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  • CANNES: Market Looks Healthy for the Right Titles

    The Cannes 2014 market will go down as one of the most contradictory in years. Its lack of fully-packaged star-driven quality projects was a major talking point. The larger question it raises is whether, when it comes to star vehicles at least, this...
  • Jocelyne Saab's Cultural Resistance Fest to Run in 3 Sites

    As violence from the civil war in Syria increasingly spills over into neighboring Lebanon, filmmaker Jocelyne Saab is launching the second edition of the Intl. Cultural Resistance Festival, which will run in three locations, including Tripoli, a virtual...
  • 'Lucky Them' chases after a vanished rock 'n' roll legend

     'Lucky Them' chases after a vanished rock 'n' roll legend
    "Lucky Them" depicts an eternal teen's coming of middle age. Toni Collette stars as Ellie Klug, a Seattle music journalist and alt-rock groupie who discovered and dated Matthew Smith (Johnny Depp), a local legend, now 10 years vanished. He left behind...
  • Kristen Wiig to Make Directorial Debut on Buddy Comedy

    Kristen Wiig will star in and direct her first movie, a comedy she's co-writing with "Bridesmaids" partner Annie Mumolo, for Tom Rothman's TriStar Prods. Details of the project are being kept under wraps beyond that Wiig and Mumolo will play best friends...
  • 'Obvious Child' is star-making and splendid

    'Obvious Child' is star-making and splendid
    ***1/2 (out of four) Seriously: Jenny Slate has arrived. In the wonderful “Obvious Child,” she’s funny, vulnerable, endearing and specific—an odd character who feels real because the person playing her makes her real. It’s...
  • Sundance Next Fest Set for L.A. on August 7-10

    Sundance Institute will present the Sundance Next Fest summer festival on Aug. 7-10 in Los Angeles. The event -- headquartered at the Theatre at Ace Hotel -- offers feature and short film screenings, some paired with live music performances. The...
  • Watch: Anna Kendrick in 'Happy Christmas' First Trailer

    Magnolia Pictures has released the first trailer for dramedy "Happy Christmas" from writer-director Joe Swanberg ("Drinking Buddies"). The film was sold to Paramount and Magnolia Pictures out of this year's Sundance Film Festival. It stars Anna Kendrick...
  • Watch: J.K. Simmons Throws a Chair at Miles Teller in 'Whiplash' Clip

    Though fest-goers are the vast majority of those who have seen drummer drama "Whiplash," Sony Pictures Classic has released a clip online of the upcoming Miles Teller-starrer to wet the appetites of the rest of the public. Teller stars as an ambitious...
  • SummerDocs Series Brings Tribeca Prizewinner and 'Life Itself' to East Hampton

    The Hamptons Intl. Film Festival's sixth annual SummerDocs series has tapped Steve James' documentary about Roger Ebert, "Life Itself," and Al Hicks' "Keep On Keepin' On" for its 2014 season of programming. "Life Itself," premiering at Sundance earlier...
  • Why Festivals Should be Giving Film Funders Awards

    The Cannes Film Festival will be dispensing awards to filmmakers this week, but they don't give awards to dealmakers. Yet as international co-financing pacts grow ever more complex and ubiquitous, the negotiators, not just the cineastes, occupy...
  • Ti West on 'The Sacrament': 'Real Violence Is Scarier Than Zombies, Vampires and Ghosts'

    Some friends get together for a round of drinks, others for a game of pick-up. But for "The Sacrament" helmer Ti West and his merry band of collaborators, nothing beats coming together to make a movie. "If I'm not making a movie with [Joe Swanberg] at...
  • Former Xbox Exec Paul Davidson to Expand The Orchard into Film and TV

    The Orchard has turned to Paul Davidson to help the company grow its film and television distribution business. Davidson, a former executive at Microsoft's Xbox division as well as with traditional Hollywood ventures such as New Line Cinema, Fox, ABC,...