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    DreamWorks Pares Exec Ranks, Makes Sourian Producer, Bario Single Production Chief

    As DreamWorks Studios streamlines into a smaller entity, it has no room for two top-level expensive production presidents. Thus the Reliance-backed company, which is run by Steven Spielberg and Stacy Snider, and distributes through Disney, has given Mark Sourian a first-look production deal.

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    100 Ideas That Changed Film: Magic Lanterns to Feminist Film Theory

    One of our favorite internet diversions Brain Pickings published a post on the 100 ideas that changed film - from slapstick humor (#21), queer cinema (#97), censorship (#48), to the kinetoscope (#3). The post is derived from film reviewer David Parkinson's book 100 Ideas That Changed Cinema.

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    Olivia Wilde Joins Spike Jonze's Untitled iPhone Romance Film With Joaquin Phoenix, Rooney Mara & Amy Adams

    Filmmaker Spike Jonze is apparently not content to just settle for the most talented cast in Hollywood to join his next film. Evidently he wants the most beautiful one as well. In a Deadline report about Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions landing international rights from for Jonze's next unti...

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    Casting Watch: Who's Up for Finnick Odair in 'Catching Fire'? Only One Fits the Bill

    I just fnished reading "Mockingjay," the third and final "Hunger Games" installment. Fair to say, the plot thickens and the action gets even more intense in "Catching Fire" and "Mockingjay" as Katniss Everdeen and her two rival swains Gale and Peeta go through several rings of fire.

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    'Jesus Camp' Filmmakers Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady Go DIY With 'Detropia'

    Documentary filmmakers Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady, whose “Jesus Camp” was nominated for an Oscar in 2006, are taking the courageous step of distributing their latest film, “Detropia,” on their own.

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    'The Killing' Star Mireille Enos Ties Up Atom Egoyan's 'The Devil's Knot' With Colin Firth & Reese Witherspoon

    Well, we gave up on the second season of "The Killing" after being jerked around way too much by a plot that refuses to do anything, but the stars of the show don't have to worry about their Hollywood prospects. Joel Kinnaman has already popped up in a couple of movies and stars i...

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    Watch: 'Helvetica' Filmmaker Is Back with Olympic Photo Project

    When the World's Fair, the World Cup or the Olympics come to town, neighborhoods are cleaned up and ostentatious architecture rises up as the world's eyes fall on the chosen city.

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    Anne Hathaway Might Tune Up 'Song One'

    Well in case you missed it, the first trailer for "Les Miserables" dropped this morning and if anything, it proved that no matter how scrappy the clothes or terrible the haircut, Anne Hathaway can carry a tune. And it looks like she's got another musical project brewing, though it'...

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    Banned UK Gang Life Film "1 Day" To be Rebooted At Edinburgh (Details)

    A film that caused quite a stir when it was originally released in the UK is getting a revival of sorts, when the Edinburgh International Film Festival will host a special screening of it

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    So, Gary Oldman Is Going To Play A Taxidermist With Anger Issues Now

    From George Smiley to James Gordon to....Wiggy the angry taxidermist? You can't say that Gary Oldman doesn't continue to surprise...

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