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    Soundtracks At Sundance: Alicia Keys Scores 'Mister And Pete,' Ryan Miller Of Guster Composes Lake Bell’s 'In A World' & More

    As we scramble to get our last minute Christmas shopping done (damn, it's just a week away), the movie year is winding down in a hurry and soon we'll all be hibernating however momentarily at the homes of friends and family. But once the cork is popped on the New Year, we're jumping back in the grin...

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    First Glimpse at Felicity Jones and Guy Pearce in Drake Doremus' Sundance Entry 'Breathe In'

    Check out this new image from Drake Doremus' upcoming Sundance entry "Breathe In," starring Felicity Jones as a British high school exchange student who shakes up the life of an older music teacher, played by Guy Pearce.

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    Preview Ghana-Set 'Bukom Fighter' (9-Year-Old Looks For Hope In The Power Of His Fists)

    A 2012 winner of production grants from both the Hot Docs Blue Ice Group Documentary Fund, as well as the Sundance Institute's Documentary Film Program and Fund (DFP), is the currently in development Ghana-set feature documentary, Bukom Fighter, from director Makafui Zimrani.

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    Josh Hutcherson Joins Pablo Escobar Movie 'Paradise Lost' With Benicio Del Toro

    Is Josh Hutcherson the new Vincent Chase? The young actor, who has recently transitioned successfully to adult roles with strong showings in “The Kids Are All Right,” “The Hunger Games” and “Detention” among others, looks set to star in the upcoming Pablo Escobar ...

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    I'm Going After Bilbo: New Trailer For 'Identity Thief' Starring Jason Bateman & Melissa McCarthy

    As folks will soon see during the end credits of "This Is 40," Melissa McCarthy is an improv machine. “I've seen people in tears before, but that was something otherworldly. People were leaving the room -- crew had to leave. It was impossible, and she just kept her composure thro...

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    Wim Wenders Foundation Will Make Director's Entire Oeuvre Available to Dusseldorf Public

    Wim Wenders and wife Donata have established the Wim Wenders Foundation in Dusseldorf, Germany. By the end of 2012, the foundation will have acquired the rights to all Wenders films held by third parties, with the help of state funding and private donors.

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    Fernando Di Leo's Lost Film 'Shoot First, Die Later' to Get First-Ever U.S. Screening at the New Beverly

    Italian filmmaker Fernando Di Leo’s lost 1974 crime thriller “Shoot First, Die Later” will screen in the U.S. for the first time ever at the New Beverly Cinema at midnight on Saturday, Dec. 22.

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    The 2012 Black List and Hit List Titles Revealed

    The folks at The Black List, which recently launched a paid script service, yesterday revealed the names of the top unproduced scripts according to 290 experts in the film business.  Another list, The Hit List, was also released and that list is the top spec scripts released into the spec marke...

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    ‘Gangster Squad’ Director Ruben Fleischer Says Cutting Shooting Sequence Was The "Appropriate And Responsible Thing To Do"

    Shooting tragedies in this country are becoming a chillingly common occurrence of late. Responses are tricky: how to balance the desire to be respectful, with not going overboard and becoming overprotective? The question of censorship hit in July, after the shooting tragedy at a movie theater in Aur...

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    Participant Media to Launch Cable Channel in 2013; 'Entertainment to Inspire Social Change'

    Jeff Skoll's Participant Media, which has backed a number of consciousness-raising narrative and documentary features -- "Lincoln," "The Help" and "An Inconvenient Truth," for example -- is extending its reach to TV and launching a cable channel in summer of 2013. The target demographic is 18-to-34-...

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