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    Deadline Approaches for Film Independent's Fall 2013 Screenwriting Lab

    The deadline for Film Independent's Screenwriting Lab is fast approaching. By Monday, April 1st, writers may submit a feature-length narrative screenplay for consideration in this five week program in LA.

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    Hollywood Black Film Fest, NASA Announce PROJECT STARGAZER Sci-Fi Film Competition

    Hollywood Black Film Fest, NASA Announce PROJECT STARGAZER Sci-Fi Film Competition

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    Plot Details Revealed For Wes Anderson's 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' As Fox Searchlight Pick Up The Film

    It looks like Wes Anderson is going back to a familiar home. After teaming with Focus Features for last year's "Moonrise Kingdom," the filmmaker's "The Grand Budapest Hotel" has been snatched up by Fox Searchlight who released "Fantastic Mr. Fox" and "The Darjeeling Limited." But that's the boring s...

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    Jon Stewart's Directorial Debut 'Rosewater' For Sale at Cannes Market

    "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart's directorial debut "Rosewater" will hit the Cannes market this May. Independent film finance company Sierra/Affinity will sell rights to the film, which is produced by Stewart, Scott Rudin and Gigi Pritzker, whose production company OddLot Entertainment will finance th...

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    Preview Ghostface Killah's 'Twelve Reasons To Die' Graphic Novel (Produced By RZA)

    Check out this video preview of Ghostface Killah's Twelve Reasons To Die graphic novel, which is also the title of his new album - both graphic novel and album produced by his fellow Wu-Tang Clan member RZA (also a multidisciplinary himself).

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    Dystopia Rules! Rudin and Paramount's Unpublished 'Annihilation' Joins Rash of Movies About Our Grim Future

    In Hollywood, the end of the worlds is always at hand. Trust Scott Rudin to sniff out the next literary phenomenon. Yes, yet another dystopian picture is in the works. As John Carpenter and Kurt Russell reunite in advance of an "Escape from New York" reboot, and Roland Emmerich preps a sequel to "In...

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    Danny Boyle Says 3D "May Be A Phase" But Calls Ang Lee's 'Life Of Pi' "Incredible"

    It has been a busy few weeks for Danny Boyle. His latest feature, “Trance,” is released in the U.K. today, and in addition to a Leicester Square premiere last week and a lot of media commitments to promote the film’s release, Boyle was at the Empire Awards on Sunday evening to receive an outstanding...

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    Anne Hathaway, Chloe Moretz, Sam Rockwell & Mark Webber Are 'Laggies' For Lynn Shelton

    So is Lynn Shelton having her Joe Swanberg moment? The mumblecore directo recently pivoted toward the mainstream with "Drinking Buddies" starring Olivia Wilde, Jake Johnson, Anna Kendrick and more, and while Shelton last delivered "Your Sister's Sister" featuring Emily Blunt and Rosemarie DeWitt and...

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    'Game of Thrones' and, Well, Nudity

    I just got a phone call from a journalist friend -- well, we have never met or even spoken. But she is Facebook friend, so that is close enough by 21st century standards of communications, right?

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    The Grand Visual Majesty Of Terrence Malick's 'To The Wonder' Is Going VOD On April 12th When It Hits Theaters

    Toldja? When Magnolia Pictures picked up Terrence Malick's "To The Wonder" last fall, we openly wondered if that meant that the filmmaker's latest effort was going to end up mostly being an option on your TV screen rather than at your local arthouse, and it worries us to say, that may be the case.

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