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    Jonathan Demme Will Present Adam Leon's Stellar Debut and SXSW Winner 'Gimme the Loot'

    Director Jonathan Demme ("The Silence of the Lambs," "Philadelphia") will present Adam Leon's "Gimme the Loot."

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    First Clips + Poster For Buzzy South African Thriller 'Layla Fourie' Starring Brit Rayna Campbell

    Premiering at the Berlin International Film Festival this month is the multi-country co-production thriller by director Pia Marais, titled Layla Fourie - a film that I've been following almost throughout its development, and that I'm very interested in seeing, hoping that it travel...

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    Cheers! Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Releasing First Wine Next Month from Chateau Miraval

    Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt now own Chateau Miraval in Correns, France, and will begin releasing their first wine next month.

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    A Scripted Film Starring Real People & Stories From Tribes of Ethiopia's Omo Valley (Fundraising)

    In anticipation of what I know some of you will say, yes, I know, it's yet another film about Africans made by a non-African, specifically a white filmmaker.

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    Poster Release: If I Were You Written and Directed by Joan Carr-Wiggin

    Here’s a look at the newly released poster for the new film from Joan Carr-Wiggin, If I Were You, starring Marcia Gay Harden.

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    Mark Neveldine Drops Brian Taylor To Direct 'The Vatican Tapes,' Diego Luna Sets Third Directorial Pic 'Mr. Pig'

    Some directorial partners, like Joel and Ethan Coen for example, seem inseparable. For others, though, it’s only a matter of time before they start pursuing projects individually – that’s something we saw evidenced just last month when Allen Hughes went solo to direct “Broken...

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    Martin Scorsese Puts Executive Producer Tag On New Films From Luc Besson & 'Infernal Affairs' Director Andrew Lau

    Martin Scorsese seemingly never stops working. Whether it’s “The Wolf of Wall Street,” an upcoming Bill Clinton documentary, another one for the New York Review Of Books, or even a Garth Brooks concert film, it seems as if he’s more prolific than ever. But the man isn’t...

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    MGM To Remake 'The Incredible Shrinking Man,' Sci-Fi Legend Richard Matheson To Co-Write

    When Hollywood runs dry of sci-fi concepts to attach J.J. Abrams to, there's really just one name to pursue for source material: renowned author Richard Matheson, who at the age of 87 leaves a trail of “I Am Legend,” “Real Steel,” "Duel," "The Last Man On E...

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    Nominations For The SAFTA's (Premiere South African Film & TV Awards) Announced

    As we here in the USA debate this year's Academy Award nominess, ahead of the February 24th celebration, South Africa's annual South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs) - the premier film and television industry awards in the country, under the custodianship of the National Film and ...

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    Terence Stamp Says He Wrote A Sequel Script For 'The Limey'; Sought For Role In 'Anchorman 2'?

    There is probably no greater raconteur or actor you'd want to talk to more than Terence Stamp. Seriously, just read this interview we did with him at the tail end of last year -- dude knows how to tell a story. And recently, he regaled an audience in the U.K. with a few more tales following a sc...

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