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    Ryan Gosling & Emma Stone Out, Ben Affleck In For 'Focus'

    Sorry guys and gals, a third reteam for Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone following "Crazy Stupid Love" and the upcoming "Gangster Squad" isn't in the cards. But Ben Affleck? That's a pretty nice consolation prize.

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    David Lynch Documentary 'Meditation, Creativity, Peace' to Premiere in New York City

    "Meditation, Creativity, Peace," a documentary that follows David Lynch on a 16-country tour throughout Europe, Israel and Brazil, will premiere on Oct. 13 and 18 in New York City. The film allows audiences an exclusive look at Lynch's craft through his lectures at top international fi...

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    Brad Pitt Talks 'Killing Them Softly,' Failed Democracy & Responsible Capitalism, Plus McQueen's '12 Years A Slave'

    Guy Richie interviewing Brat Pitt for Interview Magazine is quite a read, and the photo spread of Pitt isn't too shabby either. Pitt had a great year in 2011 with "The Tree of Life" and "Moneyball," and he's kept busy with a handful of new projects. They discuss Andrew Dominik's "Killing Them Softly...

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    11 out of 71 Academy Foreign Language Film Submissions Are Directed by Women

    For the 85th Academy Awards, a record-breaking 71 countries have submitted films to compete in the Foreign Language Film category. However, according to our research, only 11 of those 71 films are directed by women. Last year, women directed 10 out of the 63 films submitted. Granted, we don’t ...

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    'Silver Linings Playbook' and John Singleton to Headline 2012 Film Independent Forum

    David O. Russell’s “Silver Linings Playbook” will kick off the 8th annual Film Independent Forum Friday, Oct. 19, and “Boyz N the Hood” writer-director John Singleton will deliver the event’s keynote speech the following day. The FIND Forum, which focuses on indep...

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    Indiewire Readers Wanted and Desired -- For Film Independent's First-Ever Movie Hackathon!!

    It’s time for some audience participation.

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    'Prisoners' Sounds Familiar: Dano Joins Jackman, Gyllenhaal, Leo

    Imitation is the usual form of Hollywood flattery. You can count on a movie like "Taken" to not only spawn a sequel (which opened well enough to reinforce Liam Neeson's misguided belief that chasing big paydays is the best career path) but a slew of imitators.

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    Drafthouse Films Acquires Rights to Golden Lion Winner and South Korean Oscar Entry 'Pieta'

    Drafthouse Films has acquired North American distribution rights to Korean director Kim Ki-Duk's "Pieta," the Alamo Drafthouse distribution arm announced Tuesday. The company plans a limited theatrical and multi-platform VOD release for 2013.

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    Oscar Street Fight: Michael Moore's War on Indie Docs

    Last week, news came out that new rule changes in the Academy Awards' Documentary category had created some unintended consequences: a huge deluge of eligible films, far more than members of the documentary branch would be likely to see. Michael Moore, the acclaimed docu-director, who was ins...

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    Call For Filmmaking Proposals ($19 Million Initiative, Open To African, Caribbean Filmmakers)

    Information you can use, courtesy of an email from our friends at Screen Africa; it sounds like a combo filmmakers lab/co-production, distribution market:

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