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    A Look At The Roles For Black Actresses In Lee Daniels' 'The Butler'

    Much has been reported about Lee Daniels' upcoming film The Butler, here on Shadow and Act, but the recent casting announcement of Pernell Walker finally got me to print out the script and give it a read.  

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    1995 Coming-of-Age Movie 'Now and Then' Possibly Becoming a TV Series

    Directed by Lesli Linka Glatter, the nostalgia-heavy 1995 basic cable standard "Now and Then" was memorable for the way it suggested its prime crop of the era's teen actresses -- Christina Ricci, Thora Birch, Gaby Hoffmann and Ashleigh Aston Moore -- matched up with Rosie O'Donnell...

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    Berlinger & Sinofsky's HBO Doc 'Paradise Lost: Purgatory' on DVD August 14; Collector's Edition Trilogy Lands November 6

    Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky’s "Paradise Lost: Purgatory," the third of their West Memphis Three trilogy, will be released on DVD August 14 and a collector's edition of the complete HBO trilogy will be available November 6...

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    Filmmaker Magazine Names '25 New Faces' of Indie Film; Patrick Wang Joins 36 Others, Including 14 Women

    Filmmaker Magazine's 15th edition of their annual "25 New Faces of Independent Film" has landed. On the list are 37 up-and-coming directors, screenwriters, actors, producers and cinematographers. The magazine notes the trend of increased international filmmakers, cross-pollination between film and t...

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  • The Playlist
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    'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' Actress Svetlana Khodchenkova In Talks For Viper In 'The Wolverine'

    Well, that didn't take long. In a week that saw Jessica Biel land and then abandon the role of Viper in "The Wolverine," it looks like a replacement has been found, although it's a name that's going to need a bit more room on the poster.

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    Weekend Preview: There's More Than 'The Dark Knight Rises,' Including Must-See Doc 'Queen of Versailles'

    Believe it or not, there's more than just the epic conclusion to Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy arriving in theaters this weekend. If you're not interested in (or, more likely, can't get tickets to) "The Dark Knight Rises," instead consider two great docs...

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    Christopher Nolan Either Did or Did Not Defend Batman Fans' Abuse of Critics

    At the London premiere of the film, Nolan made some interesting comments about Batman fans. But the question he answered might be even more interesting.

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    Calling All Actors, Writers, Editors, Producers... What's Your Story?

    We tend to focus heavily on filmmakers (directors), neglecting the fact that there are other crucial roles in the filmmaking process that deserve to be given their own platform; and I'm working to do just that.

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    Watch: Jeremy Renner & Rachel Weisz Make A Motorcycle Escape In Clip From 'The Bourne Legacy'

    Bourne is back. Kind of. Well, actually just in title only. While "The Bourne Legacy" may bear the moniker of the character Matt Damon turned into a blockbuster phenomenon across three films, next month Jeremy Renner takes over as man-on-the-run Aaron Cross, with Tony Gilroy -- longtime wr...

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    Here's Filmmaker Magazine's 25 New Faces of Independent Film for 2012

    In an anticipated annual list in the indie world, Filmmaker Magazine unveiled its "25 New Faces of Independent Film" today. The 15th edition of the list include a "new wave of smart science fiction films, and three different sets of curators transitioning to filmmaking," accordin...

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