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    Earvin "Magic" Johnson Buys 'Soul Train' Rights, Developing Musical Based On Don Cornelius

    It was much earlier this year when it was announced that there was renewed interest in exploiting the Soul Train franchise - thanks to Don Cornelius' death.

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    Now That Brad Pitt Isn't Speaking To Marc Forster, Will The Director Helm The 'World War Z' Reshoots?

    There are few actors in Hollywood who champion visionary filmmakers and artistic talent quite like Brad Pitt. He can be fiercely loyal and has developed long-term relationships as a producer and actor with folks like Terrence Malick, Andrew Dominik, Ridley Scott and David Fincher. But those friendsh...

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    'Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn' Web Series Trailer Premieres (Enisha Brewster Co-Stars)

    Well... one of the listed stars is a black actress - Enisha Brewster (that's her in the still from the series above) who had a supporting role in the recent Footloose remake. She's also done some TV work in Vampire Diaries, One Tree Hill and Meet The Browns. 

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    Comic-Con: Arnold Schwarzenegger Confirms He's Teaming With Ivan Reitman For 'Twins' Sequel & More

    As those of you with an internet connection and any interest in film, television, video games, or any geek property will know, Comic-Con is in full swing over in San Diego. While there’s been much talk of the lack of studio presence at this year’s Con, there are certainly some big announ...

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    'The Imposter' Director Bart Layton Talks The Stranger Than Fiction Story & Its Subjective Nature

    The Barclay family suffered a devastating blow in 1994 when 13-year-old Nicholas disappeared without a trace. However, 1997 brought a sign of hope -- the young boy had been found in Spain. Seemingly damaged due to sexual abuse by his captors, he was ready to come home. The only problem? It wasn'...

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    Get Ready For 'After Earth' The Novel And Comic Book (Including Prequels)

    Yeah, so, we already know about the feature film, and the fact that Sony Pictures will be releasing it next summer, and I'm sure a lot of you have already started counting down the days leading up to its eventual release; but would you be just as interested in a novelized version of After E...

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    Preview 'Talking With The Taxman About Poetry' (Musician Helps Writer Get His Mojo Back)

    Written & Directed by lamont pierré for Freedom Writer Pictures, the film is titled Talking With The Taxman About Poetry, and its synopsis reads:

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    'Miss Bala' Director Gerardo Naranjo Lines Up Political Thriller 'A Man Must Die'

    While Gerardo Naranjo was known on the arthouse scene mostly for his 2008 effort "Voy a explotar," it was last year's "Miss Bala" that brought him to worldwide attention. His breathless thriller, set among the drug war in Mexico, showed a director with a kinetic flair for act...

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    Ken Jeong Gets Expanded Role In 'The Hangover Part 3,' But Will It Make For A Better Finale?

    After the post-"Old School" stumbles ("School For Scoundrels" being the most egregious), it was nice to see Todd Phillips land back on his feet in a big way with "The Hangover" and to a lesser degree, the caustic but still enjoyable "Due Date." "The Hango...

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    15 of 27 Sundance Institute Grants Go To Women

    The Sundance Institute recently announced their 27 recipients for development, production and audience engagement grants. Of the 27 grant recipients, 15 of the projects are led by women or include women on their teams.

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