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    Sundance Watch: HBO Doc Films Buys Me @The Zoo

    HBO Documentary Films has bought U.S. broadcast rights to Sundance U.S. Competition documentary "Me @the Zoo. Rookie drectors Chris Moukarbel and Valerie Veatch explore the phenomenon of internet celebrity, focusing on Chris Crocker, the infamous vlogger of “Leave Britney Alone&rdqu...

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    Sycamore Takes US Rights to Schepisi's 'Eye of the Storm' with Rush, Rampling and Davis

    Fred Schepisi's Australian "The Eye of The Storm" has been acquired by Sycamore Entertainment for US distribution. Starring Geoffrey Rush, Charlotte Rampling and Judy Davis, the film is based on Patrick White's 1973 Nobel Prize-winning novel, adapted by Judy Morris.

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    Cinema Guild Launches SPARK for Docs; Releasing 'Everyday Sushine' and 'Five Elephants'

    The Cinema Guild announces the launch of SPARK, its new documentary home video and digital releasing label. SPARK will cover art topics in film, music, photography, painting, literature, architecture, dance, etc. "Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone" and "The Woman with the Five ...

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    Ricky Strauss Takes Disney Marketing Presidency UPDATED

    One of the topics of discussion at the Critics Choice Awards last night was who would get the open Disney marketing job. Having given the post to movie business outsider M.T. Carney 19 months ago--which rarely works, unless it's television--Disney Studio chairman Rich Ross was expected to go inside ...

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    Weekend Preview: Swinton, Belafonte, Wahlberg and Streep

    Meryl Streep may be a major contender for a Best Actress Oscar nomination and win (as per usual), but reviews for her film "The Iron Lady" (expanding its run this weekend) are less than upbeat. While Streep's performance is called "virtuouso," the Margaret Thatcher biopic from Phyllida Lloyd is also...

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    Trailer Watch: Feast Your Eyes on Wes Anderson's 'Moonrise Kingdom'

    Wes Anderson, we've missed you. It's been a few years since his last live-action feature ("The Darjeeling Limited" in 2007), so it is with much pleasure that his fans will watch the new trailer for "Moonrise Kingdom." There's a lot of storybook, painterly charm going on in the très Andersonian trail...

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    DGA Announces Outstanding Documentary Director Nominees

    The Directors Guild announces nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary. DGA President Taylor Hackford says this year's doc nominees "take audiences on a journey..."

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    President Obama Will Reportedly Host "Red Tails" Cast At Weekend White House Screening

    According to the New York Post, actor Cuba Gooding, Jr. has revealed that he and some of his Red Tails co-stars, including Terrance Howard, will be in attendance at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. when their film is screened for the First Family tomorrow.

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    Film Independent Names McManus and Welsh Co-Presidents to Replace Embattled Academy Chair Dawn Hudson

    Film Independent has appointed Sean McManus and Josh Welsh to the newly created positions of co-presidents. McManus, formerly a Senior Director, and Welsh, formerly Director of Artist Development, succeed former exec director Dawn Hudson. Hudson left her post at FIND last June

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    Paramount and Cameron Team with Cirque du Soleil for 'Worlds Away'

    Paramount and Cirque du Soleil are teaming up to release the "Cirque du Soleil Worlds Away" in 3D. James Cameron exec produced; "Shrek" director Andrew Adamson wrote and directed. Cirque's Jacques Méthé says; “This 3D event brings the spectator beyond what they could see at a show, it takes them on ...

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