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  • Jackson's rant highlights enduring issue of racial misinformation

     Jackson's rant highlights enduring issue of racial misinformation
    Being chased or attacked. Being nude in public. Dying. Drowning. Falling. Flunking a test. These calamities star in the classic nightmares that haunt our sleepy time under the sheets. I bet Sam Rubin gladly would have traded any of those nocturnal...
  • Octavia Spencer to Star in Fox's Steven Spielberg Drama 'Red Band Society'

    Octavia Spencer has nabbed the lead role in Fox's "Red Band Society," Variety has confirmed. Drama from ABC Studios and Amblin TV centers on a group of teens who meet as patients in the children's wing of a hospital. They become unlikely allies and...
  • China B.O Strength Boosts Quota Chatter

    BERLIN - A strong start to the year at the Chinese box office has helped spark speculation of change to the regime that controls the import of foreign movies - two years after the last change to the quota regime. Any easing of the quotas would be...
  • Berlin: Octavia Spencer, Quvenzhane Wallis and Diane Kruger Join 'Fathers and Daughters' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Octavia Spencer, "Beasts of the Southern Wild" star Quvenzhane Wallis and Diane Kruger have joined Voltage Pictures' "Fathers and Daughters" opposite Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, and Aaron Paul. "Fathers and Daughters," a Black List script penned by...
  • Berlin: Crowdfunding Catches on With European Filmmakers

    Crowdfunding films in Europe is still in its infancy, but some enterprising producers have launched campaigns, using a few opportunities not yet available in the U.S. -- and are facing a different set of challenges. American filmmakers have mainly used...
  • Berlin: Altitude Distribution Adds Five Titles to Slate

    Altitude Film Distribution has added five titles to its first theatrical slate. The latest additions are "Love Is Strange," "Fruitvale Station," "The Nightmare," "All Cheerleaders Die" and "Bolshoi Babylon." "Love Is Strange," which receives its...
  • Glenn Close, Sophie Nelisse, Octavia Spencer Join 'The Great Gilly Hopkins'

    BERLIN -- Rising Hollywood star Sophie Nelisse ("The Book Thief," "Monsieur Lazhar") will play the title role in "The Great Gilly Hopkins," joined by Glenn Close, Kathy Bates, Danny Glover and Octavia Spencer ("The Help"). WestEnd Films is selling the pic...
  • 'Budapest' Stars Banter Through Berlin Intro

    BERLIN -- A dream cast of top European and U.S. thespians hammed it up for the assembled press pack as they presented Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel" as the light-hearted opener of the 2014 Berlin Film Festival. Bill Murray, who has appeared in...
  • Berlin: Soccer Documentary 'Next Goal Wins' Gets U.S. Distribution

    Ketchup Entertainment has acquired U.S. rights to soccer documentary "Next Goal Wins," the directorial debut of Mike Brett and Steve Jamison, and plans a spring theatrical release. K5 Intl. is selling "Next Goal Wins" at Berlin. It recently struck...
  • Berlin: Isabelle Fuhrman, Stacy Keach Join Stephen King Adaptation 'Cell'

    Isabelle Fuhrman ("The Hunger Games") and Stacy Keach have come on board the movie version of Stephen King's "Cell," opposite John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson. International Film Trust, the sales agency arm of Benaroya Pictures, is selling the...
  • How the Producers of 'Dallas Buyers Club,' 'Wolf of Wall Street' and 'Fruitvale Station' Got the Films Off the Ground

    Producing movies is not exactly a science; there are myriad ways to approach the discipline. But whether the budgets are $1 million or $100 million, many of the obstacles remain the same, managing finite amounts of time and money, locking down locations...
  • Berenice Bejo talks about 'The Past' and how she got there

    Berenice Bejo talks about 'The Past' and how she got there
    CANNES, France - For her work in "The Past," as a divorcing Paris mother caught in a web of deceptions, Berenice Bejo won the best actress award at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. The movie opens in Chicago Friday; Iranian writer-director Asghar Farhadi'...