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    Lionsgate Wants To Tap Further Into Urban Market; Forms Partnership w/ Jeff Clanagan/CodeBlack Enterprises

    You'll recall my conversation with Jeff Clanagan in which I asked about his being potentially courted by Hollywood studios, given the success his company has enjoyed recently with the releases of Kevin Hart's Laugh At My Pain, and Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the Seventh Day. 

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    Discuss: After 'The Hunger Games' & 'The Dark Knight Rises,' Does Less Mean More When It Comes To Movie Marketing?

    The creator of "Lost" might have a horse in this fight (he's the co-writer of Ridley Scott's "Prometheus"), but he also has a point. In the last few months, marketing of major blockbusters seems to fall into two separate categories: keeping your cards close to the chest (the J.J. Abrams mystery box ...

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    American Black Film Festival Unveils 2012 Lineup ("The Undershepherd," "Ties That Bind," "Elza" Make The Cut)

    I'm expecting a full press release on this sooner than later, but in the meantime, lifted directly from the American Black Film Festival's website, here's the lineup for the festival's 2012 narrative and documentary feature film selections; you'll notice several familiar tit...

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    International Sales Agent: Memento, We Are What We Are

    One of my favorite international sales agent is Memento. Now they are representing the film of one of my favorite people in the biz, the hyphenate director-producer-writer who also was put into the role of casting director by Steve Soderbergh while casting Che, Rodrigo (Rigo to his friends) Bellot.

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    Adrian Pasdar Will Play the President in USA's 'Political Animals'

    Former 'Heroes' flying senator Adrian Pasdar will once again play a politician, though presumably without superpowers this time -- he's been cast to play President Paul Garcetti in USA's prestige bet "Political Animals," according to the Hollywood Reporter.

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    Watch: 5 Clips From 'Men In Black 3' Fail To Convince This Sequel Was Necessary

    Update: HitFix has a couple more you can watch below too.

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    Bronx Week Film Festival 2012 Preview - Indie Feature "True Story" Directed By Rasheed Wilds

    Trailer for an indie feature from writer/director Rasheed Wilds, titled True Story.

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    The World Before Her Takes Top Doc Prize at Tribeca

    The World Before Her directed by Nisha Pahuja is an eye-opening and disturbing documentary about the limited options for girls and young women in India. The film juxtaposes two opposing elements -- the Miss India pagent and a Hindu fundamentalist training camp.

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    Joss Whedon’s Advice For A ‘Justice League’ Movie & More From The Cast Of 'The Avengers'

    After years of rumors, what ifs and hearsay, perhaps the most unlikely -- and certainly the most ambitious -- comic book movie of all time is finally hitting theaters this weekend. Beyond the mere logistical nightmare of pairing this massive cast with the equally massive budget required for such an ...

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    '65_RedRoses' Explores a Brave Life Lived With Cystic Fibrosis

    Eva Markvoort, the subject of "65_RedRoses," passed away on March 27, 2010, killed by the cystic fibrosis she'd battled all her life. It's not a secret -- she chronicled her illness and her escalating health problems on her blog, right up to her death at age 25. "65_RedRoses," a Canadian documentary...

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