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    Alice Walker Denies Israeli Publisher Permission To Translate 'The Color Purple' (Cite's Spielberg's Film)

    News you can use on an otherwise slow day here at Shadow & Act HQ...

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    Watch The New 'The Dark Knight Rises' TV Spot, Or Better Yet, Just Make Your Own Damn Trailer

    The Marketing Rises. In case you missed it, this morning brought with it a brand new trailer for "The Dark Knight Rises" with more epic looking stuff to stoke the flames of anticipation. But what if you wanted to bring some of the BRAAAHM yourself?

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    Academy Announces Summer Long 'Last 70mm Film Festival'

    As the film industry prepares to say good-bye--despite the efforts of celluloid holdout Christoher Nolan-- not only to Kodak but to film stock itself, the Academy is celebrating 70mm films all summer long with "The Last 70mm Film Festival." It will kick off at its Samuel Goldwyn Theater in...

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    Academy Hires Jasmine Madatian To Supervise Publicity

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is bringing in publicity veteran Jasmine Madatian to replace Leslie Unger, who oversaw the massive media coverage of the Oscars until her resignation last November. What you need in that job is a powerfully organized and experienced traffic cop. Mad...

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    Sam Mendes To Direct 'Charlie & The Chocolate Factory' Stage Musical, Opens In London June 2013

    Roald Dahl’s books have all slowly but surely been adapted (in some form or another) over the years. On the big screen, the most recent attempt to adapt Dahl’s work was Wes Anderson’s (in this writer’s opinion) abominable attempt to turn one of the author’s finest child...

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    Ciné Institute - A Film School Grows In Haiti And Is Seeking Faculty For 2012-13 Year

    Ciné Institute provides Haitian youth with film education, training and production support that began as a film festival in Jacmel.

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    No Budget Film School Returns This August

    Mark Stolaroff's nuts-and-bolts No Budget Film School class, "The Art & Science of No-Budget Filmmaking," is returning August 4-5 at Los Angeles' Raleigh Studios.

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    Rob Zombie Goes Sports, Will Direct 'Broad Street Bullies' About Notorious 1970s Philadelphia Flyers

    Hockey movies aren't exactly the easiest sell. While the genre has spawned a hit every now and again -- "Miracle," "Mighty Ducks," "Slap Shot" -- more often than not, movies like this year's "Goon" come and go with nary a peep (though it did well in, y...

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    Christina Ricci Goes 'Around The Block'; Jimi Hendrix Biopic 'All Is By My Side' Finds Its Keith Richards

    In this edition of casting round-up, we have two very different films -- one’s a touching and inspiring story set in the contemporary Australian inner-city and the other is a biopic that’s been disavowed by the subject’s estate.

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    Posters For 'Taken 2,' 'Expendables 2' & 'The Watch' Arrive

    Poster time. First up, it's "The Expendables 2," wherein Sylvester Stallone brings back his geriatric action team, including Jet Li, Jason Statham and Dolph Lundgren, along with Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jean-Claude Van Damme. We're generally against it, but than...

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