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David Sedaris Short Story Adapted To Film

For the first time ever, a story from award-winning comic essayist David Sedaris is being adapted as a film. The story C.O.G. from his best-seller 1997 collection of essays NAKED will begin production in October from writer-director Kyle Patrick Alvarez … Continue reading

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The Digital Revolution From Tribeca Films

A number of events will surround the release later this month of the documentary SIDE BY SIDE, which explores the digital revolution in filmmaking. Produced by Keanu Reeves and directed by Chris Kenneally, the film explores the complex and divisive … Continue reading

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Larry David Film Planned For HBO

Larry David, who plays a curmudgeonly version of himself in the hit HBO comedy series CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, is writing a script for HBO Films, in which he will also star, but playing a different character from his hilarious television … Continue reading

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Harvey Weinstein Hosts Obama Fundraiser

Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein is not hushed about his support for the Democratic Party and his enthusiastic endorsement of a second term for President Barack Obama. The Weinstein Company co-topper, who is riding high with his recent hits THE ARTIST … Continue reading

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IFC Films Picks Up Topical Political Drama

As we head into the final months of the Presidential campaign, the timing was indeed perfect for IFC Films, which has acquired U.S. rights to the political drama KNIFE FIGHT, starring Rob Lowe as an insider strategist. Bill Guttentag, a … Continue reading

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Rome Film Festival Shifts Dates

The film festival calendar is such a tight affair that even a slight change has cataclysmic repercussions on events both big and small. When longtime Venice Film Festival topper Marco Mueller’s contract was not renewed, the upstart 7 year old … Continue reading

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Movie Ticket Prices Continue To Climb

Despite a rather anemic year at the box office (a handful of superhero blockbusters to the contrary), the price of a movie ticket keeps climbing. And does not even include the extra coin that audiences must pay to see films … Continue reading

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Venice Days Opens With Legendary Italian Tale

The Venice Days sidebar section of the Venice International Film Festival has announced that its opening film will be PINOCCHIO, directed by Enzo d’Alò and scripted by Umberto Marino with particular attention to the original fairy tale by Carlo Collodi. … Continue reading

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Peter Jackson Fantasy Film Now A Trilogy

THE HOBBIT, the next fantasy franchise produced and directed by Oscar winner Peter Jackson, will ultimately be three films forming one of the most anticipated trilogies of the next few years. The LORD OF THE RINGS auteur finally confirmed the … Continue reading

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Spike Lee To Receive Honors At Venice FF

American filmmaker Spike Lee, known as a political and artistic firebrand, has been awarded the Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker 2012 award to be given on Friday, August 31 at the Venice International Film Festival. The award honors innovators in … Continue reading

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