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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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    Focus Forward Partners with Tribeca, LA Film Fest and Other Fests; Opens Filmmaker Challenge Submissions

    Focus Forward is a global documentary initiative that looks at the human power of ideas and innovation through three-minute films that can educate and inspire. GE and CINELAN's Focus Forward is now accepting submissions for their $200,000 Filmmaker Challenge, in celebration of nine Focus Forward doc...

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    Robert Redford Presents on the Sundance Channel; Curated Indie Series to Begin with 'The Crucible'

    The Sundance Channel will feature a series of indie films curated and introduced by creative director Robert Redford.

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    Poster Watch: Timur Bekmambetov's 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter'

    True confession. While I have not read Seth Grahame-Smith's book "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," the name Timur Bekmambetov has me interested in this movie. The Russian/Kazakh director of "Night Watch" and "Wanted" is a virtuosic visualist who runs his own VFX co...

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