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Film Independent Spirit Awards: Complete List of Winners

As expected, "The Artist" dominated Saturday's Independent Spirit Awards, winning four awards for best feature, director, actor and cinematography. The drama was getting "The Artist" creative team via police escort to the event from a delayed flight from Paris, where the film won six Cesars.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 25, 2012 7:16 PM
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Kevin Spacey's Trigger Street Announces U.S. Winner of Jameson First Shot Competition

All the best film puns have to do with booze, don't they? Today Trigger Street Productions announced the U.S. winner of their Jameson First Shot competition.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • February 25, 2012 12:06 PM
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David Morrissey Joins AMC's 'The Walking Dead' Season Three

One of my fave Brit actors, David Morrissey, is joining the cast of AMC's "The Walking Dead." In Season Three, he will take the role of The Governor, a character from Robert Kirkman's graphic novel, who leads the settlement of Woodbury...
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 24, 2012 6:49 PM
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'The Hunger Games' Beats 'Twilight' in First-Day Ticket Sales

Now that Lionsgate, which made "The Hunger Games," and Summit, which made the "Twilight" movies, are one and the same company, both camps can root for the success of the next young adult book-to-movie franchise in a position to replace "Twilight," the post-apocalyptic "Hunger Games."
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • February 24, 2012 3:43 PM
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Steven Spielberg: Sports Writer

Who knew? The master director of "Indiana Jones," "E.T.," "Jaws," Steven Spielberg, once wrote a high school's sports column.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • February 24, 2012 2:58 PM
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Film Independent Fast Track Applications Due This Monday

Got an idea in your head for a movie but having trouble finding funding for it? If you do, and have you have weekend plans, cancel them: this Monday is the application deadline for Film Independents Fast Track, the financing market/conference for up-and-coming filmmakers that takes place at the Los Angeles Film Festival.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • February 24, 2012 1:50 PM
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Spurlock's 'Comic-Con Episode IV' Goes on Tour to Support Theatrical/VOD Release

No rest for the weary for Morgan Spurlock ("Super Size Me"). He's hitting the road with his latest doc, "Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope" with a multi-city, live road show designed to create a Comic-Con-like experience.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • February 24, 2012 8:00 AM
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VisitBritain Says, "Come See the UK Like You've Seen it in the Movies"

Hollywood's always felt comfortable relying on British talent in its films and this year's awards round-up is no exception: It was a new British director that made the second half of the Harry Potter franchise so successful and British actor Gary Oldman's George Smiley is certainly one of 2011's roles to remember.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • February 24, 2012 7:30 AM
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'Skyfall' Heading to IMAX

To ring in the 50th anniversary of the 007 franchise, Bond 23 "Skyfall" will release in IMAX theaters simultaneously with the film's international release on October 26th, 2012. James Bond fans will be able to absorb Daniel Craig's rippling physique projected larger-than-life.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 23, 2012 3:06 PM
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New Directors/New Films 2012 Opens With 'Where Do We Go Now,' Adds Horror, Family, Kubrick to Full Line-Up

The Film Society of Lincoln Center and The Museum of Modern Art have unveiled the 2012 lineup for the 41st New Directors/New Films festival, running March 21–April 1. The festival will showcase 29 features and 12 shorts, hailing from 28 countries.
  • By Anne Thompson & Sophia Savage
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  • February 23, 2012 2:58 PM
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