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    Whoopi Goldberg Will Tackle The History Of Black Entertainment In 10-Part Documentary Series

    I saw the film at a press screening over the weekend, so I didn't attend the public premiere of her debut documentary, I Got Somethin’ To Tell You, at the Tribeca Film Festival, where Whoopi Goldberg apparently made the announcement.

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    'Breakup at a Wedding' Goes to Oscilloscope

    Oscilloscope Laboratories has acquired North American rights to Victor Quinaz’s debut feature, "Breakup at a Wedding." The film will be released on June 18th across all cable VOD and digital platforms, with select event screenings and a college tour leading up to the release.

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    Gus Van Sant Makes a Bid for 'Fifty Shades of Grey' with Steamy Alex Pettyfer Sex Scene

    Most of the steamy buzz surrounding the film adaptation of E.L. James' erotic novel "Fifty Shades of Grey" remains cloaked in rumor. But we do know that the film will likely be rated NC-17 and that Gus van Sant has just shot a sex scene with "Magic Mike" star Alex Pettyfer in a bid for the director'...

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    SundanceNow Kicks Off May Doc Club Series with Jennifer Fox's Six-Hour 'Flying: Confessions of a Free Woman'

    TIFF documentary programmer Thom Powers curates a monthly series for the On Demand service SundanceNow entitled "Spin the Globe," and May's spotlight film is Jennifer Fox's six-hour, Danish-funded documentary "Flying: Confessions of a Free Woman."

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    Listen: Nero's Full Song From 'The Great Gatsby' Plus New Featurette, 60-Second Trailer & TV Spot

    Don't hate the player, hate the game. The unrelenting marketing for "The Great Gatsby" continues today with even more from both the soundtrack and actual film, so let's dive in.

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    Lesbians, Cannibals, Killers on the Run: New Zealand's 'Fresh Meat' Discussed in Hilarious Apple-Hosted Conversation

    Some guilty pleasures sound better on paper, but the New Zealand horror-comedy "Fresh Meat" delivers on its outrageous premise. The movie, which had its world premiere at the Hawaii International Film Festival before making its way to the Tribeca Film Festival's midnight section this week, revolves ...

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    CinemaCon Holds Panel on Women and the Box Office

    Last week at CinemaCon, they held a panel about women and the box office. Moderated by The Hollywood Reporter's Editorial Director, Janice Min, the panel touched upon the depressing statistics for female leads in films even though women drive much of the box office business.

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    Rosario Dawson Is Chris Rock's Love Interest In New Comedy (What's The Value In Casting Notices?)

    It was in early February that Chris Rock not only teased a potential upcoming tour with Dave Chappelle, but also that he was going to be shooting a new film this spring/summer.

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    LatinoBuzz: How Do We Turn a Latino Film Into a Latino Blockbuster?

    The internet has been buzzing about Filly Brown. The film starring Gina Rodriguez, Lou Diamond Phillips, Edward James Olmos, and Jenni Rivera hit theaters this past Friday and made close to $1.5 million over the weekend. It’s an impressive opening for an independent Latino film.

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    Who? Sylvester Stallone Wants Aussie Helmer Patrick Hughes To Direct 'The Expendables 3'

    Though they’re distributed through Lionsgate, "The Expendables” films have been produced through Millennium Films, the closest modern equivalent to The Cannon Group. In an unintentional nod to that company’s B-movie history, Sylvester Stallone has once again decided to tap someone else to direct the...

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