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  • Shadow and Act
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    Urban Crime Drama "Joy Road" (Starring Wood Harris, N'Bushe Wright, Others) Gets Theatrical Release

    A film we first profiled back in July, and which was met with mixed reactions will be released this weekend in a limited number of theaters.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Ryan Richmond's "Money Matters" With Aunjanue Ellis Coming Out On DVD

    Filmmaker Ryan Richmond intense domestic drama Money Matters with Aunjanue Ellis (from the TV series The Mentalist), after going through an extensive film festival circuit run, is coming out on DVD next month on November 15 through Image Entertainment.

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    More: New On DVD
  • Shadow and Act
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    2011 Nicholl Screenwriting Fellowship Winners Announced

    Seven writers have been selected as winners for the 26th annual Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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    More: Contest, FYI
  • The Playlist
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    6 Minutes Of 'Dark Knight Rises' Will Reportedly Play Before 'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol'

    Of all the nerdy bits and bobs surrounding "The Dark Knight Rises" over the past weeks and months, this is actually pretty exciting, though at this point, not officially confirmed. That said, according to sources at /Film, ticket holders for "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" will be in for a treat in December, as a six-minute preview/prologue/sequence/something from "The Dark Knight Rises" will apparently unspool before the movie starts. If it sounds too good to be true, it's not without precedent.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Industry Rallies in Support of Jailed Iranian Filmmakers

    The Hollywood Guilds, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the International Documentary Association have rallied to protest the Iran government's imprisonment of six indie filmmakers, along with the house arrest of Jafar Panahi (pictured). See the release and statements below.ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY ORGANIZATIONS UNITE IN SUPPORT OF IMPRISONED IRANIAN FILMMAKERS In September 2011, the Iranian government arrested six independent filmmakers for allegedly working with the BBC, on charges including espionage and treason. Along with the ongoing house arrest of director Jafar Panahi and the prior arrest of actress Marzieh Vafamehr, who was later sentenced to one year in prison and 90 lashes, the arrests sparked outrage from filmmaking communities within Iran and around the world. Prior to the release of two of the filmmakers, all six were denied access to their lawyers and families, who were forced to remain silent.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Latina Housekeepers Headed for ABC in 'Devious Maids'

    Devious Maids, based on a Mexican telenovela following a group of Latina housekeepers in Beverly Hills, is soon headed for ABC.

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    More: Television
  • REVERSEBLOG: the reverse shot blog
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    Kaurismäki's "Le Havre" opens this Friday

    Aki Kaurismäki’s Le Havre starts like a caper film: two shoe-shiners stand at a railway station, waves of sneakers passing by. Then, a fine pair of leather oxfords stops before them. The camera tilts up to a man handcuffed to a briefcase, and, with his eyes darting around suspiciously, he lifts his shoe for a polish. He rushes off, and moments later we hear a gunshot. The churlish Marcel Marx (André Wilms) shrugs, “Well, at least I got paid first.”

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  • Press Play
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    MATT ZOLLER SEITZ: BOSS: Is Kelsey Grammer’s show the new WIRE

    Starz' "Boss" is a tour de force about politics, power and the press -- and the inevitability of corruption. By Matt Zoller Seitz Press Play Contributor

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  • The Playlist
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    Michael Bay & Jason Statham Both Say They Aren't Involved In Any 'Transformers' Sequels Right Now

    Looks like everyone jumped the gun a little bit on those "Transformers" sequels reported a couple of days ago. With Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner claiming he was already talking to Steven Spielberg and Michael Bay about sequels, and with trade reports buzzing that "Transformers 4" and "Transformers 5" would potentially shoot back-to-back with Jason Statham being eyed as the new lead, the news appears to have put the cart in front of the horse. Or something. As it turns out, both Bay and Statham have flat out denied their involvement in any forthcoming films.

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  • The Lost Boys
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    The Many Amazing Remixes of Lana Del Rey's "Video Games"

    I was obsessed with Lana Del Rey's "Video Games" all summer, but now there's 3 new reasons to put it in heavy iPod rotation all over again:

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