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    Preview "Rollaball" - Feature Doc In Production About Ghana’s Skate Soccer Team

    Produced by Steven Markovitz (he also produced Viva Riva!), and directed by Eddie Edwards, Rollaball is a feature-length documentary about Ghana’s skate soccer team, the Rolling Rockets, who play a skateboard-inspired version of soccer adapted to suit their disability.

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    Oscilloscope President David Fenkel Shifts to Consulting Role; Dan Berger and David Laub Take Over

    Oscilloscope Laboratories president David Fenkel will move into a consulting role, the company announced Thursday, while lieutenants Dan Berger and David Laub will take over all marketing, distribution and acquisitions duties.

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    Amber Heard To Play An Assassin In 'Machete Kills'

    A beautiful young woman taking a deadly turn in a Robert Rodriguez movie? Get out of here! But believe us, it's true.

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    Joseph Gordon-Levitt To Star In 'Little Shop Of Horrors' Remake From 'Glee' Writer/Producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

    If there's one guy around Hollywood who has been aching to do a musical or that people have been aching to see in a musical, it's Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Of course, there was the musical sequence in "(500) Days Of Summer" but it was his "Make 'Em Laugh" intro on "S...

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    Nirvana, Foo Fighter Frontman Dave Grohl to Direct "Sound City" Documentary

    Dave Grohl, the famed frontman of Foo Fighters and drummer of Nirvana, will direct and produce a music documentary, "Sound City," on the legendary music studio. From the trailer - posted below - it already looks frenetic and chock full with self-congratulatory interviews. But for fans of the infam...

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    55th San Francisco International Film Festival Announces Awards and Prizes at Golden Gate Awards Party

    While the Golden Gate Awards party was going on at the Rasselas Jazz Club and Restaurant on Fillmore, I was some 33 miles south, at the Stanford Theatre in Palo Alto, watching Howard Hawks’ “A Girl in Every Port,” accompanied by Dennis James on the Mighty Wurlitzer...

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    Robert Pattinson & Guy Pearce Join 'Animal Kingdom' Director David Michod's 'The Rover'

    It's been a bounty of news for Robert Pattinson fans over the last 24 hours or so. Late last night the actor signed on Iraq war flick "Mission: Blacklist" and today has seen a plethora of "Cosmopolis" clips land online giving an even greater taste of what he has coming u...

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    Scarlett Johansson Says Jonathan Glazer's 'Under The Skin' Is Much More Than Just A Science-Fiction Film

    With the 2012 release date schedule pretty much nailed in, give or take a few films, our eyes start to wander to the horizon. Some of this was discussed in one of our recent features where we asked; are any of these dozen or so films going to arrive in 2012?

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    Why Monopolies Are Bad: Withoutabox's Film Fest Stranglehold

    No one likes a monopoly. Even an anti-capitalist like me knows that a lack of competition leads to higher prices as well as less freedom and innovation for everyone in the marketplace. That's why the story of Withoutabox, the film festival submission system that is the undisputed standard for...

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    LEF Foundation Awards Grants New England Indie Doc Directors

    The LEF Foundation today announced nine grants totaling $165,000 awarded to indie documentary films by New England filmmakers. Frederick Wiseman's upcoming "National Gallery" is one of the films currently in production which will receive $15,000.

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