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    Oscar Watch Q &A: Tom Hooper Talks Long Road to King's Speech

    Fest fave The King's Speech, currently the front-runner at Gurus o' Gold, this Saturday blew the roof off its packed Academy screening. The crowd applauded director Tom Hooper, writer David Seidler, Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, cinematography and score. It also nabbed the most e...

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    AFI Fest Scores Again with Free Screenings and Awards Contenders King's Speech, Fighter, Black Swan

    The AFI Fest closed November 11 with the jammed L.A. premiere of Darren Aronofsky's ballet-world thriller Black Swan attended by the director and his cast, Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Barbara Hershey, Winona Ryder and Vincent Cassel. Here's a fest wrap-up from Justin Lowe (the Fest posted videos fr...

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    Starry Night at Governors Awards Fete: Coppola, Wallach, Brownlow and Controversial Godard

    Walking into the second annual Academy Governors Awards reception, I was gobsmacked by who was milling in front of the photographers at the entrance. 12-year-old Elle Fanning posed with her Somewhere co-star Stephen Dorff and The Ghost Writer's Olivia Williams; George Lucas was chatting up Godfather...

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    Oscar Watch: How Box Office Impacts Oscar Contenders

    Does a film's box office performance have an impact on its Oscar hopes? TOH box office analyst Anthony D'Alessandro crunches the numbers and evaluates the current field of Oscar contenders.

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    AFM Panels: Weinstein Loves iPad, Barber Talks MGM, Deconstructing Global Markets

    The American Film Market is under way in Santa Monica. Here are ten things Anthony D'Alessandro learned at AFM panels.

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    AFM Breaking News: Weinstein Co. Nabs Rights to Bekmambetov's Contest Movie "Apollo 18"

    Attendance is down at the American Film Market, but there are still buyers and sellers there, among them the Weinstein Co., which is announcing a pre-buy on sci-fi thriller Apollo 18, a moon-travel movie written by Brian Miller, who won a screenwriting contest mounted by producer Timur Bekmambetov (...

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    The Horror, The Horror: Seven Rules for Success at the Box Office

    With Halloween upon us, TOH box office analyst Anthony D'Alessandro looks at what's working--and what isn't--among horror genre titles. He finds seven often counter-intuitive rules to follow for horror success.The Paranormal Activity franchise stands as a pillar of success for horror films over the last year, reviving the genre after a recent spate of bombs (i.e. Devil, Case 39, My Soul to Take, Let Me In). What makes a horror title live or die at the B.O.? Here's a primer for horror success: 1. Realism rules: “When you touch death or visceral things like the other world, it makes people feel more alive," says Scream exec producer Harvey Wein...

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    Oscar Talk Wrap-Up: Never Let Me Go Wanes, Foreign Contenders, Blue Valentine, Harry Potter

    During this week's Oscar Talk podcast, Kris Tapley (InContention) and I were joined by indieWIRE's awards expert Peter Knegt and InContention's Guy Lodge, both in London covering the festival.

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    Weinsteins Look to Turn Things Around; Hire Gigliotti as Production President

    Trim and restructured, the Weinstein Co. is either on the verge of a turnaround or a nervous breakdown.

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    Gotham Nominees Signal Awards Season Indie Players, Led by Winter's Bone

    This year's Gotham Award nominees from Independent Feature Project signal the key indie players in this year's awards season. Fox Searchlight's Black Swan, Weinstein Co.'s Blue Valentine, Focus Features' The Kids Are All Right and Roadside Attractions' Winter's Bone were expected to lead the best fe...

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