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    ISA of the Day: The Exchange Sees Grand Peaks

    I am using the term ISA to stand for International Sales Agent, a term also to be seen in IMDbPro.com when you look for Company Credits. Occasionally, though not daily, before and during the markets, I feature a story on a particularly noteworthy ISA.

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    Katherine Heigl To Star In 'A Moment To Remember' A Remake Of A Movie Based On A TV Show For 'The Sessions' Director Ben Lewin

    Though “The Sessions” didn’t turn out to be the awards contender many predicted -- Helen Hunt’s nod for Best Supporting Actress notwithstanding -- when it premiered last year at Sundance, it still impressed a hell of a lot of people and now its director has already set-up his...

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    You're A Mean One: Animated Remake Of 'How The Grinch Stole Christmas' In The Works From Team Behind 'Despicable Me'

    It’s hard to be angry or surprised anymore about any project greenlit in Hollywood these days, especially after getting a “Spider-Man” reboot five years after the very financially successful (if not critically) third Sam Raimi film. Nothing is sacred or above reproach to the studio...

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    2 New Posters For Pedro Almodovar's 'I'm So Excited'

    Amidst the summer blockbuster season this year, there will be alternate options at the arthouse. And one of them is "I'm So Excited," the latest from Pedro Almodovar, which looks to be a complete 180 from his chilling "The Skin I Live In." And with the movie opening internati...

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    Watch: Trailer For Michel Gondry's Animated Noam Chomsky Documentary 'Is The Man Who Is Tall Happy?'

    Michel Gondry is just full of surprises in 2013. He kicked off the New Year with a short film, dropped a fairly gorgeous trailer for his upcoming "Mood Indigo" and one project he told us way back in 2011 would be finished "within two years. Maximum." has been completed. We have t...

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    There's 'Greatness' In Brand New Poster For Jackie Robinson Biopic '42'

    WB set an official release date of April 12, 2013 for 42, its Jackie Robinson biopic that Brian Helgeland directed for Legendary Pictures.

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    Variety Cedes Katzenberg's Pre-Oscar Night Before Motion Picture Gala to Hollywood Reporter

    In what some see as a penny-wise pound-foolish move, Jay Penske, the new owner of Variety (who also owns Deadline, Movieline, TVLine and Bonnie Fuller's Hollywood Life) has let go of Variety's 11-year-old pre-Oscar institution, Jeffrey Katzenberg's Night Before fundraiser benefiting the Motion Pictu...

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    Watch Nigerian Musical Short 'Yoruba E Ronu' Directed By Tunde Kelani

    Check out this Yoruba musical short film directed by Tunde Kelani (a name that has come up a lot on this blog lately, in part because he's developing his next feature - an adaptation of a novel titled Dazzling Mirage).

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    Watch: U.S. Trailer For 'Laurence Anyways' Is An Elegant, Beautiful Music Video Plus Clip From Film

    With each week bringing with it at least a half dozen more movies to theaters, and countless more on VOD, not to mention film festivals and more, it's tough for any to resonate and stay above the noise. But last year, after premiering at the Cannes Film Festival, Xavier Dolan's "Laurenc...

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    Nicholas Hoult, Michael Shannon, Elle Fanning & Kodi Smit-McPhee Are 'Young Ones' For Jake Paltrow

    Certainly less well-known that his much more famous sister and parents, Jake Paltrow has nonetheless been quietly making his own mark. In 2007 he delivered his feature debut "The Good Night," which admittedly didn't make much of a splash. But for his sophomore effort, he's certainl...

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