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    Another Shirley Bassey Bio-Pic Is In The Works; Filmmakers Looking For "Unknown" To Play Welsh Music Icon; Suggestions?

    Known by most for her musical contributions to the James Bond film legacy, with songs like 'Goldfinger', 'Diamonds Are Forever' and 'Moonraker', Nigerian-Brit Dame Shirley Bassey is considered music royalty not only in her native Wales, but globally.

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    Sundance's Artists Services Initiative Releases Ten New Titles on Netflix

    Sundance Institute's "Artists Services Initiative," which offers Sundance artists a way to self-distribute, announces ten new titles now streaming on Netflix...

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    1st 10 Films Selected For Sundance Institute Artist Services Program Premiere Today on Netflix ("Lord Byron" Included)

    Recall my post from in January announcing a new distribution initiative from Sundance, offering new streaming distribution options for all Sundance-stamped films, giving life to buried works that may otherwise go unseen?

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    Mary Elizabeth Winstead Joins Increasingly Awesome Cast Of 'A.C.O.D.'

    Coming off rave reviews at Sundance for her performance in the alcoholism drama "Smashed," we had hoped that Mary Elizabeth Winstead's career would begin to broaden beyond the genre parts she always seems to get. And while her first booking post-Park City was in the psycholog...

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    10 Sundance Films Now Available to Watch At Home

    You don't have to work for the Sundance Institute to view some of the projects participating in the Institute's Artist Services program. Starting today in the U.S., you can check out 10 of the films (including the acclaimed "Lord Byron," the crazy horror film "The Oregonian," and Aldred P. Sloan Pri...

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    Yvette Nicole Brown To Join Brandon T. Jackson In "Percy Jackson & The Olympians: Sea Of Monsters"

    The original 2010 film, Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief, is said to have grossed $226.5M at the worldwide box office.  Community actress Yvette Nicole Brown will join original star Brandon T. Jackson for the next installment of what's shaping up to be a lucrative fran...

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    Watch: Return To New Zealand In New Video Blog From Peter Jackson For 'The Hobbit'

    Getting tired of winter blahs? Well, Peter Jackson has the remedy, and while it's not exactly the same as being there, his latest videoblog from New Zealand on the set of "The Hobbit" films is a nice mini-vacation.

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    Forest Whitaker Named Co-Chair of JuntoBox Films (Indie Film Studio w/ $2.5 Mill in Financing)

    Actor, writer, director, producer, now add studio chair to his resume...

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    New On DVD - Acclaimed Egyptian Ripped-From-The-Headlines Drama "Scheherazade, Tell Me a Story"

    Courtesy of and exclusively from AfricanDiasporaDVD.com, pick up a copy of the award-winning drama Scheherazade, Tell Me a Story (also known as Ehky ya Scheherazade in Arabic), the "bold and brave" (according to Variety) drama from Egyptian filmmaker Yousry Nasrallah.

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    First Look: Gosling Looks Badass in Refn's 'Only God Forgives'; Weinsteins' Radius Acquires Film for Multi-Platform Release

    The "Drive" bromance of Nicolas Winding Refn and Ryan Gosling continues; they are currently shooting crime thriller "Only God Forgives" in Bangkok, Thailand. The Weinsteins' Radius-TWC has acquired U.S. rights to the film.

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