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Fassbender May Climb A Mountain, Steal More Hearts, in Naranjo's 'Mountain Between Us'

Swoon alert. Michael Fassbender is in talks to star in Gerardo Naranjo's "The Mountain Between Us," adpted by J. Mills Goodloe from Charles Martin's novel for 20th Century Fox.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • March 15, 2012 12:29 PM
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Video: Jon Stewart Solves the 'John Carter' Problem with Kony 2012

Two popular news topics converge - the "John Carter" Disney disaster, and Kony 2012 vs. the media. Watch Jon Stewart solve one of the problems below:
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • March 13, 2012 5:19 PM
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'A Separation' Director Farhadi Announces Next Pic Set in Paris After Denial of Celebration in Native Iran

Sadly, a celebration of Asghar Farhadi's "A Separation" - which won numerous awards across the world, including the Oscar, Golden Globe and Critics' Choice Award for Best Foreign Language Film - was denied a celebration in its native Iran by its government on Monday...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • March 13, 2012 5:11 PM
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Sundance's Film Forward Heads to India, Announces Mumbai Mantra Screenwriters Lab

Sundance's Film Forward: Advancing Cultural Dialogue is traveling to India March 15-22--hitting Mumbai, New Delhi, Aligarh, Noida and Gurgaon. Film Forward will bring their selection of ten films (listed below) to India...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • March 12, 2012 3:53 PM
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Music Box Acquires Ira Sachs' Gay Relationship Drama 'Keep the Lights On'

Music Box Films will distribute Ira Sachs' "Keep the Lights On" throughout North America. The film debuted at Sundance 2012 and won Berlin's Teddy Award (the prize for best film with an LGBT theme). The film is headed to April's Tribeca Film Fest...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • March 12, 2012 2:17 PM
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Gravitas and Variance Team for Theatrical & VOD Releasing; Hunting Titles at SXSW

Gravitas Ventures and Variance Films announce their partnership to acquire and co-release seven to eight films per year with day and date theatrical and VOD releases throughout North America. Starting at SXSW, Gravitas and Variance will search for the best indies...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • March 8, 2012 2:29 PM
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Tribeca Film Festival 2012: Spotlight, Cinemania, Special Screenings, ESPN Sports Fest Lineup

Tribeca announces the lineups for their Spotlight and Cinemania sections, as well as Special Screenings and titles playing in the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival. The lineups are listed below...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • March 8, 2012 1:00 PM
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TCM Classic Film Festival to Honor Kim Novak

The TCM Classic Film Festival, which runs in Hollywood from April 12 to15, will honor Kim Novak with a celebration of her work, including a screening of "Vertigo" which the actress will introduce.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • March 6, 2012 3:45 PM
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The Long Gestation of Cannes-Bound 'On the Road,' From Coppola to Salles

After 44 years, possibly the longest gestation period in cinema history, the film version of Jack Kerouac’s classic Beat novel "On the Road" is finally hitting the big screen. Francis Ford Coppola, then a rising director-screenwriter still in his 20s, bought the film rights to it back in 1968...
  • By David Gritten
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  • March 5, 2012 3:03 PM
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Sony Pictures Classics Takes Ponsoldt's 'Smashed,' Starring Winstead, Paul & Oscar-Winner Spencer

Sony Pictures Classics has taken worldwide rights for James Ponsoldt's "Smashed" after its Sundance debut. Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Aaron Paul Paul and Best Supporting Actress winner Octavia Spencer lead a sprawling cast including Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally and Mary Kay Place.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • March 5, 2012 12:38 PM
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