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    The War on Indie Docs: After Surviving PBS Debacle, NEA Slashes Doc Program Funds More Than 60%

    I'm beginning to wonder if there's a conspiracy afoot. After PBS' highly controversial move to re-schedule its independent documentary shows, Independent Lens and POV, damaging their playability and reducing their audiences, here comes the news that the National Endowment of the Arts ...

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    Michael Bay Adds European Actress/Model Yolanthe Cabau To 'Pain And Gain'

    Michael Bay is all about T&A up and coming talent, isn't he? The helmer is continuing the trend, plucking little known Spanish-Dutch actress/model Yolanthe Cabau out of obscurity for his upcoming dark comedy-thriller "Pain And Gain...

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    'Pretty Little Liars' Star Ryan Merriman To Play Fellow Dodger Dixie Walker In Jackie Robinson Biopic '42'

    If anything, the success of "Moneyball" last year has certainly brought about the revitalization of baseball-centered dramas. There's been no shortage of great ones in the past, from"Bang The Drum Slowly" to "Field Of Dreams" to The Natural," and now with ...

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    Phylicia Rashad To Direct Stage Play "Immediate Family" For The Goodman Theatre

    You can now add the title of theater director to the very long list of credits for actress Phylicia Rashad. The prestigious Goodman Theatre in Chicago announced yesterday that Ms. Rashad will direct a new production of the new play Immediate Family which will run at the Goodman from June 2 - Ju...

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    Anthony LaPaglia Reunites With Robert Connolly For Julian Assange Pic 'Underground'; Rachel Griffiths & Newcomer Alex Williams Also On Board

    With their promising adaptation of Arthur Miller's "A View From The Bridge," with names like Vera Farmiga and Mia Wasikowska who were attached to star failing to materialize, Robert Connolly and Anthony LaPaglia (who previously teamed on "Balibo") have now set ...

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    Seth Gordon Will Hang Out With 'The Has-Beens'

    While “The King of Kong: Fistful of Quarters” documentarian Seth Gordon got off to a rough start in his narrative filmmaking career with the Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughn-starring “Four Christmases” in 2008, he’s had a nice rebound with this past summer’s ser...

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    'Argo' Takes 'Gangster Squad' Release Date, Leaving Crime Pic Without A Slot; Still Planned For 2012 Release

    Well, here's an interesting change up to Warner Bros. fall calendar, and one that is sure to get people talking...The studio has moved Ben Affleck's "Argo" to October 12th, taking the date previously assigned to "Gangster Squad," leaving the ensemble crime flick without a...

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    'Out Of The Furnace' Gets More Awesome, Adds Woody Harrelson To The Cast

    With the wheels now firmly turning on "Crazy Heart" director Scott Cooper's long awaited next effort, the cast for "Out Of The Furance" -- which was already pretty damn strong -- just added another dose of awesome.

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    Media Watch: Brian Brooks Returns To New York as Managing Editor, But Not at Deadline

    When veteran managing editor Brian Brooks left Indiewire in January to move to Los Angeles, he was hired by Deadline editrix Nikki Finke to be her west coast editor. Well, three months later, Brooks is back in his Manhattan apartment (which he never let go).

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    Funding Boost For "12 Years A Slave" + Details On Characters To Be Played By Fassbender & Pitt

    Finally some news on this project...

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