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WME Signs ‘Goosebumps’ Star Dylan Minnette

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EXCLUSIVE: Dylan Minnette has signed with WME ahead of his roles in two upcoming studio releases. The 17-year-old built a burgeoning film and TV career with recurring roles on Fox's Prison Break and ABC's Lost. He next stars opposite Steve Carell in Disney's October adaptation Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, helmed by Miguel Arteta and produced by Shawn Levy. Minnette also stars in Sony's chiller Goosebumps opposite Jack Black as author R.L… Read

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No Hollywood Credits For Obama IP Czar Nominee

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It's been a year since the U.S. had an Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator, and now the president has proposed a new one. Danny Marti, a partner at the D.C. law firm Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, was nominated today by President Obama to become the nation's second-ever IP czar. He would fill the post left vacant when Victoria Espinel stepped down in August 2013. "We applaud the Administration's intent to nominate Danny Marti as U.S. Intellectual Property… Read

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Venice: Lido Digs Story Of Charlie Chaplin Graverobbers ‘The Price Of Fame’

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Of Gods And Men director Xavier Beauvois and screenwriter Etienne Comar unveiled their Competition pic La Rançon De La Gloire (The Price Of Fame) in Venice today. They were accompanied by Eugene Chaplin, the son of a key figure in the 1970s-set picture. Charlie Chaplin is the basis of the movie because it's his coffin that is stolen from a Swiss cemetery by two down-on-their-luck immigrants. Based on real events, The Price Of Fame has received largely positive reviews… Read

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Drafthouse Acquires Martin Starr Romance ‘Amira & Sam’

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Drafthouse Films has sprung for Amira & Sam, an indie dramedy romance starring Martin Starr (Silicon Valley, Freaks and Geeks) and newcomer Dina Shihabi as an Army vet and an illegal Iraqi immigrant whose love is put to the test when she's faced with deportation. Writer-director Sean Mullin helmed the pic, which is executive produced by The Spectacular Now's James Ponsoldt and also stars The Vampire Diaries' Paul Wesley, Laith Nakli, and David Rasche. Drafthouse has… Read

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Hot Trailer: Jon Stewart’s ‘Rosewater’

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Jon Stewart's directorial debut Rosewater has a trailer. The adaptation of the Maziar Bahari book Then They Came For Me: A Family's Story Of Love, Captivity And Survival stars Gael Garcia Bernal as Bahari, the BBC journalist who left London in June 2009 to cover Iran's presidential elections. He was kidnapped, spending the next 118 days in Iran's most notorious prison being brutally interrogated by a man he knew only by one thing: he smelled of rosewater. Stewart took a… Read

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Elijah Wood’s SpectreVision Shingle Unveils 2nd LA Horror Festival

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Elijah Wood, Daniel Noah and Josh C. Waller's SpectreVision will host its second annual SpectreFest, expanding the neophyte L.A. horror festival's run from two weeks in 2013 to two months starting this September. The first annual SpectreFest was inaugurated last year as an offshoot of the then-newly launched film and music label. This year, partnered again with L.A.'s specialty theater Cinefamily, SpectreFest will screen anticipated genre titles including opening film The… Read

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Venice: ‘Act Of Killing’ Follow-Up ‘The Look Of Silence’ Makes Noise On The Lido (Video)

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On Wednesday, Drafthouse Films and Participant Media said they had jointly acquired U.S. rights to The Look Of Silence, Joshua Oppenheimer's documentary that is screening here at the Venice Film Festival in Competition. The film is a follow-up to his award-winning and Oscar-nominated The Act Of Killing. That film saw Indonesian death squad leaders re-enact assassinations they committed in anti-communist purges after the military coup of 1965. The new movie examines one… Read

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Academy Unveils 2014 Governors Awards: Harry Belafonte, Jean-Claude Carrière, Hayao Miyazaki, Maureen O’Hara

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Harry Belafonte will receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and Jean-Claude Carrière, Hayao Miyazaki and Maureen O'Hara will receive Honorary Awards at the Academy's 6th Annual Governors Awards November 8 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland. The Academy's Board of Governors did not award the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award, which is given out periodically. The last recipient was Francis Ford Coppola in 2010. Deadline's Pete Hammond will give his take… Read

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Not So Fast On ‘Hey Ho, Let’s Go’

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I'm seeing all these trade dispatches on a movie about The Ramones with Martin Scorsese, which came out of a Billboard story where the family mentioned various possible projects timed to the seminal punk band's 40th anniversary. Here's the truth: there is no script. Scorsese has an attachment, but he has also so many obligations, he might want to be sedated. Scorsese is posting the pilot he directed for the HBO '70s rock and roll series he's doing with Mick Jagger and Boar… Read

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Hot Trailer: Omar Sy As ‘Samba’ In ‘Intouchables’ Helmers’ Latest

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Directors Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano reteamed with their Intouchables breakout star Omar Sy for the upcoming Samba. Their highly-anticipated follow-up to the $426M-grossing 2012 sensation (no pressure, guys) will have its world premiere in Toronto as a Gala presentation. Sy plays the eponymous character who migrated to France from Senegal 10 years prior. Ever since, he's been plugging away at various low-paying jobs and trying to secure proper work papers… Read

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Oscar Contenders In Lineup As Telluride Film Festival Announces Schedule

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The 41st Telluride Film Festival, which has become a harbinger of heavyweight Oscar contenders over the past few years, has announced its schedule for the fest – which opens Friday and runs through Labor Day — just as a charter planeload of industry festgoers departs LAX. Despite a well-publicized battle with the upcoming Toronto Film Festival over Oscar-buzzed movies, Telluride honchos Tom Luddy, Gary Meyer and Julie Huntsinger have some pretty impressive contenders in… Read

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