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    Tony Safford To Leave Fox Searchlight After 18 Years

    When Fox Searchlight announced that acquisition executive Ray Strache was moving up to co-run the acquisitions department with executive VP of acquisitions Tony Safford, something was up. Sure enough he's moving on after 18 years.

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    How 'Birdman' Got Made: Fox Searchlight and New Regency Partners Tell All (Keaton, Norton, Stone VIDEOS)

    Two companies that financed and produced Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's just-opened "Birdman," Fox Searchlight and New Regency, also collaborated on "12 Years a Slave." The 20-year Searchlight executive who runs production, Claudia Lewis, and New Regency president and CEO Brad Weston, who has spearhe...

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    Jean-Marc Vallée's 'Demolition' Lands at Fox Searchlight, Stars Gyllenhaal and Watts

    'Wild' director Jean-Marc Vallée will re-team with Fox Searchlight on his followup 'Demolition,' starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Naomi Watts.

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    Specialty Box Office: 'Birdman' Best Opener Since 'Grand Budapest,' 'Dear White People' Shows Broad Interest

    Two of the strongest new specialized releases of the season opened this weekend. Alejandro G. Inarritu's "Birdman" had the second-best limited opening of the year. "Dear White People," one of seven Sundance 2014 films to open this week, also impressed in its somewhat wider platform debut. As nothing...

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    Mike Cahill on Crazy Sidetrack to Mind-Blowing 'I Origins,' Working with Michael Pitt, Opening Karlovy Vary

    I think I have very specific passions, I guess, one is science and one is existentialism, part of science, the question why are we here, what is all this about if universe 3.7 billion years and we only have 100, how do we negotiate those numbers and making meaning out of our lives, both of them come...

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    Watch: Reese Witherspoon Gets Rugged In First New Trailer For Oscar-Contender 'Wild'

    “She went method with the hair and no makeup,” says filmmaker Jean-Marc Vallee, director of the Oscar-winning “Dallas Buyers Club” said last year of Reese Witherspoon. “We wanted to see Reese out there, not vain at all, not concerned with her image, and she went for it. Wait until you see her in the...

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    Reese Witherspoon's 'Wild' Gets Oscar Friendly Release Date

    Fox Searchlight is officially throwing "Wild," starring Reese Witherspoon, into this year's Oscar game. The film has been given a December 5, 2014 release date, right in the prime spot for awards season attention.

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    Fox Searchlight Sets ‘Wild’ Starring Reese Witherspoon For Oscar-Friendly December 5th Release, Plus New Photo

    There’s lots of reasons to be interested in “Wild,” Fox Searchlight’s upcoming drama starring Reese Witherspoon. For one, it could be her “127 Hours,” as it's about a woman in the wilderness all by herself and by all accounts, like that movie, it’s mostly a one-(wo)man show. Secondly, it’s directed ...

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