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    "Being: Teena Marie" To Air On Centric TV To Mark What Would've Been Her 56th Birthday (Watch Preview)

    In celebration of what would've been Teena Marie’s 56th birthday (she died December 26, 2010), Centric TV will air the docu-series special BEING: TEENA MARIE on March 5, which will chronicle her 30+ years in entertainment.

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    OSCARS DEATH RACE: A SEPARATION

    "A Separation" opens with an argument in front of a judge. Simin (Leila Hatami) wants a divorce from Nader (Peyman Maadi), which he will grant, albeit reluctantly, and custody of their sixth-grade daughter Termeh (Sarina Farhadi, writer/director Asghar Farhadi's daughter), which he won't. Simin want...

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    OSCARS DEATH RACE: Surveying the Race for Best Live-Action Short

    Pentecost. I feel like we get one of these every year, a mini roman a clef about a grade-school kid in which the central gag doesn't quite merit the attention, and Pentecost is this year's. The pep talk by the priest is cute, in theory, but the whole thing needs to move much faster, not least the cl...

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    Vote for Project of the Week: 'HellHouse,' 'Wraith,' 'Sisterhood,' or 'Saints'

    It's time to vote to vote for the Project of the Week! Go here to vote for this week's Project of the Week. The winning filmmaker will receive a digital distribution consultation from SnagFilms and will become a candidate for Project of the Month. That winner will be awarded with a...

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    "The Black British Filmmakers Guide To Success" Panel at BFI In March

    "The Black British Filmmakers Guide To Success" Panel at BFI In March

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    The Academy Grows A Pair, Sacha Baron Cohen Will Show Up At The Oscars As 'The Dictator'

    Perhaps realizing that not having The Muppets perform their Best Song nomination, and relying on Cirque Du Soleil as the big centerpiece of entertainment (aside from handing out awards of course) on Sunday night, the Academy has relented on their ban -- sort of -- and allowed Sacha Baron Cohen to sh...

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    'The Artist' Dominates the 37th Cesar Awards; Jean Dujardin Snubbed

    Days before it will allegedly sweep the Academy Awards in Los Angeles, "The Artist" did just that at the 37th Cesar Awards in Paris. Michel Hazanavicius's black-and-white nod to the silent era won Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress for Academy Award nominee Bér&eacut...

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    Before the Oscars, 'The Artist' Faces the Cesars, Wins Six UPDATED

    In France, the equivalent to the Oscars, the Cesars, usually take place in February, although not on the same weekend as the Oscars. This year, the Cesar awards were given out in Paris Friday night. And despite its ten Oscar and Cesar nominations plus three Golden Globe and seven BAFTA wins, "The Ar...

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    New Posters For Richard Linklater's 'Bernie' &' The Raid: Redemption'

    A couple of posters for your eyeballs as we head into the weekend, so let's just get right to it...

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    Film Independent Fast Track Applications Due This Monday

    Got an idea in your head for a movie but having trouble finding funding for it? If you do, and have you have weekend plans, cancel them: this Monday is the application deadline for Film Independents Fast Track, the financing market/conference for up-and-coming filmmakers that takes place at the Los...

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