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Academy Invites 176 New Members, including Malick, Chastain, McConaughey, Rockwell, Serkis, Dardennes & Hazanavicious

The Academy invites 176 artists and executives to join its illustrious ranks. Academy president Tom Sherak says the group "represent some of the most passionate contributors to our industry." The list expresses their interest in getting some younger members...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • July 2, 2012 12:24 PM
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'13 Families: Life After Columbine' Releasing on DVD; Remembering Van Sant's 'Elephant,' Moore's 'Bowling' & Ramsay's 'Kevin'

The Columbine shootings continue to elicit interest among filmmakers and audiences. The documentary "13 Families: Life After Columbine" is releasing on DVD August 7, via Osiris Entertainment. For the first time, family members of the Columbine victims share their personal stories of the 1999 mass school shooting and its aftermath...
  • By Sophia Savage and Beth Hanna
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  • June 29, 2012 5:26 PM
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Best of the Week: Palm Springs Shortfest, Bologna & Moscow; Classics, Box Office, Reviews & Remembering Nora Ephron

This week on TOH, we covered the Palm Springs International Shortfest, Il Cinema Ritrovata in Bologna and the Moscow Junket, looked at the intrepid box office for Pixar's "Brave," remembered beloved screenwriter, filmmaker and author Nora Ephron, reviewed this weekend's theatrical debuts and more...
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  • June 29, 2012 4:20 PM
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Zachary Quinto to Open Hollyshorts Film Festival with World Premiere of "PERIODS."

Zachary Quinto and his Before the Door Pictures banner (the engine behind "Margin Call") will open the 8th Annual Hollyshorts Film Festival with the world premiere of "PERIODS."
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 29, 2012 2:57 PM
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Fantastic Fest to Open with World Premiere of Tim Burton's 'Frankenweenie'

Austin's Fantastic Fest will host the world premiere of Tim Burton's playfully Goth return to stop-motion animation, "Frankenweenie." The film will open the week long festival on September 20, prior to its theatrical release on October 5...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 29, 2012 12:11 PM
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'Magic Mike' The Musical Heading to Broadway

Wasting no time, Steven Soderbergh and Channing Tatum are taking "Magic Mike" to the stage, where the film will be adapted into a musical...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • June 29, 2012 12:01 PM
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Academy Changes Rules for 85th Oscars on Foreign-Language Film, Makeup, Music & VFX Categories

The Academy's Board of Governors has approved the rules for the 85th Academy Awards. The most changes are in the Music, Foreign Language, Makeup and Visual Effects categories...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 28, 2012 6:11 PM
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EW Lists '50 Greatest Movies You've Never Seen'... Made After 1991

Entertainment Weekly has compiled a list of the "50 Greatest Movies You've Never Seen." The list only spans the past two decades, which is unfortunate because, chances are, many of the 50 greatest films you haven't seen were made before 1992...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 28, 2012 12:58 PM
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Austin Film Festival Announces Conference and Panelist Lineup, Includes Damon Lindelof, Paul Feig, Terry Rossio

The Austin Film Festival, running October 18-25, announces their first round of conference panels and panelists. An interview with screenwriter Damon Lindelof ("Prometheus"), an incendiary "DC vs. Marvel" panel and a presentation on scene transitions by screenwriter Terry Rossio of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 28, 2012 12:11 PM
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Sumner Redstone Gives $650K to Global Poverty Project

The Global Poverty Project announced today that Viacom and CBS Corporation executive chairman Sumner Redstone's Charitable Foundation has donated $650K to aid its $100 million Global Action campaign.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 27, 2012 4:58 PM
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