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    Turner Broadcasting Commissions Kenya-Based Pilot From Director Wanuri Kahiu ("Pumzi")

    “I was approached a year and a half ago to shoot the pilot after successfully pitching for it some years back... It is owned by Turner Broadcasting. I’m not sure what they want it for. They commissioned the production of the pilot through Awali Productions, a company I co-own with Rebecca Chandler. ...

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    "Dance Fu" (Cedric The Entertainer, Kel Mitchell, Tommy Davidson) On DVD and VOD October 4th

    Cedric The Entertainer's Dance Fu, a comedy I profiled at the site back in July, will be released in the U.S. on DVD and VOD on October 4th. The film, produced by Level 33 Entertainment, is available for pre-order on Amazon.

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    First Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Magazine Cover

    Here's David Fincher's take on Lisbeth:

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    Docs On Nigeria's Musical Heroes & One Of The Largest & Oldest Open Air Markets In Africa (Funding)

    2 documentary projects that look very worthwhile to me, and that could really use your assistance in making them a reality.

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    Watch: Jennifer Garner Campaigns For Her 'Butter' In Clip From Film

    Well, this is a bit surprising. Even though it was reported just a couple of weeks ago that The Weinstein Company were going to give "Butter" a one-week Oscar qualifying run in October before a wide release in 2012, the sudden launch of a website for the film, complete with a clip from the movie (be...

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    On The Controversial New Reinterpretation Of "Porgy & Bess"...

    Nice report from PBS on all the hoopla surrounding the revival of Porgy & Bess... plus you'll see some footage of the show within it:

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    Is 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' About To Become A Franchise? Announcement Allegedly Imminent

    Gary Oldman Says Sequel Could Be A Composite Of 'The Honourable Schoolboy' And 'Smiley's People'It's hard to say that the spy genre doesn't love a franchise. The longest running franchise in cinema history is, of course, the James Bond series, Jason Bourne is Universal's biggest tentpole, and from H...

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    Enzo Tedeschi on "Distributing Films via the Ipad" (aka Tool Review: MoPix)

    I don't know about you, but I am pretty astounded by all the opportunities before us for Direct Distribution. If you recall, I have listed 32 different Platforms and Tools that filmmakers can now utilize. One such tool is the MoPix.

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    Rick Baker Says He's Still Stinging About 'The Wolfman,' Despite Oscar Win, CGI Won Over Makeup

    Makeup and Special Effects Icon Laments Lazy Use Of CGI In FilmOn Saturday, makeup and special effects icon Rick Baker trekked down to Austin, TX, for a retrospective screening of “American Werewolf in London,” where he conducted a Q&A with fans and presented a special limited-edition poster created...

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    "Winnie" Director On Why Winnie Mandela Wasn't Consulted For Biopic, Casting Jennifer Hudson + More

    Nice lengthy interview from Blackfilm.com with Darrell Roodt, director of Winnie, the much-discussed, though not well-received (thus far) biopic on the life of Winnie Mandela, starring Jennifer Hudson and Terrence Howard.

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