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    Amma Asante's 'Belle' Moving Full Speed Ahead, Adds To Cast, Shooting Start Date Set

    More movement on a project we've been following since last fall...

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    Watch: Trailer For Festival Hit 'Ginger & Rosa' With Elle Fanning, Christina Hendricks & Annette Bening

    Among some higher profile competition, one of our editor-in-chief's favorite films from his time in Telluride last weekend turned out to be "Ginger & Rosa," a coming-of-age tale from director Sally Potter ("Orlando"). Probably the most accessible film to date from a filmmaker whose last picture was ...

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    The Cinema Guild Picks Up U.S. Rights to Epic Fishing Doc 'Leviathan'

    The Cinema Guild has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel’s epic exploration of fishing, “Leviathan.” The film, which is set to screen at the Toronto International Film Festival next week, will receive a theatrical release in ...

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    BET Original Movie 'Being Mary Jane' (Starring Gabrielle Union) To Open 16th Urbanworld Film Fest

    Details in the press release below... this should eventually become an hour-long BET drama series. But this is good news; I'll definitely be there to see it. I didn't even know that it was already done.

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    Exclusive: Behind The Scenes Clip From Gritty TIFF Pirate Thriller 'A Hijacking'

    While all the major star driven, buzzworthy titles of the fall festival season are the ones grabbing the biggest headlines, it doesn't take much to uncover hidden gems. Indeed, for our writer who attended the Venice Film Festival, it was getting shut out of Susanne Bier's "Love Is All You Need" that...

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    AMPAS, IFP, PGA, WGA, Sundance, Tribeca, More Demand 'Immediate Return' of Missing Syrian Filmmaker Owra Nyrabia

    The International Documentary Association released a statement Friday in support of missing Syrian filmmaker Owra Nyrabia, who was detained in Damascus August 23. The clamor among the international filmmaking community for Nyrabia’s release has been growing in recent days, and many American gu...

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    Vin Diesel To Star In 'The Last Witch Hunter' -- Is Witch Hunting A Thing Now?

    After the recently released "Van Helsing"-ish trailer for the troubled "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters" comes word that Vin Diesel is being courted for an incredibly similar-sounding Lionsgate-Summit movie called "The Last Witch Hunter," according to The Wrap. The movie, originally set to be directe...

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    Women to Watch: Catherine Tait

    What a difference a year makes. Last year at TIFF I attended the reception for the launch of the Hollywood Suite Broadcasting by Catherine Tait, Jeff Sackman, Jay Switzer, Michael McLaughlin and David Kines. Hollywood Suite is four Canadian wide new HD channels featuring commercial free HD movies ...

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    Watch: War Breaks Out In Final, Action-Heavy Trailer For 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 2'

    It remains to be seen if the end of the greatest love story of our age a relationship between two people in their twenties will end up harming the box office of the final installment of the 'Twilight' franchise. After all, the relationship between Bella and Edward is the be-all and end-all of the fr...

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    Harry Belafonte to Receive 2012 Humanitarian Award at Montreal International Black Film Festival

    Legendary performer and activist Harry Belafonte will receive the Montreal International Black Film Festival's 2012 Humanitarian Prize on its opening night, Wednesday, September 19, at Cinéma Impérial. The MIBFF will grant Belafonte the award for his contributions to the Civil Righ...

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