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    Powerful Short Film 'Karim' Available For Download On The Shorts Movie Channel

    Well over a year ago, back on May 2011, I profiled the powerful and dramatic short film titled Karim, written and directed by L.A. based filmmaker Carl Seaton, a Chicago native, who was inspired to make the film after being profoundly affected by the violent summer in his hometown the previous year....

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    Beyonce Knowles Drops Out Of 'A Star Is Born' Remake; Esperanza Spalding May Replace

    This will likely be music to the ears of many of you, if your reactions to the news that she was to star in Clint Eastwood's remake, are any indication.

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    Figures: 'Taken 2' Screenwriter Robert Mark Kamen Says Fox Wants A 'Taken 3'

    Well, that was fast. Last week, while speaking to the press, actor turned action star Liam Neeson (essentially) said thanks but no thanks to the possibility of a "Taken 3" film. Then "Taken 2" was released on Friday and came up with a impressive $50 million in its openi...

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    RZA Will Next Direct Adaptation Of Graphic Novel 'Happy!' w/ Reggie Hudlin Producing

    Recall July's announcement that Reginald Hudlin and RZA had reached an agreement that would see them working together on a series of projects, with specific interest in producing a series of comic-related projects, some likely to be directed by RZA himself, who's making his directorial ...

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    Sundance Institute Announces Paul Federbush, International Director, Feature Film Program

    Sundance Institute has hired Paul Federbush to become International Director, Feature Film Program (FFP), a highly sought-after job which Alesia Weston left open when she left in May to become Executive Director of the Jerusalem Film Centre and Fesival. Federbush began September 24 and is reporting ...

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    Kelly Marcel Writing Fifty Shades of Grey Screenplay

    As we previously reported, 3 female screenwriters, Karen Croner, Veena Sud and Kelly Marcel were in talks to adapt Fifty Shades of Grey.  The golden ticket goes to Kelly Marcel for the coveted gig.

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    Doc NYC Returns For 3rd Year, November 8 - 15 (Kicks Off Opening Night w/ 'Venus & Serena')

    Several titles we've already covered, and more that we haven't; so expect some individual highlights to come.

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    Philadelphia Film Society Rescues Historical ROXY Theater, Begins Raising Funds for Renovations and Upgrades

    Score one for the good guys. Instead of disappearing like so many other great old theaters in recent years, the ROXY in Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Square has been saved, at least temporarily, by the Philadelphia Film Society. With a long-term lease secured and renovations in mind, the PFS will...

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    Hulu Ups the Game with BBC-Partnered Original Content 'The Wrong Mans;' Current-Season Nickelodeon Programming

    Original content development continues to boom online with news of Hulu partnering with BBC for the new six-part comedy series "The Wrong Mans." Borrowing some Hitchcockian phobia, the show centers on two bottom-rung office workers (James Corden and Matthew Baynton) caught up in a deadly criminal co...

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    Nicolas Cage & Hayden Christensen Team Up For 'Outcast'

    Oh, Nicolas Cage. Just when it seemed he was putting paycheck gigs behind him by lining up movies with William Friedkin and David Gordon Green, along comes "Outcast" to remind is, that if a project crosses his desk and promises a fully stocked catering table, he'll probably do it.

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