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    Weekend Recap: Hollywood's Most Secretive Directors, Cinema's Future, Tina Brown, AMC vs. Dish

    Secretive directors: In a world where new posters, trailers, and spoilers are prized and rumors are updated minute-by-minute, remaining a "secretive" director takes willpower and determination. A select few directors manage to keep a tight lid on their projects, and Vulture's Kyle Buchanan posted a ...

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    David Banner Joins Cast Of Lee Daniels' 'The Butler' Playing Forest Whitaker's Father

    A late addition, David Banner has joined the cast of Lee Daniels' The Butler, which is currently shooting in New Orleans.

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    In The Works: Herzog's School Shooting Drama 'Vernon God Little,' Fassbender's Ubisoft 'Assassin's Creed' Teams with New Regency

    - Werner Herzog is set to direct "Vernon God Little," an adaptation of D.B.C. Pierre's novel penned by Andrew Birkin ("Perfume"). The coming of age story, set in Texas, follows a teenager who is caught up in the aftermath of a shooting at his high-school committed by his best friend...

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    Hugh Grant Returns To Being Hugh Grant, Lines Up Rom-Com With 'Two Weeks Notice' Director

    While playing a variety of baddies, in equally numerous wigs in The Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer's forthcoming "Cloud Atlas" might be a fun lark, it's not the kind of role that pays the bills for Hugh Grant. He's a romcom man, and when he's charmingly befuddled, audiences tend...

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    Sam Mendes' Return to England with Bond and 'Skyfall' (via The Guardian)

    Brit theater director Sam Mendes, having directed five incisive films about American culture including Oscar-winner "American Beauty," "Revolutionary Road," and "Jarhead," turned his sights to Britain's iconic James Bond franchise with "Skyfall." The Guar...

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    Self-Distributing Indie Filmmakers Get a Shot at a Theatrical Run Courtesy of IFP and Brooklyn's ReRun Theater

    Unknown independent filmmakers have a new opportunity to see their work shown in New York courtesy of the Independent Filmmaker Project’s Filmmaker Magazine editorial staff and Brooklyn’s reRun Theater. IFP, Filmmaker and DUMBO’s reRun have banded together to program weeklong runs ...

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    Watch: Bond Meets Q In New 'Skyfall' Clip Plus Willow Smith Covers Adele's Theme Song & More

    007 is officially back on screens when "Skyfall" comes out of the cold and into the multiplex internationally on Friday. And with not only a new film, but fifty years of Bond to celebrate, the promotional train continues over at MI6.

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    John Singleton's Film Independent Forum Keynote: 'I came to you guys to be straightforward.'

    The "Boyz N the Hood" director offered a candid, off-the-cuff address to open the 2012 Film Independent Forum, complete with a colorful career overview and a few pearls of wisdom for the attendees.

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    FIRST LOOK: Campion's 'Top of the Lake' Stars Elisabeth Moss

    Jane Campion is one of many filmmakers turning to TV. New Zealand-set BBC/Sundance Channel mini-series "Top of The Lake" is scheduled for next year. At MIPCOM she declared that her return to TV gave her "a lot of respect" for the people working in the medium, and she's prepared to do more televisio...

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    Hugh Grant Follows Up 'Cloud Atlas' Villains with Untitled Marc Lawrence Romantic Comedy

    Hugh Grant will follow up his audacious multiple villains in "Cloud Atlas" with a return to the romantic comedy genre in writer/director Marc Lawrence’s new untitled romantic comedy. It will start shooting in New York in April 2013.

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