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    Producers Guild Launches International Co-Production Showcase

    The Producers Guild is not only mounting a second Produced By Conference (June 4 to 6 at the Fox Studio), but will also launch at the same time the first International Film Co-Production Showcase (CoProShow) competition.

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    #SXSW Wrap, Hits and Misses

    Continuing to build its rep as a balmy spring destination for genre fans and cinephiles alike, the 17th South by Southwest Film Festival saw a strong turnout at films and panels appealing to young males and indie filmgoers, from opener Kick-Ass and stoner-comedy Leaves of Grass to the more finely ca...

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    Affleck to Present to Damon at American Cinematheque Ball; Luddy also Honored

    Ben Affleck will present Matt Damon the 24th American Cinematheque Award at the Beverly Hilton on March 27. The two pals earned screenwriting Oscars for Good Will Hunting. Casey Affleck, Don Cheadle, President Bill Clinton, George Clooney, Clint Eastwood, Jimmy Kimmel, Greg Kinnear, Ben Stiller, Cha...

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    #SXSW: Kashmere Band Doc Thunder Soul Builds Buzz

    Film Festival rule number one: ask people what they like, and when two in a row say the same film, get thee to the next screening.

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    SXSW: Rising Duplasses Help The Freebie, Lovers of Hate, Mars

    One of the notable things to come out of SXSW is the so-called mumblecore movement, which like the word "indie," has taken on so many meanings that it doesn't really mean anything. (Check out Paste's long-winded answer to the question: "Is Indie Dead?") The term is mainly used as shorthand for micr...

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    Weekend Fest Duel: Classic Films vs. Fest Of Books

    TCM’s first-ever Classic Film Festival launches April 22nd, running 50 classic films and wide-ranging panels over four days at three landmark venues--Grauman’s Chinese, the Egyptian and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.

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    #SXSW: Rodriguez, Brody, Antal Talk Predators, Spy Kids 4

    It was a smart move for Fox to hand over the reins to FX whiz Robert Rodriguez on a Predator sequel. He promised to deliver them a $45-million movie--modest, for an action sequel--which he wrote and produced at his Austin Troublemaker Studios (with location shoots in Hawaii) with Nimrod Antal (Kontr...

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    #SXSW: Matthew Vaughn Holds Off on Kick-Ass Sequel

    You couldn't ask for a more obvious set-up for a sequel than the end of Kick-Ass. Yet director Matthew Vaughn--who cannily set out to make a $50-million commercial hit--won't count his chickens until the movie opens on 3000 screens April 16. Lionsgate wants to talk sequel--they have first-look right...

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    #SXSW: True Crime Meets Cold Weather

    Well, I checked out writer-director Aaron Katz's third film Cold Weather to see what the fuss was all about.

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    #SXSW: MacGruber Panel, Trailer

    MacGruber cost just $10 million, a micro budget for a Universal release starring Ryan Phillippe, Val Kilmer, Will Forte, Seth Meyers, Powers Boothe and Kristin Wiig. The gang stopped by the IFC House Tuesday for a Matt Singer interview and photo shoot.

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