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    Indiewire Exclusive: LES* Film Festival Dates Announced, Music Included in 2013 Lineup (Video)

    The third annual LES* Film Festival has been slated for June 13-23, 2013.  The festival, under the direction of Damon Cardasis, Shannon Walker, Tony Castle and Roxy Hunt, unveils the best of low-budget filmmaking from around the world at its location on the Lower East Side. In addition to ...

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    Watch: Deleted Scenes From 'The Amazing Spider-Man' Offer Up Hints Of An Even More Cluttered Origin Narrative

    As was documented earlier, there was a lot cut from "The Amazing Spider-Man" as Sony and director Marc Webb wrestled with the film prior to release. Among the many elements that were apparently jettisoned in the "the untold story" (which turned out be the story we already knew) was an element that P...

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    Preview 'Melvin & Jean: An American Story' (Couple Hijacks Plane To Escape Racial Oppression)

    Looking over this year's Doc NY festival, quite a bit I'd like to see, when the festival opens its doors on November 8 (through the 15th), here in NYC.

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    Watch: 'Uncle Boonme' Director Apichatpong Weerasethakul's Short Film 'Cactus River'

    While his next full length still seems to be a bit of a way off, director Apichatpong Weerasethakul -- best known for "Uncle Boonme Who Can Recall Past Lives," "Syndromes and a Century" and "Tropical Malady" -- continues to work at a feverish pace, delivering numerous s...

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    The Black List Launches Paid Service For All Screenwriters (Amateur Or Professional)

    For the uninitiated... started in 2004, The Black List is an annual list of Hollywood's highest profile unproduced screenplays. Essentially, the most liked scripts each year that, for whatever reason, haven't yet been produced, compiled from the suggestions of over 300 film executives, ...

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    NYCC: Emmy Rossum Talks The Making Of 'Beautiful Creatures' & Getting Flashed By Emma Thompson

    Having dabbled in films both large and small, moving between television and film, Emmy Rossum has earned her place as an intriguing young actress who greatly enhances the material around her. The next logical step would be for her to finally play the villain, and in “Beautiful Creatures” she plays R...

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    Ava DuVernay's Middle of Nowhere Has Big Opening Weekend

    Ava DuVernay’s Middle of Nowhere opened with the top per screen average this past weekend.  As Indiewire reports, opening on just 6 screens, the film made $78,030—about $13,005 per theater.  Taken 2, which was at the top of the box office with $22 million had less than half the...

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    'Breaking Bad' Star Aaron Paul Feels The 'Need For Speed'

    "Need For Speed" seems to be coming at the meeting place of two different trends in Hollywood: the racing movie and the video game adaptation. With the "Fast & Furious" franchise still going as strong as ever, it seems everyone in Hollywood is chasing a racing flick or project. And after considering...

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    NYCC: James Wan Developing & Considering Directing 'Insidious 2,' Talks The True Story Of 'The Conjuring'

    James Wan is having a moment right now. The director behind “Saw” and “Insidious” just had the release date for his next picture, “The Conjuring,” moved from early winter 2013 right into blockbuster season. But even he didn’t expect the audacious release date change, a recent shift that puts the fil...

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    AFI Fest 2012 Announces World Cinema, Breakthrough, Midnight and Shorts -- 'Amour,' 'Pieta,' 'Beyond the Hills' & More

    AFI Fest (November 1-8) has announced the final portion of its lineup, including World Cinema, Breakthrough, Midnight and Short Film programs. 12 Foreign-Language Oscar entries are in the mix, most notably Michael Haneke's Palme d'Or winner "Amour," Kim Ki-duk's Golden Lion winner "Pieta," Denmark's...

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