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Produced By Conference 2012 Speakers: Grazer, Jacobson, De Luca, Nolan, Phillips & More

The Producer's Guild of America has lined up an impressive Hollywood roster to participate in the fourth annual Produced By Conference, June 8-10 at the Sony Pictures Studio lot. .
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • March 22, 2012 12:02 PM
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Eli Roth Will Deliver IFTA Production Conference Keynote on April 20

On April 30, the Independent Film & Television Alliance will present its 13th annual IFTA Production Conference, titled “Cost Isn’t An Obstacle Anymore! New Avenues to Finance, Produce & Distribute Films at Any Budget," with a keynote address by indie filmmaker Eli Roth ("Hostel," "Cabin Fever," "The Last Exorcism.")
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • March 21, 2012 6:10 PM
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Academy Names Senior Museum Posts

As the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences adjusts to a year of considerable change, new CEO Dawn Hudson is pushing forward with the new Academy museum at LACMA West, the venerable May Company building.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 21, 2012 6:05 PM
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Reviving the Folk Reviver: Grassroots Movement Aims to Make Pete Seeger the Oldest Person to Reach Music Charts (Video)

At age 92, legendary folksinger and Bob Dylan mentor Pete Seeger has much to be proud of. He served as an instrumental force in the American folk revival, influenced a generation of young singers in the 60s, and penned a number of American staples including "Turn! Turn! Turn!," "If I Had a Hammer," and "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?"
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • March 21, 2012 4:08 PM
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Entertainment: Left Out of Time's Best #Twitter140 Register

Time collected "The 140 Best Twitter Feeds of 2012." While "Best Of" features are inherently arbitrary and we won't criticize the 140 choices--or having to click through each individual mini-post-- "entertainment" as a category has been shortchanged.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • March 21, 2012 3:06 PM
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Robert Orci Launches "Ender's Game" Production Blog

Prolific Roberto Orci, when he is not sweating over "Star Trek" rewrites with producing and writing partner Alex Kurtzman, is now running a weekly production blog for the upcoming sci-fi film "Ender's Game." He's also producing and adapting the epic adventure from the Orson Scott Card sci-fi classic...
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 21, 2012 2:54 PM
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"Rendez-Vous with French Cinema" Hosts Screenings of Seven Contemporary French Films, Adds Interactive Q & As

Francophile Alert! This year, Unifrance Films is partnering with L.A.'s Laemmle Theatres, New York's Film Society of Lincoln Center, and Emerging Pictures to present "Rendez-Vous with French Cinema." The series sets out to highlight the best of contemporary French film by screening seven films in over 50 U.S. cities in March.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • March 21, 2012 2:08 PM
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Obit: Screenwriter Tonino Guerra, Three-Time Oscar-Nominee, Has Died

One of cinema's greatest writers, three-time Oscar nominee Tonino Guerra, has died. The poet/screenwriter from Northern Italy had just turned 92 on March 16. Guerra wrote over 100 screenplays, including "L'avventura," "La notte," "L'eclisse," "Red Desert," "Blow-Up," and "Zabriskie Point" for Antonioni;
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 21, 2012 1:43 PM
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Keeping Up With the Collins': Nine Character Posters from Tim Burton's 'Dark Shadows'

What else to expect? The character posters from Tim Burton's upcoming "Dark Shadows" are pale, garish, gothic, and packed with attitude. In an era when advance marketing gets started earlier than ever, with less than a month before the May 11th release, Warner Bros. finally debuted their campy first trailer last week...
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • March 21, 2012 12:00 PM
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TCM Classic Film Fest & D23 Team for Screenings of 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,' '20,000 Leagues Under the Sea'

Two Disney classics, "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" and "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea," will be presented at the TCM Classic Film Festival in collaboration with D23: The Official Disney Fan Club...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • March 20, 2012 3:56 PM
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