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    'Kung Fu Panda' Director John Stevenson To Direct 'Gnomeo & Juliet' Sequel (Wait For It) 'Sherlock Gnomes'

    Last year's "Gnomeo & Juliet," which had a long and tortuous production history, even for the admittedly even-more-arduous standards of animation, turned out to be a surprise box office hit, taking in almost $100 million at the domestic box office (with another $95 million overseas). William Shakesp...

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    Exclusive Media Launches New U.S. Distribution Arm Exclusive Releasing as Toronto Fest Starts

    The acquisitions derby of the Toronto International Film Festival just gained another player. On Thursday, Exclusive Media launched Exclusive Releasing, a U.S. distribution company that plans to release three or four films per year, mostly acquisitions.

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    Must Watch Of The Day: Vintage Promotional Film For 'Blade Runner'

    Well this is certainly unexpected. Spurred on by an online discussion of Ridley Scott's sci-fi classic "Blade Runner" and the critical response it was met with some thirty-years-ago this summer, someone unearthed YouTube footage of a promotional film that was produced by M.K. Productions prior to th...

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    The Academy Names All Male Recipient List for the Governors Awards

    Yesterday, the Academy named their 2012 recipients of the Governors Awards.

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    MacArthur Foundation Open Call for up to $200,000 in Documentary Funding (Deadline Imminent)

    The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is currently accepting proposals for documentary film and transmedia projects. Filmmakers interested in applying have until tomorrow, September 7 to submit. So get to it!

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    Watch: Trailer For Nick Cassavetes' TIFF Entry 'Yellow,' With Sienna Miller, Ray Liotta & Gena Rowlands

    After starting production in the fall of 2010, Nick Cassavetes’ ensemble film “Yellow” now has a teaser online in advance of its TIFF premiere. The film, written by Cassavetes and lead Heather Wahlquist, follows “a youth substitute teacher (Wahlquist), who hallucinates her wa...

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    Tobey Maguire Cut From Ang Lee's 'Life Of Pi,' Replaced With Rising Star Rafe Spall

    "Spider-Man" star Tobey Maguire has a pretty great working relationship with director Ang Lee – he caught his big break in Lee’s tremendous 1997 outing “The Ice Storm,” and, to a lesser degree, gave a fine performance in the filmmaker’s underrated Civil War-set 1999 film “Ride With The Devil” (which...

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    Watch: Trailer For Feel-Good Brit Drama 'Song For Marion' With Terence Stamp & Gemma Arterton

    Well, depending on your disposition (and the amount of chemicals you've ingested today), you'll either find the trailer for "Song for Marion" to be hopelessly charming or an absolute disaster that makes you want to cover yourself in bread crumbs and be slowly devoured by a flock of hungry seagulls. ...

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    Amazon Revamps Its Kindle Fire with Higher Resolution and Large-Display Versions, Making It Worthy of Interest From Film Lovers

    Amazon announced Kindle Paperwhite, the newest addition to their e-reader family, today in Santa Monica, confirming advance speculation that the online retailer might add to their product base. But for movie fans, the more notable developments came from the upgrades to Amazon's existing Kindle Fire....

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    Renée Zellweger To Make Directorial Debut With '4 1/2 Minutes,' Michael Keaton Also Lines Up Helming Gig

    Isn't it enough to be handsomely paid and adored the world over? If you're a movie star, the answer is no, and you also long for a creatively fulfilling life behind the camera. After all, your good looks aren't going to last forever, and so naturally a lot of actors start directing movies when inter...

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