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    Watch Luisa's Story On Predatory Phone Rates ('Middle Of Nowhere' Social Justice Campaign)

    Some back-story... in September, Ava DuVernay's Middle Of Nowhere was shown as testimony at the FCC, as a part of the Wright Petition to end predatory phone rates for incarcerated families; the practice of charging unreasonably high rates of up to $2.99 per min...

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    Famed Action Choreographer Yuen Woo-ping To Make Hollywood Directorial Debut With 'Vigilantes – The Lost Order'

    What does "The Matrix" trilogy, Quentin Tarantino's "Kill Bill" films and Wong Kar-Wai's eventually arriving "The Grandmasters" all have in common? The assistance of legendary Hong Kong action choreographer Yuen Woo-ping. And while Hollywood has come calling for his skills, he hasn't really felt the...

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    Sundance Institute's Third Film Forward Program to Feature 'Beasts of the Southern Wild,' 'Bones Brigade,' 'Chasing Ice,' More

    The Sundance Institute and the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities announced Thursday details for the third edition of Film Forward: Advancing Cultural Dialogue. The program tours internationally through eight different locations and offers film screenings, workshops and conversations w...

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    Gael García Bernal & Alice Braga Feel 'The Ardor'; Amanda Seyfried & Patrick Dempsey Are 'Wonderful Tonight' & More

    Thanks to AFM, the project announcements are coming fast and furious, so we're just gonna drop a few of them in here so we can all catch up...

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    Breaking Glass Pictures Acquires LGBT Films 'Notre Paradis' and 'Out in the Open' for 2013 Release

    Philadelphia-based specialty distributor Breaking Glass Pictures has acquired two new films, “Notre Paradis” and “Out in the Open,” for U.S. distribution. The company plans theatrical releases for both in the first quarter of 2013: “Paradis” in January and “...

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    Justin Lin Goes Into 'Hibernation'

    With Justin Lin currently in production on "Fast & Furious 6," the director has been carefully lining up options – lots of options – for what he'll take on once he's done with Vin and co. Since the spring his name has become attached to a smattering of projects incl...

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    Hurricane Sandy Hurts NYC Indie Film World: Studios, Rep Theatres

    As if independent film isn't up against enough already. The indie film world in New York City has taken a battering since the violent arrival of Hurricane Sandy earlier this week, with various Manhattan-based headquarters wading through flooding and power outages at the moment when Oscar se...

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    Third 'How To Train Your Dragon' Movie Being Eyed, While DVD Short Gets Holiday Airing At Christmas

    As Disney showed earlier this week with the purchase Lucasfilm, it's all about branding, merchandising and leveraging properties so they keep generating revenue as long as possible. And that's no less true at the other major studios that continue to pursue tentpoles that can be sequelized, spun off,...

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    Actors as Writers: 5 of the Most Commonly Portrayed Literary Lions on Film

    He helped craft some of America's most respected literary works, and now -- thanks to Colin Firth, Michael Fassbender and FilmNation Entertainment -- the spotlight is back on Scribner's editor extraordinaire Maxwell Perkins.

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    What Are You Seeing This Weekend? 'Flight' & 'Wreck-It Ralph' Touch Down In Theaters

    This weekend belongs to the acting community, as many of the new films feature a big name star (or six). Alright, thespians – you headline those films! And there’s no shortage of variety in tone or style: Denzel is serious, Alicia makes you giggle, Philip scowls, and Russell dextrously t...

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