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    2012 Spirit Awards Predictions: Will They Think Outside 'The Artist' Box?

    It came as something of a shock when Michel Hazanavicius's "The Artist" topped the Spirit Award nominations last November. Not because people didn't think it wasn't good enough, but because most assumed it was ineligible due to being a French production with a French filmmaker....

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    Meet the 2012 Best First Feature Spirit Award Nominees #6: Robbie Pickering, "Natural Selection"

    Robbie Pickering's "Natural Selection" premiered at last year's South by Southwest Festival and garnered breakthrough performance nominations for actors Rachael Harris and Matt O'Leary.

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    Meet the 2012 Best First Feature Spirit Award Nominees #5: Patrick Wang, 'In The Family'

    Patrick Wang's "In The Family" was hailed by the NYTimes as "remarkably fresh," "topical and timeless." First time director (and leading man) Wang studied physics and economics before jumping into theater, where he learned about design and how to work with actors. Now he's up for the Indie Spirit Aw...

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    Meet the 2012 Best First Feature Spirit Award Nominees #4: J.C. Chandor, 'Margin Call'

    J.C. Chandor broke out in 2011 with his feature debut, "Margin Call." Featuring a cast of acting heavies like Kevin Spacey, Jeremy Irons, Stanley Tucci, Paul Bettany, Zachary Quinto and Demi Moore, the financial drama was a success in limited release and received an Academy Award nomination for Best...

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    Meet the 2012 John Cassavettes Spirit Award Nominees #3: Matthew Gordon, 'The Dynamiter'

    Good news came for Matthew Gordon's "The Dynamiter," up for the Spirits Awards' John Cassavettes Best First Feature honor; just last week the film got picked up by Film Movement for distribution in the second quarter of 2012.

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    Meet the 2012 John Cassavetes Spirit Award Nominees #2: Adam Reid, 'Hello Lonesome'

    "Filmmaking is a terrible business, but one of the greatest hobbies ever," says director Adam Reid, Independent Spirit Award nominee for his film "Hello Lonesome." Reid's film is a collection of three interwoven short stories about the desire to love and be loved. Reid got hi...

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    Meet the 2012 Best First Feature/John Cassavettes Spirit Award Nominees #1: Mike Cahill, 'Another Earth'

    Mike Cahill's "Another Earth," which he co-wrote and produced with star Brit Marling, premiered at Sundace 2011 before getting a theatrical release courtesy of Fox Searchlight in July.

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    Film Movement Takes Indie Spirit Nominee 'The Dynamiter' from First-Timer Mathew Gordon

    "The Dynamiter," which debuted at Berlin 2011 and recently received Indie Spirit Award nominations (John Cassavettes Award, Best Cinematography), has been acquired by Film Movement for North American distribution.

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    A Complete Guide To 2011-12 Awards Season

    Award season is in full swing, with months of announcements from critic groups, guilds, boards, academies, and organizations underway.

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    Seth Rogen to Host 27th Film Independent Spirit Awards

    "50/50" star Seth Rogen will host the 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards. The 27th annual awards ceremony will be held as a daytime luncheon in a tent on the beach in Santa Monica on Saturday, February 25th. Additionally, Diana Zahn-Storey, a longtime executive producer of the Film I...

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