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    Picton Picturefest In Pictures, Part 2

    These all from the shoot that resulted in this film, and were taken by a mix of Barry Silverthorn, Guntar Kravis and Maddy Pilon:

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Codeblack Ent. Announces 7-Picture Deal w/ NY Times Bestselling Author Mary “HoneyB” Morrison

    I'm not familiar with Mary “HoneyB” Morrison or her works - specifically the Soulmates Dissipate series mentioned here. Anyone read any of them? If so, clue the rest of us in on what to expect is contained within the pages; or should I take a wild guess? :)

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  • The Playlist
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    'Gossip Girl' Chace Crawford Joins 'What To Expect When You're Expecting'

    'Children's Hospital' & 'Human Giant' Star Rob Huebel Also JoinsOh no, it's happening again. This writer fell down the weirdly compelling rabbit hole of casting on "New Year's Eve" and that same feeling of obsession is now creeping for "What To Expect When You're Expecting." Somehow random cast ensembles are my porn. Anyway, taking narrative cues from "Love Actually" and "Valentine's Day," the film actually tracks four different couples on their various journeys to parenthood and it is assembling a huge ensemble to tell the tale.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Oprah Names Herself CEO Of OWN

    In a move to make herself more "hands on" and involved with her rating challenged cable network, Oprah Winfrey announced today that she will become the permanent CEO and chief creative officer of OWN.

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: Trailer For 'The Interrupters' The New Documentary From The Director Of 'Hoop Dreams'

    It has been over 15 years since Steve James delivered his beautiful and heartbreaking documentary, "Hoop Dreams." A powerful look at the lives of two high school boys who are working on making it to the NBA, James' sensitive film didn't just focus on the journey of his subjects but also opened the lens to the impact their goals had on their families and on the community as a whole. The film initially flew under the radar but was tirelessly championed by Siskel & Ebert and it has since earned the rightfully deserved status of one of the best documentaries of all time. Since then, James has directed a handful of films -- the narrative feature "Prefontaine" and the docs "Stevie" and "Reel Paradise" among them -- none have been met with same buzz as "Hoop Dreams," but that may all change.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Roseanne Shows Her Nuts on TV

    I am not a person who watches reality shows regularly. I want to slit my wrists when I am at the gym and those Housewives or Kardashians come on. But I have to say I was very intrigued to see that Roseanne was going to allow Lifetime onto her macadamia nut farm in Hawaii where she now lives.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Check Out The Intriguing Trailer For High Stakes Gambling Drama "High Chicago"

    Watch the trailer below for an upcoming feature film titled Higher Chicago, which stars black British thespian Colin Salmon, and is directed by Alfons Adetuyi, his feature film directorial debut; though Adetuyi is no stranger to the cinema, as he's worked primarily as a producer and director of TV and documentaries in Canada.

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  • ReelPolitik
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  • The Playlist
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    NYAFF Reviews: 'Milocrorze', 'Love And Loathing And Lulu And Ayano' & 'The Seaside Motel'

    “Milocrorze: A Love Story”Yoshimasa Ishibashi’s hyperactive ode to the destructive power of romance is all things at once -- focused on three narratives, “Milocrorze” attempts to encapsulate the crushing defeat of male romance as if it was exclusive to one sex. The picture is book-ended with a boy’s (later a man’s) crush on the immaculate Milocrorze, a woman of no discerning traits who appears to have storybook beauty and, for the sake of his fantasies, might as well walk on water. The tone is set for the rest of the film by making her an object of pursuit with no particular personality -- whether you’ll accept the film or not relies on how much you’re willing to accept this. Given that 90% of all Hollywood films are guilty of the same crime, it’s a bitter pill but one that we’ve all swallowed at one point.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Exclusive: RFI & Black Women's Entertainment Network Announce Finalists In $10K Web Series Contest

    A contest we alerted you to back in April, and have been following since - the Rockstone Foundation (RFI) and Black Women's Entertainment Network (BWE) Web Series Writing Contest, which promises a guaranteed production deal of up to $10,000, and an air date on the Black Women's Entertainment Network's website (bwenetwork.com). The main criteria for entry being that the web series must feature a Black woman in a lead role.

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