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'Django Unchained' Will Show in China: Tarantino Agrees to SARFT Demand for More Cuts

Hollywood sees dollar signs when they look at China. It's the land of new opportunity. But navigating with this burgeoning market has its hazards. The main issue is one that will never be resolved, not on the creative co-production side and not at the distribution end either. And that is SARFT, the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television, the government censorship entity which is set up to protect its citizens.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 26, 2013 2:45 PM
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Cannes Adds New Films by Jim Jarmusch and Claude Lanzmann to Official Selection

Cannes artistic director Thierry Frémaux has added several highly anticipated films to the festival's official lineup. Fest regular Jim Jarmusch's vampire love story "Only Lovers Left Alive" -- starring Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston and Mia Wasikowska -- has been added to the main competition selection. Jarmusch's breakout film "Stranger than Paradise" won the Camera d'Or in 1984.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 26, 2013 12:49 PM
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Notes from the DGA Women's Summit: Navigating the Hollywood Boys' Club

The Directors Guild of America's Women's Steering Committee hosted last month a full day of panels and conversations that sought to bolster support for female voices in cinema (a presence, yet again, lacking at this year's Cannes Film Festival).
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 25, 2013 3:46 PM
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Weekend Preview: Michael Bay's Latest a 'Pain'-Filled Experience; Jeff Nichols' 'Mud' Captivates Critics; Skip 'The Big Wedding'

Fans of Michael Bay and his cast of beefy cohorts will likely flock to dumb male comedy "Pain & Gain," a soulless, "low-budget" exercise in machismo that has appalled critics. Those looking for lighter fare might seek solace in "The Big Wedding," which has earned universal pans despite its top-drawer cast. They are better off RSVPing to another event, such as "Take Shelter" director Jeff Nichols' southern drama "Mud," which premiered at Cannes, starring Matthew McConaughey, or the Oscar-nominated maritime doc "Kon Tiki," which traces a Norwegian's journey in 1947 across the Pacific Ocean in a balsa wood raft.
  • By Anne Thompson and Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 25, 2013 3:42 PM
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Baz Luhrmann's Despair, Drive and Gamble Behind 'The Great Gatsby'

The making of "The Great Gatsby," the opening night film at Cannes, and the struggles and successes that Aussie director Baz Luhrmann faced during production are the subject of THR's latest cover story.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 25, 2013 2:41 PM
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Tribeca Film Festival's Nora Ephron Prize Goes to 'Farah Goes Bang' Director Meera Menon (TRAILER)

The Tribeca Film Festival on Thursday awarded Meera Menon, whose feature debut "Farah Goes Bang" is an official selection, with the inaugural Nora Ephron Prize at the annual Women's Filmmaker Brunch.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 25, 2013 1:55 PM
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StudioCanal and Aardman to Sell Animated Feature 'Shaun the Sheep' at Cannes Market

Europe's largest production company StudioCanal is teaming with UK-based Aardman Animations to develop the British animated kids' series "Shaun the Sheep," about an unusually intelligent farm animal, for the big screen. They plan to sell the film to buyers at the Cannes market this year.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 25, 2013 1:53 PM
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FatLabs Composer Vikas Kohli Heads to Cannes and HotDocs (VIDEO)

Indo-Canadian composer Vikas Kohli of FatLabs has two films gearing up for the festival circuit.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 25, 2013 12:54 PM
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Tribeca Announces 10th Annual All Access Awards, Winners Include Terence Nance

Tribeca Film Institute has announced recipients of the 10th Annual Access Awards, which offers year-round support for burgeoning filmmakers and their incomplete projects.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 25, 2013 11:53 AM
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Sundance Selects and IFC Appoint Three New Execs for Marketing and Publicity

Sundance Selects/IFC Films has just appointed three new executives to head their marketing and publicity departments for the company's distribution labels.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 24, 2013 4:36 PM
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