Tale of Princess Kaguya
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'Princess Kaguya' trailer offers a first listen of the Studio Ghibli film's English dub

The Best Animated Feature contender touts Chloë Grace Moretz.

Hayao Miyazaki's 2002 fantasy film "Spirited Away" is the only Best Animated Feature winner to be produced outside the English-speaking world. In fairness to the voters who still haven't bestowed Sylvain Chomet with an Oscar, there haven't been that many opportunities for outsiders to power through — the Academy only cemented the category for its 2002 ceremony (making Miyazaki's the only traditionally animated film to ever win the award too). So while the Oscars may not reflect the artistic legacy of Studio Ghibli — currently on a "brief pause" as it figures out how to be a money-making operation without recently retired, Walt Disney-like leader — the company arrives to the 2015 race with a major contender: "Tale of Princess Kaguya."

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Producers Guild hands Mark Gordon its Norman Lear Award

Producers Guild hands Mark Gordon its Norman Lear Award

'Saving Private Ryan' producer honored for his work on TV

If Mark Gordon's name isn't familiar, his filmography will be. The producer's diverse 20-year includes "The To Do List," "Rampart," "Source Code," "The Day After Tomorrow," "Wonder Boys," "A Simple Plan," and "Speed." He earned an Oscar nomination in 1999 for "Saving Private Ryan." His upcoming films include Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs biopic and Todd Phillips' upcoming comedy "Arms and The Dudes" starring Shia LaBeouf and Jesse Eisenberg. And today, the Producers Guild of America announced that Gordon would be honored with a lifetime achievement award — for his contributions to television.

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'Forrest Gump' screenwriter Eric Roth uses a DOS program to write scripts

'Forrest Gump' screenwriter Eric Roth uses a DOS program to write scripts

Latest Academy Originals installment gives you a peek into the process of an Oscar-winning scribe

AMPAS' Academy Originals series continues to be not just a dynamic peek behind the creative process for filmmakers and actors, but a nice look into what makes inspires some of the most gifted individuals working in the sphere, what makes them tick, and screenwriter Eric Roth is a great subject.

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Into the Woods
Credit: Walt Disney Pictures

Casting Society to honor 'Into the Woods' director Rob Marshall at Artios Awards

'Goodfellas' casting director Ellen Lewis will also receive special honors.

While the Oscars have yet to make room for casting directors — a pivotal part of the Best Picture equation — the oversight isn't stopping the Casting Society of America from readying its third decade of picking up the Academy's slack.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt could be Edward Snowden for Oliver Stone

The actor just wrapped Robert Zemeckis' biopic 'The Walk.'

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is on a biopic kick. With Robert Zemeckis' 'The Walk,' a dramatization of French tightrope walker Philippe Petit's stroll across the Twin Towers, in the can, the actor is eying up a hot-button true story that will inevitably thrust him into future awards talk.

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Gone Girl
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Trent Reznor teases industrial 'Gone Girl' score on Nine Inch Nails site

The soundtrack marks Reznor's third collaboration with David Fincher.

As anticipation and positive buzz for David Fincher's 'Gone Girl' builds, Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor and composing partner Atticus Ross have unleashed the first snippet of the film's score — a layered wall of sound that takes the duo into new territory.

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Off the Carpet: Oscar's foreign film race takes flight with just a little controversy

Off the Carpet: Oscar's foreign film race takes flight with just a little controversy

Submissions are flying in from all corners of the globe, but what will Russia do?

Next Tuesday, Sept. 30 is the cut-off date for contenders in the Best Foreign Language Film category to be released in their home countries. Slowly but surely all corners of the globe have been declaring their participants, and as these things go, it's been a relatively drama-free build so far. OK, there have been a couple of eyebrow raisers.

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Angelina Jolie
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Angelina Jolie continues directing streak with elephant poaching drama ‘Africa’

The director-actress is already underway on her 'Unbroken' follow-up 'By the Sea'

Angelina Jolie refuses to luxuriate in the Oscar buzz surrounding her upcoming WWII drama 'Unbroken.' On Sept. 8, the actress-turned-director started on her third feature, 'By the Sea,' a romantic drama touting her first self-directed leading role and her first pairing with husband Brad Pitt since 2005's "Mr. and Mrs. Smith". Showing no sign of slowing down, word is in that Jolie's fourth film has taken shape.

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The Rover
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Exclusive: Why Guy Pearce ignored the dystopia of David Michôd's 'The Rover'

A deeper look at the actor's interior performance.

There are cavernous ideas resting under the surface of writer-director David Michôd's "The Rover." What would happen if there was an actual global fallout? Michôd allows theories on economic implosion, geographic relocation, a societal reversion to linger in the background, his setup, "10 Years After the Collapse," merely a cloudy backdrop for a revenge thriller.

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Ang Lee

Ang Lee to direct Billy Lynn dramedy as James Schamus takes aim at Hollywood screenwriting

Simon Beaufoy adapted the novel by Ben Fountain

Director Ang Lee and writer-producer James Schamus are one of industry's inspiring pairs. Over 22 years, they've worked on nine out of Lee's 12 feature films together, everything from the director's 1992 debut "Pushing Hands" to "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" to "Hulk" to the little seen "Taking Woodstock." But the relationship doesn't define them — they're two distinct voices approaching the film business from their personal experiences. Case in point: This week, Ang Lee signed on to helm a biting war drama for Sony while Schamus cut the artistic ambition of screenwriters off at the knees.

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