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    The CW Developing 'Wonder Woman' Origin Series 'Amazon'

    If there’s one reliable fallback option for television networks beside Charlie Sheen, it’s the comic book superhero origin story. While occasionally you’ll have the odd failure like “Birds of Prey,” shows like “Smallville” have continually pulled in a decent audience season to season. Now, as CW’s “...

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    A Chat with Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing: Directors of Detropia

    A Chat with Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing: Directors of Detropia

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    Focus Forward Deadline Extended to Oct. 7 for $200K Cash Prize Package

    Pros, Students, Procrastinators -- You still have time to submit your 3-minute nonfiction film on innovation and win up to $100,000 because we've just extended our deadline to Oct. 7th.

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    Amma Asante's 'Belle' Moving Full Speed Ahead, Adds To Cast, Shooting Start Date Set

    More movement on a project we've been following since last fall...

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    Watch: Trailer For Festival Hit 'Ginger & Rosa' With Elle Fanning, Christina Hendricks & Annette Bening

    Among some higher profile competition, one of our editor-in-chief's favorite films from his time in Telluride last weekend turned out to be "Ginger & Rosa," a coming-of-age tale from director Sally Potter ("Orlando"). Probably the most accessible film to date from a filmmaker whose last picture was ...

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    TIFF Review: Sally Potter's 'Ginger & Rosa' Stars a Remarkable Elle Fanning UPDATED

    Sally Potter's "Ginger & Rosa" premiered at the Telluride Film Festival last week, with first screenings Friday in Toronto.

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    TIFF Review: 'White Elephant' Is A Predictable, But Well-Acted & Worthy Study Of The Buenos Aires Slums

    Pablo Trapero’s “White Elephant” is a smartly acted, beautifully scored, often bracingly directed film of good intentions and big ambition. Yet it can only be called a modest success, and, in light of how strong some of its individual elements are, even a slight disappointment. Word from Cannes, whe...

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    The Cinema Guild Picks Up U.S. Rights to Epic Fishing Doc 'Leviathan'

    The Cinema Guild has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel’s epic exploration of fishing, “Leviathan.” The film, which is set to screen at the Toronto International Film Festival next week, will receive a theatrical release in ...

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    BET Original Movie 'Being Mary Jane' (Starring Gabrielle Union) To Open 16th Urbanworld Film Fest

    Details in the press release below... this should eventually become an hour-long BET drama series. But this is good news; I'll definitely be there to see it. I didn't even know that it was already done.

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    Towards A Critic's Bill of Rights

    Most film critics look down their noses at publicists, sizing them up the way sprinters size up hurdles. But maybe they could use some. Critics don't have anyone handling their PR, and as a consequence, their public image isn't so great. In a piece for the School Library Journal's C...

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