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    Exclusive: Angela Bassett To Introduce Ava DuVernay's 'Middle Of Nowhere' At Star-Studded LA Film Fest Premiere

    Angela Bassett will serve as honorary host to introduce Ava DuVernay's Middle of Nowhere at this year's Los Angeles Film Festival. Nowhere will have its red-carpet gala premiere at the fest on June 20.

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    Warner Bros. Still Trying To Figure Out Their DC Comics Plan; Considering Rebooting 'Green Lantern' Without Ryan Reynolds

    As we were just mentioning this afternoon, "Green Lantern" is a huge blemish and disappointment for Warner Bros. Launched just as WB were putting the finishing touches on their super lucrative "Harry Potter" series ($7.7 billion worldwide), the studio was hoping "Green ...

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    Another 10-Picture Deal Re-up For 50 Cent's Cheetah Vision, Emmet/Furla, Lionsgate

    You should recall 50 Cent's 10-picture, $200 million agreement with George Furla's Hedge Fund Film Partners via his Cheetah Vision Films production company. 

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    Acclaimed 2011 Brit Drama/Thriller 'Top Boy' (Starring Ashley Walters) Now Streaming On Netflix

    Strong audience response, and critical acclaim to the Ashley Walters 4-part drama/thriller titled Top Boy, encouraged the UK's Channel 4 to order a second season, which will air in 2012.

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    Listen To, Download 14-Track Soundtrack To 'Soft Focus' (2nd S&A Black Filmmaker Challenge Winner)

    Listen To, Download 14-Track Soundtrack To 'Soft Focus' (2nd S&A Black Filmmaker Challenge Winner)

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    Broadway Review: Riveting 'A Streetcar Named Desire' Revival Has Soul

    Occasional S&A contributor and screenwriter/producer Kia Barbee was able to attend a show of the Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire, and, impressed with the play, she was more than willing to share her thoughts with us.

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    Shia La Beouf and Matthew Modine Will Have Films at the Palm Springs International ShortFest

    Organizers of the Palm Springs International ShortFest announced Thursday that Shia La Beouf and Matthew Modine will be among the filmmakers unveiling new short films during the fest’s 18th edition. Running from June 19-25at Camelot Theatres, ShortFest will feature 323 shorts from 52 countries...

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    Trailer Watch: Fluent Spanish Speaker Viggo Mortensen in 'Everyone Has a Plan'

    Viggo Mortensen has a whole second career as a Spanish-language actor. During his childhood, his family relocated from New York to Argentina (with stops in Venezuela and Denmark in between), where he lived until age 11, going to grade school in Buenos Aires and acquiring fluent Spanish. In 2011, Mor...

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    Watch: King Bachelor's Pad Presents 'Last Wish' w/ Guest Star Robert Ri'chard (Web Series)

    It's not only a slow news day today, but I've also been buried in other work (we all have *day jobs* for those of you who don't know).

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    How 'Bunk' Became the New York Television Festival's First Greenlit TV Series

    Improv comedy series "Bunk," which premieres on IFC this Friday, June 8th at 10:30pm, is unique not only for its satirical game show set-up, in comedians compete in surreal challenges (e.g. "Shame That Puppy"). It's also the first series to be greenlit out of the New York Tel...

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