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  • The Lost Boys
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    Facebook Censorship and Me

    I logged into Facebook this morning to find this fun little message. Likely the result of a Facebook "friend" with no sense of humour reporting the photo (which was staged and taken by my friend Matt and I have no qualms announcing how brilliant I think it is), I quickly screenshot-up the notificati...

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Naomie Harris On Her "Top secret" Audition For Next James Bond Film

    "All I can say is I've met the Bond team, I've met Sam Mendes, they're all wonderful. I've auditioned for Bond... My audition was really great actually because it's so top secret, the whole Bond thing. I hadn't realised how top secret it was... I've auditioned for a lot of things before but never for something where you can't see the script, it's that secret... I auditioned with a scene from Quantum of Solace... You don't know what role you're going up for either, so everybody gets given a scene from a previous Bond movie.. I don't know whether it's true or not that I'm going to be an intelligent Bond girl. I don't know at all but I'd like it...

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    Kasi Lemmons Blogs About Her Sundance Director's Lab Experience

    Filmmaker Kasi Lemmons (Talk to Me, The Caveman’s Valentine, Eve’s Bayou) attended this year’s Sundance Director’s Lab as an advisor, and here is a blog report about her experience.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    LA Film Festival: Renee

    I watched a fascinating and sad documentary on Renee Richards over the weekend. It is now playing at the LA Film Festival (after it played at Tribeca last month) with another screening this evening and will air on ESPN sometime this fall.

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    Early Preview Screenings Of Zoe Saldana's "Colombiana" Next Week!

    For our readers in France anyway... :)

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  • The Playlist
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    Ian McShane Will Play One Of The Dwarfs In 'Snow White And The Huntsman'

    He's been a saloon owner in the western "Deadwood," Blackbeard in "Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" and now Ian McShane is lining up a big, small role. What?

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    Byron Allen Launching New HD TV Channel For African American Audiences

    Another one? But where's all the content going to come from to fill time slots for all these new black TV channels? A good time for content creators? Read on...

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Films to Watch for This Fall on the Film Fest Circuit: The Women

    The intrepid folks at IndieWIRE have put together a wish list for films they want to see this fall on the film fest circuit. Here are the women centric and women directed ones on the list. (all descriptions from IndieWIRE) On the list there are 7 films directed by women out of 50. My only other t...

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  • Hope for Film
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    Guest Post: Bob Persons "Herzog Astrology"

    There are a lot of barriers to entry in the film business. Gender,race, and class get a lot of attention (but still not enough to facilitate significant change... yet). For many reasons, indie film is also looked at as the domain of youth. We hear all kinds of stories of Sundance whiz kids bursti...

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    George Clooney's "Ides of March" Opening Venice

    George Clooney's fourth directorial effort, "The Ides of March," will open the Venice Film Festival on August 31st. This marks the first of what will be a series of announcements surrounding the major fall festivals, which indieWIRE extensively speculated about Monday.

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