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Mike Wallace Obits (Video)

When someone like Mike Wallace dies, you feel the loss. That's because the CBS "60 Minutes" newsman, who died at 93 after a long illness, fearlessly practiced a level of rigorous stand-up journalism that rarely exists anymore.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 8, 2012 11:58 AM
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Amazon Studios Director Roy Price Talks Second-Year Changes

It's more than a year since Amazon Studios launched its radical new approach to making movies. Where are they now? Well, Amazon Studios director Roy Price has finalized a development slate of fifteen projects in the works.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 6, 2012 4:29 PM
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'Animal Kingdom' Director David Michod Names Next Project

When David Michod arrived with "Animal Kingdom" (which went on to many a Best of 2010 list), the world took note. The Australian director has finally named his next project, "The Rover," which is based on an idea with one of his "Animal Kingdom" stars, Joel Edgerton...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • April 6, 2012 1:53 PM
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Tribeca Film Institute & Sloan Foundation's Screenwriting Award Goes to Grainger David's 'Penny Stock'

The winner of the Tribeca Film Institute and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation's $50,000 screenwriting award for a science-themed script goes to Grainger David of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • April 5, 2012 4:38 PM
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The Hollywood Reporter's Jay Fernandez Joins Indiewire as Senior Writer and News Editor

I am thrilled to announce that after a long search for just the right person to head the Indiewire editorial team in New York as News Editor and Senior Writer, Jay Fernandez will start at Indiewire on April 23.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 5, 2012 1:44 PM
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Trying to Load Sony and Amazon Instant Video App for My PlayStation 3

As soon as Amazon and Sony Computer Entertainment announced the launch of the Amazon Instant Video app for PlayStation 3, which means that as an Amazon Prime member I can not only upload to watch on my TV some 120,000 movies and TV shows, but 17,000 movies and TV shows on the PlayStation Network as well.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 4, 2012 10:09 PM
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Sundance Institute Returns from FILM FORWARD Initiative in China; Next Stops Include India, Morocco, Oklahoma

Sundance has been all over the world as of late. Sundance London debuted in early March, and the Institute has just returned from Beijing and Kunming, China, after its week-long "FILM FORWARD" initiative, which brought six Sundance titles and a host of workshops to emerging Chinese artists, filmmakers, students and film education faculty.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 4, 2012 4:50 PM
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HBO Launches 'Cast a Large Shadow' Tumblr for 'Game of Thrones'

GoT Fanatics Alert! HBO launched the "Cast a Large Shadow" Tumblr today for "Game of Thrones," marking the first-ever Tumblr blog for any HBO show.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 4, 2012 1:52 PM
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Must-See Studio Ghibli Retrospective Gets Spirited Away to Portland's Northwest Film Center

The Northwest Film Center in Portland will be the next repertory cinematheque to showcase the excellent 15-film Studio Ghibli program that was made available in the US at the end of 2011. Included in the series are Hayao Miyazaki classics "Spirited Away," "My Neighbor Totoro," and "Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind."
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 4, 2012 1:44 PM
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Peabody Awards Go To HBO's "Game of Thrones" and "Treme," Showtime's "Homeland"

The 71st Annual Peabody Awards were announced today by the University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. The Peabodys are the oldest awards in broadcasting, and considered among the most prestigious and selective prizes in electronic media.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 4, 2012 1:29 PM
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