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    Berlinale Announces 20 Films for Panorama Program; 'Elles,' 'Indignados,' 'Keep The Lights On' & More

    The Berlin International Film Festival has slated twenty films to play in the fest's Panorama Program, which will include fifty across three sections (Main Programme, Panorama Special and Panorama Dokumente series) by the time the fest launches February 9 for ten days.

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    Holiday Box Office Winners & Losers

    The short holiday boxoffice season is always one of the year's most lucrative. The seven-week period, which runs from mid-November through New Year’s weekend, contributes a proportionately high percentage to the annual total.

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    41st International Film Festival Rotterdam Sets Opening & Closing Films

    The International Film Festival Rotterdam unveiled its opening and closing night selections for its 41st edition. French director Lucas Belvaux's "38 Témoins" (38 Witnesses), starring Yvan Attal, Sophie Quinton and Nicole Garcia, will open the event January 25th, while Aust...

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    EXCLUSIVE: De Palma’s Passion Heading for March Start in Berlin

    Brian de Palma is wasting no time moving forward on "Passion," his remake of the 2011 French psychodrama, "Crime d'Amour," which is shaping up for a March 5th shoot date in Berlin. Word is that Rachel McAdams is in talks to join Noomi Rapace in the film based on Alain Corneau...

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    Academy Narrows Live Action Short Film Race To 10

    Ten live action short films will advance in the voting process for the 84th Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Wednesday. One hundred seven pictures had originally qualified in the category. The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, wit...

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    Sundance Film Festival USA May Be Headed to a Theater Near You

    If you can't make it to Sundance this year, you may still have a chance to catch a screening of one of the films in competition during the festival. Sundance Institute announced today that on January 26, their program Sundance Film Festival USA will bring nine films, complete with filmmaker Q&am...

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    Seth Rogen to Host 27th Film Independent Spirit Awards

    "50/50" star Seth Rogen will host the 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards. The 27th annual awards ceremony will be held as a daytime luncheon in a tent on the beach in Santa Monica on Saturday, February 25th. Additionally, Diana Zahn-Storey, a longtime executive producer of the Film I...

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    NY Jewish Film Festival Sets 21st Edition Slate

    Twenty-eight world, U.S. and New York premieres are on tap for the 21st New York Jewish Film Festival, opening January 11 with the New York debut of Guy Nattiv's "Mabul" (The Flood). In all, 35 features and shorts from 11 countries will screen during the event, presented by the Je...

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    10 Films Set for Miami Festival's Ibero-American Competition

    The Miami International Film Festival unveiled the first of its competition lineups Friday, with four North American premieres and two U.S. premieres among those competing in the festival's signature MIFF Knight Ibero-American Competition. Ten features will compete in the section, which spotligh...

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    CASTING WATCH: Ramirez for Star Trek, Hopkins & Mirren for Making of Psycho, Lovelace Goes Blonder

    J.J. Abrams is eyeing Edgar Ramirez to play the villain in the upcoming "Star Trek" sequel. Benicio del Toro was attached, but that's fallen through. The "Carlos" star now has a chance to make a grand franchise entrance into the mainstream.

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