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    UPDATE: Watch Official Trailer For Shonda Rhimes’ New ABC Series Starring Kerry Washington

    UPDATE: Thanks to reader LadyB for pointing us to the series' official trailer, on YouTube; it gives us a lot more to look at, in order to get a better feel for the series... more-so than the short preview clip I posted yesterday, which didn't impress many of you. My initial post follows below, and ...

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    Guest Post by Ross Howden: "How Do You Sell A Film That's Being Given Away?"

    The most important thing for filmmakers is to have an audience. Survival (aka Economic Returns) probably falls next on the list. Using the available tools to distribute and aggregate, are these two pursuits compatible?

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    MGM and Sony Partner on Bond, Dragon Tattoo and Now, 21 Jump Street

    MGM and Sony Pictures Entertainment are partnering on several projects, from James Bond 23 (November 9, 2012) and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo to 21 Jump Street. MGM Co-Chairmen and Chief Executive Officers Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum and Sony Pictures Chairman and CEO Michael Lynton and Co-Ch...

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    Cannes We Need to Talk About Kevin Reviews: Tough Pick-Up Hooked to Swinton Oscar Campaign

    While Cannes is thinning out after the first week--the crowds at The Grand are diminished---buyers expect to announce a raft of sales over the next few days. One of the films still being hotly debated--and tipped for a well-deserved best actress prize here for Tilda Swinton--is Lynne Ramsay's We Nee...

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  • The Playlist
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    Mel Gibson Looking to Star In International Heist Thriller 'Sleight Of Hand'

    Keifer Sutherland, Gerard Depardieu, Thomas Jane Are Already AttachedCall it a comeback? Well, not yet. Jodie Foster's "The Beaver" didn't exactly bring Mel Gibson back into the spotlight after his very public rants and raves at then-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva. The film got mediocre reviews and ha...

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    Antoine Fuqua Developing Elite Detective Series For TNT Called "The Command"

    This morning, TNT and TBS revealed their rather extensive development plans for a plethora of original scripted and unscripted programming, enlisting the creative minds of some of the industry's top talents, both in front of, and behind the camera.

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    Tonight Join S&A Livecast Season 2, Ep 6 With Clifton Powell

    We've got some great topics for Wednesday's podcast. Join the S&A Crew tonight at 8pm/est as we talk about the latest cinema news. Slated for discussion include the Nina Simone biopic starring Mary J. Blige which goes into production this month, Hollywood's Black "A-List" and Naturi Naughton.

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    Looking for Transcendence at Cannes 2011

    Looking for Transcendence at Cannes 2011

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Hanging With The Topp Twins

    The Topp Twins were in NYC last weekend for the opening of the documentary on their lives. Here's my conversation with them and a glimpse of them singing Untouchable Girls after the screening. Jools and Lynda will be in the SF area this coming weekend. Details here. Don't miss them.

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    Lars von Trier Says Outrageous Shit About Nazis & Hitler To Rile The Press: Guess What? It Worked

    Update: Lars Von Trier has apologized for his "Melancholia" press conference comments and recanted about saying he was a Nazi. "“If I have hurt someone this morning by the words I said at the press conference, I sincerely apologise. I am not antisemitic or racially prejudiced in any way, nor am I a...

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