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Doha Film Institute's CEO Talks Fest Growing Pains, Tribeca Connection & Arab Spring

Only weeks into the job, the Doha Film Institute's new CEO Abdulaziz Al-Khater sat down to chat with TOH! during the Doha Tribeca Film Festival to discuss the long-term goals of the nascent festival, now in its fourth year, and DFI itself, the umbrella organization which presides over all of Qatar's film initiatives.
  • By Matt Mueller
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  • November 24, 2012 6:59 AM
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Robert De Niro Reflects on 40 Years of Acting, Says 'You Gotta Be Part Gangster'

Robert De Niro recently sat down with NY Times critic A.O. Scott for an interview covering the actor's substantial body of work over the past 40 years, his thoughts on the difficulty of getting movies made and the perceived hurdles of personal filmmaking...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 14, 2012 1:38 PM
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What Is De Niro Thinking? Goes Against Stallone in 'Grudge Match'

Yet another example of Hollywood's current thinking is the depressing prospect of Warner Bros. chasing the trendy boomer demo by casting Robert De Niro ("Raging Bull") and Sylvester Stallone ("Rocky") as two aging boxers in "Grudge Match."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • November 6, 2012 2:09 PM
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'Last Vegas' Production Begins with Douglas, De Niro, Freeman & Kline -- Over the Hill 'Hangover'?

Production has started on John Turtletaub's comedy "Last Vegas," starring Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline as aging buddies who throw a Vegas bachelor party for the only one of them who has remained single...
  • By Sophia Savage and Beth Hanna
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  • November 5, 2012 1:15 PM
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'Silver Linings Playbook' Star De Niro Gets Into Oscar Race with a Push from Santa Barbara

Robert De Niro may land his first Oscar nomination in 20 years for his moving supporting turn as Bradley Cooper's father in David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook." De Niro has won two Oscars (for the second "Godfather" film and "Raging Bull") but he has not been nominated since Martin Scorsese's "Cape Fear." 
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • October 16, 2012 7:56 PM
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'Silver Linings Playbook' to Open Film Independent Forum

As part of Weinstein Co.'s ongoing push for David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook," currently at the top of many Oscar pundit's charts in the race for Best Picture, the edgy comedy will launch this year's Film Independent Forum to be held October 19-21 at the Directors Guild of America.
  • By Sophia Savage and Maggie Lange
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  • October 4, 2012 1:07 PM
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Trailer Watch: Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence Run, Dance and Bicker in Russell's 'Silver Linings Playbook'

The first trailer for David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook" has arrived, with Bradley Cooper starring as a former teacher fresh off a four-year stint in a mental institution, who moves back in with his parents (Jackie Weaver and Robert De Niro). He starts up a "friend with a capital F" relationship with equally unstable neighbor...
  • By Sophia Savage and Beth Hanna
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  • June 28, 2012 3:23 PM
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Relativity Media Will Co-Finance Luc Besson's Next Two Films: "Three Days to Kill" and "Malavita" with De Niro

Relativity Media struck a co-production and co-financing deal with Luc Besson's ("The Lady," "Taken," "Transporter") EuropaCorp on his two upcoming action flicks, "Three Days to Kill" and "Malavita" with Robert De Niro...
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • May 25, 2012 1:13 PM
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De Niro vs. Redford: After Sundance London, Tribeca Launches Rival Tribeca Firenze at Tuscan Sun Festival

The biggest name-brand film festivals are extending their reach overseas, from Sundance London to Tribeca Firenze. Not to be outshone by Robert Redford's successful --and high profile--London launch, Robert De Niro's rival Tribeca Enterprises is bringing Tribeca Firenze to the Tuscan Sun Festival in Florence, Italy.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 7, 2012 10:21 AM
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First Look: Jennifer Lawrence in 'House at the End of the Street' and the Next Four Steps for 'Hunger Games' Star

Relativity is just one of several distributors looking to capitalize on the new stardom of "Hunger Games" it-girl Jennifer Lawrence.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • March 23, 2012 5:01 PM
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