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Five Things I Learned at DGA Symposium with Scorsese, Greengrass, Russell and McQueen (UPDATED)

Paul Greengrass, David O. Russell, Martin Scorsese and Steve McQueen explain how they shot key sequences their films at the annual pre-DGA Awards Directors' Symposium.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 6, 2014 6:15 AM
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Jonah Hill and Leonardo DiCaprio Will Reunite for Another Juicy Biopic

It looks like "The Wolf of Wall Street" stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill have another fact-based collaboration in the works. 20th Century Fox has inked a deal to acquire rights to Marie Brenner's 1997 Vanity Fair article "The Ballad Of Richard Jewell."
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • February 4, 2014 2:13 PM
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Miles Teller and Aaron Eckhart Join Boxing Flick 'Bleed for This'

Miles Teller is taking on a film that is being sold in Berlin that veers close to his own experience. In true story "Bleed for This," written and directed by "Boiler Room"'s Ben Younger and executive produced by Martin Scorsese, Teller plays young boxer Vinny Panzienza, who has to recover from a terrible automobile accident.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 3, 2014 12:49 PM
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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Oscar Nominee Jonah Hill Opens Up About 'The Wolf of Wall Street'

In the exclusive video interview below, Oscar nominee Jonah Hill discusses the balance of drama and comedy in "The Wolf of Wall Street," working with Scorsese and DiCaprio, ad-libbing, ´╗┐´╗┐quaaludes and more at New York's 92Y.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • January 26, 2014 6:15 PM
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Alfonso Cuaron Wins Best Director at DGA Awards (FULL WINNERS LIST)

Historically speaking, whoever wins the 2014 Directors Guild of America Award for Best Director becomes the likely winner at the Academy Awards. This year, "Gravity" director Alfonso Cuaron won the feature film prize at the DGAs and should start getting ready to say hello to Oscar. A live-blog of the winners below, plus the full list after the jump.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • January 26, 2014 1:58 AM
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WATCH: Martin Scorsese Interviews Wong Kar-wai on Oscar Shortlisted 'The Grandmaster'

On January 8, Martin Scorsese sat down with Wong Kar-wai at New York's Lighthouse Theatre to talk the latter's "The Grandmaster," shortlisted for a Best Foreign-Language Film Oscar. Incredibly, Wong has yet to receive a nomination from the Academy. But that could be rectified this coming Thursday, when the 2014 nominations list will be rolled out bright and early at 5:38am PST.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 13, 2014 1:46 PM
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Watch Scorsese Set the Record Straight on 'Wolf of Wall Street': "There are no werewolves in the picture" (VIDEO)

Martin Scorsese was in good humor on January 6's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," where he addressed the heated controversy surrounding his big-screen adaptation of Jordan Belfort's memoir, "The Wolf of Wall Street." The director told Kimmel's sidekick Guillermo that despite any reports to the contrary, no werewolves are to be found in the film.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 7, 2014 1:59 PM
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Directors Guild Nominations 2014 Reveal the Five Oscar Frontrunners

The Directors Guild of America's five nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Feature Film for 2013 make clear the top five contenders for the Oscar. Along with the SAG, PGA and WGA nominations, the DGA is usually a strong bellwether for where things are going.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 7, 2014 1:20 PM
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How Martin Scorsese Pushed 'The Wolf of Wall Street' Into Mattering: "I had to find a more furious energy"

Martin Scorsese talks about "The Wolf of Wall Street," a peculiarly polarizing film that has ignited passionate debate. The question is why. Something about the movie rubs some people the wrong way, makes them uncomfortable. As far as Scorsese is concerned, it's obvious what he was trying to accomplish.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 6, 2014 6:27 AM
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Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio to Receive Santa Barbara Film Fest's Cinema Vanguard Award

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival is set to honor Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio with its Cinema Vanguard Award for the fest's 29th edition, running January 30 through February 9, 2014. The award presentation and evening tribute will take place on February 6 at the Arlington Theatre.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 2, 2014 11:39 AM
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