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Reel TV is a new column at Movies.com that takes an ongoing look at the growing intersection of movies and television. If there’s a big screen talent making the move to small screen, even temporarily, we want to tell you about it.

Earlier this month the broadcast networks announced their new crops of shows for the Fall season and it turns out quite a few of them have some serious feature… Continue reading Reel TV: Which Feature Filmmakers Are Diving Into the World of TV This Fall Season?

You probably haven’t heard of Tarzan and Arab, identical twin brothers from Gaza who, until recently, had never done what you likely do on a regular basis: go to the movies. There are no cinemas in the Hamas-controlled Gaza, something that makes the twins’s story that much more amazing. Tarzan and Arab — real names: Ahmed and Mohamed Abu Nasser — are aspiring filmmakers who have… Continue reading Tarzan and Arab: Gaza-Based Filmmakers Look for First Feature Funding

Two brothers dream of becoming filmmakers. They dream of seeing their own movies projected in front of an audience. But these young men have never even been inside of a movie theater. They have never seen a movie projected on the big screen. They have spent their entire lives in the Gaza Strip, where the only cinemas were destroyed in the 1980s

Last week, director Jafar Panahi’s latest movie was screened at the New York Film Festival, even as an appeals court in his native Iran upheld his sentence, calling for six years of imprisonment and a 20-year ban on filmmaking or travel outside his homeland. He’s one of several of Iran’s most prominent filmmakers who’ve faced harsh sentences in recent weeks. Now, Hollywood has come together in support of the jailed… Continue reading Academy and Other Hollywood Groups Urge Iran to Free Jailed Filmmakers

Stephenie Meyer, Bill Condon, Wyck Godfrey and Summit Entertainment released the following statement today about leaked images from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn :

As some of you may know, pictures and screen grabs of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn as a work in progress have leaked on the internet. We are extremely proud of this film and also extremely heartbroken to see it out there at this stage… Continue reading Filmmakers Issue Statement on Leaked Twilight Images