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    Coming Summer 2012 - Richard Pryor CD/DVD Set Covering Entire Career (Including Undiscovered Works)

    This should get some of you salivating... from The Hollywood Reporter:

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  • The Playlist
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    The Playlist Staff Page

    Contact who you see fit, but the Managing Editor is generally your man.

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    Steven Soderbergh, Gina Carano, Michael Fassbender & Ewan McGregor Talk 'Haywire' At AFI Q&A

    At film festivals, it’s hardly uncommon for a Q&A to get hijacked when an overzealous audience member decides to compliment the filmmakers and then ask an eight-minute question that almost always boils down to “how did you do _____?” But on Sunday night at AFI Fest, none other than the moderator spoiled a post-screening question and answer session, when “The Informant” actor Joel McHale stumbled through a spectacularly awkward and nonsensical conversation with the cast and crew of “Haywire” after Relativity offered the film for a secret screening (read our review here).

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Stage Production On "Tragic Genius" Of Richard Pryor In The Works + Vogue's "Black Americana" Series

    In case I didn't already mention, Rod Gailes OBC, the winner of the second Shadow And Act $3,000 Black Filmmaker Challenge (3rd will be announced next week Tuesday), is a renaissance man. He's a man of many talents, not just writing and directing film, but he also works in theatre and photography; and Rod has projects in both fields that are worth mentioning here on S&A.

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: 5 Clips From 'The Muppets,' Their Appearance On 'WWE Raw' & Listen To "Life's A Happy Song"

    Yes, "The Muppets" marketing is now in full swing and the clips and sneak peeks have been hitting fast and furious over the past few days. So in case you've missed them, we've rounded up what we haven't already covered here so sit back, and unwind with what looks to be the most pure and enthusiastically childlike movie of the fall. The film has already started screening for critics -- many of whom said they wiped away a few tears in addition to having a great time -- and "The Muppets" hit the Savannah Film Festival over the weekend as a surprise screening, to the chagrin of more than a few who were expecting one of the buzzier awards season contenders. Well, if you can't wait, this stuff should tide you over.

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    Rob Reiner Eyeing Film About Prop 8 & Also Has Heist Film 'Airtight' In The Works; Renames 'Summer at Dog Dave's' To 'The Summer of Monte Wildhorn'

    While his last effort behind the camera was "Flipped," which no one did which no one did when the film came and went from theaters in August last year, writer/director/producer Rob Reiner isn't slowing down for a moment. Firstly, he's got a new film in the can that he's now finishing up to show to distributors next month. First announced as "Summer At Dog Dave’s,” the film has been retitled "The Summer of Monte Wildhorn" and stars Morgan Freeman, Viriginia Madsen and Kenan Thompson in a dramedy about a wheelchair-bound writer (Freeman) of Westerns whose alcoholism is making him lose his passion for writing. Madsen plays his neighbor, a divorcee who lives with her three daughters and helps him find his mojo again while Thompson is his nephew. It's right in that familiar, feel good wheelhouse for Reiner, but his next potential projects could find the director moving in a couple different directions.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Preview Meagan Good And RZA In The New Season Of "Californication"

    It wasn't long ago that we informed you that Meagan Good and RZA would be making guest appearances on the popular Showtime series Californication.

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  • Caryn James
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    Herman Cain On Jimmy Kimmel Tonight (Go Jimmy!)

    Remember when Sarah Palin went into that Katie Couric interview expecting softball Mom questions, and came out in tatters? Well, OK “ What papers do you read?” really was a softball question for a vice-presidential candidate, but Palin was in shreds by the end anyway. And tonight, presidential candidate Herman Cain - who has moved from Godfather’s Pizza to The Campaign That Couldn’t Shoot Straight - is scheduled to appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live, even while those sexual harassment accusations and murky, non-disclosure settlements are swirling around him. Laugh if you want to, but as Palin discovered, it is a mistake to underestimate your interviewer.

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  • SydneysBuzz
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    AFM and Toronto Rights Roundup

    AFM and Toronto Rights Roundup

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Thoughts On Common In AMC's New Post-Civil War Drama "Hell On Wheels"?

    AMC's post-Civil War drama series titled Hell On Wheels, one of 7 or so Civil War-themed projects (TV and film) currently in development at various studios, premiered last night, Sunday, November 6 at 10/9c on the network. This one co-stars rapper-turned-actor Common, who plays a character named Elam - a freed, bi-racial slave who heads west to find work, while also hoping to find his place in society, as he doesn’t feel that he fits squarely into either the “black world” or the “white world.”

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