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    Eli Roth Will Deliver IFTA Production Conference Keynote on April 20

    On April 30, the Independent Film & Television Alliance will present its 13th annual IFTA Production Conference, titled “Cost Isn’t An Obstacle Anymore! New Avenues to Finance, Produce & Distribute Films at Any Budget," with a keynote address by indie filmmaker Eli Roth ("Hostel," "Cabin Fever," "Th...

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    Academy Names Senior Museum Posts

    As the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences adjusts to a year of considerable change, new CEO Dawn Hudson is pushing forward with the new Academy museum at LACMA West, the venerable May Company building.

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    Jake Kasdan To Reteam With 'Bad Teacher' Star Jason Segel To Make A 'Sex Tape'

    While Hollywood executives are always trying to formulate what combination of talent will lead to a big screen hit, sometimes it's as simple as taking a proven success and hoping it will repeat itself. And no, we're not talking about a sequel.

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    Movie Audiences Want to Text, Says Hollywood Reporter Study; Meanwhile, the Alamo Drafthouse Groans

    According to a new study from The Hollywood Reporter and market research firm Penn Schoen Berland, most filmgoers think using social media while watching a movie in a theater would add to their experience. Almost half said they would like to go to theaters that allowed cell phone use during films.

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    David O. Russell Eyes Crime Drama 'American Bullshit'; Christian Bale Sought To Star

    Update: Deadline reports that the project is still in very early stages, nothing is quite official, but Russell is taking a look and Christian Bale is in very early talks to star.

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    Toni Collette, Danny Huston, Michael Stuhlbarg & Michael Wincott Join 'Alfred Hitchcock And The Making Of Psycho'

    The upcoming movie-about-a-movie "Alfred Hitchcock And The Making Of Psycho" continues to firm up its cast, and after adding Jessica Biel this morning, four more have come aboard the film, which is gearing up to go in front of cameras next month.

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    Whit Stillman Plans To Team Greta Gerwig, Chloe Sevigny, Chris Eigeman & Adam Brody For Future Project, Says Jamaica-Set 'Dancing Mood' Won't Be Next Film

    Given how charming, winning and funny "Damsels In Distress" is (read our TIFF review here), we sincerely hope that we won't have to wait years and years for another Whit Stillman picture. After all, nearly twelve years will have elapsed between his third film, "The Last Days Of Disco," and the relea...

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    Amanda Peet Says She's Ben Affleck's Love Interest In Terrence Malick's Romance; Cate Blanchett Wonders If She'll Make Final Cut On 'Lawless' & 'Knight Of Cups'

    While Cannes Film Festival prognosticators continue to ponder if one or both of Terrence Malick's two films in post-production -- "The Voyage Of Time" and his still untitled romance, aka "The Burial" -- will make it to the Croisette, all we can do is keep pulling together the...

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    Reviving the Folk Reviver: Grassroots Movement Aims to Make Pete Seeger the Oldest Person to Reach Music Charts (Video)

    At age 92, legendary folksinger and Bob Dylan mentor Pete Seeger has much to be proud of. He served as an instrumental force in the American folk revival, influenced a generation of young singers in the 60s, and penned a number of American staples including "Turn! Turn! Turn!," "If I Had a Hammer,"...

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    "Teddy Bear" Acquired By Film Movement

    "Teddy Bear," Danish director Mads Matthiesen's debut feature, has been acquired for North American release by Film Movement. Matthiesen won the Directing Award at Sundance, and the film will next be seen at New Directors/New Films this weekend.

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