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    Shola Lynch's Angela Davis Feature Doc Will Premiere At Toronto International Film Fest

    Always a highlight on the film festival circuit - one of the world's most prestigious, and its director is a black man!

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    'Cloud Atlas' To Make Its World Premiere At Toronto International Film Festival

    The epic sci-fi film Cloud Atlas from The Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer, will makes its world premiere in September at the Toronto International Film Festival, before its U.S. premiere on October 26th.

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    Watch: Martin Scorsese Whips Out His iPhone For A New Siri Ad

    Well, we've already seen Zooey Deschanel, Samuel L. Jackson and John Malkovich use iPhone's Siri to help with a rainy day, cook a meal and investigate the meaning of life, and now, another famous face will find some help from a disembodied voice.

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    Christopher Nolan Says Next Batman Director Should Stay True "To What They Believe In" & Not Worry What Others Want

    Such is the times we live in that only four days after "The Dark Knight Rises" opened and broke box office records, we're already wondering about where the franchise goes next. And it's not entirely an absurd notion. This summer, Sony is having a solid success with "The Amazin...

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    Denzel Washington Is Sony's Choice To Star In Adaptation Of 80s Crime Series 'The Equalizer'

    First announced over a year ago, when Russell Crowe was said to be attached to star, Sony Pictures' big screen adaptation of the the late 80s CBS vigilante crime-solving series, The Equalizer, is apparently still very much on the studios' slate, with Denzel Washington now as the ma...

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    Elmo Puppeteer Kevin Clash Making Big Screen Producer Debut

    It should no longer be a surprise to you all that the puppeteer behind the popular puppet Elmo is a black man name Kevin Clash.

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    Jeremy Renner Eyes Playing Julian Assange For DreamWorks WikiLeaks Film, Bill Condon May Direct

    Remember when Julian Assange was a hot news item? While the media has moved on from the escapades of the WikiLeaks founder (who is now fighting deportation to Sweden to face alleged sexual assault charges), one of the many projects in the works about him has drawn some high profile names.

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    Edgar Wright To Direct Sci-Fi 'Collider'

    It's hard to believe, but it's been two years since Edgar Wright rocked Comic-Con with "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World," and while we've patiently awaited his next effort, it's not long he's been sitting around twiddling his thumbs. Not only did Wright embark on a lengthy,...

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    Obit: Screenwriter Frank Pierson Fought Against the Impoverishment of Film Language

    Frank Pierson, who won an Academy Award for his screenplay of “Dog Day Afternoon” in 1975, was nominated for two other Oscars, and then turned himself into an Emmy-winning director, died Monday in Los Angeles at the age of 87 after a short illness.

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    'Mad Men' Creator Matthew Weiner 'Lucky' to Have Worked With the Late Frank Pierson in WGAW Statement About His Passing

    Award-winning writer-director and former Writers Guild of America, West President Frank Pierson, who received both an Academy Award and Writers Guild Award for his Dog Day Afternoon screenplay, died on Sunday, July 22, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles of natural causes. He was 87.

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