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    Universal Digs Into Archives to Celebrate 100 Years of Movie History Throughout 2012

    Universal Pictures is planning a yearlong centennial celebration to celebrate 100 years of the studio's history and legacy. The celebration aims to engage with a wide range of audiences, and it will include the restoration of thirteen titles, including "To Kill a Mockingbird," "All Quiet on the West...

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    HollyShorts 2012 Now Accepting Submissions for August Fest

    The HollyShorts Film Festival is now accepting submissions. The fest, in its 8th year, runs August 9-16. Last year's fest featured work from the likes of Jennifer Aniston, Neil Labute and Kate Hudson. Cash prizes are given for Best Short, Director, Music Video and Commercial, and $30,000 in post pro...

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    Oscar Watch: Weinsteins Boast One Great Pick-Up, Two Great Performances in Weak Movies

    It's Oscar season, and Harvey Weinstein is back. He's blogging at HuffPo about how his daughters consider him to be cool, and crowing about "The Artist" in the NYT. Lo and behold, Weinstein's canny pre-Cannes acquisition "The Artist" came out ahead at the New York Fi...

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    Immersed in Movies: Revisiting Hollywood's Silent Golden Age with The Artist

    Immersed in Movies: Revisiting Hollywood's Silent Golden Age with The Artist

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    Third Annual Hollywood Fringe Festival Sets 2012 Dates: How to Join Up

    Los Angeles culture lovers: the third installment of the Hollywood Fringe Festival has set its dates for 2012. From June 14-24, Hollywood will get an "explosion of theatre performances, solo artists, dancers, experimental art, comedy, films, and cabaret" from this non-profit fest. An openi...

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    Weekly Wrap: Weekend Preview, News from AFM, Festivals, Awards Buzz, Media Watch & More

    Weekly Wrap: Weekend Preview, News from AFM, Festivals, Awards Buzz, Media Watch & More

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    AFI FEST Conversations and Presentations: Young Hollywood Roundtable, 3D Bootcamp, Haywire, Summits

    AFI FEST 2011's slate of conversations, presentations and digital alliances includes a Young Hollywood Roundtable (Kirsten Dunst, Armie Hammer, Evan Rachel Wood, Anton Yelchin), Two Visions of the West and the inevitable 3D Bootcamp, Film Technology Summit, Future of Film Summit, plus a Sec...

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    Five Star Day Premieres on Facebook and Theaters Day-and-Date

    As indie filmmakers continue to try new ways to get their films out--with or without conventional distribution-- Five Star Day, an astrology-themed feature that overemphasizes the significance of place and time, premiered Wednesday November 2 day-and-date in movie theaters and Facebook. Gravitas Ven...

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    Media Watch: Justin Timberlake Tackles Myspace, Kindle's Lending Library, News Corp. Profit Dip

    Life imitates art: musician/actor Justin Timberlake, who played a media mogul in Aaron Sorkin's The Social Network, is set to revive the hulking mess of MySpace. He purchased an ownership share in the social media site in June of 2011 and just recently acquired an office and a staff of six to help h...

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    AFM IN THE WORKS: Edgerton, Kidman, Dujardin, Del Toro, Cotillard, Watts, Wright, Wahlberg, Ibsen

    Naomi Watts, Robin Wright, James Frecheville (Animal Kingdom) and Xavier Samuel are on board to star in Anne Fontaine's (Coco Before Chanel) The Grandmothers, adapted from the 2003 novella by Nobel Prize-winner Doris Lessing by-- it's getting better--Christopher Hampton (Atonement, Dangerous...

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