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    TIFF Sales Alert: Nic Cage Stars in David Gordon Green's Latest, 'Joe'

    Cage has always gone back and forth between payday flicks and worthy indies, with a tad too much emphasis on the former, in our view. It's hard to recall that he once won an Oscar for "Leaving Las Vegas."

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    The 7th Annual Harlem International Film Festival, September 19-23, 2012

    The 7th Annual Harlem International Film Festival, September 19-23, 2012

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    Venice Wrap: Our 5 Favorite Films Of The Festival, Plus Our Complete Coverage

    The Venice Film Festival is done for another year. Actually, that's far from true: the festival doesn't wrap up til tomorrow, when top gong Golden Lion, and other prizes, will be awarded. And since we departed on Wednesday, a few more high-profile films have been unveiled, including Brillante Mendoz...

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    The Film Collaborative Launches Flat-Fee Legal Services Initiative TFC Legal for Indie Filmmakers

    The independent film distribution non-profit Film Collaborative has launched TFC Legal, a legal-services initiative designed to provide negotiation, business affairs and contract assistance to filmmakers in the process of cutting distribution deals. The services will be offered for a flat fee by Abr...

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    James Gray & Marion Cotillard Discuss How They Came Together For Next Year's Period Piece 'The Nightingale'

    While it may have seemed premature on paper, the Telluride Film Festival's celebration of 37-year-old French actress Marion Cotillard's body of work last weekend is arriving right on the crest of her career apogee, a period we may look back on in several decades and compare to the way Jeanne Moreau ...

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    Gravitas Ventures and Variance Films Acquire Brit Musical 'Hunky Dory'

    "Hunky Dory," starring Minnie Driver and directed by Marc Evans, has gone to Gravitas Ventures and Variance Films for US distribution. They will release the film in theaters and VOD early 2013. The glam-rock UK musical debuted at the London Film Festival and stateside at SXSW. The film already had a...

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    David Gordon Green Will Direct Nicolas Cage In The Gritty Southern Drama 'Joe'

    It was announced today that Worldview Entertainment, the company behind the recently announced new films by Eli Roth and Ti West (as well as just-wrapped features by Atom Egoyan and Guillaume Canet), will also fund "Joe," the new film by "All the Real Girls"/"Pineapple Express" director David Gordon...

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    Fox Will Make Its Movies Available For Digital Ownership For $15, 3 Weeks Before DVD/Blu-ray

    20th Century Fox has introduced an initiative it's calling Digital HD, which will make its films available for digital purchase a full 3 weeks before they are available on DVD and Blu-Ray.

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    'Rollaball' - Doc On Ghanaian Polio Survivors & A Skateboard-Inspired Brand Of Soccer (Fundraising)

    Directed by Eddie Edwards, and produced by Steven Markovitz (he also produced Viva Riva!, will produce Djo Munga's next feature, as well as Wanuri Kahiu's, and is behind initiatives like ImagiNations, and African Metropolis), Rollaball is a feature-length documentary...

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    Watch: Trailer For TIFF-Bound British Thriller 'Wasteland' With Luke Treadaway, Iwan Rheon & Matt Lewis

    We must say that we have a certain soft spot for hardboiled British crime thrillers (everything from "The Long Good Friday" to "RockNRolla"), so it's not going to take a lot to sway us to the particular charms of "Wasteland," the debut feature from writer/director Rowan Athale, which is set to premi...

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