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Oscilloscope Partners with Short-Looping Video App Vine: "This will be the future of film distribution"

Oscilloscope Laboratories is taking innovative strides with app content as related to feature films. The company will be partnering with Vine, a recently launched mobile service that lets users create and share short-looping videos.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 20, 2013 12:10 PM
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Sam Rockwell Break Dances and Other Absurdities at NYC 24-Hour Play Festival

  • By Maggie Lange
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  • November 15, 2012 5:25 AM
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Official Poster for 'End of Watch' with Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena

The official poster for "End of Watch" shows Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña at the fore of a character-driven police thriller (full poster and trailer posted below). Directed by "Training Day" screenwriter David Ayer, "End of Watch" tells the story of two young Los Angeles police officers as they contend with risks, family, and duty. Anna Kendrick ("Up in the Air"), Frank Grillo ("The Grey"), and America Ferrera ("Ugly Betty") also star in the crime drama, which premieres September 28, 2012.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • June 8, 2012 5:53 PM
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Q & A: Rodrigo Garcia and Jon Avnet Break the Mold with Star-Powered, Women-Centric Web Channel, WIGS

WIGS is a YouTube channel, but don't let the platform scare you off. Filmmaker Rodrigo Garcia ("Albert Nobbs") and producer-director Jon Avnet ("Fried Green Tomatoes") have created what may be the first scripted, professionally developed web content aimed at women: WIGS. Starting with the launch of its first series Monday...
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • May 15, 2012 11:26 AM
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In the Works: Michael Pena Lands Cesar Chavez Role in Diego Luna Directed Biopic

Michael Pena has landed an ambitiously juicy role as the 60s-70s' Mexican-American social activist César E. Chávez in an upcoming English-language biopic directed by Mexican actor-filmmaker Diego Luna. Pena can do anything, from dark dramas (Oscar-winner "Crash") to silly comedies ("Tower Heist," "30 Minutes or Less").
  • By Anne Thompson and Maggie Lange
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  • March 7, 2012 2:16 PM
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