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Netflix and Weinsteins Strike First Streaming Deal, Including Likely Oscar-Winner 'The Artist'

It won’t be long before likely Oscar-winner “The Artist” will silently grace your instant queue. Yes, Netflix and The Weinstein Company have established a streaming deal.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • February 21, 2012 1:52 PM
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Sundance Institute Names Creative Producing Fellowship in Honor of Bingham Ray, Worth $10,000

At Bingham Ray's LA Memorial at Busby's on Wilshire Friday, the Sundance Institute's Keri Putnam, John Cooper and Trevor Groth announced a new creative producing fellowship to honor Bingham Ray, worth $10,000.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 18, 2012 4:03 PM
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China's New Hollywood Deal; Christian Bale Rebuked by Chinese Authorities for Attempted Visit to Human Rights Activist

China and the United States have a thorny relationship, the natural byproduct of two countries reluctantly dependent on each other economically, but diametrically opposed in political philosophy. Despite their differences, the two nations are intricately connected, and sometimes, to keep the waters smooth, something has to give.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • February 18, 2012 12:51 PM
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Sundance Selects Acquires Romanian Director Cristian Mungiu's 'Beyond the Hills'

  • By Jacob Combs
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  • February 18, 2012 12:36 PM
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Cirque de Soleil to Perform Original Piece at Academy Awards; Kermit and Miss Piggy to Present

Muppet fans, it looks like Cirque de Soleil, the Canadian entertainment troupe that specializes in circus-inspired performance art, will be taking a prime slot at this year's Oscars with an original piece.
  • By Anne Thompson and Jacob Combs
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  • February 17, 2012 1:35 PM
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More: Oscars

Alamo Drafthouse To Take Over San Francisco's New Mission Theater

Tim League and the Alamo Drafthouse are a force that will not be stopped, from expanding their exhibition reach beyond Austin, Texas to releasing foreign Oscar nominee "Bullhead" (more from the director and star here).
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 16, 2012 8:43 PM
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SAG Awards Set Date for 2013

Next year's 19th Annual SAG Awards will take place on January 27, 2013, at Los Angeles' Shrine Exposition Center. For the eighth year running, the show will be simulcast on TNT and TBS. Here's a recap of the 2012 show and winners, which boasted 5.2 million viewers.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • February 16, 2012 1:57 PM
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Brit Comedy 'Reuniting The Rubins' Debuts March 23

Timothy Spall (“The King's Speech”) stars in “Reuniting The Rubins,” a British family comedy debuting from Monterey Media March 23 in Los Angeles.
  • By Justin Lowe
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  • February 16, 2012 11:00 AM
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IN THE WORKS: TWC Casts Streep, Roberts To Lead Adaptation of 'August: Osage County'

Coming off a strong year and an even hotter awards season, with “The Artist,” “My Week With Marilyn” and “The Iron Lady” already awarded and still in contention for Oscars, The Weinstein Company (TWC) today confirmed casting for the film adaptation of Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and Tony-awarded play, "August: Osage County."
  • By Justin Lowe
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  • February 16, 2012 12:52 AM
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'La Ronde' Inspires Two 2012 Releases, Roadside Attractions' '30 Beats' and Magnolia's '360'

Roadside Attractions has acquired all U.S. and Latin American rights to "30 Beats," yet another 2012 movie based on Arthur Schnitzler's "La Ronde. "
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 15, 2012 5:33 PM
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