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    Watch Africa.com's Documentary Addressing The Danger Of A Single Story: 'Africa Straight Up'

    We alerted you to this upcoming documentary series from Africa.com titled Africa Straight Up. 

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    Women Donors Save the Orange Prize for Literature

    A group of female donors including Cherie Blair, Martha Lane Fox and the novelist Joanna Trollope have come in at the last minute to keep the Orange Prize for women's fiction in existence. The prize will now be known at the Women's Prize for Fiction. The committee is hoping to have a new h...

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    Rebel Wilson Sells Comedy Pitch To Universal That She'll Write & Star In

    Coming off a great performance in “Pitch Perfect,” which is performing solidly in theaters at the moment, Rebel Wilson’s career looks in pretty great shape. She’s got a lead role in Miguel Arteta’s brewing indie comedy “Unicorn Store,” "Glee" star ...

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    NYFF: Brian DePalma & Noah Baumbach Discuss Friendship, Fraternity & Filmmaking In A Career-Spanning Conversation

    At first glance, the idea of pairing filmmakers Noah Baumbach and Brian De Palma together for an onstage conversation doesn’t seem to make any sense at all. After all, what would the filmmaker behind intimate character pieces like “The Squid & The Whale” and “Greenberg” have to say to the master sty...

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    Famed Freak The Lizardman Now Also Part Of Terrence Malick's Next Film Because Why Not?

    By the time Terrence Malick finishes with "Knight Of Cups" and his currently filming, untitled love-triangle movie, pretty much every actor, musician and sideshow attraction will have logged time in front of his cameras. The director seems to love hanging out with famous people almost as m...

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    New TV Projects From a Host of Women Including Elizabeth Banks, Reese Witherspoon and Amy Poehler

    If all this television news continues, we are in for a lot of promising sounding female centric, female produced and female written shows. This time around Elizabeth Banks, Reese Witherspoon and Amy Poehler, Rachel Harris & Angela Kinsey are producing and creating shows for CBS, The CW, Comedy C...

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    Ryan Reynolds Circles 'The Voices' From 'Persepolis' Director Marjane Satrapi

    After the summer of 2011 in which Ryan Reynolds featured in two disappointments -- the superhero flick "Green Lantern" and the body swap comedy "The Change-Up" -- one wondered if the actor's shot at the big time was in trouble. But earlier this year he helped make "Safe ...

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    Roman Coppola's 'Charles Swan III' Leads Rome Film Festival Lineup

    So....that's it? With early rumors pointing to Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained," Johnnie To's "Drug War," Gabriele Muccino's Gerard Butler-starring comedy "Playing For Keeps," Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln," Gus Van Sant's &quo...

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    Uma Thurman Joins Lars Von Trier's 'The Nymphomaniac'

    You might think that Lars Von Trier's idea to shoot an erotic drama featuring hardcore sex might scare Hollywood types away. You would be wrong. With Shia LaBeouf, Jamie Bell and (oddly) Christian Slater among those taking part, another unexpected name has joined the cast.

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    LatinoBuzz: Gael Garcia Bernal and Lots of Latino Films at the New York Film Festival

    The New York Film Festival is celebrating its 50th birthday this year while at the same time saying goodbye to Richard Peña, who served as Program Director for the last 25 years. This year’s festival is packed with films from all over the world, bringing the best of the best from C...

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