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Casting Watch: Quvenzhané Wallis for 'Annie,' Saoirse Ronan Joins Ryan Gosling's Directorial Debut, Jennifer Aniston in for Bogdanovich's Latest

Quvenzhané Wallis, the live-wire best actress nominee from "Beasts of the Southern Wild," is in contention to star in a remake of "Annie," directed by Will Gluck ("Easy A"), produced by Will Smith and Jay-Z.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • February 11, 2013 2:58 PM
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Berlin Market: Match Factory Picks Up Documentary on Legendary Director Robert 'Altman'

Match Factory has acquired worldwide rights from Submarine Entertainment for Ron Mann's documentary "Altman." Match Factory is pre-selling the film at this year's Berlinale market.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 11, 2013 2:49 PM
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IMDb's Lists of Most Romantic Films Include Classics 'Casablanca,' 'Gone with the Wind,' 'Vertigo'; 2012's 'Silver Linings,' 'Les Mis'

Just in time for Valentine's Day, IMDb has released its lists of the Top 10 Most Romantic Films of 2012, and of all-time. As usual, IMDb lists are based on total page views, which doesn't necessarily correlate to a film's romance factor -- but does explain how "Rock of Ages" made the cut.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 11, 2013 2:37 PM
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Academy Accepting Entries for 2013 Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting Competition

The Academy is now accepting entries for its 2013 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition. Up to five $35,000 fellowships will be awarded in November. During the fellowship year participants will complete a new feature length script...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • February 11, 2013 2:26 PM
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Watch: 'Bringing Lincoln to Life' on '60 Minutes' with Spielberg, Day-Lewis and Biographer Goodwin

Check out the complete 12-minute segment from February 10's "60 Minutes" episode focusing on Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln." The show explores the painstaking process by the director and his team to recreate an authentic, war-torn 1864-65 environment...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 11, 2013 1:59 PM
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'Before Midnight' Hits Berlin: Delpy, Hawke and Linklater Press Conference

"Before Midnight" isn’t just a chick flick, it’s a chick field-goal. About half way through the third Ethan Hawke-Julie Delpy love-hate-love fest, I found myself thinking two words: 'Shut up! Stop talking!! Shut the FUCK up!!!'
  • By Tom Christie
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  • February 11, 2013 1:52 PM
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Film Independent Introduces New Membership Level for Filmmakers

Film Independent introduces a new Membership level exclusively for filmmakers. The goal is to give new members in any stage of production access to a community of like-minded filmmakers and enthusiasts, as well as perks to aid in the process of completing their film.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 11, 2013 1:32 PM
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Catherine Deneuve's Road Trip Film 'Elle s'en va' Goes to Cohen Media Group

Cohen Media Group has picked up US rights to "Elle s'en va" ("On My Way") prior to its Berlin premiere. The film, directed by Emmauelle Bercot, stars Catherine Deneuve, Mylene Demongeot and Claude Gensac.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • February 11, 2013 1:27 PM
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'Paul Bowles' Doc Goes to First Run Features

First Run Features has acquired all US rights to Submarine Entertainment's "Paul Bowles: The Cage Door is Always Open," from director Daniel Young. Canadian rights have gone to Films We Like. A release will be coordinated between then and First Run Features later this year.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • February 11, 2013 12:58 PM
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Watch: Oscar-Nominated Short 'Head Over Heels' a Poignant Love Story of a Couple on Different Planes

Following the online debuts of the other four competing Oscar-nominated short animated films, stop-motion "Head Over Heels" is now available to watch until the day of the Oscars (February 24). Full video below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 11, 2013 12:40 PM
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