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'Blue Is the Warmest Color' Director Eyes His Next Film: 'The Wound'

After being at the center of last year's highly reviewed and highly contentious Palme d'Or winner "Blue Is the Warmest Color," French director Abdellatif Kechiche has set sights on his follow-up film: "The Wound."
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 18, 2014 4:13 PM
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Fox's Jim Gianopulos to Deliver USC Film School Commencement Address; Marvel's Kevin Feige Gets Alumni Award

Chairman and CEO of 20th Century Fox, Jim Gianopulos (“Avatar,” “Titanic”), is set to deliver the commencement address at the 2014 USC School of Cinematic Arts’s graduation ceremony. It will be held on May 16.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 14, 2014 3:41 PM
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Brie Larson Goes Into the 'Room,' Lenny Abrahamson's Captivity Drama Based on the Bestseller

Brie Larson had a big year in 2013, receiving rave reviews and even an Indie Spirit nomination for her role in Destin Cretton's "Short Term 12." And she's now on board Irish director Lenny Abrahamson's "Room," based on the bestseller by Emma Donahue (who also penned the adaptation).
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 10, 2014 12:29 PM
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Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique Covers EW's Summer Preview, 'X-Men' Producers Considering Spinoffs

Jennifer Lawrence is front and center on the cover of this week's EW, which is rolling out its sprawling Summer Preview. It's cool that when Lawrence shares the cover with A-listers Hugh Jackman and Michael Fassbender, she's still the centerpiece. Thanks to her other franchise, "The Hunger Games," she's arguably the biggest star of X-Men.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 10, 2014 11:40 AM
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Davis Guggenheim's Malala Yousafzai Documentary Gets Backing from Participant Media

Participant Media has come aboard Davis Guggenheim's documentary on Pakistani student activist Malala Yousafzai, who survived a brutal assassination attempt by the Taliban in 2012.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 9, 2014 4:45 PM
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Here Are the Three Winners of San Francisco Film Society's 2014 Documentary Film Fund Awards

The San Francisco Film Society has revealed the three winners of its 2014 SFFS Documentary Film Fund awards, which total more than $75,000 and support feature-length documentaries in post-production.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 9, 2014 3:22 PM
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SnagFilms Snags Webby Nomination

The 18th annual Webby nominations were announced this morning, with Indiewire's parent company, streaming site SnagFilms, snagging a nomination in the Media Streaming Service category. Fans of Indiewire and Snagfilms, please vote so that we can win the Entertainment (Channel) People's Voice Award!
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 8, 2014 12:44 PM
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Sony Catches Sight of a Release Date for 'Land Ho!'

Sony Pictures Classics has given a day-and-date to Sundance acquisition "Land Ho!," Aaron Katz and Martha Stephens' buzzy Icelandic road trip comedy out of the Park City fest.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 7, 2014 3:22 PM
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Sixteen Classic Werner Herzog Films Will Be Streaming on Fandor

Herzog fans, rejoice. Fandor has attained exclusive streaming rights for no less than 16 (!) of the German auteur's films. "Aguirre the Wrath of God" has its bow on April 10, with one new title launching each week through July 2014.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 4, 2014 12:24 PM
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Emily Blunt in Talks to Star in Denis Villeneuve's Next Film

Denis Villeneuve has had a big last six months, with well-regarded thrillers "Prisoners" and "Enemy," both starring Jake Gyllenhaal, arriving in theaters. Now the Quebecois director has tapped Emily Blunt to be in his next nail-biter, "Sicario."
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 2, 2014 3:14 PM
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