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    John Lasseter Gets the 2453rd Star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame

    While Disney was promoting the Blu-ray and DVD release of Cars 2 on November 1, the day Disney/Pixar animation czar John Lasseter happened to get his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, it was still a happy day and a well-deserved honor. Disney's Rich Ross and Sean Bailey, Pixar's Ed Catm...

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    Daily indieWIRE Clicks: Gil Cates, "Dragonslayer," and More

    Today on indieWIRE, we brought you the top films to see this November, interviews with Chinese film actress Li Bingbing, “Green” director Sophia Takal and “Expecting” Director Francesca Fuenzalida, as well as some exciting Terrence Malick news and more!

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    AFM Organizers Boast a 10% Increase in Buyer Registration as Market Opens Wednesday

    The 2011 American Film Market (AFM) opens tomorrow in Santa Monica for 8 days of screenings, conferences and events. A total of 90 new buying companies will be present, with buyer registration and general attendance both increased from 2010.

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    Summit and Media Pro Announce Film Output Agreement

    Ralpho Borgos of Summit Entertainment and Anca Truta of Media Pro Entertainment, the distribution division of Central European Media Enterprise, announced Tuesday an exclusive three-year output agreement for all rights in Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania.

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    Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna, and Pablo Cruz's Ambulante Doc Fest Heading to Nicaragua

    Ambulante, the non-fiction film series started by Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna, and Pablo Cruz that takes place in Mexico is now heading to Nicaragua with eight titles.

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    Malick Fans, Eat Your Heart Out: Two More Films on the Way, Starring Bale, Blanchett, Gosling, Mara

    FilmNation has two hot tickets to bring to the AFM: Topliners Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett are each set to star in two upcoming Terence Malick films. Bale will appear alongside Blanchett, Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara and Haley Bennett in Lawless, while Knight of Cups will star Bale, Blanchett and ...

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    Gil Cates, Vet Oscar Producer & UCLA Film School Founder Dead at 77

    Long time Oscars producer Gilbert Cates has passed away. The UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, in which Gates was the Founding Dean, said he died Monday, October 31 at age 77.

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    CASTING WATCH: Hooper's Les Miserables Adds Redmayne to All Star Cast of Jackman, Crowe, Hathaway

    Tom Hooper's The King's Speech follow-up, the screen adaptation of the global hit musical Les Miserables, just added Eddie Redmayne (My Week With Marilyn, The Good Shepherd) to its all-star cast. As Marius, Redmayne will join Hugh Jackman (Jean Valjean), Russell Crowe (Inspector Javert) a...

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    FilmNation Announces Two Terrence Malick Projects Starring Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling and More

    In some very surprising news, FilmNation has announced not one but two new Terrence Malick projects, with casts that include the likes of Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Ryan Gosling and Rooney Mara.

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    Jeff Skoll to be Honored by the Paley Center for Media

    Jeff Skoll, founder of Participant Media and executive producer of recent hits "The Help" and "Contagion," will be honored at The Paley Center for Media's annual Los Angeles gala "Salute to Excellence."

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