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    NYU Student Wins $50,000 from Tribeca & Sloan Foundation in Second Annual Best Screenplay Prize

    At a special awards ceremony cohosted by the Tribeca Film Institute and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, it was announced that NYU student Grainger David was selected as the second annual Sloan Student Grand Jury Prize for Screenplay, a contest that names the best science-themed screenplay from any o...

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    Tribeca Film Fest 2012: 4 Features, 9 Shorts To Stream Online Including John Forté's Doc "Russian Winter"

    Good news for those of you who won't be in New York for the festival, which runs from April 18 - 29.

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    Santa Barbara Film Festival Sets Dates for January/February 2013

    Now that the Academy Award show has set its dates, so is everyone else. Award-centric Santa Barbara International Film Festival, which books its tribute shows with an eye on the Oscars, will launch the 28th SBIFF on Thursday, January 24, 2013; it will run through Sunday, February 3.

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    Chris Weitz Gets Literary, Writing Post-Apocalyptic Trilogy Of Novels Starting With 'The Young World' In 2014

    Chris Weitz knows a thing or two about franchises. He helped kick off the "American Pie" series, dipped his toes in "The Twilight Saga" with "New Moon" and tried get things moving with "The Golden Compass," a less-than-pleasurable experience that he has spoken...

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    ReelzChannel Buys Stuart Townsend Spy Series 'XIII,' Now With Roger Avary On Board

    Like seemingly every other network and streaming service, the film-focused ReelzChannel is looking to get further into the realm of scripted series. Previously focused on programming about movies in theaters, on DVD and on premium channels (like "Maltin on Movies" and "Naked...

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    Tribeca Film Festival Unveils 2012 Online Lineup

    The Tribeca Film Festival revealed its lineup for the third Tribeca Online Film Festival. U.S. audiences will be able to view select features, short films and interactive special events for free.

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    Black Public Media's Paid 12-Wk Digital Media Arts Fellowship For Producers Of African Descent (Deadline Imminent)

    News on the march...! I first posted this in February; here's a reminder, as you've got exactly 1 week to submit your applications if you haven't and are interested:

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    Doc Community Responds to Laura Poitras' Report of Unjust Treatment

    This weekend, in a post on his popular political blog, Salon's Glenn Greenwald posted a story about the ways that the Department of Homeland Security has routinely intimidated and violated the fourth amendment rights of documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras, who is currently at work on the third of he...

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    Martin Scorsese Meeting With More Writers For Brewing Sinatra Biopic; Says He Could Go With An Unknown For The Lead

    While Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio will be re-upping their bromance this summer, shooting the financial world drama "The Wolf Of Wall Street," one of the many brewing projects the director has bubbling in the background is his long gestasting biopic on the Chairman Of The Board, F...

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    A Truckload Of New Images From Nefertite Nguvu's Feature Debut Mood Piece "In The Morning"

    Some new images of the lovely and sylish cast and crew from a project on my 2012 short list of black indies to watch, Nefertite Nguvu's In The Morning, taken by Jenn Nkiru.

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