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    Bill Belamy, Tim Meadows, Vivica Fox, Rick Fox, Keshia Knight Pulliam Headline "Mr Box Office"

    His Entertainment Studios production/distribution company,already in production on a new primetime sitcom titled The First Family, media mogul Byron Allen has also began shooting another new series for primetime, to debut in the fall of 2012.

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    David Cronenberg To Guest Star On Syfy’s Time-Travel Pilot 'Rewind'

    David Cronenberg certainly hasn't been lacking in things to do. The director has been in the midst of preparing/releasing back-to-back films: last year's underrated drama "A Dangerous Method" and the forthcoming "Cosmopolis," which will premiere at the Cannes Film Festiva...

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    Movie Lovers We Love: Interactive Guru Ingrid Kopp Says Filmmakers Need to Think About User Experience

    Imagine if Frederick Wiseman, the Maysles brothers, or Errol Morris started making films in the twenty-first century. Would their documentaries need an interactive component: an iPad app, separate from the iPhone app, which links to the Facebook page? Imagine "Titticut Follies" as a role-playing gam...

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    R.I.P. Adam Yauch Of Beastie Boys & Oscilloscope Laboratories (1964-2012)

    Truly heartbreaking news to close off the week, as reports have come in from multiple sources, including TMZ, that Adam Yauch, aka MCA of the Beastie Boys, has passed away at the age of 47. Yauch was a founding member of the seminal hip-hop group, along with Mike Diamond, Adam Horovitz and Michael S...

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    Yes! TNT Renews "Southland" For 5th Season!

    And it's about damn time too!

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    Oscilloscope Founder and Beastie Boy Adam Yauch Has Died at 47

    Beastie Boy member Adam Yauch, who went on to found the independent film distributor Oscilloscope Laboratories, has died today, Rolling Stone has reported. 

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    Cannes 2012: Fortissimo Films Acquires Foreign Rights to Bollywood-Set 'Miss Lovely' (Video)

    Fortissimo Films has acquired the international rights to "Miss Lovely," a debut feature from Indian director Ashim Ahluwalia. "Miss Lovely" will premiere at Cannes as part of the Official Selection, in Un Certain Regard. Three teasers for "Miss Lovely" are highlighted below.

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    Happenings This Weekend: Great Looking Lineup For FREE 1-Day Women of African Descent Film Fest

    And I plan to attend some of these screenings... so maybe I'll see ya there.

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    Happenings This Weekend: NYC Salutes Legendary Caribbean Actress Leonie Forbes w/ Film Retrospective

    If you're like me and you aren't too familiar with Leonie Forbes or her films (or even if you are), here's your chance to get acquainted with her and her works, if you live in NYC on Saturday, May 5; although even if you don't live in NYC, consider yourself informed :)

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    Discuss: Can We Just Wait Until 'Gravity' Is Done Before Deciding If It's A "Game Changing Masterpiece"?

    Test screenings are as old as Hollywood itself, but in this age of instant reactions, that process is even more fraught for filmmakers. Before a movie is even edited or shaped by a director, a test screening can -- for better or worse -- create buzz about a film, even if it's not yet in the form...

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