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    Pulitzer-Prize Winner Cormac McCarthy Sells His First Spec Script: 'The Counselor'

    Cormac McCarthy, the Pulitzer-prize winning author of "The Road" and "No Country for Old Men," has sold his first spec script.

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    'Bridesmaids' Star Chris O'Dowd, 'The Guard' Director John Michael McDonagh Up for IFTA Rising Star Award

    Nominations for the Irish Film and Television Academy 2012 Rising Star Award have been announced.

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    Screenwriter John Logan Talks Writing 'Coriolanus' With Swagger & Dreaming Up The World Of 'Hugo'

    It’s no small thing to collaborate with Gore Verbinski, Martin Scorsese or Ralph Fiennes. But to work with all three in the same year, on separate projects, is a truly remarkable accomplishment. And that’s exactly what screenwriter John Logan did in 2011, crafting screenplays for “...

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    Sloan Foundation Teams Up with Coolidge Corner Theatre to Expand Science on Screen Program

    New York's Alfred P. Sloan Foundation announced yesterday that it had awarded a two-year grant of over $460,000 to the Coolidge Corner Theatre to expand the Science on Screen program, which pairs feature and documentary films with live presentations by scientists and technologists.

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    Watch: Rebecca Hall & Bruce Willis Have A Sunset Strip Singalong In First Clip From Stephen Frears' 'Lay The Favorite'

    Many rock stars want to be actors, despite having no real capacity for it, while conversely, many actors would like to be singers, again, without necessarily having the ability to carry a tune. Among them is Bruce Willis, who inexplicably had a successful album, "The Return of Bruno," in t...

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    "Dog Jack" Coming Out On DVD Jan. 31

    The Civil War-set, independently made, family drama Dog Jack will be released on DVD on Jan. 31st through Screen Media Films, and the following month expanding into Video On Demand as well/.

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    Watch 7 Minutes Of Russ Parr's "The Under Shepherd" Starring Isaiah Washington + Official Synopsis

    Out initial profile of this film last fall sparked quite a frenzy in the comments section - so much that the director Russ Parr and star Isaiah Washington, both jumped into the conversation to challenge primarily the naysayers. 

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    Joel Edgerton Sells Dramedy Script 'One Night Stand' To New Regency

    There are a couple ways to start calling your own shots in Hollywood. One is to start your own producing shingle, and any big name actor you can think of (Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Will Smith, Mark Wahlberg) has an outlet where they can develop projects. Well, for Joel Edgerton, he's already...

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    Gerardo Naranjo On Innocence, The Genesis Of 'Miss Bala' & "Intelligent Action Films"

    Aside from Steven Soderbergh's "Traffic" over a decade ago, there haven't been a lot of decent movies focusing on the drug trade just over the border. Sure, the cartels crop up from time to time, but mostly in villains in dumb action movies, and it feels like quite a while since we've had a really s...

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    Full Frame Documentary Festival Will Pay Tribute to Stanley Nelson

    The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival (April 12-15) has chosen to highlight the career of Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker Stanley Nelson ("Freedom Riders," "A Place of Our Own") for its annual Full Frame Tribute. In addition, the festival has announced that this year&#...

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