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    Kate Winslet & Matthias Schoenaerts To Star In Alan Rickman Directed Period Drama 'A Little Chaos'

    Persistence pays off it would seem. To date, celebrated actor Alan Rickman only has one feature film directing credit to his name, 1997's "The Winter Guest," and while we've yet to see a sophomore effort, it hasn't been for lack of trying. Rickman has had a couple of projects p...

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    Dano to Star as Young Brian Wilson in Pohlad's 'Love & Mercy'

    "The Tree of Life" producer Bill Pohlad has been planning to direct a second film for some time. Now he's cast Paul Dano ("Ruby Sparks") as the young Brian Wilson in Oren Moverman's script, "Love and Mercy." The film picks key moments in Wilson's life, with and without the Beach Boys, through decade...

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    Sundance 2013: Robert Redford Says There Are Too Many Film Festivals

    Robert Redford has remained the most resilient symbol of the Sundance Film Festival since its inception. To some degree, the movies come second: Even the breakout hits, like last year's "Beasts of the Southern Wild," take on new identities once they move beyond the festival environment. While Sundan...

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    'Smashed' Director James Ponsoldt Goes Franchise, To Write & Direct YA Adaptation 'Pure'

    James Ponsoldt is on a tear right now. A year ago, he was high on the Sundance buzz meter with the alcoholism drama "Smashed," which brought him acclaim and showed audiences a whole new side to lead Mary Elizabeth Winstead. He wasted (ha) no time in getting a follow up going, and he's ...

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    James Franco To Direct & Star In 'Beautiful People,' A Biopic Of '60s Hairstylist Jay Sebring

    Okay, so in addition to having two films at the Sundance Film Festival -- "Kink" which he produced, and "Interior. Leather Bar." which he co-directed -- James Franco is also in post on his Cormac McCarthy adaptation "Child Of God" and the omnibus film "Black Dog, R...

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    Sundance 2013 - Clip From 'Gideon's Army' (Idealistic Public Defenders Working In Deep South)

    As I noted in a past post, I'm very interested in checking out this doc - fascinating subject that I wouldn't have ever even considered as a documentary subject, and from the looks of the below clip, and all I've already seen from the film, I'm sufficiently intrigued.

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    Sundance Institute's Artist Services Program Expands with New Non-Profits and Digital Partners

    The Sundance Institute's Artist Services program announces it has expanded to include selected films supported by one foundation and five non-profits, all of which will help the program shape itself and the services it provides to filmmakers.

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    The Blackhouse Foundation Returns To Park City During 2013 Sundance Film Festival

    The Blackhouse Foundation returns for another year at the Sundance Film Festival, with the usual dose of panels, talks with insiders, networking events and more.

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    Look Out Tom Hanks, Rival JFK Assassination Pic 'Dallas In Wonderland' Also On The Way

    As sure as day follows night and night follows day, if there’s a project developing in Hollywood, you can bet that there’s a project elsewhere being developed based on similar subject material. For a few months now we’ve known about the Tom Hanks produced JFK assassination drama, &...

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    Anna Deavere Smith Wins $300,000 Dorothy And Lillian Gish Prize For 2013

    Said to be 1 of the largest prizes awarded in the field of the arts, and now in its 19th year, the 2013 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize, which comes with a cash prize of $300,000, has been awarded to actress Anna Deavere Smith. 

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