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SXSW Review: Sally Field Delivers a Winning Performance in 'Hello, My Name is Doris'

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If the younger Edith Beale in "Grey Gardens" — the insular middle-aged socialite still living at home with her mother — ventured beyond her insular world and pursued romance with a younger man, she might resemble the adorable, melancholic figure played by Sally Field in "Hello, My Name is Doris." Directed by "Wet Hot American Summer" co-writer Michael Showalter ...
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Meet the 2015 SXSW Filmmakers #8: Timothy Wheeler Exposes the Strange, Serious Problem of Egg Theft in 'Poached'

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With "Poached," Timothy Wheeler wanted to tackle a problem as unusual and underreported as it is serious and fascinating. In this informative, detailed and surprisingly illuminative documentary, egg thieves -- yes, people who steal eggs -- are identified, profiled and then examined. Taking inspiration from such character-focused filmmakers as Alexander Payne and the Coen Brothers, Wheeler ...
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Focus Features Names Jim Burke President of Production

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Veteran producer Jim Burke has been named President of Production at Focus Features, the company announced Wednesday.
“I have known Jim for many years and not only does he have a tremendous talent for both developing and producing films, he’s also a passionate advocate for filmmaking talent,” said Focus Features CEO Peter Schlessel in a statement. “Jim’s breadth of ...
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Want to Work with Harvey Weinstein One Day? Remember These Tips

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READ MORE: 'The Intruder' and 'I Believe in Unicorns' Among Winners at First Time Fest
Harvey Weinsten is known for taking chances on first-time filmmakers, having helped launch the careers of Quentin Tarantino ("Reservoir Dogs"), Steven Soderbergh ("Sex, Lies and Videotape"), Baz Luhrmann ("Strictly Ballroom") and Alexander Payne ("Citizen Ruth") ...
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Paramount Chief Brad Grey Confirms Adam Goodman Exit; Production Deal Offered

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Paramount chairman/CEO Brad Grey has confirmed that Adam Goodman is exiting his post at Paramount Pictures, which has offered him a production deal on the lot.
Insiders tell TheWrap that Goodman’s exit came as a result of Paramount’s “thin slate,” while others suggest that the movies Paramount did make often went over-budget.
After breaking the news Wednesday night ...
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Adam Goodman On His Way Out at Paramount (Exclusive)

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Adam Goodman is on his way out at Paramount Pictures. “The studio is currently reviewing its creative organization,” an individual familiar with the studio’s thinking.
A representative for Paramount said the studio “does not comment on employee matters,” while an insider said Goodman has more than a year left on his current contract.
Goodman brought along the ...
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On Being Inspired by Classic Movies at the TCM Classic Film Festival

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What makes something a classic? It's a question worth asking as Hollywood devotes ever more of its resources to remaking movies, TV shows, and comic books from the past as the majority of our movie content today. Not that we mind the odd sequel (we're definitely looking forward to Spectre and Star Wars) - but 2015 will see ...
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Oscars 2014 - See Last Year’s Full Winners List!

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With just a few day left until the 2015 Oscars kick off live on CBS, we thought we’d remind you who won all the awards last year!
The big winner last year was Sandra Bullock‘s film Gravity, which took home seven awards including Best Director for Alfonso Cuaron.
Other big winners included Cate Blanchett, Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, and Lupita Nyong’o, who were all ...
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Naomi Watts, Frank Marshall, Bob Newhart and Cheryl Boone Isaacs to Receive Honorary Guild Awards

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Actress Naomi Watts, producer Frank Marshall, comedian Bob Newhart and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs will all receive honorary awards from Hollywood guilds during upcoming awards shows.
The honors were all announced on Tuesday. Watts will receive the LACOSTE Spotlight Award from the Costume Designers Guild, Marshall the ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award from the American Cinema ...
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Participant Media CEO Jim Berk Named Executive Board Chair of UCLA’s School of TFT

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Jim Berk, CEO of Participant Media, has been appointed Executive Board Chair of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. The announced Thursday by the school’s dean, Teri Schwartz.
“I am honored to be named Chair,” said Berk. “I look forward to supporting Teri, the Board, and the school’s mission to foster social responsibility, global diversity, technology ...
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