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Portland's Northwest Film Center to Celebrate Wes Anderson and His Influences

Over the next two months, from July 12 to August 31, the Northwest Film Center in Portland will present "Wes's World: Wes Anderson and His Influences," a look at the director's films and the filmmakers who have inspired him.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • June 30, 2014 12:07 PM
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Tribeca Film Nabs 'Listen Up Philip,' Starring Elisabeth Moss and Jason Schwartzman (TRAILER)

Today, Tribeca Film announced that its acquisition of the North American rights to "Listen Up Philip," Alex Ross Perry's dark, quirky comedy about a young novelist and the characters of his life.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • June 23, 2014 1:35 PM
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Four Amazon Studios Pilots Get Full Series Order (VIDEO)

Of the five pilots Amazon Studios made available for streaming in February, four will get a full first season order. From "Transparent" by Jill Soloway to "Mozart in the Jungle" by Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman and Alex Timbers, the lineup reflects the increasing shift of filmmakers to the serialized, streaming content arena.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • March 31, 2014 1:04 PM
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WATCH: Wes Anderson's New Short Film for Prada, 'Castello Cavalcanti,' Starring Jason Schwartzman

Wes Anderson has unveiled another brightly colored ad/short film for Prada, titled "Castello Cavalcanti." It stars Anderson regular Jason Schwartzman as a Formula race driver during the Molte Miglia rally in 1955.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 13, 2013 2:33 PM
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Review: Thompson Triumphs in 'Saving Mr. Banks,' which Adds Spoonful of Sugar to Backstage 'Mary Poppins' Tale (TRAILER)

For 20 years, Walt Disney avidly pursued the film rights to "Mary Poppins," and for 20 years, author P.L. Travers rebuffed the mogul's tenacious advances, fearing the ways he might maul her beloved book and character. This is the tale that "Saving Mr. Banks," which had its world premiere at the BFI London Film Festival and North American premiere at AFI FEST, sets out to tell, interspersed with flashbacks to Travers' own difficult, unexpected childhood in the Australian Outback. Travers is Emma Thompson's best leading film role since Elinor Dashwood in "Sense And Sensibility," 18 years ago, and she makes the Australian-born British transplant a curmudgeonly delight.
  • By Matt Mueller
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  • November 8, 2013 1:03 PM
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Amazon Greenlights Three New TV Pilots from Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman, Jill Soloway and More

Amazon Prime Instant has greenlit three enticing comedy pilots. Oscar nominee Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman, Emmy nominee and Sundance winner Jill Soloway and more are cooking up some potential new series.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 3, 2013 12:38 PM
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Casting Watch: Elisabeth Moss and Jason Schwartzman to Star in Alex Ross Perry's 'Listen Up Philip'

Elisabeth Moss and Jason Schwartzman are set to star in "Listen Up Philip," the next film by indie director Alex Ross Perry ("The Color Wheel"). The project is set in New York, and centers on a newly successful writer (Schwartzman) whose harmful life decisions seriously affect his photographer girlfriend (Moss).
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 30, 2013 12:52 PM
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Weekend Recap: Coppola's 'Charles Swan' Trailer, Jon Hamm's Next Comedy, and 'Homeland's Damian Lewis Sings 'White Wedding'

- The trailer for Roman Coppola's high-style comedy "A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III" (here and below) features Charlie Sheen, Bill Murray, and Jason Schwartzman sporting a major Afro. It's clear that working with Wes Anderson has had a strong influence on Coppola's second feature. - Jon Hamm is considering starring in "Epic Fail," a Kevin Costello written comedy about a high school teacher who attempts to fake some heroism by hiring two of his students to stage a kidnapping of his wife.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • December 3, 2012 7:00 AM
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A24 Acquires U.S. Rights to Roman Coppola's 'Charles Swan'

New York City-based production company A24 has acquired the rights to Roman Coppola's "A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III," starring Charlie Sheen. A24 will release the film in the U.S. in February 2013, with FilmBuff handling domestic digital distribution.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • September 3, 2012 5:09 PM
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