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    Media Watch: Industry Heavyweights Talk 'The New Disruptors: Content, Devices and Distribution'

    "We are in the future and the future is now," said producer Paula Wagner in her intro to Loyola Marymount University School of Film & Television's annual Steed Symposium, which mounted a heavyweight industry panel to talk "The New Disruptors: Content, Devices and Distribution."

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    Ex-'Island President" Nasheed Talks Timely Eco Doc': "It's Not Just Us"

    One of the surprise hits to come out of Telluride and Toronto (where it won the People’s Choice Documentary Award) was small political doc "The Island President," which takes the drama of climate change to another level.

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    'Bully' Premieres in Los Angeles, Q & A with Director Lee Hirsch & Film's Families (Video)

    After The Weinstein Co. lost its battle with the MPAA to reduce the film's R rating to PG-13, the distributor opted to open Lee Hirsch's "Bully" unrated on March 30. Following Monday's premiere, Hirsch was joined by parents and children featured in the film for a Q & A (check out the video below).

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    Rising Star Tom Hiddleston Talks Davies' 'Deep Blue Sea,' Spielberg's 'War Horse,' Marvel's 'Thor' and 'Avengers'

    Five years ago rising star Tom Hiddleston could not have imagined that he would have a year like 2011. At the time, as the theater actor was shooting the "Wallender" crime series with Kenneth Branagh in Sweden, he went to see Marvel's "Iron Man" and asked himself if he could ever star in a film lik...

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    Whit Stillman Q & A: 'Damsels in Distress,' 13-Year Hiatus, Upcoming Ska Rocksteady Project

    Director Whit Stillman and actress Analeigh Tipton were on hand Sunday evening for a Q&A following Cinefamily's sneak preview screening of "Damsels in Distress."

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    Cecile de France Talks Not Giving a Performance for the Dardennes' 'Kid with a Bike'

    Belgian-born actress Cecile de France has carved a successful career in France with roles in films like “Pot Luck,” “Haute Tension” and “Mesrine” to go along with rare Hollywood appearances in “Around The World In 80 Days” and Clint Eastwood’s “Hereafter.” She gets her most engaging role in years in...

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    Weekend Preview: Laugh with '21 Jump Street' & 'Footnote'; 'Kid with a Bike' & "Detachment' Bring Drama

    It is a great weekend to laugh or cry at the movies. Joseph Cedar's "Footnote" (Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film) is the dramedy for intellectuals, while "21 Jump Street" and "Jeff, Who Lives at Home" deliver the sillier, satisfying fun...

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    Director Joseph Cedar Talks Oscar-Nominated Talmudic Tale 'Footnote'; In Theaters March 16

    The universe of Joseph Cedar's "Footnote," Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language film, couldn't be more specific. It's a father-son comedy/morality tale set in the world of Israel's Talmudic academia. It doesn't sound hilarious, but it is...

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    SXSW Interview: Duplass Brothers Talk 'Jeff,' 'The Do-Deca-Pentathlon' and Career Plan (Video)

    Writer-directors Jay and Mark Duplass headed into SXSW with an unusual distribution deal for their long-in-the-works micro-budget brother comedy "The Do-Deca-Pentathlon." They set it up at both Fox Searchlight, which released "Cyrus," and Red Flag Releasing, a small indie run by ...

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    SXSW Video: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum and Filmmakers Talk Comedy Home Run '21 Jump Street'

    Whatever question there might be about how well a smart horror parody like SXSW opener "Cabin the Woods" will do with mainstream audiences, there is none with updated buddy cop comedy "21 Jump Street," which also played well at the Paramount Theater here, and will prove a huge b.o. home run.

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