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France Selects Paul Verhoeven’s ‘Elle’ As Foreign Language Oscar Submission

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France has chosen to put forth Paul Verhoeven's first French-language film, Elle, as its submission for the Foreign Language Oscar race. The selection committee at national film board the Cnc made the decision on the Isabelle Huppert-starrer Monday, after “long and passionate debates.” It chose from a field of four movies that had been shortlisted. They also included François Ozon's Frantz; Anne Fontaine's Agnus Dei; and Danièle Thompson's Cézanne Et Moi. Elle was a hit… »


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Greg Shapiro Joins Im Global As President Of Feature Film Production

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Stuart Ford’s Im Global has been on a growth drive in recent months, accelerated by Tang Media Partners’ acquisition of a controlling stake in the company this past June. In its latest key move, the sales/finance/production outfit has set Oscar-winning producer Greg Shapiro as President of Feature Film Production. This is a significant step for Im Global which is coming off of a strong Fall Festival circuit that saw the world premiere of Mel Gibson’s awards season… »


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Smaller Chains And Indie Theaters Join Fox Searchlight In ‘Birth’ Voter Registration Drive

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A plethora of smaller theater chains and independent theaters, but none of the biggest exhibitors, joined Fox Searchlight Pictures in opening their lobbies to a voter registration drive associated with promotional screenings and the opening of The Birth Of  A Nation on October 7. Fox on Monday announced a roster of participants that included Bowtie Cinemas, Marcus Theatres and Movie Taverns, among others. But power players like AMC, Regal and Cinemark were not on the… »


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James Corden To Play ‘Peter Rabbit’ In Sony’s Take On Classic; Daisy Ridley, Elizabeth Debicki, Rose Byrne Also Set

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Sony’s Columbia Pictures is bringing Beatrix Potter’s 150-year-old children’s classic book Peter Rabbit to the big screen as a live-action/animated hybrid. Pic will be directed by Will Gluck and starring James Corden as the voice of Peter, Rose Byrne in the live action role of Bea, with Daisy Ridley and Elizabeth Debicki also providing voices. Production starts at Australia’s animated VFX studio Animal Logic in January with an eye at a April 2018 release date. The… »


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