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TRAILER WATCH: Pixar's Brave Stars Athletic Feminist Princess

The exciting trailer for Disney/Pixar's "Brave" -- featuring Kelly Macdonald ("Boardwalk Empire") as the voice of Princess Merida -- has arrived. Merida, complete with Scottish accent, is a free-spirited tomboy with fiery red hair. (Think of her as a young William Wallace in "Braveheart.") Bravo to male-dominated Pixar for finally introducing their first female lead. "Brave" premieres June 22, 2012.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • November 16, 2011 3:27 PM
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HBO Teams with Sports Illustrated, Endgame & Playground for Sport in America: Our Defining Stories - Submit Yours

HBO, Sports Illustrated and Endgame Entertainment, in association with Playground for Sport in America have teamed up for "Sport in America: Our Defining Stories," a documentary series set to air on HBO in 2013. Their goal: "a sweeping cross-platform examination of how the universal thread of sport has shaped America’s character." HBO Sports exec producer Rick Bernstein says: "This is one of the most ambitious sports projects that HBO has launched." Sports Illustrated editorial packages and content on HBO and SI's social media platforms will accompany the series.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • November 16, 2011 3:16 PM
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Learning from the American Film Market: Haves vs. Have Nots

What did we learn from the recently wrapped, relatively upbeat American Film Market? Beyond the flashy announcements of sales from companies such as FilmNation, there was also strategic talk of how to move the business forward.
  • By Liza Foreman
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  • November 16, 2011 1:28 PM
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Media Watch: Facebook Adds Apps, Sony vs. Cable TV, ImageCollect Biggest Celebrity Pics Library

Facebook, two months after premiering new social apps through partnerships with Netflix, Spotify, Yahoo News, and The Washington Post, plans to go ahead and increase its app partnerships in 2012, reports AdAge. More applications will allow Facebook users to share what they read, watch and hear in real-time. Facebook will heavily feature the apps in their soon-to-be-launched Timeline.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • November 16, 2011 12:20 PM
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Criterion Scores with Kieslowski, Three Colors Trilogy on DVD

  • By Matt Brennan
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  • November 16, 2011 12:00 PM
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Exclusive Featurette: A Look Inside the Cult of Martha Marcy May Marlene; Olsen and Durkin Vie for Oscar Slots

Fox Searchlight's mighty marketing machine is in full force right now as they seek to not only push "The Descendants" and "Shame" into movie theaters and the Oscar race, but a less obvious indie contender, "Martha Marcy May Marlene" ($1.6 million in limited release to date). Check out this exclusive featurette, complete with footage, commentary from breakout dramatic actress Elizabeth Olsen (younger sibling of the Olsen twins) and a psychologist who specializes in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. They address the nature of Martha's experience both within and outside a cult led by a charismatic, seductive Svengali leader ("Winter's Bone" Oscar nominee John Hawkes). More likely than Olsen landing a slot as best actress is "Martha" writer-director Sean Durkin's shot at scoring an original screenplay nomination--as usual that field is wide open.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • November 16, 2011 11:57 AM
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Third Annual Hollywood Fringe Festival Sets 2012 Dates: How to Join Up

Los Angeles culture lovers: the third installment of the Hollywood Fringe Festival has set its dates for 2012. From June 14-24, Hollywood will get an "explosion of theatre performances, solo artists, dancers, experimental art, comedy, films, and cabaret" from this non-profit fest. An opening night gala, awards ceremony and after party are all part of the fest, which is open and non-curated. More information on how to be involved and key dates are below:
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • November 16, 2011 11:44 AM
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The Three Gifts of Andy Serkis: Hobbit Teaser, Caesar and Captain Haddock

Among the many things to be thankful for at this time of year, such as compelling art house films fighting for your box office dollar after a summer of mindless tent-poles ("Shame" beats "Green Lantern" any day), let us acknowledge Three Gifts from Andy Serkis for the year 2011. The first two may never get the credit they deserve, but "Hobbit" fans will be excited for the third:
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • November 15, 2011 4:45 PM
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Media Watch: ABC Sets Oscar Ad Rates, NYT Launches The Collection, Skype Co-Founder Leads Social Gift Wrapp

  • By Maggie Lange
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  • November 15, 2011 3:57 PM
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Dragon Tattoo Soundtrack Art, Another Trailer Reworking

"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" soundtrack boasts its own striking artwork, while the trailer has gotten a one-minute reworking. Both are below (ThePlaylist has more details on the soundtrack and score), where you can also listen to a taste of the Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross collaboration. "Dragon Tattoo" lands just in time to tarnish your Christmas cheer, December 21. Don't worry: its dogged marketing team won't forget to remind you.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • November 15, 2011 3:19 PM
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