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    Join Indiewire at Lincoln Center to See What Inspired Sundance Breakout 'Martha Marcy May Marlene' and Meet the Filmmakers

    If you're in New York and want to see the film that inspired Sundance breakout "Martha Marcy May Marlene" that made a star out of Elizabeth Olsen, then come to the Film Society of Lincoln Center on Monday, February 20 for a special talk hosted by the Indiewire and The Playlist. "M...

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    Chicken & Egg Announces Grant Recipients, Including a Sundance Winner and an Oscar Nominee

    Chicken & Egg Pictures has announced more than a dozen grant recipients, including Allison Klayman’s debut feature documentary "Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry," which received the Special Jury Prize for documentary at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival; "Saving Face," Daniel ...

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    Official Release Dates For Acclaimed Thriller "96 Minutes" (Evan Ross & David Oyelowo Co-Star) + New Poster

    It's called 96 Minutes, a film we initially profiled back in March 2011, soon after its debut at the SXSW Film Festival, which Evan Ross (who won a breakthrough performance award at SXSW for his work in the film) and David Oyelowo both co-star in.

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    Lionsgate Puts Summit's Feig in Charge of Production

    As expected, the new Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, which since the merger with Summit Entertainment is now run by co-chairmen Patrick Wachsberger and Rob Friedman, has appointed their Summit production chief Erik Feig as president of production.

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    TWC's Radius Buys the English-Language Remake of "Pusher"

    The Weinstein Company's Radius-TWC has acquired U.S. distribution rights to an English-language remake of "Pusher," which was the 1996 debut of "Drive" director Nicolas Winding Refn. Directed by  Luis Prieto, written by Matthew Read and created with Refn's expli...

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    Berlin Opener 'Farewell, My Queen' Picked Up by Cohen Media Group

    Cohen Media Group has acquired this year's Berlin Film Festival opener "Farewell, My Queen," for U.S. distribution. The film, directed by Benoit Jacquot ("Tosca"), takes place over the first days of the French Revolution and is told from the perspective of the servants a...

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    George Lucas Insists Greedo Always Shot First & Says 'Star Wars' Is "Not A Religious Event"

    It's kind of amazing that after putting fans through countless tweaks and changes, a dreadful prequel trilogy, and shoveling mountains of shitty merchandise their way, the "Star Wars" faithful have still supported the filmmaker and turned his sci-fi adventure into a $20 billion industr...

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    "Fishing Without Nets" (Short About Somali Pirates Told From Pirates' POV) Becoming A Feature + New Poster

    I was sorry to have missed this at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival (which all seems like a distant memory to me now, with another festival looming, which I leave for a week from today). It was one of the films I really wanted to check out. The trailer definitely promised something worthwhile.

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    "Buddha In Africa" (Story Of Malawian Boy Raised In Chinese Orphanage & Trained In Martial Arts) Gets Development Boost

    Chicken & Egg Pictures - the award-winning hybrid film fund and non-profit production company dedicated to supporting women filmmakers - announced its 2012 Open Call grant recipients today, and it's quite the international list of projects, including stories set in Africa like this one ...

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    Watch: Jean Dujardin Auditions For Every Villain Role In Hollywood; Plus Bloopers & Making Of Doc For 'The Artist'

    In case you haven't noticed, suave and remarkably handsome Jean Dujardin has arrived in Hollywood in a big way and all signs are pointing to him walking home with an Oscar at the end of the month, thanks to his charming turn in "The Artist." There are many rites of passage for actors l...

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