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    Check Out New IPad Magazine 'Backstory': Long, Gorgeous and Deep

    You've got to applaud the chutzpah of ex-Creative Screenwriting senior editor Jeff Goldsmith, who has plunked his life savings down on bimonthly iPad publishing experiment: "Backstory." The gorgeously mounted magazine champions scriptwriters by telling their behind-the-scenes stor...

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    TONIGHT: Indiewire Presents Meet The Filmmakers with Todd Solondz and Jordan Gelber

    Join Indiewire, filmmaker Todd Solondz and actor Jordan Gelber tonight at the SoHo Apple Store to hear a discussion about Solondz's latest film "Dark Horse."

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    TONIGHT: Indiewire Presents Meet The Filmmakers with Todd Solondz and Jordan Gelber

    Join Indiewire, filmmaker Todd Solondz and actor Jordan Gelber tonight at the SoHo Apple Store to hear a discussion about Solondz's latest film "Dark Horse." Indiewire critic Eric Kohn will moderate.

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    Magnolia Pictures Buys US Rights to "Steve Jobs: The Last Interview"

    Not wasting any time as Walter Isaacs' bestselling Steve Jobs biography continues to fly off shelves, Magnolia Pictures has acquired US rights to documentary "Steve Jobs" The Lost Interview."

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    Media Watch: Google Opens Digital Music Shop

    In order to compete with iTunes and Amazon, Google has boldly launched a series of music features, including a digital music downloads store, reports NYT's Media Decoder. This marks Google's intention to expand as a social network and entertainment source.

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    AFM News: Freestyle Digital Media to Focus on Digital, Cable, VOD Distribution

    In case you were wondering, VOD distribution is here to stay. Look at JC Chandor's $3.5 million Margin Call, which lured a strong ensemble of name actors led by Kevin Spacey, Jeremy Irons and Zachary Quinto, and has passed the $1.5 million mark theatrically in limited release, as it was also available day-and-date on VOD. More and more people are learning, as Netflix had hoped, to download and stream movies from their cable companies or through Roku, iTunes, PS3 or TiVo. Several folks I know picked up on the publicity and ad noise surrounding Margin Call and watched it on its second weekend in theaters, at home. It's significa...

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    Media Watch: Isaacson's Steve Jobs Biography, Reviews, 60 Minutes Profile

    Clearly, we can't learn enough about the late Steve Jobs, so his official biographer Walter Isaacson's new book Steve Jobs--over 600 pages--which is published today, two and half weeks after his death, should help to feed our hunger for more details about the fascinating co-founder of Apple. Here's ...

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    Steve Jobs: The Story of His Adoption, Search for His Biological Parents, Sister Mona Simpson

    The person who invited me, back in my Premiere days, to have lunch with Steve Jobs, was press agent Harry Clein, who was doing some PR work for Pixar. He recounts what it was like to work for the demanding executive.Steve Jobs hired my firm to work with Pixar right after Toy Story became a big hit. ...

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    Remembering Steve Jobs, VES Summit and Bill of Rights, Geeking out with John Gaeta

    In this week's Immersed in Movies column, Bill Desowitz remembers meeting Steve Jobs, recaps the Visual Effects Society Summit and geeks out with John Gaeta at the Palo Alto International Film Festival. The passing of Steve Jobs on Wednesday underscores, more than anything else, the crucial importan...

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    RIP Steve Jobs, Who Deserves the Word Visionary: Obits, Links, Clips

    I once had lunch with Jobs at an excellent Japanese restaurant in Beverly Hills. He wore his trademark black turtleneck and jeans; he was serious, accessible. We talked about Pixar, which he also deserves credit for. Sadly, Jobs has died at age 56 of pancreatic cancer, which he had been fighting sin...

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