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    Fandor CEO Ted Hope Reinvents Himself and Hollywood Via New Web Series

    Ted Hope doesn't sit still for very long, The veteran indie producer ("American Splendor," "The Ice Storm," "In the Bedroom") is reinventing himself --and Hollywood--yet again as he leaves the San Francisco Film Society to take the reins as CEO of online video-on-demand service Fandor, publish a new...

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    Interview: Juliette Binoche Paints in Schepisi Romance 'Words and Pictures,' Challenged Assayas to Write Cannes Entry 'Sils Maria' (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO, TRAILER)

    Oscar-winner Juliette Binoche ("The English Patient") is the best reason to see Fred Schepisi's "Words and Pictures." She talks about working with Clive Owen, learning English, and challenging Olivier Assayas to write a movie focused on women. That movie debuted in Cannes, "Clouds of Sils Maria."

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    First-Ever Hollywood Reporter Tony-Nominee Roundtables (VIDEO)

    The Hollywood Reporter has been sitting down with actors and actresses for Oscar and Emmy roundtable discussions for several years, but this year they're expanding eastward with their first ever Tonys roundtables.

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    Director Robert Stromberg Talks 'Maleficent': Cutting Edge Virtual Cinema and Age-Old Emotional Storytelling

    The path to directing from VFX and production design has certainly been a natural one for two-time Oscar winner Robert Stromberg ("Avatar," "Alice in Wonderland"). And after re-imagining Disney's iconic "Sleeping Beauty" with "Maleficent," he not only wants to continue directing but also explore new...

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    Griffin Dunne Talks Acting in 'The Discoverers,' Directing Joan Didion Doc, TV vs. Film, More (TRAILERS)

    This week Griffin Dunne ably carries the new family comedy "The Discoverers," from politico and academic turned writer-director Justin Schwartz, who cast Dunne as a washed-up professor--natch--who drags his two reluctant teenagers on an unexpected Lewis & Clarke Oregon road trip. Dunne gets to use h...

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    Lee Daniels Adapts Shakespearian Protagonist for TV

    In our in-depth interview, Lee Daniels explains why he's misunderstood, has stopped reading reviews, and has adapted King Lear as hip-hop musical "Empire" for network television--while not giving up on movies.

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    Tarantino to Shoot 'The Hateful Eight' After All? (FULL CANNES VIDEO)

    Quentin Tarantino admitted at his Cannes press conference (below) that he had "calmed down" over his outrage that his script for western "The Hateful Eight" had been leaked online. His staged live read of the 146-page first draft in Los Angeles went well. He closed Cannes with Sergio Leone's "A Fist...

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    'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Editor and Composer John Ottman Talks Multitasking, and Building a Marvel Epic

    It's hard enough wearing two hats as editor and composer for Bryan Singer, but the trippy, time-traveling "X-Men: Days of Future Past" offered some additional challenges for John Ottman. "I think we both look fondly upon the experience we had on 'X-Men 2' and we wanted to relive that a bit so coming...

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    Director Fred Schepisi Talks 'Words and Pictures' as Counter-Programming

    Director Fred Schepisi ("Six Degrees of Separation," "Roxanne") is a lot more hopeful about the state of movies for adults after making "Words and Pictures" and tackling the dumbing down of education and culture head on. Of course, it helps having Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche rekindling the joy o...

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    Cannes Panel: Studios Fight Piracy While Indies Embrace Digital Future

    The future of digital entertainment panel at the America Pavilion at Cannes Saturday revealed a telling change in approach to battling piracy by the studios and the indies.

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