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Steven Soderbergh Twitter Novella Unfolds, State of Cinema Address (VIDEO)

The online film community has been all a chatter this week since Steven Soderbergh's State of Cinema Address at the San Francisco International Film Festival leaked online. Now, he has unveiled a new Twitter novella.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • May 2, 2013 12:30 PM
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CASTING WATCH: Bradley Cooper is the Third Actor to Leave 'Jane Got a Gun' UPDATED

The production of indie western "Jane Got a Gun" continues to be plagued by trouble, as Bradley Cooper -- set to replace Jude Law, who previously replaced Michael Fassbender -- is now the third actor to abandon the film.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • May 2, 2013 8:44 AM
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Filmmaker Top Ten Lists, from Fassbinder, Haneke and Almodovar to Scorsese, Tarantino and More

Excerpted are lists from Rainer Maria Fassbinder and Michael Haneke, as well as Pedro Almodovar, whose list offers an interesting counterpart to Fassbinder's. Both he and Almodovar have sought to consider the queer experience via cinephilia, formal style and colorful, socially-conscious melodrama.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • May 1, 2013 2:30 PM
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Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Inherent Vice' to Begin Shooting This Month

Paul Thomas Anderson will begin principal photography this month on his follow-up to "The Master," "Inherent Vice." Warner Bros. is financing the project to be shot in 35 mm.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • May 1, 2013 12:38 PM
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Webby Awards Founder Tiffany Shlain to Create Original Web Series 'The Future Starts Here' for AOL (VIDEO)

San Francisco-based filmmaker and Webby Awards founder Tiffany Shlain has signed on with AOL to create an original eight-episode web series for the company's video hub On Network.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • May 1, 2013 12:15 PM
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Woody Allen Returns to France for Next Film Starring Colin Firth and Emma Stone

Woody Allen is returning to Europe this summer for the eighth time to shoot his next typically untitled comedy in southern France. British star Colin Firth and American actress Emma Stone topline the cast.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 30, 2013 3:06 PM
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HBO Signs Alex Gibney to Direct Sinatra Music Doc (CLIPS)

HBO has signed Alex Gibney ("Taxi to the Dark Side") to direct a yet untitled four-hour miniseries documentary on the life and music of Frank Sinatra.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 30, 2013 2:05 PM
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Will Participant's Latest Spanish Co-Production Expose Corporate Pollution?

Last week, it was announced that Julia Stiles and Scott Speedman would star in Lluis Quilez's "Out of the Dark," a supernatural thriller presented by Participant Media. What political position will the film be taking on?
  • By Anthony Kaufman
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  • April 29, 2013 5:19 PM
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Women in Film's Crystal and Lucy Awards Go to Laura Linney, Sofia Coppola, George Lucas and 'Mad Men' Cast

LA non-profit Women in Film has unveiled the winners for the 2013 Crystal and Lucy Awards to include the 'Mad Men' cast, Laura Linney and Sofia Coppola.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 29, 2013 2:35 PM
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Casting Watch: TV's Phoebe Fox and 'War Horse' Leading Man Jeremy Irvine Set to Star in 'The Woman in Black' Sequel

Exclusive Media and Hammer Film Productions announced today that "War Horse" leading man Jeremy Irvine and Phoebe Fox from British TV's "Switch" have signed on to star in "The Woman in Black: Angel of Death," the sequel to the 2012 supernatural thriller starring Daniel Radcliffe.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 29, 2013 1:00 PM
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