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Joel McHale to Host Independent Spirit Awards

JOEL MCHALE TO SERVE AS HOST FOR 2011 FILM INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS

Ceremony to air exclusively on IFC,
Saturday, February 26 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT

LOS ANGELES (November 17, 2010) - Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, announced today that Joel McHale will serve as host for the 2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards.  The 26th edition of the awards will be held at the beach in Santa Monica on Saturday, February 26 at 2:00 p.m.  The ceremony will air exclusively on IFC in primetime on February 26 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

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Liz Canner's Feature Documentary 'Orgasm Inc.'

First Run Features Acquires
Liz Canner's Feature Documentary
ORGASM INC.

Theatrical Launch Planned for Early 2011


First Run Features announced today that it has acquired North American theatrical, television, home video and internet rights to one of the most talked about new films of the year, ORGASM INC. Liz Canner's shocking yet entertaining documentary explores the strange science of female pleasure, and in the process reveals the often warped mentality of our pharmaceutical and medical industries. First Run will launch the film theatrically in early 2011, following its highly successful festival run.

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'Norwegian Ninja'

ENTERTAINMENT ONE AND CELLULOID NIGHTMARES
CLOSE DEAL ON ‘NORWEGIAN NINJA’

Santa Monica, CA (November 3, 2010)– Entertainment One and Celluloid Nightmares have closed a deal for the UK/Canadian rights to NORWEGIAN NINJA, director Thomas Malling’s Norwegian action-comedy which recently screened at two of the premiere genre film festivals: Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas and Sitges Film Festival in Catalonia, Spain.

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James Cameron's Next Films are Avatar 2 & 3

JAMES CAMERON’S NEXT FILMS ARE AVATAR 2 & 3

Oscar®-winning Filmmaker to Follow his History-Making  and Revolutionary Motion Picture Event with Two Films that Continue the Mythology of the World He Created

LOS ANGELES (October 27, 2010) __ Moving forward with the most anticipated films of the next decade, Fox Filmed Entertainment Chairmen Jim Gianopulos and Tom Rothman announced today that Academy Award®-winning filmmaker James Cameron has agreed to make AVATAR 2 and 3 as his next films.

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Scott Hicks Directs Zac Efron in New Romantic Drama

Scott Hicks Directs Zac Efron in New Romantic Drama

Film is based on the Nicholas Sparks novel The Lucky One

BURBANK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Principal photography is underway on Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ romantic drama based on Nicholas Sparks’ bestseller The Lucky One, starring Zac Efron (“17 Again,” “Charlie St. Cloud”), Taylor Schilling (upcoming “Atlas Shrugged”) and Blythe Danner (“Meet the Parents,” “Meet the Fockers”).

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'Contagion' Begins Filming

An All-Star Ensemble Cast Begins Filming on Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Contagion” under the Direction of Steven Soderbergh

BURBANK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Principal photography is underway on Warner Bros. Pictures’ global thriller “Contagion,” being directed by Academy Award® winner Steven Soderbergh (“Traffic”). “Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief”

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Chase Reunited with Van Zandt in Feature Film

CHASE REUNITES WITH VAN ZANDT AND UNVEILS CASTING FOR HIS FEATURE FILM DEBUT AT PARAMOUNT
Movie to Begin Production in January 2011 in New York


HOLLYWOOD, CA (October 15, 2010) - David Chase, the creator and producer of the multiple Emmy® and Golden Globe® winning critically acclaimed series The Sopranos, announced today that legendary musician, and Sopranos star, Steven Van Zandt will produce and supervise the music, as well as serving as an Executive Producer, for the director’s music-driven coming of age story set in 1960’s suburbia.

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Freddie, Jason 'True Blood' Dominate Reaper Awards

Freddie, Jason 'True Blood' Dominate Reaper Awards

HOLLYWOOD--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The second Reaper Awards honored old and new horror favorites with a raucous event Oct. 12 at the Roosevelt Hotel, with the top prize going to a documentary tribute to a legendary franchise.

“We wanted to pay respect to the franchise, and we latched on to the idea that New Line [Cinema] was the house that Freddy built.”

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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Casting Update

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Casting Update

Summit Entertainment announced today the following have been cast in THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN for roles in The Amazon Coven, The Egyptian Coven, The Irish Coven and The Romanian Coven as well as the American and European Nomads as outlined below.

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ALFA Launches Film Competition to Highlight Ageism

ALFA Launches Film Competition to Highlight Ageism

ALEXANDRIA, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Assisted Living Federation of Americasenior living providers and the seniors and families they serve, is sponsoring a short films competition about ageism in America. Ageism includes discriminatory and prejudicial practices, attitudes and stereotypes perpetuated particularly against seniors. (ALFA), representing

“Through this film competition, ALFA is leading an important conversation about the negative impact of ageism on seniors in America”

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