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    Workman Orson Welles Documentary Will Debut at Telluride

    You can always count on a few cinephile documentaries to show at the Telluride Film Festival. This year Chuck Workman will debut his newest film "Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles."

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    'Birdman' Debuts at Venice to Rave Reviews: "Savagely Sweet"

    We're off to the races. Venice Film Festival opener "Birdman," from always-compelling Alejandro G. Inarritu, has earned raves from its first set of reviewers. I will participate in the next round, which is Telluride. (We'll know the official line-up Thursday.) The film closes the New York Film Fest...

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    11 Tips for Starting Your Own Indie Film Festival

    Thinking of starting your own film festival? This is a must-read.

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    Tommy Lee Jones-Directed 'The Homesman' Named as the Centerpiece of Hamptons International Film Festival

    In addition to "The Homesman" as its Centerpiece selection, HIFF has also announced a number of other films that will screen at its 22nd fest.

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    Participant Media, Changing Its Stripes, Sells Thriller 'Out of the Dark' to Vertical Entertainment

    As Participant Media prepares to celebrate its tenth anniversary at Toronto with the world premiere of animated “Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet,” the company led by eBay co-founder Jeff Skoll has been broadening its narrowly defined social action niche to include commercial feature fare. The message is...

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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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