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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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    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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    Jude Law On Saying Goodbye to Vanity in Order to Play 'Dom Hemingway'

    On screen, Jude Law is a very pretty man. In person, the actor doesn't disappoint. At 41, he still looks like Dickie Greenleaf, the bronzed, handsome playboy he played to cocky perfection in 1999's "The Talented Mr. Ripley." So it's therefore alarming to see him as the titular goon in this Wednesday...

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    Fox Searchlight Dates Sundance Hit 'Calvary,' Starring Brendan Gleeson

    Fox Searchlight picked up at the Sundance Film Festival "Calvary," writer-director John Michael McDonagh's follow-up to the masterful "The Guard," also starring Brendan Gleeson. The distributor has now booked a summer release date.

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    Movie Theaters Receive Special Instructions on How to Project 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

    Most films are projected in one aspect ratio ( most commonly, 1.85:1), but Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel" is presented in three aspect ratios, which is why it's not surprising that Fox Searchlight would send movie theaters special instructions on how to project it.

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    Saoirse Ronan and Tony Revolori on Their Love of Bill Murray and Spatting Like Spouses When Making 'Grand Budapest Hotel'

    If you think Saoirse Ronan and Tony Revolori make a cute couple on screen, canoodling as baker's daughter Agatha and "lobby boy" Zero in Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel," you should get a load of the youthful pair in person. Meeting me and a handful of other journalists in a hotel in Berlin...

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    Wes Anderson On Developing 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' and What He Hates Most About Hotels

    There's no stopping Wes Anderson, who's back in theaters this Friday with "The Grand Budapest Hotel," his most ambitious live-action feature to date.

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