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Currently without a director after David Fincher departed, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is eyeing an early 2015 shoot, THR reports.

At Flavorwire, Jason Bailey on how sex, lies, and videotape changed independent filmmaking forever on its 25th anniversary:

It began with three brief items in his notebooks. “A film about deception and lost earrings,” went one. “Everybody has a past,” went another. And finally, “Friend on the couch. Affair with the wife.” The filmmaker jotted down those three ideas in 1986; three years later, the movie those three ideas spawned became the sensation of the nascent Sundance Film Festival, the winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes, and an international box office smash. The young writer/director was Steven Soderbergh, the film was sex, lies, and videotape, and its release 25 years ago was, author Peter Biskind would later write, “the big bang of the modern indie film movement.”

Lav Diaz and Alex Ross Perry have picked up Locarno awards for their latest features, Mubi reports.

Watch BAFTA’s video exploring the field of cinematography with Anthony Dod Mantle, Sean Bobbitt, and more.

A Thousand Times Good Night, Blind, and more were awarded at Norway’s Amanda awards, Cineuropa reports.

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