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Gerard Butler to Star in Drama ‘The Headhunter’s Calling’

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In a pre-Toronto Film Festival move, Gerard Butler has boarded workplace drama “The Headhunter’s Calling” with shooting starting Oct. 26 in Toronto. Voltage Pictures has come aboard to sell international rights and will begin selling at Toronto. CAA is handling the domestic rights. First-time director Mark Williams will helm from Bill Dubuque’s script, which centers on… Read more »

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Tom McCarthy Speaks About Opening ‘Spotlight’ In Catholic Italy, How He Cast Michael Keaton, And How Journalism Is Deteriorating

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Tom McCarthy’s new film “Spotlight,” about the Boston Globe’s Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation in 2002 into the priest pedophilia scandals and subsequent cover-ups within the Catholic Church, is making a splash at the Venice Film Festival where it world premieres this evening after playing positively for the press this morning. Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams and Brian… Read more »

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Oscars: Paraguay Selects ‘Cloudy Times’ as its Academy Award Entry (EXCLUSIVE)

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LONDON — Arami Ullon’s “El Tiempo Nublado” (Cloudy Times) has been selected as Paraguay’s official entry in the foreign-language film category of the Academy Awards. It is the first time the country has submitted a film. The documentary portrays the filmmaker’s relationship with her ageing mother, who suffers from epilepsy and Parkinson’s disease. It premiered… Read more »

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Soccer Legend Bobby Moore Documentary Launches Kickstarter Campaign

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Producers of a documentary about iconic soccer player Bobby Moore have launched a Kickstarter campaign to release the film next year to coincide with the 50th anniversary of England’s 1966 World Cup victory. Moore was the captain of that team. He’s regarded as one of the best defenders of all time and was named to… Read more »

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Box Office: ‘A Walk in the Woods’ Strolls to $1.2 Million on Wednesday

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“A Walk in the Woods” opened to $1.2 million on Wednesday, with the adaptation of Bill Bryson’s humorous wilderness saga looking to get a jump on the Labor Day Weekend. It is expected to gross $9 million over its first six days in theaters and $7 million over the four-day weekend. Broad Green, a newly… Read more »

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Irish Screen America Launches to Promote Emerging Talent

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Irish Screen America, a new entity dedicated to promote the Emerald Isle’s rising showbiz talent in the U.S., is being launched. The org’s mission is to help new talent enter the U.S. market in animation, films, TV, video games and digital media. With Niall McKay as its exec director and curator, Irish Screen America’s key… Read more »

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Amid Festival Reindeer Games, Telluride Keeps On Keeping On

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Telluride Film Festival executive director Julie Huntsinger on protecting the ‘purity’ of the fest

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‘Steve Jobs,’ ‘Black Mass’ and Sydney Pollack’s Swan Song Set for Telluride

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The 42nd annual Telluride Film Festival promises yet another eclectic mix of fall Oscar hopefuls looking for a leg up on the season and international festival favorites hoping to make waves on these shores.

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