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  • THE BACK ROW MANIFESTO by Tom Hall
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    On Blogging

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    Aretha Franklin Says Patina Miller From "Sister Act" Play Is In The Running For Biopic

    If you been keeping score of the Aretha Franklin biopic info, you're already aware that Ms. Franklin is on a serious hunt for the lead in her biopic that's in the works. She originally named Halle Berry as her desired pick but, after Halle's polite decline, has since moved on naming other prospects...

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    Lizzy Caplan Talks The Curious Link Between The Upcoming 'Frankie Go Boom' & 'Queens Of Country'

    It's only a matter of time before the talented and funny Lizzy Caplan finds the role that will finally break her out in a big way. We recently placed her on our 15 Actresses On The Rise list, saying that she's "a new spin on the Diane Keaton type." But for those who have been paying attention, they've already noticed her talents in "Cloverfield," "Mean Girls" and more recently on the two season run of "Party Down." Not content to sit and wait for Hollywood to come calling, Caplan has three low-budget, but high concepts flicks on her slate: the improv comedy "High Road" directed by Matt Walsh; the wacky music comedy "Queens Of Country" and the...

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Guest Post: Getting Prom to the Big Screen by Katie Wech

    Like many opportunities in life, it happened so fast I could have easily missed it. I was sitting in an executive’s office at Disney, when suddenly he said, almost in passing, “I’ve been thinking about doing a movie about Prom.” That was it. And then the meeting was over.

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    Please Excuse Us While We Redecorate...

    Just a quickie to let you all know that I've been receiving all your emails, Facebook messages, and reading your comments expressing your, shall I say, "concerns," mostly about the setup of Shadow And Act's new home, as well as your inability to access content on the old site.

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    Gangster Flicks Are The New Fairy Tale Movies, Apparently: Duelling Capone Films In Development

    Once every six months or so, the Hollywood Elders, the shadowy collection of media moguls, Freemasons, Jewish lizardmen and Warren Beatty that control the film industry, don their robes, gather in their secret chamber under the Hollywood sign and plot out their agenda. Sometimes, it's elevating a particular actor or actress for no apparent reason -- Alex Pettyfer was a homeless 37-year-old drifter until they surgically re-sculpted him into the hottest young actor in Hollywood (though he's on his way to torpedoing that all by himself). Sometimes it's pushing technological breakthroughs -- 48 FPS cameras? Developed in their lair. And sometimes ...

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  • Spout
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    Spout About: Royal Weddings in Film; Prom Scene Confusions; "Harry Potter" Meets Rebecca Black

    I'm a bit surprised there aren't more movie site discussions of royal weddings, or "Royal Wedding" this week, given all the other media attention on Prince William's marriage to Kate Middleton tomorrow. I've finally come to terms with the fact that I wasn't invited, despite being (very distantly) related to the groom two different ways (I didn't invite them to my upcoming event, either, though in my defense mine is much, much smaller). Anyway, there are a few posts to be found around the web, such as one going through a loose history of wedding films (were the 80s really relatively nuptial-less? No, we had "Muppets Take Manhattan," "Raising A...

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    Photos: Common and Meagan Good on the set of L.U.V.

    Common and Meagan Good are currently on location in Baltimore shooting their new film L.U.V., which also stars Danny Glover, Dennis Haysbert, Michael K. Williams, and Charles S. Dutton.

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    Chiwetel Ejiofor's BBC Noir Thriller "The Shadow Line" Gets TV & DVD Release Dates

    That new Chiwetel Ejiofor BBC serial noir thriller centered on a murder of a drug baron now has an official TV debut as well as a DVD release date.

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    Mark Ruffalo Talks His Next Directorial Effort 'My Monster' & How He Temporarily Quit Acting

    "But what I really want to do is direct," is a common sentiment among actors and producers, but it's few who have the stones (or the opportunity) to follow through and go behind the camera. However, for Mark Ruffalo it was a natural next step borne out of a project he had been shepherding for years. "Sympathy For Delicious" made its debut at the Sundance Film Festival in 2010 and will make it's way to theaters this weekend but it took a decade to get here. Ruffalo first got the script -- about a paralyzed DJ who discovers he has the power of faith healing -- from actor/writer Christopher Thornton ten years ago and in the ensuing time, worked ...

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