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Christopher Nolan’s WWII Drama ‘Dunkirk’ Nabs Cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema

Christopher Nolan’s upcoming WWII drama, “Dunkirk,” is shaping up nicely. Frequent collaborator Hans Zimmer is on board for the score; Mark Rylance, Kenneth...

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‘Gravity’ Screenwriter Jonas Cuaron Set to Direct New Zorro Film ‘Z’

Jonás Cuarón, co-writer of “Gravity” and director of “Desierto,” has signed on to write and direct the latest Zorro film, “Z.” Lantica Media and Sobini...

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‘Star Wars,’ ‘The Revenant’ Win Big at Visual Effects Society Awards, ‘Mad Max’ Left in the Dust

Possible bad news for “Mad Max : Fury Road” came Tuesday evening in the form of the Visual Effects Society awards. The VES opted to award “Star Wars: The Force...

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Don Cheadle’s ‘Miles Ahead’ set for Closing Night of 2016 Pan African Film Festival

Los Angeles, CA – The 2016 Pan African Film & Arts Festival (PAFF) has announced their highlighted film selections for opening, centerpiece and closing night...

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Rooney Mara Tapped to Play Mary Magdalene in New Film by ‘The King’s Speech’ Producers

  See-Saw, the producers behind “The King’s Speech,” are bringing a tale of Mary Magdalene to the big screen. None other than the enigmatic Rooney Mara is in...

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SOMETHING ROTTEN! Welcomes André Ward to the Cast Beginning Tonight, 2/2

Something Rotten! is pleased to announce that André Ward (Rock of Ages, Xanadu) will assume the roles of “Minstrel / Snug” in the ten-time Tony...

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Keira Knightley to Star in ‘Colette’ Biopic by ‘Carol’ Team

Keira Knightley is in advanced talks to play the titular leading role in “Colette,” a biopic about the French novelist famous for “Gigi” and “Cheri.” The...

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Box Office Report: “Kung Fu Panda 3” outruns all new releases while “Revenant” and “Force Awakens” hold strong

(JANUARY 29 – JANUARY 31 2016, estimates) Last Weekend Kung Fu Panda 3 (Opening) – $41,000,000 The Revenant (Week 6) – $12,400,000 Star Wars: The Force...

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Sony Pictures Classics Acquires John Krasinski’s ‘The Hollars’

NEW YORK (January 29, 2016) – Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they have acquired all rights in the US and Asia to John Krasinski’s THE HOLLARS.  ...

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Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal Desert Bergdahl Pic for Now, Focus on 1967 Detroit Race Riots Pic

Fans of season two of the hit podcast Serial know that Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal were working on the film version of the Bowe Bergdahl story. Now, the duo are...

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Academy Award Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, THEEB, On Demand February 19th

January 28, 2016 (New York, NY) – Film Movement, the New York-based distributor of independent films, is pleased to announce that THEEB, Naji Abu Nowar’s epic...

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‘Cabin Fever’ Remake, Executive Produced By Eli Roth, Opens February 12th from IFC Midnight

As a general announcement, and if you are a huge fan of anything that Eli Roth touches these days, his newest producing credit will be on IFC Midnight’s...

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5 Best Director Nominees to Receive Outstanding Director at Santa Barbara International Film Festival

The five Best Director nominees at this year’s Oscars will all be awarded at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in February, it was announced Thursday. The...

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Casts of ‘Straight Outta Compton’ and ‘Spotlight’ to Present at SAG Awards

Stars will be out in droves Saturday when the 2016 SAG Awards take place. Executive producer for the awards, Kathy Connell, announced a slew of new presenters Wednesday,...

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‘The Birth of a Nation’ Gets Biggest Sundance Purchase Ever at $17.5 Million Following Stellar Reviews

Following a buzz-worthy Sundance premiere to a prolonged standing ovation, Nate Parker’s “The Birth of a Nation” has now set the record for the biggest Sundance...

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John Legend To Receive NAACP President’s Award

LOS ANGELES, CA – January 26, 2016 – The NAACP announced today that John Legend will be presented with the NAACP President’s Award at the 47th NAACP Image...

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GKIDS to Present its Eight Oscar®-Nominated Films in the “GKIDS Animated 8” Retrospective Series

New York, NY – January 26, 2016 – GKIDS, the distributor of award-winning animation for both adult and family audiences, is celebrating its double nomination in...

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Box Office Report: “The Revenant” appropriately survives the snow and lands on top of a quiet weekend

(JANUARY 22 – JANUARY 24, 2016 estimates) Last Weekend The Revenant (Week 5) – $16,000,000 Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Week 6) – $14,257,000 Ride...

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Lily Tomlin to Receive ICG Publicists Lifetime Achievement Award

LOS ANGELES, Jan 25, 2016 – Comedienne Lily Tomlin will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 53rd Annual International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE...

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‘Star Wars’ Bests ‘Spotlight,’ ‘Carol’ for Screenwriters Choice Award Nomination

In another interesting twist of the season, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is nominated for a Screenwriter Choice Award while films such as “Spotlight,”...

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Daisy Ridley Signs On to Executive Produce Sundance Film ‘The Eagle Huntress’

Already using her Jedi powers for the good, the beautiful and talented Daisy Ridley moves into an Executive Producer role for the Sundance film “The Eagle...

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Lady Gaga Set to Perform “Til It Happens To You” at PGA Awards

The Producers Guild of America announced today that singer Lady Gaga will be performing her Oscar- and Grammy-nominated song “Til It Happens To You” at Saturday’s...

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‘Carol’ Wins Big with Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association

“Carol,” Todd Haynes’ lesbian drama, is still finding some love after not receiving a Best Picture nomination at this year’s Oscars. The Gay and Lesbian...

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Sundance Preview: Kim A. Snyder’s Haunting NEWTOWN Has World Premiere in U.S. Documentary Competition

NEWTOWN Kim Snyder’s Powerful Witness to A Small Town in the Aftermath of Unthinkable Violence Has World Premiere at Fest   There are no easy answers in Kim A....

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New Documentary ‘Jim: The James Foley Story’ to Premiere on Sundance, then HBO in February

HBO Documentary Films is proud to present JIM: THE JAMES FOLEY STORY, the personal, intimate story of American journalist James Foley who was murdered by ISIS in 2014,...