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    New Images From Laurent Cantet's 'Foxfire,' Francois Ozon's 'In The House,' Isabelle Huppert In 'Dormant Beauty' & More

    Though we got it once before as a 1992 Annette Haywood-Carter film starring a young Angelina Jolie and (eventual) Rilo Kiley frontwoman Jenny Lewis, there's certainly room for improvement. And when you have "The Class" director Laurent Cantent deciding to take on the classic Joyce Carol Oates novel ...

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    Viola Davis Looks Fierce In These Set Photos From 'The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby'

    Viola Davis Looks Fierce In These Set Photos From 'The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby'

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    'West Of Memphis' Director Amy Berg Helming 'Every Secret Thing' Penned By Nicole Holofcener, Starring Diane Lane

    Earlier this year, documentarian Amy Berg ("Deliver Us From Evil") arrived at the Sundance Film Festival with mild controversy and lots of interest with "West of Memphis," a brand new documentary on the West Memphis Three with some startling new revelations. For better or worse, a lot of the attenti...

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    It's Jason Statham Vs. James Franco In The Sylvester Stallone-Penned Actioner 'Homefront'

    The last few actioners in Jason Statham's CV have been pretty disappointing, box office-wise. But can you blame the audience? It's hard to find the proper enemy for the musclebound Brit, with him taking out Aiden GIllen in "Blitz," smacking up faceless mafia goons in "Safe" and eating Clive Owen's l...

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    DeVon Franklin Promoted To Senior Vice President Of Production For Columbia Pictures

    Time to make an adjustment to my chart showing all the studio execs of African descent.

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    Amy Berg to Make Narrative Debut with Nicole Holofcener-Penned Mystery 'Secret Thing'

    Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker Amy Berg ("Deliver Us From Evil" and "West of Memphis") is making the move to narrative film with an upcoming feature she's attached to direct called "Secret Thing." Penned by writer-director Nicole Holofcener ("Please Give...

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    Steve James' Sports Doc 'Head Games' Coming to Theaters this September [Trailer]

    Steve James' documentary "Head Games" has been acquired by Variance Films for a September 21 release. James ("Hoop Dreams," "The Interrupters") looks at the concussion crisis in American sports, and asks the question, “How much of you are you willing to lose f...

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    New Poster for Stop-Motion 'Toys in the Attic,' English-Language Version Stars Whitaker, Cusack & Elwes

    Hannover House's English language version of stop-motion Czech film "Toys in the Attic" is heading to theaters September 7. The film, voiced by Forest Whitaker, Joan Cusack and Cary Elwes, and directed by Jiri Barta, was the grand prize winner at the New York International Children'...

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    Science Goes to the Movies, from 'Frankenweenie' Science Fairs to Science on Screen Grants for Indie Theaters

    Theaters and distributors are figuring out innovative ways to make movies into events, from non-profit cinemas to the mighty Mouse House. Science is the lure for both the burgeoning Science on Screen program and Disney's "Frankenweenie."

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    Will This Filmmaker-Friendly Credit Card Save You From Debt?

    A new credit card, CASHét Card LLC, has been launched jointly by Film Finances, Inc and Fintage House. The basic idea is that the companies will give one percent cash back to film and TV productions every time the card is used. Filmmakers will usually do anything to cut costs. But is CAS...

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