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    Huey P. Newton Died Today... Watch Roger Guenveur Smith Embody Him On Film

    Today in history... August 22nd, 1989... Black Panthers' co-founder Huey P. Newton was shot to death in Oakland, CA. He was just 47 years old.

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    Exclusive: Cody Horn Lands Female Lead In Steven Soderbergh's 'Magic Mike'

    With filming set to kick off next month on Steven Soderbergh's low budget male stripper pic has been busy of late lining up a helluva cast that so far includes Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matthew McConaughey, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello and Riley Keough. Late last week, word circled aro...

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    Guest Post: My Life as a Female TV Writer in the Sixties and Seventies by Rita Lakin

    In the early 1960’s, even though I had an MA in English Lit, I was happy to get a job as a secretary at Universal studios. I had access to all scripts being shot on the lot. Using them, I taught myself to write scripts.

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    Codeblack Entertainment Takes On African Market w/ "Laugh At My Pain" & "On The 7th Day"

    Not only will Kevin Hart's concert tour movie Laugh At My Pain open in several AMC theaters across the country, beginning on September 9th, Codeblack Entertainment will also release the film theatrically in a few African countries (including Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia and others), in a...

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    Reeve Carney To Re-Record Jeff Buckley Songs For Upcoming Biopic By Jake Scott

    Befriended Buckley's Mother, Mary Guibert, For Years Before Being Asked To Audition In terms of physical resemblance and musical abilities, the casting of "Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark" star Reeve Carney for Jake Scott's upcoming biopic of the late singer-songwriter is one that we're open to. The yo...

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    Updates On Tykwer/Wachowski "Cloud Atlas" Project That Halle Berry Is Starring In

    This is one of a few future projects that I'm genuinely excited about... the big screen adaptation of David Mitchell's challenging tome Cloud Atlas, which is being written and co-directed by Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run), and The Wachowskis, with Halle Berry, Tom Hanks, Hugo Weaving, Susan Sarandon, Ben...

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    'Downfall' & 'The Reader' Star Alexandra Maria Lara Lands Female Lead In Ron Howard's 'Rush'

    While "The Dark Tower" may have crumbled for now, Ron Howard isn't wasting any time mourning missed opportunities, as the director continues to move into production on the racing pic "Rush."

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    What's Guillermo Del Toro's Transmedia Studio Working On?

    In today's interview with Guillermo Del Toro (the first of two parts), I spoke to the director at great length about his interest in transmedia, which includes the transmedia studio called Mirada that he launched last year. Here's what Del Toro had to say about Mirada's productivity:

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    Woody Allen's Euro-Trip Continues; Eyes Munich As Setting For Next Film

    Lensing on Woody Allen's Rome-set film, "Bop Decameron," is still in progress but it looks like the prolific director already has his sights set on the setting of his next film. Continuing his European adventures, Allen is reportedly eyeing a teaming with Bavaria Studios which would see him visit Mu...

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    'Cloud Atlas' Rolls With Smaller Budget; Project Will Give Each Filmmaker Their Own Production Team

    With reports previously touting the forthcoming "Cloud Atlas" as the most expensive German production of all time -- with a budget said to be in the neighborhood of $150 million -- as the start date nears, there price tag has been lowered but don't think for a second that the project has gotten any ...

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