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    John Boyega In Talks To Join "Half Of A Yellow Sun" Cast + Circling Lead Role In Indie Sci-Fi "Creeping Zero"

    Well... He was the star of Spike Lee's Da Brick, which got passed over by HBO as was announced in recent weeks, but Attack the Block star John Boyega (aka Baby Denzel as he's known in some circles) is said to be in talks to join Thandie Newton and Chiwetel Ejiofor in director Biyi ...

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    Preview PBS Doc "When the Drum is Beating," Exploring 6 Decades of Haitian History Through Music

    When the Drum is Beating tells the story of six decades of Haitian history seen through the lens of Septentrional - a 20-piece band whose fusion of Cuban big band and Hatian voodoo beats continued through dictatorships, natural disasters, coup d’états, and chaos, navigating the ups...

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    Hillary Johnson's Hollywood Satire 'Shooting Stars' Hits Amazon, Bookstores

    "Shooting Stars," a Hollywood mystery satire from Dymaxicon Press, just went up on Amazon. The page-turner hits stores April 1. It's the funniest Hollywood novel I've read in a long time, up there with the likes of the two Peters, Farrelly and Lefcourt.

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    Watch: Endearing Trailer for Sundance Hit Comedy 'Safety Not Guaranteed'

    One of the biggest hits at this year's Sundance Film Festival was the high-concept indie romantic comedy "Safety Not Guaranteed" starring Aubrey Plaza and Mark Duplass and penned by Derek Connolly, who picked up the festival's screenwriting award. FilmDistrict nabbed the ...

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    Strand Releasing Buys Sundance Drama 'California Solo' Starring Robert Carlyle

    Strand Releasing has acquired all US rights to Marshall Lewy's "California Solo," which made its world premiere at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.

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    Anglophile Acorn Media is 28 and Profitable, Growing and Getting Into Production

    From little acorns massive oaks grow might apply to Acorn Media, which was started in its chairman’s spare bedroom in 1984. This week, Peter Edwards, the chairman, told the New York Times that Acorn believes it is the second largest distributor of British programming on DVD in North America, bested...

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  • The Playlist
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    Julianne Moore Joins Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Untitled Directorial Debut Starring Scarlett Johansson

    In February it was revealed that renaissance man, HitRecord honcho himself, Joseph Gordon-Levitt was mounting his first feature-length directorial effort. A comedy starring actor and Scarlett Johansson, to anyone who's ever paid even a modicum of attention to Gordon-Levitt's HitRecord o...

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    Spike Lee Making Doc For 25th Anniversary Of Michael Jackson's "Bad" + He Talks "Go Brazil Go!" & More...

    Yesterday, I returned to my alma mater surprised and pleased that my small liberal arts school (College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA) had managed to bring Spike Lee to the campus. I also came with special instructions from my actress friend who still lives there to d...

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    See Trailer for "Triggering Wounds" Gun Violence Documentary, Produced by Harlem Teens

    A group of students in The Maysles Institute Teen Producers After School Program has come together to find solutions to gun violence in Harlem - by using their skills in media.

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    Retro/Active: Rosenbaum on 'A.I. Artificial Intelligence'

    Defending the much-maligned ending of Spielberg's underrated gem.

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