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Natalie Portman on Making 'Jane Got a Gun': 'There Was an Obstacle Every Hour, Every Day'

After a bevy of problems — a director who quits on the first day of production, a series of cast changes, conflicting script approvals, legal battles and the loss of a distributor — the Weinstein Company premiered Western drama “Jane Got a Gun” at the Museum of Modern Art in New York on Wednesday evening. 807 more words

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Harvey Weinstein to Be Honored at amfAR's Fashion Week New York Gala

Harvey Weinstein will be honored at amfAR’s annual Fashion Week New York Gala, Variety has learned exclusively.

amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research, will honor the Academy Award-winning film producer for his contributions to the struggle against HIV/AIDS. 124 more words

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Sundance Preview: Amazon, Netflix Bring Upheaval to Challenging Indie Market

With a week to go before Sundance officially starts, Netflix swooped in to nab global streaming rights to “Tallulah,” a dramatic comedy that reunites “Juno” stars Ellen Page and Allison Janney. 1,485 more words

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Peter Bart On Oscar Race: Academy Faction Looks To Rein In Campaigning

In case you haven’t noticed, the Oscar circuit has become downright frantic, if not chaotic. And there’s a movement afoot by traditionalists to introduce new rules and standards and thus bring things back under control. 622 more words

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Forgotten Silver (1995): Peter Jackson's Silent Film Precursor to The Independent (2000)

Five years before our December Movie of the Month, 2000’s Jerry Stiller comedy The Independent, went straight to DVD a very similar mockumentary aired on New Zealand television: 1995’s… 679 more words

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Hollywood Publicist and Awards Consultant Murray Weissman Dies at 90

Murray Weissman, a well-regarded Hollywood publicist and awards consultant, died Monday of complications from pancreatic cancer at his Los Angeles home. He was 90.

He was a trailblazer in the field of awards campaigning and his clients included Frank Sinatra, the Television Academy, Miramax, Judy Garland, Danny Kaye, Red Skelton, Dick Van Dyke, the Smothers Brothers and such hit series as “The Twilight Zone,” “Gunsmoke,” “Route 66,” “Wyatt Earp” and “Hogan’s Heroes.” 559 more words

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