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    Mark Ruffalo Out, John Hawkes In To Play Jazz Musician Joe Albany In 'Low Down'

    Damn, as far as indie movie hand offs go, this one is pretty great. So, Mark Ruffalo can no longer do your movie? How about John Hawkes instead? That's precisely what's happening with "Low Down," the developing jazz biopic focused on Joe Albany.

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    Cinedigm Acquires Saoirse Ronan-James Gandolfini Thriller 'Violet & Daisy'

    Cinedigm Entertainment Group has acquired North American distribution rights to “Violet & Daisy,” the directorial debut of Oscar-winning “Precious” screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher. The company plans a theatrical release in 2013, followed by VOD, digital and DVD releases.

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    'On the Road': Walter Salles Tells NYC Why a "Brazilian Without an American Passport" Was the Right Guy to Adapt the Seminal Kerouac Novel

    On paper, Walter Salles, the beloved Brazilian filmmaker best known for the Che Guevara biopic "The Motocycle Diaries," doesn't seem like the ideal fit for helming the film adaptation of Jack Kerouac's seminal American novel "On the Road." But last Thursday, at a Midtown New York screening of the fi...

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    ADIFF 2012 Preview: Good-Looking Trailer For Afro-Colombian Coming Of Age Entry 'La Playa D.C.'

    New Yorkers will be extremely pleased to learn that Juan Andrés Arango's La Playa D.C., will screen at the African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) - the festival's 20th edition, to be held in Manhattan from November 23 to Dec...

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    'MacGyver' Movie Moves Forward With 'Insidious' & 'Saw' Helmer James Wan To Direct

    Well, Aunt Patty and Aunt Selma are going to be thrilled. While it might seem new, a movie about "MacGyver" has been brewing for years (at one point, the show's creator tried to sue to stop the release of "MacGruber") and it's now kicking back to life.

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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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