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LONDON — Vienna-based sales house Autlook has acquired worldwide rights for Marc Bauder's documentary "Master of the Universe," which won Locarno’s Critics' Week prize. The deal was negotiated…
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Snapping up one of the highest-profile titles in Venice Days, Paris-based Rezo has inked world sales rights on thriller "Traitors," the feature directorial debut of multi-hyphenate Sean Gullette…
Vincent Cassel has been cast as the lead role in Ariel Kleiman's debut feature "Partisan." The thesp will replace Oscar Issac, who was previously attached to the pic. Protagonist Pictures has boarded…
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Sam Taylor-Johnson, the British helmer of “Nowhere Boy” who is married to “Kick-Ass” star Aaron Taylor-Johnson, has been tapped to direct the Universal and Focus adaptation of “Fifty Shades of Grey,”…
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SHANGHAI — The Shanghai Intl. Film Festival has added two films to its Golden Goblet competish: “The Stolen Years” by Hong Kong helmer Chun-Chun Wong, and “Legend No. 17” by Russian director Nikolay…
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