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    Must -Sees: The Last Station, Up in the Air, Bright Star

    Must-Sees:Jason Reitman's Up in the Air has been deemed a too-dark marketing challenge. But the movie's strength is the way it skips past conventional genre cliches while deftly taking its characters through romantic escape and isolation--and the tough economy. Paramount Pictures is one of the few s...

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    Precious, Last Station Score Five Indie Spirit Noms

    It was amusing watching announcers Matt Dillon and Taraji Henson maul the global Independent Spirit Awards nominees live on UStream Tuesday morning: they couldn't wrap their tongues around many of the names. Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire and The Last Station dominated with five nom...

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    Area 51 Lands Stateside Distributor

    A lot of Hollywood observers couldn't figure out why writer-director Oren Peli's Area 51 couldn't score a U.S. deal.

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    Epix Launches October 30

    When I first heard that three studios--Lionsgate, MGM and Paramount--were bypassing pay-TV deals in favor of a new online streaming venture, I thought the new distribution order was at hand. While the other studios were still hung up on the old ancillary paradigm, this gang was skipping windows and ...

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    Paranormal Activity is User Generated Content!

    In this fourth installment from frequent guest blogger Chris Dorr, he tries to make sense of what Paramount's innovative viral campaign for Paranormal Activity really means going forward:

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    Paramount Wants Chris Pine for Jack Ryan

    Last summer, as producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura was waiting to read the new Untitled Tom Clancy Project from writer Hossein Amini, he told me that the Jack Ryan role could go older, or younger. Well, now that the studio is in deep negotiations with Star Trek star Chris Pine, they're obviously going ...

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    With Paranormal Activity, Paramount Sets New Marketing Model

    From the start, Paramount online marketing executive Amy Powell knew that she could sell micro-budget horror thriller Paranormal Activity on the Internet.

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    Toronto Wrap: Indie Bloodbath

    If industry-watchers didn't see it coming, they figured it out at this year's Toronto Film Festival.

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    Paranormal Activity Gets Release

    Israeli emigre Oren Peli's microbudget haunted house film Paranormal Activity is one scary movie. Thanks to producer Jason Blum, Paramount picked up the $11,000 movie after some re-cutting and has set a September 25 release. Paranormal Activity scared the bejeezus out of the crowds at last weekend's...

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