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HBO Nabs TV Rights to Whoopi Goldberg's Directorial Debut, Documentary 'Moms Mabley: I Got Somethin' to Tell You'

HBO has acquired all US broadcast and home video rights to Whoopi Goldberg's directorial debut, "Moms Mabley: I Got Somethin' to Tell You," a feature-length documentary about the iconic stand-up comedienne of the title. The film will have its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 20.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 18, 2013 2:32 PM
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Universal's Adam Fogelson Makes a Splash at CinemaCon

Universal Pictures chairman Adam Fogelson has been playing nice with national exhibitors ever since he tried to make "Tower Heist" available on VOD three weeks after the theatrical opening back in 2011. The exhibitors pushed back, and Fogelson backed off--for the moment.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 18, 2013 2:08 PM
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Cannes 2013 Lineup Unveiled; American Auteurs Include Coen Brothers, Gray, Soderbergh, Payne

The complete lineup for the 66th Cannes Film Festival was revealed Thursday morning, with the official selection including many expected titles from familiar faces from Cannes past. The American contingent includes the Coen brothers' period music movie "Inside Llewyn Davis" (CBS Films), also starring Mulligan along with Oscar Isaacs, James Gray's long-awaited "The Immigrant" (Weinstein Co.), starring Marion Cotillard, Steven Soderbergh's Liberace HBO movie "Behind the Candelabra," starring Michael Douglas and Matt Damon, and Alexander Payne's black-and-white "Nebraska," starring Bruce Dern.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • April 18, 2013 1:21 PM
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Exclusive Clip: Francois Ozon's Mystery 'In the House' Looks at a Budding Voyeur

Check out this exclusive clip from Francois Ozon's psychological mystery "In the House," starring Fabrice Luchini, Kristin Scott Thomas and Ernst Umhauer. The film, which premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, centers on the increasingly dicey relationship between a high school lit teacher and his more than apt pupil, who spies on his best friend's parents as fodder for extracurricular essays.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 18, 2013 1:05 PM
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Time Announces 100 Most Influential People in the World, Including Jennifer Lawrence, Steven Spielberg and Lena Dunham

Today, TIME Magazine announced its 10th annual TIME 100, a list of the 100 most influential people in the world. A number of entertainers made the list including Lena Dunham, Jennifer Lawrence, Daniel Day-Lewis and Steven Spielberg. Below are a few excerpts from the list, penned also by famous actors and writers.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 18, 2013 12:45 PM
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'Iron Man 3' Free Advance Screening to Open EW's CapeTown Film Festival UPDATED

As we predicted, EW's CapeTown Film Festival, running at the American Cinematheque's Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood from April 30 through May 5, will kick off with a complimentary advance screening of Marvel's "Iron Man 3." The film hits theaters in wide release on May 3. Full lineup for the fest below.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • April 18, 2013 12:24 PM
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EXCLUSIVE: San Francisco Film Society and Kenneth Rainin Foundation Award Eight Filmmaking Grant Recipients, $340K Total in Funding

The San Francisco Film Society, in partnership with the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, announced today the eight projects that will receive a total of $340,000 in funding -- the largest amount given out to date -- in the latest round of SFFS/KRF filmmaking grants.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 18, 2013 12:10 PM
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Sundance Grand Jury Prize Winner 'Fruitvale' Changed to 'Fruitvale Station'

The Weinstein Company has announced that the title of its July 26-slated true crime drama, "Fruitvale," has changed to "Fruitvale Station." "Fruitvale" was a hit at Sundance earlier this year, winning the Audience Award and the Grand Jury Prize.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 18, 2013 11:21 AM
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Cannes Adds Vinterberg as Un Certain Regard Jury President, Coppola's 'Bling Ring' Opens Section

The Cannes Film Festival has invited writer-director Sofia Coppola to open Un Certain Regard, with her new film "The Bling Ring." She gets her own announcement a day ahead of the pack, partly because if the festival saw fit to offer her a coveted competition before, with "Marie Antoinette," it's clear that she didn't land that section this time.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 17, 2013 8:04 PM
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Seven Films to Watch at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival: Israel's 'Big Bad Wolves,' 'Six Acts,' and More

As always, the feature films at Tribeca (April 17-28) are a mixed bag, which makes it difficult to identify trends. That said, think horror and Israel, and the broader Middle East. The Israelis are back with two features (one a world premiere) that are sure to get attention. Whether they warm anyone’s heart toward Israel is another question.
  • By David D'Arcy
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  • April 17, 2013 2:59 PM
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