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Cinesite Announces Inspire Internship Program Winners

Cinesite, one of the world’s leading film visual effects houses, today announced that it has awarded places on its 2011 Inspire internship program to four exceptional candidates – Luke Armstrong, Ruairi Twohig, Eleanor Bond and Tom Flavelle.

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Director Russell Drops Out of Uncharted: Drake's Fortune

David O. Russell has dropped out of Sony's adaptation of the PS3 game UNCHARTED: DRAKE'S FORTUNE, reports Variety. The reason is being reported as creative differences. Russell was also set to rewrite the script from Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer. The studio is still looking for a scribe to rework the script.

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Relativity's Snow White Casts Dwarves

Relativity Media has closed deals with Mark Povinelli (Water for Elephants), Jordan Prentice (Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle), Danny Woodburn (Watchmen), Sebastian Saraceno (Bedtime Stories), Ronald Lee Clark (Epic Movie), Martin Klebba (Hancock) and Joey Gnoffo (Pirates of the Caribbean series) to play the Seven Dwarfs in its upcoming untitled Snow White feature, directed by Tarsem Singh (Immortals, The Cell).

Licensing Headline News

Poppy Cat Gets North American Licensing Agent

Leading entertainment producer and rights management company Coolabi has appointed The Joester Loria Group, a leading full-service licensing and marketing agency, as the exclusive licensing agent for Poppy Cat for North America.

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New Mr. Men and Little Miss Product Lines Debut In Brazil

Leading family entertainment producer and distributor Chorion has secured new licensing and retail deals for Mr. Men and Little Miss in Brazil through its agent Exim Licensing.

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VES Issues Open Letter to VFX Artists, Entertainment Industry at Large

As an Honorary Society, VES has led the way in promoting the incredible work of VFX artists but so far no one has stood up to lead the way on the business side of our business.

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Columbia Acquires Bigelow's Bin Laden Film

Columbia Pictures has acquired United States distribution rights to the forthcoming motion picture from Oscar-winners Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal, director and screenwriter, respectively, of the Best Picture-winning film The Hurt Locker, it was announced today by Amy Pascal, Co-Chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment.

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Let Me In Director To Build Frankenstein Endeavor

Summit Entertainment has tapped director Matt Reeves (LET ME IN) and writer Jacob Estes (MEAN CREEK) to adapt Kenneth Oppel's THIS DARK ENDEAVOR: THE APPRENTICESHIP OF VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN, reports ComingSoon.net.

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