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    Trailer Watch: Gibney's 'We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks,' Taut Chronicle of Assange-Manning Ordeal

    Check out the taut new trailer for prolific documentarian Alex Gibney's "We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks," chronicling the incendiary non-profit organization, with particular emphasis on the 2010 leak of Baghdad airstrike footage by military intelligence officer Bradley Manning. The doc deb...

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    Watch: Trailer for Alison Ellwood and Alex Gibney's Showtime Band Doc 'History of the Eagles'

    "History of the Eagles," a two-part documentary about the Eagles directed by Alison Ellwood ("Magic Trip") and produced by Alex Gibney, heads to Showtime on February 15th and 16th at 8pm after the first part had its world premiere at Sundance in January.

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    Scandal Pushes Alex Gibney's Lance Armstrong Doc, Biopics Back to Front Burner

    Hollywood loves a scandal. Stalled interest in disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong is rumbling back to life on the heels of recent revelations. Now that the cancer survivor hero has been stripped of his seven Tour de France titles, his massive doping scheme has bolstered new interest in his story.

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    TIFF TRAILER WATCH: Alex Gibney's Stylish, Haunting 'Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God' Hits the Vatican Hard

    Check out the haunting trailer for Alex Gibney's Vatican exposé "Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God," premiering at Toronto in September.

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    Alex Gibney's Expanding Jigsaw Productions Adds Staff

    With new backing from John Schmidt's Content Media, Alex Gibney's expanding New York-based production company Jigsaw Productions has added Stacey Offman as VP of Development & Production and Dave Snyder as VP of Development.

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    Review: 'Magic Trip' A Pleasant But Unremarkable Trip Down A Druggy Memory Lane

    Best known for his forward, concise, and unyielding documentaries attacking big business, the government, and the media, filmmaker Alex Gibney takes a brief sabbatical from the "heavy issues" and partners up with frequent editing partner Alison Ellwood for the Ken Kesey LSD-extravaganza "Magic Trip." The two cobble together footage and audio recordings from a free-wheelin' cross-country jaunt to the World's Fair in New York lead by the "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest" scribe, the end result feeling something like a cross between Gibney's own "Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson" and last year's enjoyable "Lennon NYC." However,...

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    Viva Assange! 'The American' Writer Rowan Joffe To Pen One of Several Hundred Wikileaks Projects

    Ah, Julian Assange. Aside from the interminable line-up of Snow White projects threatening to engulf the entire Western seaboard, he’s become the most in-demand bleached blond belle of the ball. With so many competing film projects about the prurient leaker of state secrets clamoring for our attention, it’s hard to keep track of them all. One project in particular, though, just got a healthy kick up the posterior. Deadline reports that the HBO-BBC co-production adaptation of last year’s New Yorker article, ‘No Secrets: Julian Assange’s Mission for Total Transparency’, has recruited producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall to its cause an...

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    Trailers & Clips: The 'Zookeeper,' 'Super 8,' 'Transformers: Dark Of The Moon' & 'Good Neighbors'

    Also Alex Gibney's Ken Kesey-Centered Documentary, 'Magic Trip'Alright, a whole slew of new trailers and clips have arrived. Lets do this. Hold your nose.

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    Oscar Winning 'Inside Job' Director Charles Ferguson To Direct HBO's Julian Assange Film

    Alex Gibney Already Four Months In On His Assange Project For UniversalWhile he may have fallen off the front page of newspapers around the world -- at least for now -- there hasn't been a character as fascinating as Julian Assange in quite a while. The man behind Wikileaks has singlehandedly caused government leaders to sweat by leaking classified cables and documents that in many cases have shown politicians bending the truth, lying or covering up facts about a number of diplomatic issues. Hardly surprising. But in an era when fewer journalists seem willing to kick down doors and more complacent to simply report what's handed to them by Was...

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    Universal Picks Up Doc On Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange To Be Directed By Alex Gibney

    Enron, Eliot Spitzer, Jack Abramoff, Hunter S. Thompson, Guantanamo Bay and now Julian Assange. Documentary director Alex Gibney has found the subject for his next film and he's lined up a major studio to back the production.

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