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    Jonathan Demme's 'Old Fires' With Bryan Cranston, Jason Segel & Jennifer Ehle Put On Hold

    It just doesn’t seem to be going right for Jonathan Demme recently. He had been working on an adaptation of Stephen King’s “11/22/63” alongside the author, but that fell apart last December with King and Demme unable to agree on the correct direction for the film to take (it's now being developed fo...

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    Austin Film Fest to Honor 'Breaking Bad' Creator Vince Gilligan and Barry Josephson of 'Bones'

    The Austin Film Festival announced that it will be honoring Jonathan Demme with the "Extraordinary Contribution to Filmmaking Award" as well as Vince Gilligan with the "Outstanding Television Writer Award" and Barry Josephson with the "Heart of Film" award.

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    Jonathan Demme to Present Festival Favorite 'Gimme the Loot'

    First-time filmmaker Adam Leon has had a pretty great year. Almost exactly a year ago his debut film "Gimme the Loot" premiered at SXSW to an extremely warm reception (Eric Kohn called it "a lovingly handmade affair" in his review from the festival). The film won Best Narrative Feature in Austin and...

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    Jonathan Demme Will Present Adam Leon's Stellar Debut and SXSW Winner 'Gimme the Loot'

    Director Jonathan Demme ("The Silence of the Lambs," "Philadelphia") will present Adam Leon's "Gimme the Loot."

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    Jonathan Demme On Future Projects 'Old Fires,' 'Zeitoun' And 'This House We Live In'

    During the Marrakech Film Festival earlier this month we had a brief chat with director Jonathan Demme ("Stop Making Sense," "The Silence of the Lambs," "Rachel Getting Married," "Neil Young Journeys," etc), who was in town to give one of the festival’s Masterclasses (Darren Aronofsky was among the ...

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    Exclusive: Jonathan Demme Exits Stephen King Adaptation '11/22/63'

    Moving easily and often between documentaries and feature film projects, Jonathan Demme has always got a few things on the go at any given time. This year alone has seen him direct theater legends Wallace Shawn and André Gregory in their re-teaming in "Wally And André Shoot I...

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    Anthony Hopkins Discusses the Insecurities He Felt Playing 'Hitchcock' and How Darren Aronofsky Fared On the Set of 'Noah'

    Anthony Hopkins may very well be regarded as one of our greatest living actors, but that doesn't mean he's all that different from you and I. The 74-year-old, who insists you call him "Tony," is, as it turns out, insecure about his day job. This, despite the fact that Queen Elizabeth II knighted him...

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    Jonathan Demme Will Stoke 'Old Fires'

    You may think that Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme has had a quiet few years following 2008’s “Rachel Getting Married,” but that’s actually far from the truth. Since then Demme has directed a whole heap of documentary and concert films, and last year he was getting behi...

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    'California Solo,' 'Shepard & Dark,' Jonathan Demme Take Awards at Woodstock Film Festival

    At an awards ceremony Saturday night that seemed to zip by in record time, the 13th annual Woodstock Film Festival gave prizes to features "California Solo" and "Shepard & Dark," while also honoring Jonathan Demme and the late Bingham Ray.

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    5 Best Things to Watch on TV This Week: A Tech-Free Future and a New Doc From Jonathan Demme

    Sure, Sunday seems to always be overcrowded with high-end TV (including "Boardwalk Empire," "Hell on Wheels," and the soon returning "Dexter," "Homeland" and "Treme"), but what to watch the rest of the week? Every Monday, we bring you five noteworthy...

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