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  • Shadow and Act
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    New Faces to Watch from Variety's 2011 "Hollywood's New Leaders"

    Variety recently published Hollywood's New Leaders 2011, which includes the profiles of agents, executives, and assistants it predicts as "the new generation that will soon be running the entertainment business."

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: Trailer For Phoenix Documentary 'From A Mess To The Masses'

    Who doesn't love French indie-rockers Phoenix? Oh, we're sure they'll be dismissed as some as hipsterish, but there's a joyfulness to their records that make them transcend any hipster connotations, and they seem to get better, and more popular with time. Hell, Sofia Coppola loved them so much so she put one of their songs in "Lost in Translation," married the frontman, Thomas Mars, and got the band to score her last movie "Somewhere."

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  • SydneysBuzz
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  • The Playlist
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    Luke Evans Says Edgar Allan Poe Thriller 'The Raven' Doesn't Shy On The Blood & Gore

    Since starting his acting career proper in 2003, Luke Evans has seemed to spend more time in period attire than in any other clothing: from “Clash of the Titans” to “Robin Hood” to “The Three Musketeers,” he’s repeatedly transformed himself into a muscular, mustachioed monolith of a man who is more comfortable in animal pelts than leather jackets. But even with several other projects in the pipeline which require him to start sentences with “ye olde…,” including “Immortals,” “The Raven,” and two “Hobbit” prequels, Evans insists that it’s just the scripts, and not the buckling swashes, that draw him to this series of anachronistic projects.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    New Trailer for CNN's "Black in America" - Blacks in Silicon Valley

    Today CNN dropped the latest trailer for Black in America, its ongoing documentary series hosted by Soledad O'Brien.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Taraji P. Henson and Tyrese To Star In John Singleton's Upcoming Film

    Official.. Me and my girl Taraji are doing another classic together soon.!! John Singleton will be directing us. And not it's not BB2

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    More: casting, FYI
  • The Playlist
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    NYFF: Simon Curtis Discusses Recreating Marilyn Monroe For 'My Week With Marilyn'

    “My Week With Marilyn” tells the story of Colin Clark, a third assistant director on the set of “The Prince And The Showgirl” who served as mediator between star Marilyn Monroe and the frustrated cast and crew. However, if you heard it from Clark’s memoirs, published long after Monroe’s passing, there was more than just a working relationship between the two of them.

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  • REVERSEBLOG: the reverse shot blog
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    NYFF: Nuri Bilge Ceylans's "Once Upon a Time in Anatolia"

    Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s slow, stunning Once Upon a Time in Anatolia begins with a long nocturnal search for “the place.” Two brothers have just confessed to murdering another and burying him far outside of town, and a small caravan of vehicles has set forth at dusk to recover the body. The make-up of the search party could be the start of some elaborate joke, which doesn’t seem lost on the perceptibly wry Ceylan: a doctor, a prosecutor, two prisoners, a smattering of policemen and soldiers, drivers, “diggers.” Most of the officials have brought their own daily preoccupations along for the ride (no one so prominently as the short-fused police chief, played by Yilmaz Erdogan, who talks at length about buffalo yogurt, and troubles over how he will fill a prescription for his son before he returns home), and as the search drags on they also begin to worry about how late it’s getting; Ceylan contrasts these small-scale grumblings with their pursuit of a location that seems more and more mythically simple, and perhaps less and less accessible, the farther they travel out from the city. “Is it here?” they ask the chief suspect, Kenan (Firat Tanis), during the film’s first pullover, at a site that seems to match the initial description. He replies no, or suggests it in his unsettlingly intense, inward way. He expands on the location’s individual features (field, hillside, “round tree”) with a reluctance that suggests deliberate deception—but he has, after all, already confessed. Read Benjamin Mercer's review of Once Upon a Time in Anatolia.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    James Earl Jones Wins AEA's 2011 Paul Robeson Award

    The Actors' Equity Association announced today that veteran actor James Earl Jones is the 2011 recipient of the Paul Robeson Award.

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    More: Theater
  • Women and Hollywood
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    Star of My Tehran for Sale to Receive 90 Lashes and One Year in Jail

    Marzieh Vafamehr the star of My Tehran for Sale which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 2009 has received a sentence of 90 lashes and one year in jail for being in the film. She was sentenced Saturday and her lawyer is appealing the sentence.

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