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    Cannes 2012: Evan Ross Film Project Being Shopped At Cannes

    A new independent film drama titled Overture, to be toplined by Evan Ross, is currently being shopped to potential investors and distributors at the Cannes Film Festival by the filmakers of the project.

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    China's Wanda Group to Acquire Theater Chain AMC Entertainment to Form Largest Global Cinema Giant

    It's a small world after all. The dateline on the press release reads "BEIJING, China and KANSAS CITY, Mo." That tells you everything you need to know about the transformative news that Chinese conglomerate Wanda, which runs China's largest theater chain, will acquire AMC Entertainment, America's...

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    More International Action Films in America: XLrator Media Launches Turbo

    XLrator Media is launching a new label, TURBO by XLrator, dedicated to the release of international action films in North America. The first three films will be “Naked Soldier,” “Blood Money” and “Brawler.”

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    Commercials as Content? 'Generation P' to Get a U.S. Release

    New World Distribution is partnering with digital advertising firm Winnol to release Victor Ginzburg’s “Generation P” in U.S. theaters and on VOD September 12.

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    Watch: Trailer For Sam Mendes' New James Bond Film 'Skyfall' Starring Daniel Craig

    The stakes have arguably never been higher for James Bond. 007 came roaring back in the form of Daniel Craig with "Casino Royale" in 2006, and the film was the most successful of the franchise to date, and one of the most acclaimed. But two years later, the rushed, messy, poorly directed "Quantum of...

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    Economic Crisis Looms Large and Small in Cannes Films

    Watch out for the trend pieces: By the end of the Cannes Film Festival, mark my words, people will be talking about the global economic meltdown as thematized by Cannes' top cinematic offerings. While the festival is only in its first few days, it's not hard to find a latent sense of economy...

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    Clive Owen (Not) Confirmed To Return For 'Sin City: A Dame To Kill For'

    The pieces are starting to come together for (deep breath) "Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame To Kill For." Following the events of the first film, and/or occuring concurrently, the production has already confirmed the return of Mickey Rourke and Jessica Alba, and here comes one more. The character of...

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    EXCLUSIVE: Paul Schrader Talks Biopic of Legendary Tiny Dancer Kschessinska

    While he didn't make the schlep to Cannes this year, writer-director Paul Schrader has some skin in the Cannes game. He's announced that he's writing an English-language biopic of Kschessinska, the legendary prima ballerina and mistress to the last Russian Tsar, for a film financed by th...

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    New York Times Profiles Cinematographer Bradford Young

    O.K. granted, they may be a day late and a dollar short, but it's still always nice to be noticed. Even when you're late to the game.

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    Weinstein Company To Show Off Footage From 'The Master,' 'Django Unchained' & 'Silver Linings Playbook' In Cannes Tomorrow

    Here's something to whet your appetite for the fall film festival season. While journos, pundits and fans alike all lamented the absence of Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" in the Cannes line-up this year, it appears The Weinstein Company -- already dominating the fest...

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