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    Fox is Developing an EDM Movie with DJ, Producer Diplo

    Acclaimed as an electronic DJ and producer, Thomas Wesley Pentz, better known as Diplo, is in talks with 20th Century Fox to develop a new script on a story that centers around three teens who want to get into Diplo's Electronic Music Festival, described as "8 Mile meets Project X."

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    Diplo Producing A Movie That's A Cross Between '8 Mile' & 'Project X'

    While it took them a few years, Hollywood has recently discovered all that dubstep has to offer -- every third trailer from last year had a bass drop. Though it’s taken a bit longer for the powers to be to recognize EDM, or electronic dance music, 20th Century Fox has bought the rights and is twiddl...

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    Aereo's Barry Diller Disrupts the TV Establishment--Yet Again

    Over the decades Hollywood has feared and tried to spurn most new technology -- television, video cassette recorders, cable, digital video recorders, and internet access to its goodies. The newest object of its fear is Aereo -- which uses thousands of tiny individual antennas to capture and stream t...

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    Do You Have An Idea For 'Prometheus 2'? A "Freaking Out" Fox Probably Wants To Hear It

    If there is one (potenital) franchise that continues to be a muddle of confused ideas, it's "Prometheus." We'll spare you the blow-by-blow (again), but generally speaking, Jon Spaihts wrote a script that was a (more) direct prequel to "Alien" (including facehuggers) like had been initially planned, ...

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    Ridley Scott To Produce Comic Adaptation 'Mind MGMT' For Fox

    Fanboys have been doing awfully well out of the cinema of late. With the franchising boom, and the concomitant reclassification of Comic-Con from geek speakeasy to non-ironic cultural staple, they are enjoying an unprecedented day in the sun (or its filament-based equivalent). While major studios ha...

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    'The Wolverine' Scribe Christopher McQuarrie Pitched Fox On Curating Their X-Men Universe

    Given Oscar-winning screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie's duties on “The Wolverine” -- a gig that stuck even after Darren Aronofsky's departure from the director's chair last year -- it would make sense that in 20th Century Fox's aims toward building a consistent franchise...

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    "The Future of Film" Emerging Industry Strategy from a Variety of Monetization Experts

    I had a chance to attend the "Future of Film Summit" in Beverly Hills produced by Variety and DigitalMediaWire. The ambitious one-day event focused on "the current state of the industry, and how film and transmedia deals will be struck in the coming years."

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    Life Of Pi

    A book that many people considered unfilmable has inspired one of the year’s most riveting and rewarding movies. I don’t like using hype words, but I found 'Life of Pi' truly magical. I’m even enthusiastic about its use of 3-D, which seems organic and genuinely enhances the film.

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    Latinobuzz: Famous Latin American Filmmakers Document Stories of Real Life Heroes Who Are Making the World a Better Place

    National Geographic Channel, together with Coca-Cola Latin America, has announced the launch of documentary series “Viviendo Positivamente” (Living Positively). The series premiered in 19 countries across Latin America on Nov. 6, 2012.

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    Box Sets Just Got Complicated: Rights For 'Star Wars: A New Hope' Still Held By Fox

    Amid yesterday's massive announcement that Disney handed over $4.05 billion to call LucasFilm their own, the immediate predictions of such a merger's result have established a firmly forward-looking perspective. However, that keen attitude toward the “Star Wars” franchise may hav...

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