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    The Blackhouse Foundation Unveils Event Lineup for 2012 LA Film Fest

    At the 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival kicking off this week, Blackhouse will present a full day of programming including panels, networking, sponsored screenings, and a brunch in celebration of black documentary film.

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    'Porgy & Bess,' 'Streetcar,' 'Stick Fly,' 'Clybourne' Compete For Broadway's Highest Honor Tonight

    The 66th annual Tony Awards will take place tonight in a 3-hour ceremony, and will be broadcast starting at 8pm on CBS (live on the East Coast, tape-delayed on the West Coast).

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    Arthouse Audit: 'Safety Not Guaranteed' and 'Dark Horse' Trounce 'Lola' and 'Peace, Love and Misunderstanding'

    Although none of this week's new specialty films scored great numbers, the two best among NY and/or LA openers came into the market with less advance marketing behind them. Revamped FilmDistrict marked a decent showing for Sundance hit "Safety Not Guaranteed" while Todd Solondz' Venice/Toronto-scree...

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    Weekend Box Office: 'Madagascar' Family Sequel Tops Scott's R-Rated 'Prometheus'

    Paramount's “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted," the PG family film from DreamWorks Animation, exceeded expectations and easily captured the top spot at the box office this weekend. The mighty combo of a lack of family films in the marketplace and the return of a popular franchise led to an estimat...

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    Weekend B.O. June 8-10 ('Madagascar' Beats 'Prometheus')

    It was expected that a family friendly animated film would beat out an R rated sci-fi movie. But for a minute, it looked like Prometheus was going to edge out Madagascar 3 this weekend; it's even more surprising, considering that Madagascar is playing in over 1000 screens more than the Ridl...

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    Meet Animator Eric Prah, 39th Annual Student Academy Award Winner

    Last night, 13 students from colleges and universities around the world were honored as winners at the 39th Annual Student Academy Awards.

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    Weekend Box Office: 'Madagascar 3D' Bests 'Prometheus,' Solid Results For Both

    There’s always an audience out there. You just have to serve it. And so it goes with the past three days, the second straight strong weekend of this summer that suggests business is rebounding from a tepid 2011. “Madagascar 3D: Europe’s Most Wanted” took the crown in a fashion similar to the first t...

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    'Old Dog' Director Pema Tseden Talks Tibet, Miraculous Surprises On Set & His Next Film

    Pema Tseden is a name you're going to be much more familiar with in the coming years. With his strong sense of visual composition and a dedication to presenting the real Tibet, it's only a matter of time before Cannes starts lapping his films up.

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    Watch: LCD Soundsystem Plays "Dance Yrself Clean" In Clip From Doc 'Shut Up And Play The Hits'

    Directed by Dylan Southern and Will Lovelace, the LCD Soundsystem concert documentary/swan song, “Shut Up And Play The Hits,” has been enjoying a warm reception since its premiere at Sundance (read our own A-grade review). And now Oscilloscope, the house that the late, great Adam Yauch b...

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    'Chuck' Star Zachary Levi Replaces Josh Dallas As Fandral In 'Thor 2'

    “Thor 2” is losing one of the Warriors Three, the Hollywood Reporter is reporting. Josh Dallas won’t be reprising his role as Fandral due to his schedule for ABC’s hit fairy tale show, “Once Upon A Time.” Instead, “Chuck” star Zachary Levi is in t...

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