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Last Call for Film Independent's Producing Lab Applicants is July 9

Film Independent's Producing Lab, an intensive seven-week course in Los Angeles each fall, helps producers with feature length narrative film projects to develop an action plan for getting their films funded...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 6, 2012 12:30 PM
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IN THE WORKS: Fernando Meirelles To Direct Aristotle Onassis Biopic 'Nemesis'

Brazilian director Fernando Meirelles ("City of God," "The Constant Gardener") will start production on his new film in Croatia in October. "Nemesis" is a biopic of Greek tycoon Aristotle Onassis, the second husband of Jackie Kennedy. Casting is underway, though no names have been attached yet.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 7, 2012 5:49 PM
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Immersed in Movies: Talking 3-D with 'Men in Black 3' Director Barry Sonnenfeld

I recently sat down for a private 3-D demo of "Men in Black 3" with director Barry Sonnenfeld, and the first thing that dawned on me was that there haven't been any noteworthy 3-D comedies during this current renaissance. It's all been shock and awe so far.
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • April 21, 2012 12:19 PM
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SXSW: Forest Whitaker's JuntoBox Project To Crowdsource New Films (Video)

The Oscar-winning actor and producer, director Forest Whitaker has launched a project, JuntoBox Films, that will help you crowdsource your films. Announced at South by Southwest, JuntoBox aims to discover and incubate a new generation of talent in cinema, with an innovative model that marries new technology, filmmaking, and social media.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • March 14, 2012 2:03 PM
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