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    Immersed in Movies: Uli Hanisch and Hugh Bateup Talk 'Cloud Atlas' Production Design

    While "Cloud Atlas" may be the most polarizing movie of the year (winding up on both year-end best and worst lists), there's no denying its ambition and beauty: it's the ultimate time travel movie about connecting and reconnecting and grappling with free will and destiny.

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    Immersed in Movies: Cinematographer Ben Richardson Talks 'Beasts of the Southern Wild'

    "Beasts of the Southern Wild" is like a tasty cinematic gumbo: part Mark Twain, part "Where the Wild Things Are," and part neo-realism. And Ben Richardson (who won the best cinematographer award at Sundance) wonderfully captures the unique flavor of the Louisiana bayou through the innocent eyes of H...

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    Immersed in Movies: Production Designer Rick Carter Goes Inside Out with 'Lincoln'

    For Rick Carter, "Lincoln" represents the culmination of a decade-long encounter with "the nature of conscience and the Goya-esque disasters of war." It's been a cathartic journey also encompassing "War of the Worlds," "Munich," "Avatar" (for which he won the Academy Award), "Sucker Punch," and "War...

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    Producers Guild Doc Nominees Include Oscar Frontrunners 'Gatekeepers' & 'Searching for Sugar Man'

    The Producers Guild of America has nominated five documentaries in their Documentary Motion Picture category. The documentary field is large and competitive this year, so any spotlight will help Oscar voters make tough choices. Never have so many worthy docs been produced and released into the indie...

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    Immersed in Movies: Cinematographer Deakins Talks 'Skyfall'

    With the record-breaking "Skyfall" (perhaps even the first billion dollar Bond) generating lots of Oscar buzz, is there any doubt that acclaimed cinematographer Roger Deakins will receive his 10th nomination? Not after turning in the most stunning-looking Bond movie in its illustrious 50-year histor...

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    Immersed in Movies: Talking 'Argo' with Cinematographer Prieto

    Rodrigo Pietro calls "Argo" a "visual tapestry." That's because the bizarre fact-based espionage thriller and best picture Oscar front runner required the cinematographer to craftily piece together various looks to pull off the creative hodgepodge of styles, genres, and locales.

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    Immersed in Movies: Cinematographer Caleb Deschanel Talks 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter'

    Caleb Deschanel is no stranger to heightened reality, but nothing could prepare the five-time Oscar nominee for "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter"...

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    'True Story' to Star Hill & Franco; Plan B Gets New Regency to Finance

    New Regency will finance Plan B's production of "True Story," which will star overexposed James Franco and Brad Pitt co-star Jonah Hill. His role in Plan B's "Moneyball" launched him into the big leagues, along with current hit "21 Jump Street." Rupert Goold wil...

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    Produced By Conference 2012 Speakers: Grazer, Jacobson, De Luca, Nolan, Phillips & More

    The Producer's Guild of America has lined up an impressive Hollywood roster to participate in the fourth annual Produced By Conference, June 8-10 at the Sony Pictures Studio lot. .

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    Film Independent Fast Track Applications Due This Monday

    Got an idea in your head for a movie but having trouble finding funding for it? If you do, and have you have weekend plans, cancel them: this Monday is the application deadline for Film Independents Fast Track, the financing market/conference for up-and-coming filmmakers that takes place at the Los...

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