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    AFM News: Drafthouse Films Expands, Acquires Foreign Titles Bullhead and Clown, Pacts with Image

    Indie player Drafthouse Films, led by Austin-based exhibitor Tim League, is in expansion mode. The company has announced a number of international acquisitions, an exclusive U.S. distribution deal with the licensing and distribution company, Image Entertainment, Inc., and appointed a new COO.

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    Keira Knightley Being Pursued For 'Akira' & Gary Oldman Wanted For 'Arthur & Lancelot'

    With "Harry Potter" ending this summer, Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy coming to a close in 2012, and "Green Lantern" proving a weak start to the DC heroes that the studio hoped would see them through the next few years, Warner Bros. are branching out a bit in their ...

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    Trailer Watch For Short Film "The Testament of Karma"

    Below is the trailer for the new short suspense thriller film The Testament of Karma which, according to the description for the film, is about a woman who "wakes up in a bathtub filled with water and finds a young stranger standing over her. As she finds herself prisoner in her own home and de...

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    Lincoln Center, TCM to Present Exhibition of Mike Kaplan's Personal Poster Collection

    As a lead up to next April's TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood, Turner Classic Movies and the Film Society of Lincoln Center are teaming up to present "Style and Motion: The Art of the Movie Poster," an exhibit to highlight the personal collection of poster designer and ...

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    Laemmle Passes Sunset 5 to Sundance Cinemas

    Say good-bye to the Sunset 5 Theaters in West Hollywood. As venerable Laemmle Theatres is preparing to open a new seven-plex in North Hollywood, after almost two decades, it will close the now-shabby Sunset 5 on December 1. Competition from new complexes took films and moviegoers away from t...

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    Bond Expert Deciphers Skyfall Intelligence, Craig's Development as 007

    So what have we learned after Thursday's press conference in London about Bond 23? Bill Desowitz, who is writing a book about the Bond films, parses the available 007 intelligence.

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    Killing II Starts in the UK

    Tired of waiting for season two of AMC's The Killing? Well, the second season of Danish Forbrydelsen starts on BBC Four on November 19th, if you can get to it.

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    Endgame Launches New P&A Venture

    Endgame Entertainnment, the Hollywood-based independent producer and financier behind "Hotel Rwanda" and "An Education," has announced the launch of Endgame Releasing, which will partner with investors, producers and studios to provide marketing and distribution funding for wide release films.

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    San Francisco Film Society Announces Filmmaking Grant Finalists

    Ten films currently in the works have just gotten one step closer to receiving a major prize.

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    Borderline Films Signs First Look Deal With Fox Searchlight Pictures

    Here's some more huge news for the team behind "Martha Marcy May Marlene." Borderline Films, the creative partnership of Josh Mond, Sean Durkin and Antonio Campos, has signed a two-year first-look deal with "Martha" distributor Fox Searchlight.

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