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The Complete 2012 Black List - 'Draft Day,' 'Seuss' & Hillary Clinton Are on Top

The 2012 Black List of the best un-produced screenplays is now listed below. It comes from the suggestions of nearly 300 industry execs. To make the list, each script must receive six separate mentions...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • December 17, 2012 2:53 PM
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Read: Rian Johnson's Original Sketch for 'Looper' from 2002

Check out this excerpt from Rian Johnson's original 4-page prose sketch for "Looper." It was written in 2002 when Johnson was trying to get "Brick" made -- "out of frustration," he started writing short ideas that could be filmed on a shoestring budget.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 17, 2012 1:46 PM
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The 2012 Black List of the Best Un-Produced Screenplays Will Be Revealed on Twitter

On Monday, Decemeber 17, the 2012 Black List will be announced via Twitter. The titles will be named in a random order every minute. Once all the titles have been named, the top 10 will be announced in reverse order. Then the complete list, along with loglines, will be available on the Black List's site.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • December 14, 2012 5:44 PM
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Weekly Wrap: Golden Globe and SAG Nominations, Oscar Talk, Top Ten Lists, Interviews, Reviews and More

This week on TOH!, we covered the Golden Globe and SAG nominations, we interviewed CIA duo Jessica Chastain and Jason Clarke for "Zero Dark Thirty" as well as Judd Apatow for "This is 40." We previewed J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek Into Darkness" prologue, revealed our Top Ten Films on Oscar Talk and much more!
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  • December 14, 2012 5:05 PM
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Film Comment Names Fifty Best Films of 2012, Led By 'Holy Motors,' 'The Master' & 'Moonrise Kingdom'

Film Comment announces the results of its survey on the best films of the year, as determined by critics, journalists, film section editors and past and present contributors. Topping the list are "Holy Motors," "The Master" and "Moonrise Kingdom."
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • December 14, 2012 4:28 PM
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Film Critic Karina Longworth Leaves the L.A. Weekly

Friday December 14 is film critic Karina Longworth's last day at the LA Weekly. Three years ago she went to the Weekly, owned by Village Voice Media, to replace Scott Foundas when he split --overloaded and exhausted--to try his hand at programming at the Film Society of Lincoln Center. It is no coincidence that Longworth is now leaving as New York-based Foundas returns to film criticism to replace Jim Hoberman, although she does not say that Foundas has anything to do with her departure.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • December 14, 2012 2:40 PM
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Listen: Five Tracks from Alexandre Desplat's 'Zero Dark Thirty' Score

The complete score for Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty," by the prolific composer Alexandre Desplat, is now available online. This is something a little different for Desplat, melding pulse-pounding and Middle Eastern strings for the film's fraught sequences, with a lighter staccato sound for the quieter moments.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 14, 2012 12:49 PM
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Chicken & Egg Pictures Announces $220K in Grants to Women Documentary Filmmakers

Non-profit Chicken & Egg Pictures, which supports women doc filmmakers, announces $220,000 in grants going to 25 filmmakers, both emerging and established. To date, Chicken & Egg has given over $2.7 million to women filmmakers since its inception in 2005.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • December 13, 2012 4:18 PM
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Ralph Fiennes' Slate Includes Russia Cinema Fund-Backed 'Two Women,' 'Budapest' & Dickens

The Russian Cinema Fund is co-producing several titles with monies totalling $6.5 million, among them Ralph Fiennes' "The Two Women." The film is an adaptation of Ivan Turgenev's 19th century comedy play "A Month in the Country," about a woman and her-step daughter, both of whom are in love with the same man. Russia's Horosho Productions, Germany's Film Base and France's Fluid are producing. The film will shoot in Smolensk with director Vera Glagoleva at the helm, and is slated for 2014 release.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • December 13, 2012 3:00 PM
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Hayao Miyazaki's First Film in 5 Years 'Kaze Tachinu' Coming in 2013

Japanese animation legend Hayao Miyazaki will release his first feature in five years, "Kaze Tachinu" ("The Wind Has Risen") in 2013. The film centers on the life of Zero fighter designer Jiro Horikoshi, and is inspired by the Tatsuo Hori novel of the same title, and a manga Miyazaki created for the magazine "Gekkan Model Graphics."
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 13, 2012 2:55 PM
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