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CBS Films Acquires Matthew Warchus Cannes Crowdpleaser 'Pride' for Fall Release

Another Cannes entry has found a buyer: CBS Films has acquired U.S. rights to Tony-winning director Matthew Warchus's "Pride" and is wasting no time opening the well-reviewed dramatic comedy starring Bill Nighy ("The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"), Imelda Staunton ("Maleficent"), Dominic West ("The Hour)" and Paddy Considine ("Submarine").
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 10, 2014 5:35 PM
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Trailer Watch: Daniel Radcliffe's New Rom-Com 'What If'

The rom com is dead, The Hollywood Reporter boldly asserted last September. And yet...? The trailer for the new Daniel Radcliffe starrer "What If" has landed, and it's hard to describe it as anything other than, well, really rom com-y.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • June 2, 2014 12:00 PM
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Debate Continues Over Use of A.O. Scott's Modified 'Llewyn Davis' Tweet; He Said No to Publicity Team When Approached UPDATED

UPDATE: It seems that when A.O. Scott was approached over email by "Inside Llewyn Davis" publicist Cynthia Swartz about using his tweet in a full-page NYT ad for the film, he gave her a pretty clear "No." Per the Times, he responded to Swartz via email:
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • January 7, 2014 12:08 PM
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Showtime To Air Benefit Concert Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of 'Inside Llewyn Davis'

A lucky group will get to see the one-time-only Town Hall concert in New York on September 29, mounted by the Coen brothers' music supervisor T Bone Burnett, called "Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of 'Inside Llewyn Davis.'" Luckily for the rest of us who can't be there, Showtime has just acquired exclusive television rights to film and air the benefit concert.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • September 25, 2013 1:58 PM
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TIFF Deals: A24 Goes 'Under the Skin,' Blanchett in Mamet's 'Blackbird,' CBS Films Takes Radcliffe's 'The F Word,' Lange Replaces Close in 'Therese,' and More

A24 Films is sealing the deal on Jonathan Glazer's moody sci-fi thriller "Under the Skin," starring Scarlett Johansson as an alien sent to Earth in the guise of a human. More TIFF acquisition news, below.
  • By TOH!
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  • September 10, 2013 1:03 PM
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Coen Brothers' 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Goes to CBS Films; Watch Exclusive Trailer Leak Here UPDATED

UPDATE: CBS Films takes US rights to the Coen Brothers' "Inside Llewyn Davis." It's a big buy for CBS, reportedly with a price tag close to $4 million. The art house film, starring Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund, F. Murray Abraham and Justin Timberlake, will be helped at the box office by its big names and Coen devotees.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 19, 2013 2:10 PM
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Sundance: RADiUS-TWC Takes 'Lovelace' and 'Inequality for All,' CBS Films Enters 'Toy House' and More Acquisitions

"Lovelace," Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman's pic starring Amanda Seyfriend about "Deep Throat" pornstar Linda Lovelace, has gone to RADiUS-TWC at the Porndance--er, Sundance--Film Festival.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • January 23, 2013 3:07 PM
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CBS Films Names Maria Faillace as Executive Vice President, Production

Today, CBS Films named Maria Faillace as the Executive Vice President, Production. This is a promotion from Faillace's previous role as Senior Vice President, Production. Her new role will allow her to oversee production for CBS FIlms' home-grown titles.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • April 25, 2012 2:13 PM
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Marcia Gay Harden Gets A Job with Cranston, Kendrick, Teller, Braun & Brie

Marcia Gay Harden has joined a stellar lineup for CBS Films' "Get A Job." The Dylan Kidd comedy written by Kyle Pennekamp and Scott Turpel centers on four recent college grads who realize that reality doesn't match up with their lofty expectations of the adult working world.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • March 22, 2012 12:43 PM
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