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  • Shadow and Act
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    David Oyelowo Lends His Thespian Skills To $40,000 Sci-Fi Dystopian Short Film "Rahab"

    Principal photography just wrapped last week Friday on Ava DuVernay's sophomore feature narrative effort Middle Of Nowhere, which co-stars David Oyelowo, who also just wrapped production on a short sci-fi film he stars in called Rahab, based on an idea that won the 2011 Enter The Pitch contest.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Winding Down Harry Potter's Visual Effects

    Winding Down Harry Potter's Visual Effects

    One of the mysteries of the Harry Potter series is how much Hollywood--and the Academy--have underappreciated the high-level craftsmanship on display throughout. Immersed in Movies' Bill Desowitz looks at the impact the end of the series will have on its visual effects artists.There's more at stake than the most successful film franchise in history coming to a halt with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. There's also a cottage visual effects industry in London that now has to get weaned off the wizard of Hogwarts.

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  • The Playlist
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    New Look At Karl Urban In 'Dredd'

    So, what's the deal with "Dredd"? The comic reboot has been flying way under the radar pretty much to the point of complete anonymity, which is a bit odd for a film that was tipped for release sometime this year (though with no release date set that's looking pretty unlikely). The film wrapped a very long time ago and unlike every movie these days which teases with stills and other marketing ephemera before it's released, there has been pretty much zilch except an early fuzzy look at Karl Urban in his full kit.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    QVC Bans Jane Fonda From Promoting Her New Book

    It's not like Jane Fonda was going to go on QVC to promote god-forbid feminist issues, she was going on QVC to promote her new book Prime Time: Love; Health; Sex; Fitness; Friendship; Spirit; Making the most of all of your life which comes out in early August.

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  • SydneysBuzz
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    Global Peace Film Festival

    In the 8 years of its existence, the Global Peace Film Festival (September 20 - 25, 2011) in Orlando, Florida has gained friends, fans, guests, supporters and volunteers under the directorship of longtime New York Film and Media political activist, Nina Streich. And longtime star acquisition executive Kelly DeVine is the programmer who has done an incredible job programming the festival since 2006. The power of the festival is that it uses the films to motivate action by audience members - something that many of the filmmakers really appreciate when they attend the festival.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    VH1 Renews "Single Ladies" For Second Season After Averaging 3 Million Viewers Weekly

    On the heels of Monique's Fashion-In-Film review post on the show, comes word this morning that VH1 has renewed the Queen Latifah-produced series Single Ladies for a second season!

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  • The Playlist
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    Review: 'Mann V. Ford' A One-Dimensional Tale Of Bittersweet Justice Served

    What kind of price tag do you put on justice after decades of being harassed, abused, ignored and victimized by big business and government alike, whose actions have devastated a community and a way of life that will never be the same again? Can justice ever truly be served and what shape will it take? Those are the central questions that co-directors Maro Chermayeff and Micah Fink endeavor to answer with "Mann v. Ford" a well-intentioned, but fundamentally flawed film that takes us elbow-deep into the shocking and heartbreaking titular case, which results when the Ramapough Mountain Indians -- longtime residents of Ringwood, N.J. -- find their people ravaged with cancer and other illnesses after it's discovered that Ford used their land as dumping ground for toxic waste in the late '60s and early '70s.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    TCM Presents "Race & Hollywood: Arab Images in Film" In July + Watch "Reel Bad Arabs" Doc Now

    TCM continues its Race & Hollywood series... this time focusing on the range of portrayals of Arabs on screen.

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  • The Playlist
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    This Has To Be It, Right? Richard Armitage Is Thorin Oakenshield In Final 'The Hobbit' Dwarf Reveal

    2011's major innovation in movie marketing has been the drip-feed: the regular reveal of first looks or casting announcement on high-profile projects. Of course, that's always been a technique, but it seems to have reached extremes in recent months, with "X-Men: First Class" releasing so many stills that you could recreate the movie as a flip-book, and press releases breathlessly announcing EVERY SINGLE PERSON who would appear in "The Hunger Games."

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  • ReelPolitik
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    Baltimore's Poverty Poet Matt Porterfield Kickstarts New Film

    Baltimore's Poverty Poet Matt Porterfield Kickstarts New Film

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