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    Hill Harper, Ruby Dee, Elise Neal, Michael K. Williams To Star In "Kinyarwanda" Producer's Directorial Debut

    And that Kinyarwanda producer's name is Tommy Oliver. Remember it! :)

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    BFI Takes on Alfred Hitchcock in Snappy, Vivid Trailer

    The British Film Institute just issued a graphic-heavy trailer as a way to promote their upcoming celebration of master auteur Alfred Hitchcock from June to October. The short is an unexpected twist on Saul Bass-influenced credits -- clever and pert. In semi-related news, check out our update of G...

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    Demian Bichir Follows Oscar Nom With Roles In 'Machete Kills' & William Friedkin's 'Trapped'

    Sometimes an Oscar nomination (or more importantly a win) bumps you into a higher echelon, with more prestige style scripts crossing your desk and doors opening where they were closed. Or, it doesn't. And though he earned a well deserved Oscar nod for his turn in "A Better Life," Demia...

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    Defending 'Vertigo' From…Myself.

    I love "Vertigo." But when faced with the limitations of a top 10 list, tough decisions must be made.

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    Oprah Winfrey Network Says They Still Want Documentary Acquisitions

    When the Oprah Winfrey Network’s Documentary Club launched in May 2011, it was pitched as an extension of Winfrey’s mega-successful Book Club. It was a way for Winfrey to air inspiring real-life stories that fit her brand as well as promote documentary filmmaking, with Rosie O’Donn...

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    Watch the Trailers for the U.S. Finalists for 2012 Student Academy Awards

    The Academy selected 35 students from 20 colleges and universities in the U.S. as the finalists for the 39th Annual Student Academy Awards. The awardees are in the running to receive Gold, Silver, Bronze Medal awards as well as accompanying cash grants of $5,000, $3,000, and $2,000 respectively. T...

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    Tribeca Enterprises Partners with Maker Studios for YouTube Channel The Picture Show

    On the same day that Amazon Studios announced a new television initiative, Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff's Tribeca Enterprises (which mounts the Tribeca Film Festival and runs distributor Tribeca Films) and popular online distributor Maker Studios are partnering to create a new Yo...

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    "You Know You Gotta Have A Trailer For A Trailer These Days": 'Expendables 2' Teaser Proves The Lame Point

    Remember the days when a trailer was just a simple marketing tool for a movie? Now, you need a marketing tool for your marketing tool. Or, as Terry Crews says in this near pointless micro-teaser for "The Expendables 2," "You know that you've got to have a trailer for the trailer n...

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    'Red State' Star Kyle Gallner Joins 'Beautiful Creatures' With Viola Davis & Alden Ehrenreich

    So, will "Beautiful Creatures" be the next "The Hunger Games"-sized Young Adult hit? That's what Warner Bros. is hoping for as they are putting the final casting pieces in place for the big screen adaptation of Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl's novel.

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    San Francisco International Film Festival 55: 'Abramovic,' 'Neighboring Sounds,' and Kenneth Branagh

    Kind of a light Festival day: viewed a DVD that I loved, saw a new movie onscreen that was a first feature and reminded me why we go to film festivals, went to a cocktail party that didn’t feel like one, and attended Kenneth Branagh’s tribute for the Founder’s Directing Award. First up, the DVD: ...

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