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Bollywood Goes IMAX for First Time with 2013 Release of 'Dhoom:3'

Bollywood action-thriller "Dhoom: 3" will be digitally remastered and released in IMAX throughout India in winter of 2013, marking the country's first local-language production to be released in the larger-than-life format.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • September 21, 2012 12:39 PM
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Tribeca Film Acquires Goya Winner and Fantastic Fest Entry 'No Rest for the Wicked'

Tribeca Film has picked up North American rights to the Spanish noir "No Rest for the Wicked," which won six 2012 Goya Awards (Spain's equivalent to the Oscars), including Best Film. The film is currently playing at Fantastic Fest.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • September 21, 2012 12:38 PM
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Netflix's Ted Sarandos Talks Original Programming

It is not news that chief content officer of Netflix Ted Sarandos is on the hunt for original programming for the content site, competing for content with the likes of HBO snd Showtime. That's why the DVD rental site, which has been making the transition to online streaming, chased down David Fincher's high-price series starring Kevin Spacey based on the British series "House of Cards."
  • By Anne Thompson and Maggie Lange
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  • September 20, 2012 5:59 PM
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IFC Films Lands Baumbach's Black-and-White Gerwig Vehicle 'Frances Ha'

IFC Films is acquiring all North and Latin American rights to Noah Baumbach’s "Frances Ha," which the filmmaker co-wrote with his star and muse, Mumblecore darling Greta Gerwig. She has received glowing reviews for the film, which debuted at Telluride followed by Toronto and now, New York. Mickey Sumner, Adam Driver and Michael Zegen co-star.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • September 20, 2012 4:25 PM
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Academy Launches Film-to-Film Festival September 27-29 with Terry Gilliam's 'Brazil'

The Academy announces the first ever Film-to-Film Festival, an event to celebrate its preservation efforts through Project Film-to-Film. The first edition will run September 27-29 at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn and Linwood Dunn theaters. Project Film-to-Film launched a year ago...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • September 20, 2012 2:20 PM
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Internet Lobby Forms in DC: Facebook, Google, Amazon Join Up

It was an inevitable alliance. Silicon Valley pillars will join together in Washington to form a lobbying group in order to oppose federal restrictions to their industry. A group like this is the first in the Web's history. Called 'The Internet Association,' the roster includes Facebook, Google, Yahoo, LinkedIn, Zynga, and Amazon.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • September 20, 2012 2:13 PM
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Polanski Directing 'Venus in Fur' in France This November, Latest Doc Unspools at NYFF

Roman Polanski will direct "Venus in Fur," an adaptation of the play by David Ivs. The erotic black comedy was a Broadway success, earning a Tony nomination for Best Play and a win for actress Nina Arianda (who subsequently scored the role of Janis Joplin in Sean Durkin's upcoming biopic)...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • September 20, 2012 12:54 PM
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Robin Swicord Replaces Frank Pierson, Joins Few Women on Academy's Board of Governors

The Academy's Board of Governors has elected screenwriter Robin Swicord ("Memoirs of a Geisha," "Little Women" ) to replace the late Frank Pierson and represent the Writers Branch along with Bill Condon and Phil Robinson. She will serve until the next election, which is in June of next year. She joins the few women on the board of 43; they are Academy CEO Dawn Hudson, first vice president Cheryl Boone-Isaacs, vice president Kathleen Kennedy, producer Gale Anne Hurd, actress Annette Bening, editor Anne V. Coates, directors Kathryn Bigelow and Lisa Cholodenko and designer Rosemary Brandberg.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • September 20, 2012 12:29 PM
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Rudin and Diller Go Into the E-Book and (Gasp!) Real Book Business

Media titan Barry Diller and uber-producer Scott Rudin are joining forces for a new e-book publishing house, Brightline; they are partnering with Brooklyn-based start-up Atavist, already well known for publishing long-form articles for tablets.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • September 19, 2012 12:58 PM
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Oscar Watch: Canada Picks 'War Witch' as Foreign Film Entry

Canada has selected Kim Nguyen's "War Witch" (aka "Rebelle") as its entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar. Telefilm Canada chairs the pan-Canadian Oscar selection committee that chose the film.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • September 18, 2012 4:41 PM
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