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    What The What? Sean Penn Joins Ben Stiller In 'The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty'

    Sean Penn doesn't do comedy. Wait, let's rephrase that...Sean Penn doesn't do comedy often. Of course, there's "Fast Times At Ridgemont High," and he's lent his incredible talents to comic vehicles only a handful of times in such films as "We're No Angels,"...

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    CBS Films Names Co-Presidents Wolfgang Hammer and Terry Press

    Since its inception, CBS chief Les Moonves' experiment in film production and distribution, CBS Films, has been a label in search of an identity. Ex-Sony production exec Amy Baer gave it a go. Now respected marketing vet and CBS consultant Terry Press is teaming with business exec and CBS chief oper...

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    Jennifer Lawrence May Add Lionsgate's Adaptation of 'Glass Castle' Memoir to her Impressive Resume

    Jennifer Lawrence's enviable career -- which includes the upcoming "The House at The End of the Street," "The Silver Linings Playbook," "Serena" and sequels to "The Hunger Games" and "X-Men: First Class" -- may get even better.

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    Third 'Dark Knight Rises' Trailer To Appear In Front Of 'The Avengers,' Film Will Feature An Hour Of IMAX Footage

    As if anticipation hadn't already reached a fever pitch for “The Avengers,” following its stellar reception by nearly every news outlet including ours, then consider that level increased, as news comes today that the third trailer for “The Dark Knight Rises” will unspool ...

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    Exclusive: BAM's Crossing Brooklyn Ferry to Feature Shorts by Bill Morrison and His Cat Gene, Jonas Mekas and Joseph Gordon Levitt

    The Brooklyn Academy of Music has provided Indiewire with its entire short film program for the Crossing Brooklyn Ferry Festival taking place next month.

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    A Few New Pics & Another Character Poster From Walter Salles' 'On The Road'

    So, will the romance of the open road, and a whole other America waiting in the distance in "On The Road" inspire young people everywhere to journey across this land? Or at the very least get them to read Jack Kerouac's book? That remains to be seen, but the spirit of the beats is aliv...

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    'Room 237' Goes to IFC Midnight; Doc Investigates Theories on Kubrick's 'The Shining'

    IFC Midnight has picked up Rodney Ascher's documentary, "Room 237," for North American distribution. The film, which premiered at Sundance, is about theories and controversies surrounding Stanley Kubrick's film "The Shining," based on Stephen King's novel.

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    Cannes Critics' Week Celebrates First-Timers, Shuts Out Americans and Women from Competition

    The Cannes Critics' Week will be packed will first-time filmmakers, save one...

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    Read About the Reddit vs. Taplin Smackdown: Who's Right?

    Last week, Fast Company hosted its Innovation Uncensored event in New York -- and also saw a major throwdown between Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian and Jonathan Taplin, a producer ("Mean Streets," "To Die For"), tour manager for The Band, SOPA supporter and currently director of...

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    Tribeca Institute Announces Latin America Media Arts Fund Winners

    The Tribeca Film Institute announces the winners of its Latin America Media Arts and its first-ever Heineken VOCES grant. Sixty-thousand dollars is awarded to Latin American film and video artists, in $10,000 allotments...

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