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Park Chan-wook Thriller 'Stoker' Gets March 2013 Release; Stars Wasikowska, Kidman, Goode, Mulroney & Weaver

Fox Searchlight has picked a March 1, 2013 release date for "Stoker," the same day as Neill Blomkamp's "Elysium." Directed by Park Chan-wook ("Oldboy") and scripted by Wentworth Miller, the film features Mia Wasikowska ("Jane Eyre," "Alice in Wonderland"), Matthew Goode ("A Single Man," "Brideshead Revisited")...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • July 19, 2012 4:29 PM
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Berlinger & Sinofsky's HBO Doc 'Paradise Lost: Purgatory' on DVD August 14; Collector's Edition Trilogy Lands November 6

Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky’s "Paradise Lost: Purgatory," the third of their West Memphis Three trilogy, will be released on DVD August 14 and a collector's edition of the complete HBO trilogy will be available November 6...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • July 19, 2012 3:49 PM
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Filmmaker Magazine Names '25 New Faces' of Indie Film; Patrick Wang Joins 36 Others, Including 14 Women

Filmmaker Magazine's 15th edition of their annual "25 New Faces of Independent Film" has landed. On the list are 37 up-and-coming directors, screenwriters, actors, producers and cinematographers. The magazine notes the trend of increased international filmmakers, cross-pollination between film and the visual arts...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • July 19, 2012 3:46 PM
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Aussie Classic 'Wake in Fright' Rediscovered & Restored: Drafthouse Acquires for US Release this October

"Wake in Fright" goes to Drafthouse Films for US theatrical release after many thought it was lost. The thriller is considered a landmark film in the development of modern Australian cinema; it first debuted at Cannes in 1971 where it was nominated for the Palme d'Or. In 2009, guest-curator Martin Scorsese brought a restoration back to the fest.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • July 19, 2012 2:31 PM
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Universal Russia To Release Eight Premium Pictures, Including Latest Chan and Schwarzenegger Flicks

As the studios puruse an increasingly global business, Universal Pictures International (UPI) Russia has closed a principal agreement with Moscow's Premium Film to release their upcoming slate of eight movies. Studio distributors dominate the Russian box office with Hollywood pictures.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 19, 2012 12:59 PM
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Casting Watch: Williams Lines Up Two Movies to Start in July and September

Robins Williams has signed on to shoot two back-to-back movies. First up, he plays president Dwight D. Eisenhower in Lee Daniels' next film, "The Butler," which is scheduled to begin filming later this month in New Orleans. Williams joins a sprawling ensemble including Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Vanessa Redgrave, John Cusack, and Jane Fonda.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 18, 2012 9:08 PM
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Sundance Institute Adds 10 Titles to Artists Services Program, Fellows Self-Distribute Online

The Sundance Institute announces today that 10 additional titles are now available on the Artists Services access to distribution program, which makes films from previous Sundance festivals available for rent, download and streaming on various digital platforms and storefronts (iTunes, Amazon, SundanceNOW, YouTube, etc).
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 18, 2012 4:37 PM
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McGurk Talks Cinedigm Expansion, Scordino, Rothschild and Harris Head Acquisitions

Chris McGurk's Cinedigm Entertainment Group continues to expand as the digital cinema company repositions itself in the indie sector. As he focuses on Cinedigm's core digital cinema servicing and software and content distribution units, which have the most growth potential, he also acquired in April indie distributor/online aggregator New Video.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 18, 2012 4:22 PM
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50th Anniversary Digital Restoration of 'Lawrence of Arabia' Comes to the Academy, National Release October 4, Blu-ray November 13 UPDATED

Sony celebrates the 50th anniversary of David Lean's 1962 epic masterpiece "Lawrence of Arabia" with a glorious new 4K digital restoration of the director's cut, set to be released in theaters October 4, and having its stateside premiere at the Academy July 19.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 18, 2012 4:01 PM
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Are Women Directors Entering a Golden Age? Studio 360 Talks to Shelton, Polley

Are we entering a golden age for women directors in Hollywood? I've been trying to figure out the troubled relationship between women and the film business for decades, so I unloaded for Studio 360's Kurt Andersen, who also talked with Sarah Polley and Lynn Shelton, about how the industry favors independents--as its glass ceiling remains intact.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 18, 2012 2:35 PM
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