper told the BBC he'd be interested in making a movie about Lance Armstrong. J.J. Ab...

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