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    CAAMFest Week Two Yields Ang Lee Tribute, Great Docs, an Oscar Contender and More (CLIPS)

    Between its two weekends, CAAMFest adheres to a civilized program of evening screenings that begin at 6 pm or later and encourage you to see one or two movies an evening. Here's what I caught during the festival's closing weekend.

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    Stream Them Now: Watch 18 Best Foreign Language Oscar Winners Online

    Foreign films too seldom get the U.S. distribution they deserve. Even those that manage to win the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film are often difficult to find. But for those who are looking forward to the upcoming 2014 Academy Awards, we've compiled a list of foreign films that have achieved not...

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    Former Focus Features CEO James Schamus to Be Honored by Writers Guild Awards

    Months after being ousted as Focus Features' CEO, James Schamus will be honored with the Evelyn F. Burkey Award at the 66th Annual Writers Guild Awards that take place in New York on February 1, 2014.

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    In the Works: Ang Lee and Screenwriter Peter Morgan May Collaborate on 3-D Muhammad Ali Film

    Details from a buzzed-about collaboration between director Ang Lee and screenwriter Peter Morgan on a 3-D boxing film have surfaced. Morgan has reportedly started writing the film and hopes to finish this year.

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    Shakeup at Focus Features: Peter Schlessel Named CEO as James Schamus Exits; FilmDistrict to be Absorbed by Focus

    FilmDistrict founder and CEO Peter Schlessel has been named the CEO of Focus Features, effective January 2014, Universal Pictures, Focus' parent, announced Wednesday. Current CEO James Schamus, who co-founded Focus Features over 12 years ago, will leave the company to work with director Ang Lee on h...

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    'Fantastic Four,' Mark Millar's 'Kindergarten Heroes,' Ang Lee's 3D Boxing Movie & More Get Writers

    The past week or so has seen quite a few writers land some gigs, ranging from big blockbusters to gritty thrillers, so let's get right into the mix.

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    Ang Lee's Next Film To Present The Thrilla In Manila, Joe Frazier Vs. Muhammad Ali, In 3D

    While 3D has mostly be used to plumb the depths of futuristic worlds (thanks James Cameron) or make summer movies more explosion-y, rare has been the filmmaker who has attempted to use the format as texture rather than simple technique. Martin Scorsese succeeded with his lovely "Hugo," Wim Wenders e...

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    After Comparing Making Blockbuters To Prostitution, Is Nicolas Winding Refn Really Going To Make A Bond Movie?

    There's rumors and then there's James Bond rumors, and lately they've been even more frenzied than usual. Mostly that's down to the news that "informal talks" have taken place between Christopher Nolan and producers to helm an upcoming entry in the franchise, and today brings more speculation from a...

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    Ang Lee Won't Direct the Pilot for FX's 'Tyrant' After All

    "Tyrant," the FX drama from "Homeland" producers Howard Gordon and Gideon Raff, managed a serious coup when it landed Ang Lee as the director of its pilot. The announcement was made in March, less than a month after Lee won the Oscar for Best Director for "Life of Pi," and it was set to be Lee's fir...

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