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    Arthouse Audit: 'Lincoln' Makes Triumphant Limited Opening, Beats 'Schindler's List' Initial Numbers

    Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" opened with the most impressive limited gross of the year, solidifying its status as a rigorous Oscar contender. Though not the top per screen average of the year, it opened wider - 11 theaters in seven cities, not just NY/LA - than those with higher average numbers.

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    DreamWorks' Spielberg, Katzenberg & Geffen Give $90 million to Motion Picture & Television Fund

    The Motion Picture & Television Fund has received a hefty donation from the three founders of DreamWorks SKG; Steven Spielberg, Jeffery Katzenberg and David Geffen will each give $30 million to the campaign to help ensure the MPTF's charitable programs and services are available to those in need, an...

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    Hollywood is in Turnaround

    "It's in turnaround" is one of the great Hollywood lines in "Argo" as John Goodman and Alan Arkin throw insider lingo at Ben Affleck's neophyte "associate producer." Truth is, it seems like all of Hollywood is in turnaround right now.

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    Rome Film Festival to Give 'Rise of the Guardians' Vanity Fair Award

    The Rome Film Festival (November 9-17) will award the "Vanity Fair International Award for Cinematic Excellence" to Dreamworks' animated 3-D holiday-character adventure "Rise of the Guardians" (opening November 21) for the film's "innovative, artistic and strategic contribution" to contemporary cine...

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    Benedict Cumberbatch & Joel Kinnaman To Possibly Topline DreamWorks' Julian Assange Pic Directed By Bill Condon

    "The studio would not confirm this, but it seemed intriguing and dishy enough to discuss," says Deadline who we guess are feeling a bit saucy this afternoon, and hell we'll play along with that. Benedict Cumberbatch as the one of the most infamous men and political figures on the plane...

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    DreamWorks Remaking Steve Martin & Lily Tomlin Body Switching Comedy 'All Of Me'

    Ah, the body switch comedy. The genre tends to be unpredictable at the box office, and usually doesn't lead to blockbuster sized success, but these movies can bring in decent coin if made on the right budget, and they're the kind of material that's an easy sell for future play on endless...

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    Immersed in Movies: Handicapping the Animation Oscar Race

    With the fall/holiday season just around the corner, the Oscar animation race is even more wide open than last season, when "Rango" jumped out early and never looked back in grabbing the Academy Award. In fact, most of the eventual nominees have probably not been released, which makes it hard to pin...

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    Universal Preps for Change, from Meyer's Upstairs Move to Courting DreamWorks' Snider and Spielberg

    Changes are under way at Universal Studios. And the LAT's revelation that studio president Ron Meyer will be heading into an advisory role at NBCUniversal prior to his retirement paves the way for new leadership. The longest- running studio chief in Hollywood has arranged his own graceful exit.

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    As Kennedy Moves to Lucasfilm, Marshall Adds Production President

    As Kathleen Kennedy transitions to running George Lucas's Lucasfilm empire in San Francisco, her husband and partner Frank Marshall is making changes at their Kennedy/Marshall production company. Marshall, the new sole head of the company, is adding a new production president, development executive ...

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    Comic-Con: Dreamworks Announces Third 'Kung Fu Panda' & Upcoming Animation Slate

    DreamWorks announces at Comic-Con that a third "Kung Fu Panda" is in the works, which is not surprising given the Jack Black animated panda franchise has grossed more than $1.2 billion worldwide...

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