Today on indieWIRE, Anderson Cooper lost his cool, Andrea Riseborough dished on working with the Material Girl, Fantastic Fest announced some news, and much more.



  • Indie Spirit Awards Call for Entries Begins Today: It's that time of year again: As summer starts to wind down, awards season revs up. Film Independent is getting a head start today, beginning its call for entries for the Independent Spirit Awards, now in its 27th year.


  • FUTURES: Andrea Riseborough Talks Madonna, RADA and 'Brighton Rock': Andrea Riseborough might be a familiar face for some. The English full-lipped beauty turned heads for her brassy turn in last year's 'Made in Dagenham,' had a small part in Mike Leigh's 'Happy-Go-Lucky' and garnered a bevvy of acclaim for her BAFTA TV Award nominated turn as the title character in the TV film 'Margaret Thatcher: The Long Walk to Finchley.'


  • Morgan Spurlock, Nick Broomfield and Ted Hope on Tap for TIFF's Industry Programs: Nick Broomfield, Morgan Spurlock, Ted Hope, Relativity Media CEO Ryan Kavanaugh and Canadian filmmaker Bruce McDonald are among the names taking part in this year's industry programs at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival, it was announced today. The TIFF Industry programs provide sessions with industry professionals and some of the festival's filmmakers to provide networking opportunities for filmmakers.


  • Watch: Wrenching Trailer for Sundance AIDS Doc 'We Were Here': 'We Were Here,' the deeply affecting documentary that takes a look back at the birth of the AIDS epidemic in San Francisco, garnered buzz following its world premiere at Sundance and has since gone on to play at a slew of festivals, including Berlin, Outfest and NewFest.



  • Ridley Scott: From 'Alien' Reboot 'Prometheus' to 'Blade Runner' Sequel: The highlight of Comic-Con, bar none, was Ridley Scott's 'Prometheus' footage. While Fox and Scott are downplaying the sci-fi space thriller's relationship to the original 'Alien' and the kick-ass James Cameron sequel 'Aliens,' there's no question this movie is grown from the same DNA; Scott admits it.
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