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    Watch: Nanking Is On Fire In New Trailer For 'The Flowers Of War' Starring Christian Bale

    It took a bit longer than we expected, especially considering the Oscar qualifying run starts in just under two weeks, but the U.S. trailer for Zhang Yimou's Oscar contending, Christian Bale starring "The Flowers Of War" has arrived and it's a bit of a mixed bag.

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    David Dinerstein Named President of New Film Outfit, LD Distribution

    Indie film biz veteran David Dinerstein has been named the head of the newly formed distribution company, LD Distribution, a new entity created by production and distribution financier, Liddel Entertainment. The new distributor plans to produce four to six films annually, with budgets up to $25...

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    Teaser Trailer for 'Madagascar 3'

    Of all the crass DreamWorks Animation properties out there ("Shrek," "Kung Fu Panda," etc) the one that seems the most rudderless and out-of-touch is the "Madagascar" franchise. The original film had a semi-funny premise, about a pack of wild animals in a New York ...

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    Scripts On Colin Powell's Iraq Problem & Racial Animus In Boston Makeup The 2011 Black List

    Hot off the presses... the 2011 Black list - aka, in, short, a list that's been compiled since 2004 of the year's best unproduced screenplays, created from the suggestions of hundreds of film executives.

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    David Cronenberg Opts Out Of Adaptation Of Dennis Lehane's 'Animal Rescue'; Alexander Payne & George Clooney Sought To Direct

    As far as book-to-movie adaptations go, Dennis Lehane has had an enviable track record. While he's only had three novels brought to the big screen, they've resulted in both critical acclaim and box office success, with "Mystic River," "Gone Baby Gone" and "Shutter Is...

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    Charlotte Gainsbourg Reunites With Lars Von Trier For 'The Nymphomaniac'

    With that whole ugly (and blown out of proportion) Nazi comment controversy now behind him, Lars Von Trier can start focusing on his next film "The Nymphomaniac," and it looks like a regular player is coming back into the fold.

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    Wendell Pierce Attached To Post-Katrina Indie Feature Project "After The Storm"

    Writer/director/producer Cole Wiley's feature film project titled After The Storm gets a boost thanks to the attachment of one Mr Wendell Pierce, who confirmed his involvement in the film with S&A earlier today, stating that he's "always excited to work with young filmmakers as...

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    Teaser for Lena Dunham's 'Girls'

    Lena Dunham, who won many hearts and minds with her 2010 debut feature "Tiny Furniture" (headed for the Criterion Collection soon), will soon be exposing her self-affacing brand of awkward humor to a much bigger audience when her television series, "Girls," executive produce...

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    'Circumstance' Producer Pens Open Letter To PGA Condemning Their Foreign Film Rules

    The Producer's Guild of America has deemed "Circumstance" a 'foreign language film,' making it therefore not eligible for their awards. Producer Karin Chien isn't happy. In an open letter to the media, Chien condemns the Guild for labelling her film a 'foreign film...

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    Meet Kenyan Filmmaker Philippa Ndisi-Hermann, Watch Her Experimental Short, And Learn About Her Feature "Two Princes"

    One thing I love about the work I do hear on S&A is learning about new filmmakers and their work, and then following their careers once that initial discovery is made.

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