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    Will BAFTA's Trim to Two Voting Rounds Oscarize Awards?

    BAFTA announced today a major reworking of its 2013 British Academy Awards votings system. The most radical difference is that there will now be two rounds of polling, as opposed to three.

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    Casting Watch: Mortensen Offered Dracula; Cast Joins Kutcher for Steve Jobs Biopic; Casting Johanna in 'Catching Fire'

    Viggo Mortensen has been offered the role of Dracula in Neil Marshall's ("The Descent") "The Last Voyage of the Demeter," which follows the vampire's famous plague-carrying seabound voyage from Transylvania to England...

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    Watch: New Trailer For 'Frankenweenie' Looks Like A Return To Form For Tim Burton

    Let's face it, Tim Burton really hasn't made a satisfyingly Tim Burton-esque movie since..."Corpse Bride" maybe? And even that kind of felt like a re-cooked "Nightmare Before Christmas." And even though it's taken him doing a feature length remake of his own "Fra...

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    Poster & Trailer For Sundance Hit 'Arbitrage' Starring Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon & Brit Marling

    With an election season in full swing, and the economy still on uneven footing, perhaps there is no better time for "Arbitrage," the feature film debut of Nicholas Jarecki (the brother of Eugene and Andrew Jarecki). And pulling together a cast that includes Susan Sarandon, Brit Marling, Tim Roth, La...

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    Direct Short Film From Script Written By Geoffrey Fletcher, Get International Recognition (Contests)

    Bombay Sapphire in association with Tribeca Film Festival, is offering budding filmmakers the chance to make their own short film, using their imagination to interpret a short film script created by Academy Award winner, Geoffrey Fletcher.

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    Richard Dreyfuss Has 'Paranoia' & Some 'Very Good Girls'

    He was once one of the biggest names in Hollywood thanks to his work with Steven Spielberg, but at 64 years of age it’s now more of a case of finding work wherever he can for Richard Dreyfuss. A couple of potentially interesting roles in “Poseidon” and “W.” in the last ...

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    FilmDistrict Brings On Elissa Greer as Senior Vice President of Publicity

    FilmDistrict announces that Elissa Greer has joined the distribution company as senior vice president of publicity; she will oversee the studio's domestic theatrical publicity and promotional campaigns.

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    Watch: Trailer For Fox & Blue Sky's Miniaturized 'Epic' Debuts

    Well, a movie calling itself "Epic" should probably kick off with an appropriately epic trailer. While we didn't quite get that with this, the first glimpse from the Fox/Blue Sky Studios' (loose) adaptation of the William Joyce book "The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs," it's still a promising-enou...

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    Factory 25 Acquires 'Pavilion' for Worldwide Distribution; Exclusive Digital Distribution with Oscilloscope Labs

    Factory 25 has picked up worldwide rights to BAMcinemaFest, SXSW and Munich Film Festival film "Pavilion" today. The company will release it theatrically in January, followed by a DVD release in the spring. Also in the spring, "Pavilion" will hit digital platforms via Oscilloscop...

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