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    Cameron Weighs in on Oil Spill, Disney Sells Toy Story 3 Tickets on Facebook, Abrams' Secret Movie

    - Nobody knows more about deep-sea robotic technology than filmmaker/tech head James Cameron, who has taken submersibles and his own robotic cameras down to the ocean floor to shoot documentaries on the Titanic and Bismarck. So it makes sense that he was part of a brainstorming session with U.S. officials, scientists and academics who are trying to come up with a solution to the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Since BP's efforts have failed, the Federal government is opening its ears to a wider knowledge database. The Huffington Post lists other parties involved in the session: the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute; Oceanographic Institu...

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    Sorkin's Facebook Script, Disney Calls Off Miramax-Weinstein Deal, Howard Stark in Tights

    - The Daily Beast blogger Choire Sicha got hold of an unofficial copy of Aaron Sorkin's screenplay about Mark Zuckerberg which portrays the Facebook founder as a "selfish, sexist, back-stabber," writes Sicha. Zuckerberg and Facebook are no strangers to user discontent over site changes followed by apologetic reassurances. Sorkin's script follows Zuckerberg from his Harvard dorm days and doesn't make any excuses for him, portraying him as an angry, "maybe-shy but maybe-unfeeling, inhuman, awful, back-stabbing, shallow little code monkey with about as much insight into human relations as a poorly developed friend-recommending algorithm." The Da...

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    Lohan in Court, Monjack found dead, Zuckerberg on Facebook privacy, Scorsese's Sinatra

    Entertainment News:- Lindsay Lohan's video denying drug use and claiming to be in full compliance with court orders did not save her from a Beverly Hills judge Monday, who ordered her to refrain from alcohol, undergo weekly blood tests and wear an alcohol detection bracelet. Lohan's lawyer said she ...

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    A Smart Note to Twilight Fans from Bill Condon

    Writer-director Bill Condon is a smart cookie. On Saturday afternoon, he posted a note to Twilight fans on Facebook, beginning an engagement with them, letting them know he gets their world as he approached getting started on the final installment(s), Breaking Dawn. One of his tasks is going to be f...

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    Andreessen Talks Tech Turkey on Charlie Rose

    I saved this Marc Andreessen Charlie Rose interview on TiVo because Andreessen is brilliant and loves to share his insight. Months later, as the iPad is coming out and the internet continues to dominate our lives, this Silicon Valley maverick reveals how much he knows about how start-ups and the Int...

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    #SXSW: First Hit is Cold Weather

    At the SXSW opening night party, Jason Reitman showed me the trailer (below) for Aaron Katz's third feature Cold Weather on his iPhone. Reitman was psyched to see it, and I was intrigued, but it was up against Michel Gondry's Cannes doc Thorn in My Heart, which I needed to see in order to interview ...

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    Journalism in 3-D: Is Content Dead?

    "If content is not king," asked Variety publisher Neil Stiles at a downbeat Digital Hollywood journalism panel Wednesday, "what is?"

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    With Paranormal Activity, Paramount Sets New Marketing Model

    From the start, Paramount online marketing executive Amy Powell knew that she could sell micro-budget horror thriller Paranormal Activity on the Internet.

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    The Flixster Effect: 2 Billion Movie Ratings

    Call it the Flixster Effect.

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    Three Tools to Unlock Bright Star's Online Potential

    In the second of a series of service pieces about independent film marketing, digital consultant Chris Dorr uses Bright Star as an example of a movie that has not taken full advantage of its online potential. He offers three ways the film could unleash the passion online that is in such evidence ons...

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