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Free iPad App Dives Deeper into History of Spielberg's 'Lincoln'

History buffs--want to dig deeper into Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln"? There is a free iPad app available now on iTunes. Lincoln: A Steven Spielberg Film - Discover the Story goes behind the scenes with an interactive look at that crucial time in American history. It includes photos, art, interviews, music and a historical narrative. Take a look at these screen grabs.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • November 15, 2012 2:36 AM
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Philip K. Dick Estate Gives First Look Deal to Anonymous Content & Electric Shepherd Productions; 'Ubik' in The Works with Gondry

Anonymous Content and Electric Shepherd Productions have engaged in a first look deal with Philip K. Dick's estate to develop film and television adaptations of the author's works, which include over 120 short stories and 45 novels...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • November 14, 2012 4:55 PM
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Berg's SEAL Team 10 Drama 'Lone Survivor' Now Shooting with Wahlberg, Bana, Foster, Kitsch & Hirsch; Herrick Producing

Norton Herrick has come on board to share producing duties with director Peter Berg and star Mark Wahlberg for "Lone Survivor," which is currently shooting in New Mexico with co-stars Eric Bana, Ben Foster, Emile Hirsch and Taylor Kitsch...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • November 14, 2012 3:54 PM
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Hollywood Rites of Passage, from Redford and Smith to Siegal and Geffen

It was an odd day, bookended by two events that drew together an amazing swath of Hollywood's older generation. I saw CAA partner Bryan Lourd, DreamWorks' Marvin Levy, and Sundance's Michelle Satter at both events, and while the Lois Smith memorial in the morning and Peggy Siegal-wrangled PBS documentary "Inventing David Geffen" in the evening were very different affairs, they both marked rites of passage.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • November 14, 2012 3:47 PM
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Hollywood Comes Calling for Nate Silver -- Future Box Office Guru?

Following Nate Silver's impressively accurate predictions of the voting outcome in all 50 states for the November 6 election, the NY Times blogger has been approached by Hollywood...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 14, 2012 3:20 PM
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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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Casting Watch: Diaz Will Be 'The Other Woman,' Wiig Also in Talks for the Love Triangle

Cameron Diaz is reportedly attached to star in revenge comedy "The Other Woman," which also has Kristen Wiig in talks.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 14, 2012 1:04 PM
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Spirit Awards Pitch a Tent in Santa Monica for 28th Awards Show February 23

It's back to the white tent on the Santa Monica beach the day before the Oscars, February 23, for the indie alternative awards show--a favorite for many each year--Film Independent's Spirit Awards. The 28th Indie Spirits will be exclusively broadcast the same night on IFC after its live taping. The nominees will be announced November 27; and Film Independent members are eligible to vote.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • November 14, 2012 12:42 PM
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Channing Tatum is People's Sexiest Man Alive; What's Up Next

Channing Tatum's whirlwind, breakout year has now been capped with an honor shared by the likes of George Clooney and Brad Pitt -- People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 14, 2012 12:22 PM
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Relativity Media Options Junger's Vanity Fair Article 'Blood Oil'

Relativity Media has optioned the rights to Sebastian Junger's 2007 Vanity Fair article "Blood Oil," an account of the Niger Delta oil saboteurs and how the militants may have sparked a U.S. recession by playing havoc on world oil prices.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 13, 2012 5:37 PM
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