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    Oscilloscope is 'Dying To Do Letterman' for North American Audiences

    Oscilloscope has acquired North American rights to Joke Fincioen’s and Biagio Messina’s "Dying to do Letterman." The documentary follows comedian Steve Mazan who was diagnosed with a potentially terminal cancer and decided to dedicate his life to fulfilling his dream of performing standup on "The La...

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    Cameron Diaz Is 'The Other Woman'; Kristen Wiig May Co-Star In The Revenge Comedy

    "In the vein of 'The First Wives Club' but younger." If those words don't scare you, read on....

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    Preview Intriguing Feature Doc 'Empire' (The Unintended Consequences Of Dutch Colonialism)

    The Empire project is a documentary series from Dutch-American filmmakers Eline Jongsma, Kel O'Neill which centers on what they call the unintended consequences of Dutch colonialism, asking the question: Has colonization brought only misery?

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    Listen To The Full 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' Score Plus Neil Finn's "Song Of The Lonely Mountain"

    While Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" will likely crush your eyeballs in whatever format it's served up in, he's hoping engage your ear drums too. Once again reteaming with Howard Shore, the composer has cooked up another grand score for the latest adventures in Middle Earth, and...

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    The Cinema Guild Acquires US Rights to Argentinian 'Twelfth Night' Riff 'Viola'

    The Cinema Guild has acquired US distribution rights to Argentinian director Matías Piñeiro's "Viola," the Guild announced Tuesday. A riff on "Twelfth Night," "Viola" follows a group of young actresses performing a production of Shakespeare's ...

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    New Pics Of The Cast In 'Django Unchained'; Sam Jackson Hopes It Will Make Him The Most Hated African-American In Cinematic History

    With the first screening out of the way (for select industry types only) and rumors of an epic three-hour runtime kicking around, word is buzzing on Quentin Tarantino's still largely unseen "Django Unchained." But The Weinstein Company is getting ready to roll out a big campaign for the picture, and...

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    Wolfe Acquires Biopic 'A Portrait of James Dean: Joshua Tree, 1951'

    Wolfe Releasing has acquired American and Canadian rights to Matthew Mishory's "A Portrait of James Dean: Joshua Tree, 1951." The film, which stars James Preston in the title role, offers an intimate look at Dean as an up-and-comer in Los Angeles just before widespread recognition...

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    Feature Doc 'Let's Bow Our Heads & Segregate' Asks Why The Church Is Most Segregated Major Institution

    We featured Harare, Zimbabwe-born director Brian Chinhema's last work, a 2010 feature doc titled Multiracial Identity, on the old S&A site; now Brian informs he is currently in production for his next film, also a documentary, this time tackling identity in another form - religion.

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    Wave Your Flag: Somber Patriotic Trailer For 'Red Dawn' Plus A New Poster

    America, WOO! With Barack Obama back in the White House, if you're still feeling the high of election fever, then you might want to hit your local multiplex. Nah bro, we ain't talkin' about that musty dusty "Lincoln" shizz, we're talkin' the rootin' tootin' pick...

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    Larry Clark Says The Remake Of 'Mona Lisa' Is Dead, But A ‘Marfa Girl’ Trilogy Is In The Cards

    For a filmmaker, being lost in the woods of development or financing is never fun. We always lament the absence of a filmmaker who’s spent far too much time away from the game trying to get a labor-of-love project off the ground (you can see examples of such features here, here and here); the purgat...

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