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    FilmDistrict To Distribute Spike Lee's 'Oldboy' With Josh Brolin & Elizabeth Olsen

    Spike Lee's on the comeback trail these days -- the ever-controversial auteur roared back with his intimate, personal "Red Hook Summer" at Sundance this year, with the film hitting theaters last month, and followed it up swiftly with his affectionate, fascinating Michael Jackson documentary "Bad 25,...

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    Exclusive: Trailer, Poster For Award-Winning Drama 'Blues for Willadean' (Octavia Spencer Co-Stars)

    One of the many feature films on Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer's upcoming slate of films, is an adaptation of Del Shores’ 2003 critically-acclaimed, award-winning play titled The Trials and Tribulations of a Trailer Trash Housewife, which our theater world readers will likely be f...

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    FilmDistrict Picks Up U.S. Distribution Rights To Spike Lee's 'Oldboy'

    It was announced today at the Toronto Film Festival that FilmDistrict has picked up the U.S. distribution rights to Spike Lee's remake of the South Korean suspense thriller Oldboy.

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    Watch: First Clip From Neil Jordan's Vampire Tale 'Byzantium,' With Saoirse Ronan

    It's been a while since Neil Jordan dipped back into the horror well. In the past decade he's tackled a glossy studio revenge movie ("The Brave One"), a mermaid tale ("Ondine"), a high-profile remake ("The Good Thief") and whatever the hell "Breakfast on Pluto" was. (He was also busy supervising the...

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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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