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    55th San Francisco International Film Festival Announces Awards and Prizes at Golden Gate Awards Party

    While the Golden Gate Awards party was going on at the Rasselas Jazz Club and Restaurant on Fillmore, I was some 33 miles south, at the Stanford Theatre in Palo Alto, watching Howard Hawks’ “A Girl in Every Port,” accompanied by Dennis James on the Mighty Wurlitzer...

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    Fandango and Telemundo to Target Hispanic Audience with Fandango Cine

    Paying heed to the country's fast-growing demo and most frequent moviegoing population, Fandango is partnering with Telemundo Media to form Fandango Cine. Launch of the Spanish-language site is planned for fourth quarter 2012.

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    Tribeca Takes So Yong Kim's 'For Ellen,' with Paul Dano, Jon Heder & Jena Malone

    Writer-director So Yong Kim’s "For Ellen," which premiered at Sundance, goes to Tribeca Film for North American distribution. The film opens September 5 at NYC's Film Forum, followed by a limited theatrical and VOD release. Paul Dano plays a rock star who unknowingly gives away c...

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    Cannes 65: Seven New Titles Added to Lineup; Master Classes to include Kaufman, Desplat, Lloyd

    Cannes has added seven titles to its 2012 selection, including Adam Leon's SXSW winner "Gimme the Loot," "Djeca" and "Renoir" (each in Un Certain Regard), two Midnight screenings, a special screening and Cannes Classics selection closer, Hungary's "Final Cut - Hölgyeim És Uraim"...

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    Is Sean Penn Heading to Cannes with 'Gangster Squad'?

    A tweeter purporting to be Cannes Fest Director Thierry Fremaux tweeted (en francais) that Sean Penn is coming to Cannes, spurring buzz that his film, Ruben Fleischer's "The Gangster Squad," in which he stars with Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Mireille Enos, Michael Pena, Anthony Mackie and...

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    Malcolm D. Lee To Direct "Scary Movie 5" As Dimension Films Reboots Franchise

    It's not that sequel to The Best Man that he's been wanting to do for a little while, but he also hasn't been behind the camera for a feature film since Soul Men in 2008, some 4 years ago; and it's a paycheck.

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    Van Sant's 'Promised Land' Begins Production with Damon, Krasinski, DeWitt, MacDormand, Holbrook & McNairy

    Gus Van Sant's "Promised Land," written by and starring Matt Damon and John Krasinski, begins production this week in Pennsylvania. Participant is co-producing with Focus Features, which holds worldwide rights; the film will be shopped at Cannes and is slated for release next winter.

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    Wolfe Takes US Rights to SXSW's 'Gayby'

    "Gayby" has gone to Wolfe Releasing for US distribution. The comedy, written and directed by Jonathan Lisecki, premiered at SXSW and won audience and jury prizes at Ashland Independent Film Festival. The story, based on Lisecki's 2010 short film of the same name (that screened at over ...

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    'Room 237' Goes to IFC Midnight; Doc Investigates Theories on Kubrick's 'The Shining'

    IFC Midnight has picked up Rodney Ascher's documentary, "Room 237," for North American distribution. The film, which premiered at Sundance, is about theories and controversies surrounding Stanley Kubrick's film "The Shining," based on Stephen King's novel.

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    Cannes Critics' Week Celebrates First-Timers, Shuts Out Americans and Women from Competition

    The Cannes Critics' Week will be packed will first-time filmmakers, save one...

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