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    Exclusive: Clip From Indie Comedy 'Supporting Characters' Featuring 'Girls' Star Alex Karpovsky

    Any creative process involving more than person -- forming a band, staging a play -- can often lead to relationships or severely test them, and just sharing productive space with another likeminded person is more than enough to set unexpected events in motion. And that simple premise forms the found...

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    Celludroid - South Africa’s Only Festival Dedicated To Sci-Fi, Animation, Fantasy (Jan 25-29)

    Celludroid is said to be South Africa’s only film festival dedicated strictly to Science-Fiction, Animation and Fantasy. The indie festival is presented by Cape Town based Flamedrop Productions, the same group behind the successful HorrorFest and Sound on Screen Music Film Festival.

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    Trailer Watch: Microbudget 'Saving Lincoln' Introduces Virtual 3-D CineCollage Environments, Opens President's Day Weekend UPDATED

    Check out the trailer for new indie biobic "Saving Lincoln" (February 2013) is breaking new ground not for its presidential subject matter, but its innovative visuals and transmedia storytelling...

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    Watch: Gerard Butler Tries To Save The White House (And His Career) In Trailer For 'Olympus Has Fallen'

    After "Machine Gun Preacher," "Playing For Keeps" and "Chasing Mavericks" (and we'll just go ahead an presume the omnibus comedy "Movie 43" is going to tank hard this weekend) Gerard Butler is in desperate need of a hit. Why on Earth he signed on to the ch...

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    Watch: 'Hotel Transylvania' Director Genndy Tartakovsky's New Short Film 'Goodnight Mr. Foot'

    While we weren't exactly over the moon for last fall's "Hotel Transylvania," an ambitious, freewheeling 3D monster mash from Sony Pictures Animation that never seemed to settle down long enough to let us become emotionally invested in its characters or scenarios, we were beyond thrilled to be watchi...

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    Trailer For Adaptation Of Off-Broadway Play 'Between Us' (Taye Diggs, Julia Stiles Star)

    Trailer For Adaptation Of Off-Broadway Play 'Between Us' (Taye Diggs, Julia Stiles Star)

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    Jane Campion and Stacie Passon's Films Announced in Berlin Line Up

    Last week, the 2013 Berlin International Film Festival announced more films to their lineup. Among the women directed films include Stacie Passon’s Concussion, which premiered at Sundance (and Melissa loved.  She will have an interview with Stacie soon.) Jane Campion’s 6 hour mini-s...

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    Watch: 'Evil Dead' Green Band Trailer, Less Restricted, Still Scary

    You would think that post-“Cabin in the Woods” there would be more skepticism than excitement about the return to the original cabin in the woods, with the forthcoming “Evil Dead” remake. But Fede Alvarez’s movie has been generating some positive buzz ever since the red...

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    Sundance Deals: Jerusha Hess and Stacie Passon Get Distribution Deals

    Jerusha Hess’s directorial debut, Austenland, was picked up by Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions for around $4 million. The film, which stars Keri Russell and Jennifer Coolidge, follows a woman who is obsessed with a BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice to a Jane Austen themed resort to se...

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    'Mud' & 'Take Shelter' Director Jeff Nichols Writing John Carpenter-Esque Project ‘Midnight Special'

    After making three distinct, small-scale films focusing on unique individuals caught in stories that could also be fables or fairy tales -- "Shotgun Stories," "Take Shelter," the upcoming "Mud" -- Jeff Nichols seems to want to shift gears a bit. He was on Fox's shor...

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