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Oscilloscope Founder and Beastie Boy Adam Yauch Dies of Cancer: David Fenkel to Stay On UPDATE

Adam Yauch, best-known as a member of the hip-hop group the Beastie Boys, has died at age 47, reports Rolling Stone. Yauch, also a founder of indie distribution label Oscilloscope Laboratories ("Wendy and Lucy," "We Need to Talk About Kevin") was diagnosed with cancer after discovering a salivary gland tumor in 2009.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 4, 2012 4:01 PM
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Nirvana, Foo Fighter Frontman Dave Grohl to Direct "Sound City" Documentary

Dave Grohl, the famed frontman of Foo Fighters and drummer of Nirvana, will direct and produce a music documentary, "Sound City," on the legendary music studio. From the trailer - posted below - it already looks frenetic and chock full with self-congratulatory interviews. But for fans of the infamous recording studio...
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • May 3, 2012 4:35 PM
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55th San Francisco International Film Festival Announces Awards and Prizes at Golden Gate Awards Party

While the Golden Gate Awards party was going on at the Rasselas Jazz Club and Restaurant on Fillmore, I was some 33 miles south, at the Stanford Theatre in Palo Alto, watching Howard Hawks’ “A Girl in Every Port,” accompanied by Dennis James on the Mighty Wurlitzer...
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  • May 3, 2012 4:32 PM
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Cannes Market 2012: Pattinson's 'Mission'; Brosnan & Wilson's 'Coup'; Colfer's 'Lightning'; Cooper's 'Out of the Furnace'; SXSW's 'Frankie Go Boom'

Myriad projects across a range of budgets and genres will be announced and shopped at Cannes. But while some are completed, others are in earlier stages of development and may never see the light of day; having the right talent attached will help get them sold in territories around the world and get the coin necessary for the green light.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • May 3, 2012 1:02 PM
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Magnolia Pictures Buys US Rights to "Steve Jobs: The Last Interview"

Not wasting any time as Walter Isaacs' bestselling Steve Jobs biography continues to fly off shelves, Magnolia Pictures has acquired US rights to documentary "Steve Jobs" The Lost Interview."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 2, 2012 2:47 PM
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Amazon Studios Adds TV Series to Development Slate for Instant Video Release

Phase Two of Amazon Studios' radical move to reinvent entertainment industry production models--turning to movie fans for direction and feedback on the process--is television.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 2, 2012 11:59 AM
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Orci & Kurtzman Pact with Universal as DreamWorks Scales Back; Will Snider Go to Disney?

Screenwriter-producers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman (K/O Paper Products) couldn't be much hotter ("Transformers," "Star Trek," "Spider-Man" sequel, "Ender's Game") and they've just signed a two-year first-look production deal at Universal Pictures to revitalize their horror film library.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 2, 2012 7:34 AM
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Mandate Partners Joe Drake and Nathan Kahane Launch Good Universe Before Cannes

It's classic that just as an executive can claim a huge hit, he's out at the studio. Joe Drake's stewardship at the Lionsgate Motion Picture Group is a thing of the past, but he does have bragging rights to "The Hunger Games." Now he and longtime Mandate partner Nathan Kahane ("Juno") are launching new shingle Good Universe just in time for Cannes.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 1, 2012 6:04 PM
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Fandango and Telemundo to Target Hispanic Audience with Fandango Cine

Paying heed to the country's fast-growing demo and most frequent moviegoing population, Fandango is partnering with Telemundo Media to form Fandango Cine. Launch of the Spanish-language site is planned for fourth quarter 2012.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 1, 2012 3:05 PM
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Tribeca Takes So Yong Kim's 'For Ellen,' with Paul Dano, Jon Heder & Jena Malone

Writer-director So Yong Kim’s "For Ellen," which premiered at Sundance, goes to Tribeca Film for North American distribution. The film opens September 5 at NYC's Film Forum, followed by a limited theatrical and VOD release. Paul Dano plays a rock star who unknowingly gives away custody of his six-year-old daughter when he signs divorce papers from his estranged wife. Jon Heder and Jena Malone co-star. 
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • May 1, 2012 1:02 PM
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