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Milos Forman to Receive Directors Guild's Lifetime Achievement Award, 'One of the Greatest Filmmakers of Our Time'

Milos Forman will receive the Directors Guild of America's Lifetime Achievement Award at the 65th annual DGA Awards on February 2.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • November 28, 2012 4:29 PM
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Sundance 2013: US and World Feature & Doc Competition Titles, NEXT Lineup

The 2013 Sundance Film Festival is starting to release its schedule. Wednesday with its first round of programming - including its US and World Cinema Dramatic and Documentary competition films, and its out-of-competition NEXT lineup.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • November 28, 2012 4:00 PM
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Charlize Theron Will Star In & Produce 'Lady Vengeance' Remake from Chan-wook's South Korean Revenge Trilogy

Charlize Theron is set to star in and produce "Sympathy for Lady Vengeance" through her Denver & Delilah Films banner.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • November 28, 2012 3:33 PM
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Bridging Hollywood and Latin America, Bernal & Luna's Canana Join Forces with IM Global to Create Mundial

Hollywood's IM Global and Mexico and LA's Canana (Gael Garcia Bernal, Diego Luna and Pablo Cruz's banner) have joined forces to launch new company Mundial, which will focus on the financing and worldwide sales of Latin American movies.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 28, 2012 2:42 PM
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Alamo Drafthouse and Academy Announce Day-Long Saul Bass Tribute, Featuring 'Phase IV' with Long-Lost Ending

The Alamo Drafthouse is partnering with the Academy for a day-long Saul Bass tribute on December 1. The program features the legendary title sequence designer's rarely seen short films and a pristine restoration of Bass' sole directorial effort, sci-fi gem "Phase IV."
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 28, 2012 2:35 PM
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Immersed in Movies: Cinematographer Deakins Talks 'Skyfall'

With the record-breaking "Skyfall" (perhaps even the first billion dollar Bond) generating lots of Oscar buzz, is there any doubt that acclaimed cinematographer Roger Deakins will receive his 10th nomination? Not after turning in the most stunning-looking Bond movie in its illustrious 50-year history.
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • November 28, 2012 2:16 PM
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Producers Guild TV Award Nominees: 'Homeland,' 'Downton Abbey,' 'Game of Thrones,' 'Breaking Bad,' 'Mad Men' & More

The Producers Guild of America announces the nominees for its Television Series/Specials and Digital Series award categories. The winners will be announced at the PGA Awards on January 26 at the Beverly Hilton...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 28, 2012 1:18 PM
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Oscar Watch: Makeup and Hair Contenders

Who's in the running for the 2013 Oscar for Best Makeup and (newly added) Hairstyling? This year's films present a range of transformations, from Daniel Day-Lewis's uncanny resemblance to the 16th president in "Lincoln" and the onscreen makeup changes of berserk chameleon Denis Levant in "Holy Motors" to the endless plethora of disguises (some good, some awful) in "Cloud Atlas." How will the Academy choose just three nomination slots? Check out our round-up, which includes some admittedly wishful thinking.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • November 28, 2012 1:04 PM
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Which Stars Need a Tarantino-Style Comeback?

Everyone loves a comeback, but they're hard to come by. HitFix has created a list of 10 stars badly in need of one -- Quentin Tarantino-style.
  • By Beth Hanna and Sophia Savage
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  • November 28, 2012 12:54 PM
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Palm Springs Bestowing 'Flight''s Robert Zemeckis with Director of the Year Award

Robert Zemeckis will receive the Palm Springs International Film Festival's Director of the Year Award for "Flight."
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • November 28, 2012 12:35 PM
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