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    Courtney B. Vance Returning To Broadway After 22 Years For 'Lucky Guy' To Be Directed By George C. Wolfe

    It may not be widely-known that Courtney B. Vance has Broadway credits, and 2 Tony Award nominations for his performances in August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Fences (1987/1988), and for his lead role in John Guare's Six Degrees of Separation (1990-1991).

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    Tom Tykwer-Produced Kenyan Drama 'Something Necessary' By Judy Kibinge To Premiere At Rotterdam

    The International Film Festival Rotterdam continues to unveil its 2013 section line-ups, and we'll be scrubbing each list for any highlights worth mentioning on this site, like this one - a project we first profiled last summer, produced by German filmmaker Tom Tykwer (Run Lo...

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    Focus Forward Filmmaker Competition Names Five Jury Prize Winners; Grand Prize Announced at Sundance

    The five jury prize winners of the $200K Focus Forward Filmmaker competition have been announced. The Grand Jury Prize of $100K will be announced at a live awards ceremony on January 22 at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.

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    'Human Centipede 3' Will Shoot This Spring, But Dieter Laser Is Playing A Different Character

    Oh, this is still a thing? If you missed it, director Tom Six sort of made a name for himself by digusting horror fans with his ass-to-mouth horror "classics," "The Human Centipede (First Sequence)" and "The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence)." Quality of the films withs...

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    Bobby Seale Producing Black Panthers Life Story; Launches IndieGogo Campaign To Raise Funds

    From the press release I received today - in short, Black Panther Party co-founder and Chairman Bobby Seale has launched an IndieGogo campaign to raise $420,000 to begin production of the cinematic life story of the Black Panthers and Seale, which he hopes to see made this year.

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    Kino Lorber Grabs U.S. Rights to Honeybee Doc 'More Than Honey'

    Kino Lorber has acquired all U.S. rights to the documentary “More Than Honey” from director Markus Imhoof (“The Boat Is Full”). The film, which has played at the Toronto and Locarno film festivals, will have its Stateside premiere at the Palm Springs International Film Festiv...

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    Hand Over More Twi-Cash: 'Twilight: Breaking Dawn - Part 1' Extended Edition With 8 Minutes Extra Footage Coming

    So, the "Twilight" saga is over, right? Wrong. You see, Stephenie Meyer created a brand monster, and it's one that Lionsgate will want to keep milking cash out of. So this spring, they'll be asking Twihards to buy "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1" all over again...

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    New International Poster For Harmony Korine's 'Spring Breakers' Brings Bikinis & A Gun Toting James Franco

    There are some movies that require an extensive ad campaign, and savvy marketing in order for potential "audiences" to get it. Others pretty much sell themselves. Guess which one Harmony Korine's "Spring Breakers" is?

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    Farrakhan Talks Black Cinema, Expresses Strong Admiration For Tyler Perry, Compares Him To Elijah Muhammad's Son, Praises Madea

    In a very recent interview that covered a wide-range of topics, Minister Louis Farrakhan looked back on 2012, and looked ahead to 2013.

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    Guillermo del Toro Says He'll Try To Mount 'Mountains Of Madness' Again Soon; Suggests 'The Hulk' TV Show Is Dormant

    The always chatty and affable director Guillermo del Toro is the gift that keeps on giving. Always having his fingers in several pots, the filmmaker wears several hats as a producer, writer, visionary and more. This month he's shepherding another ghost story to the screen as a producer of "Mama." No...

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