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    Louisiana Film Prize Launches 2013 Short Filmmaking Competition, with $50K Grand Prize

    The second annual Louisiana Film Prize short filmmaking competition launches today, with $50K to be awarded to the winner. This is one of the largest cash prizes for a short film competition.

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    Harmony Korine's 'Spring Breakers' Gets March 22nd Release Date & Awesome Poster

    Annapurna Pictures has spent the fall being associated with high-falutin', critical-praise-baitin' pictures like "Zero Dark Thirty" and "The Master." But this spring, the production company is unveiling a movie that will likely win zero Oscars, won't be nominated for ...

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    First Look at Jennifer Lawrence and Sam Claflin in 'Catching Fire'

    This week's Entertainment Weekly cover features Jennifer Lawrence's Katniss Everdeen and franchise newcomer Sam Claflin as Finnick Odair in the first official image for "Catching Fire." This sequel to "The Hunger Games" is out November 22.

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    Nicolas Winding Refn Exits 'The Equalizer' With Denzel Washington

    It looks like Nicolas Winding Refn is starting the New Year by wiping the slate clean. "Only God Forgives" is gearing up to arrive this spring, with briefest of teaser trailers landing last weekend. And though he signed up for his first Hollywood movie back in July 2012, it seems Refn has ...

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    Spielberg's 'Jurassic Park' Releases in IMAX for First Time Ever on April 5

    Steven Spielberg's "Jurassic Park" sees its rerelease on April 15, and to coincide with its return to the big screen, the dinosaur flick will have a one-week, worldwide IMAX 3-D run. T-Rex will tower higher than ever before.

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    Bette Midler Returns to Broadway After 30 Years

    Bette Midler is making a return to Broadway after a 30 year absence. She'll be starring as Sue Mengers in I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers. Mengers is still regarding as the most powerful female talent agent in Hollywood history. She was groomed many of the biggest stars of the7...

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    First Look At Katniss & Finnick In 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

    Strap in, because eleven months of marketing begins now. With "The Hunger Games" earning over $680 million worldwide, launching Jennifer Lawrence into the stratosphere and cementing a new tween brand, Lionsgate want those numbers to keep going up. Which is why with a release date set for N...

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    African filmmakers Urged To Enter INPUT 2013 (International Exchange Of Programming & Ideas)

    INPUT was born during a conference organized by CIRCOM (the European Association of Regional Television) and the Rockefeller Foundation in Bellagio, Italy in 1978. The founders at the Conference determined the need for an international exchange of quality programming and ideas between North Ame...

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    Kathryn Bigelow Nominated for DGA Award

    The Directors Guild of America announced their nominees for film today. Kathryn Bigelow was nominated for Zero Dark Thirty. Bigelow previously won the DGA in 2009 for The Hurt Locker and was the first woman to win the award.

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    The Original 1976 'Sparkle' Coming Out On Blu-Ray DVD In May

    I wrote last year, around the time of the release of Sony/Tri-Star Pictures' remake of Sparkle, why Warners Bros was sitting on its hands and not jumping at the opportunity to release a restored blu-ray edition of their original 1976 version of Sparkle.

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