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    FilmDistrict Acquires Spike Lee's 'Oldboy' Remake (VIDEO)

    In the wake of a successful launch for "Safety Not Guaranteed" and strong response to opening nighter "Looper," FilmDistrict has moved decisively to acquire U.S. distribution rights for Spike Lee's remake of Chan-wook Park's 2003 South Korean thriller classic "Oldboy." They plan a 2013 release.

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    Ava DuVernay Directing Venus Williams Feature Doc 'Venus VS' For ESPN Films

    ESPN Films is fast becoming an industry powerhouse in sports filmmaking specifically. Following the success of its 30 for 30 series of films, and now inspired by the 40th anniversary of Title IX (a 1972 education amendment, also known as the Equal Opportunity in Education Act, which states (in pa...

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    FilmDistrict Snatches Up Spike Lee's 'Oldboy' Remake With Josh Brolin and Elizabeth Olsen

    FilmDistrict has acquired U.S. distribution rights to the Spike Lee-directed remake of “Oldboy,” which only recently completed filming.

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    Focus Forward Deadline Extended to Oct. 7 for $200K Cash Prize Package

    Pros, Students, Procrastinators -- You still have time to submit your 3-minute nonfiction film on innovation and win up to $100,000 because we've just extended our deadline to Oct. 7th.

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    Amma Asante's 'Belle' Moving Full Speed Ahead, Adds To Cast, Shooting Start Date Set

    More movement on a project we've been following since last fall...

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    Watch: Trailer For Festival Hit 'Ginger & Rosa' With Elle Fanning, Christina Hendricks & Annette Bening

    Among some higher profile competition, one of our editor-in-chief's favorite films from his time in Telluride last weekend turned out to be "Ginger & Rosa," a coming-of-age tale from director Sally Potter ("Orlando"). Probably the most accessible film to date from a filmmaker whose last picture was ...

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    The Cinema Guild Picks Up U.S. Rights to Epic Fishing Doc 'Leviathan'

    The Cinema Guild has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel’s epic exploration of fishing, “Leviathan.” The film, which is set to screen at the Toronto International Film Festival next week, will receive a theatrical release in ...

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    BET Original Movie 'Being Mary Jane' (Starring Gabrielle Union) To Open 16th Urbanworld Film Fest

    Details in the press release below... this should eventually become an hour-long BET drama series. But this is good news; I'll definitely be there to see it. I didn't even know that it was already done.

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    Exclusive: Behind The Scenes Clip From Gritty TIFF Pirate Thriller 'A Hijacking'

    While all the major star driven, buzzworthy titles of the fall festival season are the ones grabbing the biggest headlines, it doesn't take much to uncover hidden gems. Indeed, for our writer who attended the Venice Film Festival, it was getting shut out of Susanne Bier's "Love Is All You Need" that...

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    AMPAS, IFP, PGA, WGA, Sundance, Tribeca, More Demand 'Immediate Return' of Missing Syrian Filmmaker Owra Nyrabia

    The International Documentary Association released a statement Friday in support of missing Syrian filmmaker Owra Nyrabia, who was detained in Damascus August 23. The clamor among the international filmmaking community for Nyrabia’s release has been growing in recent days, and many American gu...

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