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    'Beasts' Director Reveals Plot For Next Film Which He Wants Quvenzhané Wallis To Star In

    It was just about a year ago, while still basking in the spotlight of his acclaimed directorial debut that Beasts of the Southern Wild director, and New Orleans resident, Benh Zeitlin, revealed in an interview that he had already begun work on his follow-up film, which he said would also likely...

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    5 Tips for Grassroots Film Distribution from Producers of 'Beasts of the Southern Wild'

    “Beasts of the Southern Wild” producers Michael Gottwald and Josh Penn have a fellowship from NYU’s Cinema Research Institute to research grassroots audience outreach for films. The duo, who also worked on the Obama campaign, is blogging about their findings. We’ve got the top five takeaways from th...

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    Cannes 2012 Box Office Led by 'Moonrise Kingdom,' Will Strong Fest Sales Repeat in 2013?

    Led by a recent year (and possibly all time) record of 21 of 22 official competition films gaining U.S. distribution (including some yet to play), 2012's Cannes line-up (from all sections) shows 58 total -- much above average -- out of 100 titles that were presented ending up with domestic rights ac...

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    Interview: Oscar Nominee Lucy Alibar On Meeting Tony Kushner, Working with Guillermo del Toro, and Life After 'Beasts'

    Three years ago, Florida panhandle-raised Lucy Alibar was a struggling playwright working multiple jobs in New York City when she penned "Juicy and Delicious," a highly personal Georgia-set tale inspired by her dealings with her father's ailing health. Soon after, the play became the basis for Benh ...

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    Yes It's True: Oscar Nominee Quvenzhane Wallis Will Topline Musical Reboot 'Annie'

    The rumors that Oscar-nominated best actress Quvenzhane Wallis, 9, would star in a musical reboot of "Annie" are true. Overbrook Entertainment, Marcy Media, director Will Gluck and Sony Pictures Entertainment have confirmed that the diminutive New Orleans star of "Beasts of the Southern Wild" will t...

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    2013 Spirit Award Predictions: Will It Be the 'Silver Linings' or the 'Southern Wild' Show?

    Everyone's talking about who will and should win the Oscars in five days, but there's another award show this weekend too: The Spirit Awards, which go down Saturday afternoon in Santa Monica and honor the best in independent filmmaking. And it's looking like a showdown between two films.

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    "Rejected Pitches" Takes On the Oscars (Video)

    “Rejected Pitches,” the on-line comedy series that plays out typical Hollywood rejections of very successful films, takes on this year’s crop of Oscar nominees with some priceless responses to Silver Linings Playbook, Argo and Beasts of the Southern Wild: “I love Hushpu...

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    Different Roads Out of Sundance: 'Bellflower' Team, Brit Marling and Benh Zeitlin

    Evan Glodell and his "Bellflower" team are back in the saddle for "Chuck Hank and the San Diego Twins." The multi-hyphenate is handing over directing reins to Jonathan Keevil (who scored "Bellflower") and is serving as producer. They are also reuniting with "Bellflower"'s Tyler Dawson and DP Joel Ho...

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    Cross Post: Uppity Women: How Maya and Kathryn Bigelow Continue to Threaten the Status Quo

    “A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it’s in hot water.”  -- Eleanor Roosevelt

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