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Griffith Park, Point Dume State Beach and Downtown L.A.'s 6th Street Bridge Rank as Most Popular 2012 Filming Locations

L.A.'s Griffith Park was the most popular filming location in 2012, according to the Los Angeles Times.The canyon area logged 409 production days last year, which is 63 days more than its top-ranking previous year. Gritty TV dramas like "Southland" and "Sons of Anarchy" frequent the 4120-acre Los Feliz park for filming.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 2, 2013 11:59 AM
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David O. Russell To Accept Indie Impact Award at Upcoming Palm Springs International Film Festival

Variety will present director David O. Russell with the Indie Impact Award at the upcoming Palm Springs International Film Festival (January 3-14), celebrating the "Silver Linings Playbook" filmmaker for his contributions to the art and business of cinema.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 31, 2012 1:19 PM
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Gorgeous 'Life of Pi' Filming Locations in Pondicherry, India

Check out Guardian's photo gallery of locations in Pondicherry, India used in Ang Lee's "Life of Pi." Among the settings used for the film are the Botanical Gardens, which were transformed into Pi's family's zoo...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 31, 2012 1:09 PM
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Best of the Week: 'Les Mis,' 'Django,' 'Zero Dark,' A Look Back at 2012's Box Office, Performances and Indie Potholes

The best stories of the week from TOH!
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  • December 28, 2012 3:53 PM
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Casting Watch: Maggie Gyllenhaal Joins Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson and Scoot McNairy in 'Frank'

Maggie Gyllenhaal is onboard to star with Michael Fassbender and Domhnall Gleeson in "Frank," a comedy about an aspiring musician (Gleeson) who joins an outlandish rock band toplined by Fassbender.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 28, 2012 2:19 PM
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Portland Books 'Sapphires' as Opening Night Film for 36th Edition

The Portland International Film Festival, produced by the Northwest Film Center, announces its opening night film for its 36th edition. Wayne Blair's "The Sapphires," about an Aboriginal singing group and their manager (Chris O'Dowd), will open the festival on February 7...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • December 27, 2012 12:37 PM
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'Downton Abbey' Christmas Special Spoilers Cause Twittersphere Uproar, Ruining Season 3 for American Audience

"Downton Abbey" fans, you might want to block your ears and eyes. The UK regularly enjoys their native period drama before us Yankees, so spoilers are to be expected for those following "Abbey" chatter.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • December 26, 2012 1:55 PM
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Forbes' Top-Grossing Actors of 2012: Robert Downey Jr., Kristen Stewart and Christian Bale

Forbes names the Top Grossing Actors of 2012, based on the global box office take of their films. Robert Downey Jr. takes the top spot; Forbes credits the worldwide success of "The Avengers" ($1.5 billion) to his "charm and humor" while noting that he'll be walking away with more money than his co-superheroes...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • December 24, 2012 12:13 PM
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City of New York Invests in Brooklyn College Graduate School of Cinema, Opening Fall 2014

Brooklyn College and the Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment announces that the City of New York is investing in the Brooklyn College Graduate School of Cinema, due to welcome its first students Fall 2014. It will make the announcement formally at this evening's Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Winter Gala.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • December 20, 2012 12:55 PM
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Michel Gondry's Cannes Entry 'The We and the I' Coming to Theaters in March

Michel Gondry's "The We and the I," which debuted at Cannes without making much noise (or receiving much praise), is still managing at 71% Fresh score on RottenTomatoes.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • December 19, 2012 5:47 PM
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