The New York Anime Festival lands in NYC this weekend

The New York Anime Festival comes to NYC this weekend. The con is held at the Jacob K. Javits Center in Midtown Manhattan and features exclusive and extensive anime screenings, guests from America and Japan, manga, cosplay, video game competitions, live-action Japanese cinema, fashion, food, and the cultural treasures that gave birth to Japanese pop …
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Explosive second trailer for Oliver Stone’s W

The second trailer for Oliver Stone’s George W. Bush biopic features the Talking Heads’ Once in a Lifetime, and fittingly. The new clips show some of the behind-the-scenes meetings that went in the White House just after 9/11, and the turmoil within the Bush family over the legacy of Bush senior. We also get glimpses …
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Film L.A. to begin offering film permits online

On September 29, 2008, S.A.G.-affiliated Los Angeles-based nonprofit Film L.A., will introduce a state-of-the-art Online Permit System (OPS), which will revolutionize how permits to film on-location are applied for, coordinated and delivered. Permit seekers will be able to apply online for film permits, as well as: create and save templates for future applications; receive instant …
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Wanted director to chase Moby Dick adaptation

Universal Pictures has purchased the rights to the Herman Melville classic tale Moby Dick, which will be a reimagining of the tale that Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted, Night Watch, Day Watch, upcoming Twilight Watch) will “helm”, according to Variety. The studio has contracted Adam Cooper and Bill Collage (the pair wrote New York Minute) to pen …
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