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A 'quieter' Telluride film fest still draws talk with 'Birdman,' more

About 650 people poured out of a theater into a stand of birch trees under a star-filled sky, then started talking, texting and tweeting about "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)." The genre-defying film, which stars Michael Keaton as a Hollywood has-been trying to reinvent...

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'Birdman' flies high with rave reviews at Venice Film Festival

"Birdman" has taken flight, and it could be some time before the Alejandro G. Inarritu-directed black comedy comes back down to earth. The film, which stars Michael Keaton as a washed-up superhero actor struggling to mount a Broadway play, opened the Venice Film Festival on Wednesday to...

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MPAA's Chris Dodd invites film commissioners to summit on incentives
 
MPAA's Chris Dodd invites film commissioners to summit on incentives

As California legislators worked toward a landmark deal that would more than triple annual funding for California’s film and TV tax credit program, Hollywood’s chief lobbyist invited film commissioners around the country to attend “an important industry discussion.”

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