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    'Supporting Characters' (Co-starring & Co-written by Tarik Lowe) Coming Out Theatrically and VOD In January

    Back in April S & A's Vanessa Martinez gave a really strong positive review (HERE) of Supporting Characters, a small indie film that made its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. 

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    Ricky Gervais Takes The Lead Role In 'The Muppets' Sequel

    While he has dominated the small screen, Ricky Gervais has yet to find his niche at the multiplex. His lone leading man efforts "The Invention Of Lying" and "Ghost Town" didn't make much impact, while the dramatic-ish "Cemetery Junction" pretty much came and went wi...

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    'Skyfall' Writers Neal Purvis & Robert Wade Will Try And Make A 'Kojak' Movie Starring Vin Diesel Tolerable

    Because we live in a world where there's going to be a straight faced "MacGuyver" movie, and because studios want branded content, not "films," your Dad's favorite TV show "Kojak," is headed to the big screen with Vin Diesel starring. Who loves ya baby!

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    John Hawkes and Molly Parker Drama 'The Playroom' Acquired by Freestyle Releasing

    Freestyle Releasing and Freestyle Digital Media have acquired theatrical and all DVD and VOD rights to “The Playroom,” directed by Julia Dyer. The drama, which premiered at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival, is scheduled for a day-and-date release on theatrical and DVD/VOD Feb. 8.

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    Noomi Rapace Offered Role In 'Animal Rescue' With Tom Hardy, Actors May Also Team For 'Child 44'

    Even though they may not have worked together yet on the big screen, Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace seem to already be good pals. The pair were on the cover of Blag magazine (see above), did some promo for it as well this year and seemed to have a blast (just do some Google searches). And now, we may se...

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    Black List 2012 Features Biopics On Hillary Clinton & Dr. Seuss, 'Transcendence' & More

    Here's an idea for 2013 -- no more tweeting awards or nominations. Seriously. This year has seen various critics guilds spend pretty much all day voting or announcing their winners on Twitter, and now the Black List has followed suit, by spending some time today tweeting (out of order, mind you)...

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    '5 Broken Cameras,' Kino Lorber's Hard-Hitting Israel-Palestine Conflict Doc To Premiere on Hulu Plus

    Kino Lorber will premiere Guy Davidi and Emad Burnat's "5 Broken Cameras" December 17 on Hulu Plus, prior to the film's DVD and VOD release in early 2013...

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    Jackie Chan Says He'll Be In 'The Expendables 3,' But Only If It's A Major Role

    “For the last 10 years I have been making some other different movies. I want to be an Asian Robert De Niro. I don’t just want to be an action star, I want to be a true actor. I want to get rid of my image,” Jackie Chan said back in May. And while it's admirable that the actor ...

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    Amazon Releases 2012 Bestsellers; Self-Publishing, Romance and Erotica Ruled

    Amazon's 2012 list of bestsellers highlights the increasing impact of self-published authors and their relationship with traditional publishers. Four of the five romance titles on the list were originally independently published, and then scooped up by a traditional publisher that pushed the hot tit...

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    The Complete 2012 Black List - 'Draft Day,' 'Seuss' & Hillary Clinton Are on Top

    The 2012 Black List of the best un-produced screenplays is now listed below. It comes from the suggestions of nearly 300 industry execs. To make the list, each script must receive six separate mentions...

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