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    Content Marketing for Filmmakers (Strategies from the Online Marketing Summit)

    We all know by now that we should have a blog about our film, social sites, and YouTube channels, but how should we use these to create compelling content that will actually drive views, likes, and sales of our films? I attended the Online Marketing Summit in San Diego to see what marketing profess...

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    Film Critic Lisa Schwarzbaum on Movies, the Good, Bad and Ugly of Engaging with Readers, and Leaving EW After 22 Years

    When Lisa Schwarzbaum announced earlier this month that she would be leaving Entertainment Weekly, I wrote her asking why. "I'm leaving under the happiest of circumstances," she replied. "22 years is enough for anything, don't you think?"

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    'Blindsided by the Walking Dead' - Actor IronE Singleton Tells His Story In New Autobiography

    Well, that didn't take very long. Or it could have been in the works for a while, before he got killed off the series. Then again, it has been 3 months since he left The Walking Dead.

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    Trailer For 'The Great Hip Hop Hoax' (Faking Your Way To The Top)

    It may not be African Diaspora-focused, but the subject is one that should definitely intrigue us.

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    Lake Bell's Sundance Smash 'In A World...' Goes to Roadside and Sony

    Lake Bell's feature writing-directing debut "In a World..." (winner of Sundance's 2013 Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award) has been nabbed by both Roadside Attractions and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions. Roadside will handle the U.S. release, while Sony will take on the rest of the world. Bell, be...

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    Watch: New, Wild Red Band Trailer For Harmony Korine's 'Spring Breakers'

    For the past few months we've been eating a steady diet of awards season fare, glossy blockbusters and studio throwaways. But soon the Oscars will be over, and we'll be needing some kind of cinematic release. So, it's a good thing that Harmony Korine's "Spring Breakers" is ...

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    Neill Blomkamp Starting Prep Work On His Next Film 'Chappie,' Will Shoot In Johannesburg

    As usual with Neill Blomkamp, details about anything he's working on tend to be scarce until he's good and ready and lift the curtain. His upcoming "Elysium," slated with a summer release date, is still mostly under wraps aside from a few stills, but he's not some Terrence Mali...

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    Cast Of TLC Biopic Will Lip-Synch To Group's Original Music

    "I'm not going to be doing any singing. In the beginning I was sad about that. But at the same time I can also understand, because you want to hear the actual music. It was their choice to keep the real music. I respect that. [I'll be] learning tons of choreography. Luckily their o...

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    Leonardo DiCaprio & Scott Cooper To Reteam On Depression-Era Drama 'The Road Home'

    It was only a month ago that Leonardo DiCaprio made headlines when he announced that he was taking "a long, long break" from acting to focus on his environmental activism, but that doesn't mean he's keeping his feet firmly out of Hollywood. The actor also has his ever-busy pro...

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    UPDATED '5 Broken Cameras' Oscar Contender Detained En Route to Oscars, Issues Statement: "Example of what my people face every day"

    Emad Burnat, co-director of "5 Broken Cameras," has issued a statement about his and his family's detention at LAX en route to the Oscars:

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