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Sundance Institute and Skywalker Sound Pick Participants for September Documentary Music and Sound Design Lab

The Sundance Institute will conduct 15 labs this year with the goal of helping emerging talent to improve their storytelling skills. The Institute and Skywalker Sound have chosen the filmmakers and composers for their second documentary music and sound design lab at Skywalker Sound in Northern California to be held this September.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 20, 2014 2:23 PM
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'Don't Say No Until I Finish Talking,' TCM's Doc on Top Hollywood Producer Richard D. Zanuck, Heads to DVD

A must-see for students of Hollywood and would-be producers, Laurent Bouzereau’s inside-the-movie-biz documentary “Don’t Say No Until I Finish Talking: The Story of Richard D. Zanuck,” will be released on DVD this September, via Turner Classic Movies.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • August 20, 2014 1:49 PM
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Open Road Films Sets Spring Release for 'Rock the Kasbah'

Open Road Films will release Barry Levinson's "Rock the Kasbah" nationwide April 24, 2015. The comedy written by Mitch Glazer stars Bill Murray as washed-up rock manager Richie Vance, who takes his sole client (Bruce Willis) on a USO tour of Afghanistan. Alone in Kabul without money or passport, Vance discovers a girl (Zooey Deschanel) with a great voice and manages her through "Afghan Star," the Afghan "American Idol."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 20, 2014 1:24 PM
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New York Film Festival Unveils Auteur-Packed Doc Lineup

New York's Film Society of Lincoln Center has revealed its Spotlight on Documentary lineup for the 52nd New York Film Festival (September 26-October 12). Documentary filmmakers presenting new works include Les Blank, Debra Granik, Albert Maysles, Martin Scorsese, Frederick Wiseman, Ethan Hawke, among others.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • August 19, 2014 4:11 PM
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'Chef' Returning to Theaters

Indie sensation "Chef," from writer/director/producer/star Jon Favreau, is returning to theaters nationwide on August 29 from Open Road Films.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • August 19, 2014 2:58 PM
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Jason Reitman's 'Men, Women & Children' Will Follow Toronto Premiere with October Release

Paramount is pushing Jason Reitman's "Men, Women & Children" into the early awards season corridor. This adaptation of the Chad Kultgen novel about modern American sexual frustration will open in limited release on October 3 before going wider October 17, following its September TIFF premiere.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • August 18, 2014 6:13 PM
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Rolling Stone Names 40 Greatest Rock Documentaries, from Dylan and The Band to 'Woodstock'

Who better than rock mag Rolling Stone to give ace movie ranker "Sight & Sound" (which recently listed the top 50 documentaries of all time) a run for its money? Rolling Stone has ranked the 40 greatest rock documentaries (of all time, natch). What's number one?
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • August 18, 2014 2:19 PM
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Keanu Reeves Is Latest Movie Star to Go TV

When in doubt, go TV. That is the new Hollywood mantra, as every working producer, director and actor is checking out alternatives to green screen comic-book movies. It's been a while since Keanu Reeves hit his stride as an action star in "Speed" and the "Matrix franchise. Reeves is not going gently into his 50s with Hollywood fare (see long-delayed "47 Ronin," his directing effort "Man of Tai Chi," and indie "Generation Um,
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 18, 2014 1:41 PM
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Best of the Week: Remembering Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall, and More

The top stories of the week from TOH!
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  • August 16, 2014 2:32 PM
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TCM Remembers Lauren Bacall with 24-Hour Marathon

Inevitably, Turner Classic Movies is offering up a tribute to screen icon Lauren Bacall, who passed away Tuesday at the age of 89. TCM's 24-hour marathon will air Monday, Sept. 15, beginning at 8 p.m. (ET), and will conclude Tuesday, Sept. 16, her 90th birthday.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 14, 2014 3:25 PM
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