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    TIFF Thriller 'Cut Bank' Picked Up by A24, DIRECTV

    A24 and DIRECTV have picked up U.S. rights to Matt Shakman's feature directorial debut, thriller "Cut Bank," which premiered at this year's Los Angeles Film Festival and will show before international audiences later this year in Toronto.

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    Screen Talk: Telluride Film Festival Predictions and Preview

    The Thursday before Labor Day weekend, Indiewire critic Eric Kohn and I will arrive in Telluride, a little mining town in the Colorado Rockies, when we'll finally learn what's actually on the Telluride Film Festival schedule. On this week's podcast, we suss out our best guesses on the program. What ...

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    Screen Talk: Remembering Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall, New Director/TV Paradigm, Festival Update, Emmys, Week's Picks

    On this week's Screen Talk podcast (available on iTunes), Indiewire critic Eric Kohn and I remember Lauren Bacall and Robin Williams, look at the new director paradigm on television pioneered by Cary Fukunaga and Steven Soderbergh in "True Detective" and "The Knick," respectively, talk "Outlander" a...

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    San Francisco Film Society Announces Finalists for SFFS/Hearst Screenwriting Grant

    Grants are administered by Filmmaker360, the Film Society's renowned film services department, which has provided support to some of the most critically-acclaimed films produced over the past few years, including "Fruitvale Station," "Short Term 12" and "Beasts of the Southern Wild."

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    Kickstarter Film Festival Hits Los Angeles

    Kickstarter has made a lot of projects possible, including many films, and as there are more Kickstarter creators in Los Angeles than anywhere in the world, the crowdsourcing site is continuing the 4th Annual Kickstarter Film Festival--which launched in Brooklyn's Fort Greene (where the company is h...

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    New York Film Festival Cherry Picks World Fests for Slate of 30 --What's Missing?

    The New York Film Festival Main Slate official selection has landed, with 30 features including many Cannes entries and potential Oscar contenders.

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    Toronto Fest Adds to Sprawling Program: Highlights

    The Toronto International Film Festival is adding scads of movies to its sprawling 11-day program of 300-plus selections which launches September 4 with the world premiere of David Dobkin’s “The Judge," starring Robert Downey, Jr. and Robert Duvall. It's a lot to absorb: we list the individual Wavel...

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    TIFF Adds 'Clouds of Sils Maria' and 'Two Days, One Night,' Reveals 5 More Lineups

    TIFF has announced additions to its Gala and Special Presentation selections as well as new sets of films that will screen during this year's festival, including a City to City Program with Seoul, South Korea.

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    How to Pick a Foreign Oscar Entry?

    Certain countries over the decades have done better with foreign Oscar nominations. Italy and France lead the field with the most Oscar wins.

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    Henry Jenkins Will Give Keynote at Convergence Section of New York Film Festival

    The Film Society of Lincoln Society has revealed a keynote speaker and a few selections for the Convergence section at the New York Film Festival.

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