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  • Shadow and Act
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    Gabrielle Union, Romany Malco Round Out Cast Of "Think Like A Man"

    We already know that Taraji P. Henson, Michael Ealy and Kevin Hart will star in the Will Packer-produced big-screen adaptation of Steve Harvey's best-seller Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, which Tim Story is attached to direct.

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  • The Playlist
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    Shane Meadows Planning Biopic Of Cyclist Tom Simpson

    It feels like a long time since we had a major film from Shane Meadows. It's not that the director hasn't been busy, it's just that his work's either been somewhat slight -- the lovely, but lightweight "Somers Town," and the low-fi mockumentary "Le Donk and Scor-Zay-Zee" -- or on television, like last year's four-part "This Is England '86." That series, which picked up a BAFTA for actress Vicky McClure on Sunday, has a follow-up currently in production, "This Is England '88," but it also looks like Meadows is finally making a return to some bigger-scale cinematic work.

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    “The Crisis of the Black Leading Man” - Reader Submitted Op-ed

    In case you weren't aware, we do accept reader-submitted pieces; in fact, we encourage it!

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Lenny Kravitz Will Play Katniss' Stylist In "Hunger Games" Adaptation

    As we reported here back in April, Lenny Kravitz was being sought for a role in the upcoming adaptation of The Hunger Games series of books. Although, at the time, there was no information on what roles he was being offered.

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  • The Playlist
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    Vincent Cassel To Get His Crime On Again In Belated Sequel 'Dobermann 2: Arm Wrestle'

    No country loves the crime genre quite as much as the French. Sure, it might have been derived from the States, but it was the French who really took it to their hearts, giving directors like Sam Fuller and Alfred Hitchcock the critical respect they craved, and reinventing it with the likes of "À bout de souffle" and "Rififi," while many of the best recent examples, like Jacques Audiard's "The Beat That My Heart Skipped" and "A Prophet," came from France. And if the French crime picture has one actor firmly associated with the genre, their Robert De Niro or Al Pacino, it's Vincent Cassel.

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    Preview - Nick Dalmacy's Feature Directorial Debut & San Diego Black Film Fest Entry "Scorn"

    In an effort to ensure that we are covering black cinema (black filmmakers, black performers, etc) as broadly as we can, about 2 weeks ago, I made several requests on the S&A Twitter and Facebook pages, asking our fans and followers to contact me directly if they are filmmakers with projects in the works, regardless of what stage.

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: Pierce Brosnan, Greg Kinnear & Jennifer Connelly In Trailer For 'Salvation Boulevard'

    The next few months might be dominated by summer blockbusters, but we're also starting to get the festival hits from the last six months: acclaimed indies from Toronto, Sundance and SXSW, films like "Submarine," "Beginners," "The Trip" and "Page One," all land in the next while and a trailer has just debuted for one of the starrier offerings from Park City this year.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Cannes Winners: The Women

    The Cannes Film Festival concluded last evening and Poliss directed by Maiwenn won the jury prize (which is third place.) The film has been picked up Sundance Selects. None of the other films by female directors won any of the big prizes.

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  • Hope for Film
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    itzon – a new film platform. It’s film, but different.

    I got a press release last week announcing a new platform for indie film that I thought you all would like to know about, and it's FREE. The press release is below. Let me know what you think about this new platform for indie film.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    To See In Theaters This Week - "Children Of God"

    Just a reminder for those of you in New York City... Opening this past weekend at Quad Cinemas, Kareem Mortimer's Children of God, produced by Trevite Willis - an award-winning film, set against a backdrop of scaremongering and hate, that introduces us to Jonny (Johnny Ferro), "a creatively-blocked art student struggling with an obsessive-compulsive disorder that sees him cringe away from any human touch; Romeo (Stephen Tyrone Williams) a young man struggling with his obligations towards his family and his band; and the devoutly religious Lena Mackey (Margaret Laurena Kemp) an anti-gay activist whose hypocritical preacher husband has just given her a sexually-transmitted disease. On the Bahamian island of Eleuthera, these three people's paths collide, with life-changing results."

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