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    Women Directors and Women-Centric Films Win Big at Palm Springs Film Festival

    Women and women-centric films were big winners at the 24th annual Palm Springs Film Festival. The fest began on January 3rd and ends today. The Sapphires, about an Aboriginal girl group in the 1960s, won best feature. First time director Rama Burstein took the prize for best foreign language film fo...

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    Directors Of 'The Invisible War,' 'How To Survive A Plague' & More Get DGA Documentary Award Nominations

    So how good of an augur is the DGAs to the Oscars? Well, thus far only 2 of their nominees for Best Director landed Oscar nominations, but three of the filmmakers behind a trio of contending Best Documentary movies have been honored by their peers.

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    EXCLUSIVE: Variance Films Acquires Theatrical Rights to 'An Oversimplification of Her Beauty' for April Release

    Writer-director Terence Nance may just have to give back his Gotham Award for Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You.

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    Brad Bird's '1952,' 'Muppets 2' & 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' Set For 2014, 'Pirates 5' Coming In 2015

    Lord have mercy. We are barely two weeks into 2013, and now we have to mark our calendars for the onslaught of blockbusters in 2014. So sit back, get out your day planner and schedule your vacations accordingly.

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    Up Next For AFFRM - Storm Saulter's 'Better Mus' Come' + New Multi-Platform Label

    Storm Saulter is certainly a name to watch and be familiar with, if you're not already. 

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    Zack Snyder May Or May Not Be Developing New 'Star Wars' Film Set Outside The Next Trilogy

    Get ready "Star Wars" fans because like it or not, the franchise is getting Zack Snyder-ized. While the hunt for director of "Star Wars: Episode VII" continues (with some rumors suggesting Disney has already chose the helmer, but have yet to announce it), the franchise is growing...

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    New Behind-The-Scenes Image & Poster For 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

    The hunt will begin soon. Everyone's favorite humans-killing-each-other-for-sport franchise returns to the big screen (much) later this year, but that hasn't stopped the folks at Lionsgate from reminding you that it's coming. The marketing machine for "The Hunger Games: Catching Fir...

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    Comedy Creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone Launch Important Studios

    Trey Parker and Matt Stone have launched a production company, Important Studios. The company's value is estimated at $300 million, thanks to boffo revenue coming in from "The Book of Mormon" and "South Park," now in its 16th season.

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    Watch: Megan Fox Talks Sextrology In Deleted Scene From 'This Is 40'

    While its 135-minute running time may have made it too long for some viewers, once again Judd Apatow reminds us just how much longer “This Is 40” could’ve been. He’s already graced us with four other deleted scenes, which range from topics like the Kardashians to Green D...

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    Weekend Recap: New Film Art, 'Zero Dark Thirty' Controversy Thickens, Casting Watch, and Awards Talk

    Here's our weekend recap. Two new pieces of film art were revealed this weekend. Just when you thought it was winding down, the "Zero Dark Thirty" controversy continues. Before she became a Golden Globe winner, "Girls" creator/star Lena Dunham sat down for a probing interview by Charlie Rose. Comed...

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