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    Special Screening Of "To Kill A Mockingbird" At The White House w/ Obama Intro + USA Network Broadcast

    How often does this happen? Not very often, I think.

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    Zeitgeist Acquires Sundance Doc 'China Heavyweight'

    Zeitgeist Films has acquired US rights to Yung Chang's "China Heavyweight," the documentary that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year.

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    Liam Neeson & Olivia Wilde To Star In Paul Haggis' Romantic Drama 'Third Person'; Jude Law Rumored For Role As Well

    Lately, writer-director Paul Haggis has been developing a few gestating projects, and one of them looks like to have firmed up as his follow-up to the largely unsuccessful prison escape actioner "The Next Three Days," which starred Russell Crowe and Elizabeth Banks. 

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    Watch: New Trailer For Michael Winterbottom's 'Trishna' Borrows A Classic Line By Lauren Bacall

    Until now, the teasers and previews for Michael Winterbottom's "Trishna" have largely focused on the lush Indian setting and the handsome faces of its two leads, but with the film now a few months away from hitting theaters, a brand new trailer has arrived showing off the tougher drama...

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    Geoffrey Rush & Jim Sturgess Get 'The Best Offer' With Giuseppe Tornatore, Ennio Morricone To Score Film

    Celebrated Italian filmmaker Giuseppe Tornatore doesn't exactly crank them out, and while he made waves on American shores in the late '80s and '90s with "Cinema Paradiso," "The Star Maker," "The Legend Of 1900" and "Malena," it has been over a dec...

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    HBO Launches 'Cast a Large Shadow' Tumblr for 'Game of Thrones'

    GoT Fanatics Alert! HBO launched the "Cast a Large Shadow" Tumblr today for "Game of Thrones," marking the first-ever Tumblr blog for any HBO show.

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    Must-See Studio Ghibli Retrospective Gets Spirited Away to Portland's Northwest Film Center

    The Northwest Film Center in Portland will be the next repertory cinematheque to showcase the excellent 15-film Studio Ghibli program that was made available in the US at the end of 2011. Included in the series are Hayao Miyazaki classics "Spirited Away," "My Neighbor Totoro," and "Nausicaa of the V...

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    The Secret World of Video on Demand Sales; Conspiracy or Just Corporate Practice?

    If Video on Demand is saving the world of independent film, how come no one knows anything about it? I've been covering the VoD business for the last six years, ever since HDNet's release of Steven Soderbergh's "Bubble" and IFC launched its day-and-date program. And every ti...

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    Check Out The Cuddly-Scary Poster For 'The ABCs of Death'

    Entertainment Weekly has just debuted the poster for September's ambitious horror anthology "The ABCs of Death," which corrals twenty-six directors (among them "The House of the Devil's" Ti West, "Kill List's" Ben Wheatley, and "Timecrimes'" Nacho Vigalondo) and has them each tackle a way to die. Bu...

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    Peabody Awards Go To HBO's "Game of Thrones" and "Treme," Showtime's "Homeland"

    The 71st Annual Peabody Awards were announced today by the University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. The Peabodys are the oldest awards in broadcasting, and considered among the most prestigious and selective prizes in electronic media.

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