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Four Films & Composers Selected for Sundance's Composers + Documentary Lab

The Sundance Institute pairs together four documentary projects and composers to participate in the tenth annual Composers + Documentary Lab, which takes place at their Utah resort October 26 - November 1.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • October 18, 2012 11:00 PM
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Penske Promotes Variety's Sobrino-Stearns to Publisher

Jay Penske has promoted Variety's veteran ad-sales exec Michelle Sobrino-Stearns to publisher of Variety. Never in the showbiz publication's 107-year-history has it been headed by a woman.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • October 18, 2012 8:19 PM
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McGregor and Hudson Topline Capaldi Backstage Comedy 'Born To Be King'

Scottish writer-director-actor Peter Capaldi ("In the Loop") has landed Ewan McGregor and is in talks with Kate Hudson to star in his mistaken identity backstage comedy "Born to be King." The film will shoot at Pinewood Studios in January. Indomina's Stephanie Denton is handling foreign sales at the American Film Market.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • October 18, 2012 2:50 PM
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'Les Miserables' & 'Downton Abbey' Costume Designers Talk Hathaway, Jackman & MacLaine with EW

In the October 19 issue of EW, "Les Miserables" costume designer Paco Delgado talks sartorially translating the look and feel of Victor Hugo's classic novel to the big screen, while "Downton Abbey"...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 18, 2012 1:28 PM
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WATCH: Luhrmann Updates 'Great Gatsby' Trailer (VIDEO)

Warners has released a similar but different trailer for Baz Luhrmann's"The Great Gatsby." About a month ago, Warner Bros. announced a May 10, 2013 release date for Baz Luhrmann's $127 million 3-D drama starring Leonardo Di Caprio in the title role, moving it back from its planned December 25 berth.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • October 18, 2012 12:14 PM
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IMAX Award Call for Entries: Capture the Theme of Exploration

Co-hosts IMAX, Newsweek and The Daily Beast announce the launch of the IMAX Award, which will recognize up-and-coming filmmakers who capture the theme of exploration.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • October 17, 2012 4:23 PM
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More: Shorts, Imax, Media

Paramount Will Release Scorsese's 'The Wolf of Wall Street' In Late 2013

After distributing his most recent run of films, Paramount will continue their relationship with Martin Scorsese by releasing his financial drama, "The Wolf of Wall Street," starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Paramount distributed Scorsese and DiCaprio's "Shutter Island"...
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • October 17, 2012 1:55 PM
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National Geographic Increases Security as Upcoming 'SEAL Team Six' Release Fuels Threats

The National Geographic Channel has had to dramatically increase security at its Washington headquarters in the wake of an influx of threats over its upcoming film "SEAL Team Six: The Raid on Osama bin Laden." The threats are reportedly coming from Muslim extremist groups.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 17, 2012 1:43 PM
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In the Works: Kruger & Yelchin '5 to 7,' Cruise Eyes 'Our Name Is Adam,' Lee Daniels May Direct Amy Adams as Janis Joplin

Tom Cruise signs on to another sci-fi project, while Lee Daniels tackles rock queen Janis Joplin in "Get It While You Can."
  • By Sophia Savage and Beth Hanna
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  • October 17, 2012 1:18 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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