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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Obit: Rob Remley Dies of Cancer

    I am sad to report the death of Rob Remley, a long-time international marketing executive, most recently at Warner Bros. and Lionsgate, who changed careers after a stint as a lead dancer for Merce Cunningham. He died September 27 after a battle with cancer.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Trailer For Harry Belafonte Documentary "Sing Your Song" + HBO Sets Air Date

    It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this year; HBO later acquired US TV rights; and now we have an official release date and trailer for Sing Your Song, the Harry Belafonte documentary-styled biopic, which covers his life as an actor and an activist.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    BBC1 Acquires Usain Bolt Documentary

    Titled Usain Bolt: The Fastest Man Alive, the two-part 2-hour long documentary centered on the Olympic and World 100 meter record holder, has been picked up by BBC1.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Greetings from Bucharest

    Hey folks. I'm here in Bucharest, Romania on the jury of the Romania International Film Festival. I am part of a jury of two competitions -- one is films from the Black Sea Region, and one is a competition of women directors. Very interesting, different kind of films. Most I would never see back in the States.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    New York Film Festival 2011 Entry #2 - Quickie Reviews Of "Carnage" & "Miss Bala"

    I posted this earlier, but I was logged in as Pete Chatmon when I did, instead of myself, and didn't realize it. Oops :) Thanks to everyone who pointed it out to me. So, I'm reposting but as myself, so here ya go:

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  • The Playlist
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    Robert Forster Talks Auditioning For 'Reservoir Dogs' & How 'Jackie Brown' Boosted His Career

    Thanks to Quentin Tarantino, it’s hard to imagine that there was a time when Robert Forster wasn’t a respected, steadily-working actor. But Forster himself admits that his career was “underwater” prior to being cast as Max Cherry in “Jackie Brown,” Tarantino’s adaptation of the Elmore Leonard novel "Rum Punch." In fact, he credits the filmmaker’s penchant for making unconventional casting choices for the career he’s enjoyed since the release of the 1997 film, which has included collaborations with Gus Van Sant, David Lynch, Walter Hill, Michel Gondry and Alexander Payne amongst other acclaimed filmmakers.

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  • The Playlist
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    Ben Stiller & Oren Moverman Teaming On Biopic Of Legendary Producer David O. Selznick

    It's like the movie gods have decided that us mere mortals are deserving of some good news today. First, of course, there was Werner Herzog joining Tom Cruise's "One Shot" and now one of our favorite writer/directors is pairing up with a solid actor to take on the life of a legendary Hollywood figure.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    "Misfits" Star Antonia Thomas Lands Lead In Indie Psychological Horror Film “Rearview”

    It should come as no surprise to fans of E4’s Misfits that, slowly but surely, members of the U.K. show’s stellar cast are branching off and attaching themselves to higher-profile projects. We saw Ruth Negga do it this summer with her starring role in the BBC’s Shirley Bassey bio-pic, Shirley.

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  • The Playlist
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    Michael Fassbender's Penis Will Get Released On December 2nd (In 'Shame')

    Yes, that's right ladies. Michael Fassbender's dong guest stars in Steve McQueen's "Shame." It's his very member, along with some pretty graphic sex scenes, that will determine whether or not you'll be seeing this movie at a theater near you.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Hey Look - It's Yet Another New 50 Cent Movie Announcement...

    This one is titled The Pursuit, and said to be an action thriller which will star Curtis ''50 Cent'' Jackson, to be directed by none other than Mr Jesse Terrero, the same cat who brought us that classic of black cinema known as Soul Plane.

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