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    Tribeca Film Institute Awards New Media Grants

    The Tribeca Film Institute announces the grant recipients for its second annual TFI New Media Fund. The grants are designed for an assortment of interactive, non-fiction, transmedia projects, and range from $50K to $100K apiece, with funding effective immediately. List of recipients below.

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    Terrence Howard to Guest Star on 'Hawaii Five-0'

    Hawaii Five-0 fans can look forward to a star-studded episode this October, as Terrence Howard will appear in the show's upcoming third season. Kardashian kid Kendall Jenner will appear in the same episode, although separately from Howard. 

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    'Snow White And The Huntsman' Star Sam Claflin Confirmed To Play Finnick Odair In 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

    It's been one of the most sought-after roles in recent Hollywood casting history, one that names like Armie Hammer, Taylor Kitsch, Garret Hedlund and even Robert Pattinson were (mostly erroneously) linked to. And after several months, it's finally been filled, with Lionsgate announcing via a press r...

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    New Poster for 'Lincoln' Features More of Day-Lewis' Uncanny Profile

    We've already opined that Daniel Day-Lewis is the embodiment of Honest Abe in Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln," and this new one-sheet poster for the film only reinforces that.

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    Tribeca Film Institute and Ford Foundation Award $400,000 in New Media Fund Grants

    The Tribeca Film Institute, in partnership with Ford Foundation’s Just Films Initiative, has given $400,000 in New Media Fund grants to six transmedia projects, TFI announced Wednesday. The interactive nonfiction projects, which center on issues of social justice, will gain access to lab devel...

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    Watch: Two Clips From Season 3 Of 'Downton Abbey,' Including New Addition Shirley MacLaine

    After the hugely disappointing second season of the show, which crossed over from trashily entertaining to just plain dull, we were wondering if there was anything that could win us back to the third season of smash-hit costume drama "Downton Abbey." And then creator Julian Fellowes went and cast Sh...

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    Lindy Booth In Talks To Play Night Bitch In 'Kick-Ass 2'; Jim Carrey's Cameo Unlikely

    So it was only yesterday that we were discussing the possibility of Jim Carrey joining the sequel to 2010’s “Kick-Ass” – a film the comedian is reportedly a big fan of. He would be joining a cast that has Aaron Johnson, Chloë Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and maybe even Nicolas Cage all returning...

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    Visit 'An African Election' Digital Guide Ahead of the Film's October 1 PBS Premiere

    As previously reported, acclaimed documentary An African Election, Jarreth Mertz' behind-the-scenes look at the 2008 elections in Ghana, will have its US national television premiere on PBS WORLD on October 1.

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    What Does the Growing Success of Anti-Obama Doc '2016: Obama's America' Mean for the Future of Cinematic Political Advocacy?

    We may finally have a successful political documentary made from a conservative perspective on our hands. “2016: Obama’s America” grossed $1.2 million this past weekend in limited release, including showings at New York City’s Regal Union Square theaters that placed it third behind “The Dark Knight ...

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    Daniel Day-Lewis Looks Mournful In First One-Sheet For Steven Spielberg's 'Lincoln'

    With only a little more than two months before release, all we've seen of Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" is one official image. Is it a matter of confidence? A knowledge that people are going to want to see a biopic of the legendary President, directed by America's favorite filmmaker, and starring one...

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