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    Meryl Streep in Talks for Into the Woods; Mommy and Me with Tina Fey No Longer Option

    Meryl Streep is in talks of joining Rob Marshall’s adaptation of Steven Sondheim’s Into the Woods. Into the Woods is a musical that takes different aspects and characters of classic fairy tales and interweaves them into an original story focusing on a baker and his wife and the witch tha...

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    New Clip & Photos From 'Fun Size' Beg The Question: Will Audiences Come Out For A Movie Starring Victoria Justice & Jane Levy?

    Some people just can't handle Halloween! Deeep. A teen comedy centered on a high school senior, Wren (Victoria Justice), who is eager to distance herself from her dysfunctional family by going off to college, Paramount's "Fun Size" actually focuses first on Halloween night.&nb...

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    Academy Announces The 2012 Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Finalists

    The Academy announces ten finalists for the 2012 Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition. The next step is having their scripts read and judged by the fellowship committee, which can choose to award up to five $35,00 fellowships. This year's finalists were chosen from 7,197 scripts,..

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    'Three Colors' Trilogy Composer Zbigniew Preisner To Score Terrence Malick Produced 'Green Blade Rises'

    While it may not bear a Directed By credit, the upcoming "Green Blade Rises" seems to be putting together a lot of ingredients familiar to producer Terrence Malick. The project will be directed by A.J. Edwards, a protegé of the filmmaker who was an editor on "To The Wonder"...

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    Sundance Institute Chooses Six Projects for 2nd Edition of New Frontier Story Lab

    Six projects have been chosen for Sundance's New Frontier Story Lab, taking place at the Sundance Resort October 21-26. The lab, inspired by the Sundance Film Festival and structured after the Institutute's Lab model, aims to support "projects that use technology to deepen story and engage audiences...

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    Spotlight On New Gauteng Film Commission Feature Film Projects (South Africa)

    We've previously profiled 1 of the films on this list: Little One, South Africa's submission for 2013 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar consideration.

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    So Many Hugs, Arm Wrestling Competitions & Bloodshot Eyes In New 'Twilight: Breaking Dawn 2' Photos

    The epic finale that will live forever! You gotta love how modest Summit Entertainment is being about the final installment of the "Twilight" saga in their latest, jogging-happy, poster. Twihards will always complain about how movie bloggers tend to be haters about the "Twilight&...

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    Amazon Studios Options First Novel, Self-Published Southern Gothic 'SEED'

    Amazon's original content branch Amazon Studios has optioned the rights for author Ania Ahlborn's "SEED," a self-published Southern Gothic horror novel centering on a man whose malignant supernatural past catches up with him following a car accident. This is the first novel option for the studio, wh...

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    MPAA Head Chris Dodd's Anti-Piracy Plea: Hollywood and Online Tech "not adversaries, we're partners"

    CEO of the MPAA and former Connecticut senator Chris Dodd wrote an op-ed piece for Politico Tuesday broaching the subject of Hollywood and technology, and how the two are making strides to join forces against online piracy. Dodd writes: "Despite what the media and the advocates on the extremes would...

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