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    Debbie Reynolds Auction Breaks Up Historic Hollywood Collection

    Wasn't the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences thinking about creating a Hollywood museum? The Academy sent no bidder to Debbie Reynolds' historic costume and prop collection assembled over 50 years, which crowds checked out over the past few weeks at the Paley Media Center until its auction...

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    Elvis Mitchell is New Film Independent/LACMA Film Curator

    Elvis Mitchell lands on his feet yet again. One thing about having been a film critic at the New York Times, visiting professor at Harvard, documentary filmmaker, and KCRW host of The Treatment: you get plenty of cred.

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    Duke & Duchess of Cambridge Hit Hollywood for BAFTA's First Brits to Watch Event; Names Announced

    UPDATE 7/1: The forty-two Brits have been named and are listed below.

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    Madonna's W.E. Goes to Weinsteins for 2011 Release

    W.E., Madonna's sophomore directorial outing, will be released by The Weinstein Co. this year. Madonna also co-wrote the romantic comedy with Alek Keshishian, who co-directed Miramax's Truth or Dare, which Harvey Weinstein memorably debuted at Cannes in 1991. Madonna co-produced W.E. with Scott Fran...

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    Academy Receives Record Number of Entries for Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences received a record number of entries for the 2011 Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting. From the 6,730 entries, up to five winners will be selected to receive $30,000 this November.

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    Alamo Drafthouse's 2011 Rolling Roadshow: Best Texan Films in Iconic Locations, Posters (UPDATED)

    The state of Texas is the lucky host of Alamo Drafthouse's 2011 Rolling Roadshow during the month of June, in collaboration with Texas Monthly. The state's ten best films will screen (free) in iconic Texas locations. The films include The Searchers, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Blood Simple, Hud, Re...

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    SnagFilms Launches 150 Free Documentaries on Roku

    SnagFilms announces its launch on Roku. A collection of 150 of Snag's award-winning docs are available to stream on the internet TV platform. Snag CEO Rick Allen says that SnagFilms is continuing to fulfill their "mission of creating virtual movie theaters wherever film fans have high-speed connecti...

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    Sundance Selects Takes Cannes Critics' Week Opener, The "Live Affirming" Declaration of War

    Declarations of War (La guerre est déclarée), which opened Cannes Critics' Week, has gone to Sundance Selects for U.S. distribution. Valérie Donzelli wrote, directed and stars in the film alongside Jérémie Elkaïm (who also co-wrote). Based on their own true love story, the movie follows Romeo and Ju...

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    Searchlight Loves He Loves Me, Little Miss Sunshine Team's Next Project with Dano, Kazan

    Little Miss Sunshine directors Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton's He Loves Me has been picked up by Fox Searchlight. Real life couple Zoe Kazan and Sunshine's Paul Dano will star: Crazy Heart star Jeff Bridges is being wooed to join them. Kazan also wrote the script. Here are more project details a...

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    The Academy Grants to Film Orgs and Schools Throughout the US

    The Academy is giving over $500,000 to film organizations and schools throughout the country as part of its annual Institutional and Internship Grants programs. Funds will go to film internships, job training, workshops, seminars, visiting artists programs and screenings. The money, says Grants Comm...

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