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    Matt Dentler is Leaving FilmBuff to Join iTunes

    Matt Dentler is leaving Cinetic Rights Management's FilmBuff to join iTunes, where he'll oversee partnerships with independent film partners. As head of programming at FilmBuff, Dentler managed the VOD releases of titles like the Polish Bros. title "For Lovers Only" and Ed Bur...

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    Ed Harris To Join Dwayne Johnson In Michael Bay's 'Pain And Gain'

    Here's the simple fact: Ed Harris makes anything he appears in worth watching. Last weekend's "Man On A Ledge," where he starred as a villainous Manhattan real estate developer (aren't they all?), found him delightfully chewing the scenery of a film wheezing from its thin premi...

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    Sony Pictures Classics Nabs Jacques Audiard's 'Rust and Bone'

    Sony Pictures Classics has acquired all North American, Latin American and Eastern European rights to Jacques Audiard's recently wrapped romantic mystery "Rust and Bone," from Hengameh Panahi of Celluloid Dreams.

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    Gus Van Sant/Matt Damon's 'Promised Land' Goes To Focus & Participant; 'Rust And Bone' With Marion Cotillard Lands At Sony Pictures Classics

    Sundance may be over and the European Film Market may just be a short way off, but that doesn't mean the dealmaking takes a break. Two very high profile films have landed new homes this afternoon.

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    John Hawkes & Mos Def To Star In Prequel To 'Jackie Brown' Playing A Young De Niro & Samuel L. Jackson

    Here's your big, "wow," or "huh" of the day, depending on your thoughts on prequels of fairly beloved films. "Winter's Bone" and "Martha Marcy May Marlene" star John Hawkes and Yasiin Bey (aka rapper turned actor Mos Def) are going to be star...

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    Emma Watson Joins David Yates For 'Your Voice In My Head'; Tom Hanks & George Clooney Sought For Co-Starring Role

    While Daniel Radcliffe makes his first post-'Harry Potter' starring role in the horror film "The Woman In Black" this weekend, Hermoine is also looking to shed her Hogwarts image. Emma Watson has been making small steps in defining herself outside the wizard franchise, taking a thr...

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    Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Latest Film From 'A Prophet' Director

    Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Latest Film From 'A Prophet' Director

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    Film Independent Announces Participants for 2012 Directing Lab

    Film Independent has chosen six filmmakers to take part in its Directing Lab, a nine-week long intensive that provides up-and-coming filmmakers the opportunity to develop their directorial voice under the mentorship of established filmmakers.

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    Filmmaker Josh Fox Issues Statement About D.C. Arrest: "I was not expecting to be arrested for practicing journalism."

    Earlier today, Oscar-nominated "Gasland" filmmaker Josh Fox had been arrested in Washington, D.C. and charged with unlawful entry after trying to film a House Science Committee hearing on fracking.

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