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    Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios Sells New Sitcoms "The First Family" And "Mr. Box Office"

    Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios production/distribution companyhas sold its 2 new scripted primetime series to Tribune, Weigel and CBS TV station groups, says Deadline, as part of a 2-hour weekend primetime comedy block, that will be available to over 85% of t...

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    New Poster for Andrew Dominik's 'Killing Them Softly' Doesn't Need Pitt's Face

    Check out the teaser poster for Andrew Dominik's "Killing Them Softly," the director's second collaboration with Brad Pitt (after "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford") which screens tomorrow morning in Cannes. You can also check out a clip below, a...

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    Cannes Report: Chris Tucker Dials It Back, Jennifer Lawrence Impresses In First Footage From 'Silver Linings Playbook'

    Sandwiched between Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" and Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained," David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook" was the oddball of The Weinstein Company presentation this evening at the Cannes Film Festival. Not that there's anything wrong with it specifically, but ju...

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    Africa First 2012 Profile: Burkinabé Filmmaker Cedric Ido And His Superhero Cinema Dreams

    Africa First 2012 Profile: Burkinabé Filmmaker Cedric Ido And His Superhero Cinema Dreams

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    Exclusive: John Hillcoat Confirms 'Triple Nine' Is Next; Shia LaBeouf Attached, Nick Cave Likely Writing Score

    Twenty fours months and a hot new producer can change everything. It had names like Shia Labeouf, Ryan Gosling, Amy Adams, Scarlett Johnasson and Michael Shannon attached, but circa January 2010, John Hillcoat's "Lawless," then known as "The Wettest County" or "The ...

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    Cannes Report: Don Johnson & Leonardo DiCaprio Are Standouts In First Footage From 'Django Unchained'

    Capping off The Weinstein Company press presentation this evening was what was arguably the longest look of the trio of films they unveiled, Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained." And for better or worse, it's pure Tarantino through and through. Longtime fans of the director are g...

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    Queen Latifah's Fall 2013 Syndicated Daytime Talk Show Still Alive; Gets Exec Producer

    I'd actually forgotten all about this, which was announced last October - Will Smith, his Overbrook Entertainment cohorts, and Queen Latifah are teaming up with Sony Pictures TV to produce a syndicated daytime talk show for the Queen to host.

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    Wes Anderson Reveals He'll Reunite With Owen Wilson For His Next Film

    "Moonrise Kingdom" marks an important moment in the Anderson canon: it's his first film without any involvement from Owen Wilson, his writing partner and frequent star. Wilson co-wrote and starred in "Bottle Rocket," he co-wrote "Rushmore" (and contributed a little pictoral cameo), co-wrote and star...

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    CANNES EXCLUSIVE: Strand Releasing Nabs U.S. Rights to 'Garbage in the Garden of Eden' and 'Mekong Hotel'

    Strand Releasing has picked up U.S. distribution on two official selections of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, Fatih Akin’s documentary “Garbage in the Garden of Eden” and Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s “Mekong Hotel.” Both features played as part of the festival&rsqu...

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    Cannes Report: First Footage From 'The Master' Impresses & Yes It's About Scientology

    The Weinstein Company are feeling confident this year at the Cannes Film Festival, and why not? With three films in the lineup eaching earning a fair share of buzz -- "Lawless," "Killing Them Softly" and "The Sapphires" -- tonight they decided to up the ante, and sho...

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