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    Let's Discuss New Forms Of Content Exhibition vs Old? Where & How Are You Watching?

    I like to do this once in every year or so, just just gauge any shifts in trends... 

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    "Under African Skies" (On The Controversy In Making Paul Simon's "Graceland") Gets Theatrical

    The 2012 Sundance documentary Under African Skies, Joe Berlinger's Paul Simon/Graceland project, which follows all sides of the complex story behind the artistic, political and commercial divide of Simon's historic album, is getting a limited theatrical release, opening next week, May 1...

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    Sharlto Copley To Play King Stefan In 'Maleficent' With Angelina Jolie

    Damn, Sharlto Copley isn't wasting any time filling up his calendar. Currently off shooting the thriller "Open Grave" and set to team up with Spike Lee this fall for the "Oldboy" remake, it looks like he's going to sandwich a good old-fashioned blockbuster in ri...

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    Preview "Rollaball" - Feature Doc In Production About Ghana’s Skate Soccer Team

    Produced by Steven Markovitz (he also produced Viva Riva!), and directed by Eddie Edwards, Rollaball is a feature-length documentary about Ghana’s skate soccer team, the Rolling Rockets, who play a skateboard-inspired version of soccer adapted to suit their disability.

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    Oscilloscope President David Fenkel Shifts to Consulting Role; Dan Berger and David Laub Take Over

    Oscilloscope Laboratories president David Fenkel will move into a consulting role, the company announced Thursday, while lieutenants Dan Berger and David Laub will take over all marketing, distribution and acquisitions duties.

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    BAMCINEMAFEST 2012 Complete Lineup ("Detropia," "Welcome To Pine Hill, "Beasts Of The Southern Wild")

    The festival runs from June 20 - July 1; in the lineup, 20 New York premieres and one North American premiere, includes films culled from Cannes, Sundance, Toronto, Berlin, Rotterdam, Slamdance, and SXSW.

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    Amber Heard To Play An Assassin In 'Machete Kills'

    A beautiful young woman taking a deadly turn in a Robert Rodriguez movie? Get out of here! But believe us, it's true.

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    Joseph Gordon-Levitt To Star In 'Little Shop Of Horrors' Remake From 'Glee' Writer/Producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

    If there's one guy around Hollywood who has been aching to do a musical or that people have been aching to see in a musical, it's Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Of course, there was the musical sequence in "(500) Days Of Summer" but it was his "Make 'Em Laugh" intro on "S...

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    Nirvana, Foo Fighter Frontman Dave Grohl to Direct "Sound City" Documentary

    Dave Grohl, the famed frontman of Foo Fighters and drummer of Nirvana, will direct and produce a music documentary, "Sound City," on the legendary music studio. From the trailer - posted below - it already looks frenetic and chock full with self-congratulatory interviews. But for fans of the infam...

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    55th San Francisco International Film Festival Announces Awards and Prizes at Golden Gate Awards Party

    While the Golden Gate Awards party was going on at the Rasselas Jazz Club and Restaurant on Fillmore, I was some 33 miles south, at the Stanford Theatre in Palo Alto, watching Howard Hawks’ “A Girl in Every Port,” accompanied by Dennis James on the Mighty Wurlitzer...

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