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    William McDonald Named New Chair of UCLA Department of Film, TV, and Digital Media

    UCLA has appointed cinematographer and professor William McDonald as the new Chair of UCLA Department of Film, TV, and Digital Media (FTVDM). He will start his position on July 1, 2012.

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    In the Works: Emma Forrest to Adapt Joanna Smith Rakoff's 'My Salinger Year'

    Much as "My Week with Marilyn"is based on a production assistant's memoir about having an affair with the iconic actress on the set of "The Prince and the Showgirl," Joanna Smith Rakoff's upcoming Knopff novel "My Salinger Year is about her college-age dealings with J.D. Salinger while working at th...

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    Mary J. Blige To Play Betty Shabazz In TV Movie 'Parallel Lives'

    Folks I can't make this up if I tried. I don't have that good an imagination. But Mary J. Blige, in a radio interview today on WENN in Birmingham, confirmed that she will be playing Dr. Betty Shabazz, Malcolm X's wife, in the TV movie Parallel Lives set to start shooting soon.

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    New Pics Of Bane, Catwoman, Miranda Tate & More From 'The Dark Knight Rises' Plus Latest TV Spot

    It's only been 24 hours since our last bit of info on "The Dark Knight Rises" so don't worry, the movie hasn't been canceled or push back. Phew. Kidding aside, the clock is winding down on the film with just over a month to go before we see Christopher Nolan's epic con...

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    Discuss: Do Lindsay Lohan & Grant Bowler Look Like Elizabeth Taylor & Richard Burton In These New Pics From 'Liz & Dick'?

    With the paparazzi busily snapping away during nearly every on-location moment for Lifetime's "Liz & Dick," the studio has wasted no time supplying official images of Lindsay Lohan and Grant Bowler, this time in color, following a black-white still earlier in the week. This is wher...

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    Samuel L. Jackson Joins Cast Of 'Robocop' Reboot Playing 'Charismatic Powerful Force'

    One of the hardest working men in Showbiz, Samuel L. Jackson, has joined the cast of MGM's upcoming reboot of Robocop, with Brazilian helmer Jose Padilha (probably best know for Elite Squad, and its sequel) directing the film.

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    'True Romance' Reunion: Samuel L. Jackson Joins 'Robocop' Remake With Gary Oldman (And Joel Kinnaman)

    Well, this is getting interesting. We haven't exactly been overjoyed about the "RoboCop" remake (we're not really against it either) but the talent being put together for the film by MGM is getting pretty impressive. Rising star Joel Kinnaman ("The Killing," "Lola Ve...

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    Robbie Morgan To Play Miles Davis In Monica Zetterlund Biopic; Amelia Fowler As Ella Fitzgerald

    Well, it's not Don Cheadle's Miles Davis project, or even a Miles Davis-centered film, but you should know that production is in full swing in Trollhättan, Sweden on a feature film titled Monica Z (full title Monica – A Lingonberry in a Cocktail) based on the life o...

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    Watch: Trailer For Conspiracy Thriller 'Shadow Dancer' Starring Clive Owen & Andrea Riseborough

    The conflict between family, belief and self-preservation collide in "Shadow Dancer" the latest from the chameleonic director James Marsh ("Red Riding: In The Year Of Our Lord 1980," "Man On Wire," "Project Nim") and it looks like a firecracker.

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    'Django Unchained' Trailer to Premiere Theatrically at Film Forum

    A slew of you have probably already seen the trailer for Quentin Tarantino's Christmas offering "Django Unchained" thanks to an online leak before its official online launch later tonight. But in case you're holding out to catch it on the big screen, Film Forum has some sweet news ...

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