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    EXCLUSIVE: San Francisco Film Society and Kenneth Rainin Foundation Award Eight Filmmaking Grant Recipients, $340K Total in Funding

    The San Francisco Film Society, in partnership with the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, announced today the eight projects that will receive a total of $340,000 in funding -- the largest amount given out to date -- in the latest round of SFFS/KRF filmmaking grants.

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    Sony Aiming ‘21 Jump Street’ Sequel For 2014 Release

    After Sony failed to make good on its promise that the “21 Jump Street” sequel would shoot last fall, we were disappointed, but never truly doubted that we would be seeing a second film. You don’t just leave critically acclaimed and commercially successful stuff like that alone nowadays. Anyway, it ...

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    First Look Images From Mahamat-Saleh Haroun's Cannes 2013 Entry 'Grisgris'

    First Look Images From Mahamat-Saleh Haroun's Cannes 2013 Entry 'Grisgris'

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    Sundance Grand Jury Prize Winner 'Fruitvale' Changed to 'Fruitvale Station'

    The Weinstein Company has announced that the title of its July 26-slated true crime drama, "Fruitvale," has changed to "Fruitvale Station." "Fruitvale" was a hit at Sundance earlier this year, winning the Audience Award and the Grand Jury Prize.

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    2013 Independent Film Week Call for Entries

    Independent Film Week is coming up and they are putting out a call for entries. It is one of the largest forums for the discovery of new projects in independent film in the country.

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    5-Minute Long 'Best' Wins Sundance London Short Film Competition (Watch The 2-Minute Version)

    Announced this morning by the festival, Best, a five-minute film from Surrey filmmaker William Oldroyd, was presented as the winner of the Short Film Competition for the second Sundance London film and music festival, which will run from April 25-28 at The O2. The film will screen as part of the off...

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    Julianne Moore, John Cusack & Sarah Gadon Join Robert Pattinson In David Cronenberg's 'Map To The Stars'

    We have to admit, we were kinda worried. Last month, Rachel Weisz dropped out of David Cronenberg's brewing "Maps To The Stars," the project that would reteam him with his "Cosmopolis" lead Robert Pattinson. The plan was to shoot the movie next month, but with Cronenberg recently taking a role in "I...

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    John Cusack Joins Paul Dano In Biopic 'Love & Mercy,' Both Will Play Brian Wilson

    The project has been gestating for a number of years, but it looks like things are really moving forward with “Love & Mercy,” the biopic on Brian Wilson. This past January, Paul Dano signed on to play Wilson as a young man. Now, John Cusack is in discussions to play the older version of the legendar...

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    Exclusive: New Trailer For Baltasar Kormakur's Award-Winning Icelandic Thriller 'The Deep'

    While American audiences may be familiar with Baltasar Kormakur thanks to his Hollywood debut on last year's hit "Contraband" starring Mark Wahlberg, in his native Iceland, the filmmaker is not just respected as a director, but as an actor as well. Films like "Jar City" (which he helmed, and there's...

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    Nora Ephron Prize at Tribeca Film Festival

    In honor of the late, great Nora Ephron, the Tribeca Film Festival has created a new award after the writer/director, The Nora Ephron Prize. The $25,000 prize supported by Vogue.com will recognize a female writer or director who embodies Ephron's spirit.

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