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    Gilles Jacob: Author, Raconteur, Lover of Cinema and Outgoing Cannes President

    The Cannes Film Festival hits its titular locality for the 67th time on May 14th. Following a 22-year stint as Festival artistic director, Gilles Jacob, 83, rose to Presidency in 2001. But this year's Cannes will be his last. In 2015, Pierre Lescure takes over.

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    If You Could be Adopted by a Mother in the Movies, Who Would It Be?

    I’ve been reading Richard Corliss’ "Mom in the Movies," a sprightly survey of cinemamas, as though it were a catalogue of mail-order moms. Which movie mom would you choose for your own? Why?

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    All-Star Cast Lines Up for Andy Goddard's Cannes-Bound Patricia Highsmith Adaptation

    Patrick Wilson, Jessica Biel, Imogen Poots and Toby Jones have joined the cast of Brit helmer Andy Goddard's Untitled Patricia Highsmith adaptation.

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    I Answer Questions About My New Book 'The $11 Billion Year'

    My new book about the year 2012, "The $11 Billion Year: From Sundance to the Oscars, an Inside Look at the Changing Hollywood System," is in bookstores.

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    Oliver Stone to Get the Matt Zoller Seitz Treatment in New Book, 'The Oliver Stone Experience'

    Few recent filmmaker biographies are as comprehensive, insightful or personal as Matt Zoller Seitz's "The Wes Anderson Collection," and Seitz is following up that achievement with a book on multiple Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone.

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    Los Angeles Times Festival of Books Goes to the Movies

    Check out the movie-related content at this weekend's LA Times Festival of Books, including a panel I will join called "Hollywood Past and Present."

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    How 'Divergent' Became a Franchise Before It Opened and Lost Its Director

    "Divergent" will prove itself at the box office on its second weekend--but the sequel is on its way no matter what. Producer Lucy Fisher reveals how they made the movie, found their romantic leads, lost the director for the sequels, and why this represents a new filmmaking paradigm.

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    LISTEN: Three Seasoned Hollywood Reporters Debate the Future of Filmed Entertainment (EXCLUSIVE PODCAST)

    On the occasion of the publication of "The $11 Billion Year: From Sundance to the Oscars, an Inside Look at the Changing Hollywood System," which covers one year at the movies-- 2012, from January's Sundance Film Festival through Oscar night 2013, when "Argo" won Best Picture--I invited two seasoned...

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    On 'The $11 Billion Year' Promo Tour, from NY to LA

    I'll be signing copies of "The $11 Billion Year" on Sunday March 16 at 6 PM at Hollywood's Egyptian Theatre, followed by a Q & A on the future of movies with The Hollywood Reporter's Kim Masters and the LA Times' John Horn, regulars on KCRW's "The Business," and a screening of Ben Affleck's Oscar-wi...

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    Academy Names Film Scholars

    Who has the Academy's Educational Grants Committee picked this year as an Academy Scholar to receive $25,000 to write a book? Past awardees include writers Cari Beauchamp, Richard B. Jewell, and Donald Crafton. The Academy doles out the first portion of the grants at a ceremony on Monday March 17.

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