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    Black List 2012 Features Biopics On Hillary Clinton & Dr. Seuss, 'Transcendence' & More

    Here's an idea for 2013 -- no more tweeting awards or nominations. Seriously. This year has seen various critics guilds spend pretty much all day voting or announcing their winners on Twitter, and now the Black List has followed suit, by spending some time today tweeting (out of order, mind you)...

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    '5 Broken Cameras,' Kino Lorber's Hard-Hitting Israel-Palestine Conflict Doc To Premiere on Hulu Plus

    Kino Lorber will premiere Guy Davidi and Emad Burnat's "5 Broken Cameras" December 17 on Hulu Plus, prior to the film's DVD and VOD release in early 2013...

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    Jackie Chan Says He'll Be In 'The Expendables 3,' But Only If It's A Major Role

    “For the last 10 years I have been making some other different movies. I want to be an Asian Robert De Niro. I don’t just want to be an action star, I want to be a true actor. I want to get rid of my image,” Jackie Chan said back in May. And while it's admirable that the actor ...

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    Amazon Releases 2012 Bestsellers; Self-Publishing, Romance and Erotica Ruled

    Amazon's 2012 list of bestsellers highlights the increasing impact of self-published authors and their relationship with traditional publishers. Four of the five romance titles on the list were originally independently published, and then scooped up by a traditional publisher that pushed the hot tit...

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    The Complete 2012 Black List - 'Draft Day,' 'Seuss' & Hillary Clinton Are on Top

    The 2012 Black List of the best un-produced screenplays is now listed below. It comes from the suggestions of nearly 300 industry execs. To make the list, each script must receive six separate mentions...

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    The Director of 'House Party' Partly Inspired 'Django Unchained'; Harvey Weinstein Describes How He Would Have Split The Film In Two

    The latest issues of Empire and Entertainment Weekly are on newstands now and both have Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" on the cover. Over the weekend we found out from Tarantino himself at the New York press day for the film that the filmmaker has an extended version of his Spa...

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    'Who loves ya, baby?' Vin Diesel To Star In Big Screen Adaptation Of 'Kojak' For Universal

    Of they could just create a new crime drama project for Vin Diesel to star in; but, no, it has to be based on an already existing work, if only because there's an already existing fan base for it, and they hope that Diesel's popularity will also attract new, younger audiences who may ha...

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    The Women Directed Films That Are Qualified for 85th Academy Awards

    On Friday the Academy released the list of the 282 films that have qualified for best picture.  Animated, Documentaries and Foreign language films are also eligible for best picture if they meet the qualifications.

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    Martin Scorsese To Direct HBO Documentary About Bill Clinton

    Martin Scorsese might have just turned 70 (here's our tribute piece in case you missed it) but he's showing no signs of letting up. The director recently wrapped on "The Wolf Of Wall Street," his reteam with Leonardo DiCaprio that's due next year, and he's got plenty of other projects lined up too, ...

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    1st Glimpse At Noel Clarke In New 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Trailer

    I think we can probably now safely say that Noel Clarke will indeed make it to the release print of Star Trek Into Darkness given that we get our very first glimpse of him in the new trailer that was just released today.

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