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    MIchael R. Barnard's Take on Obama's Crowdfunding Act

    President Obama signed the JOBS ACT; its Equity Crowdfunding may rebuild indie film biz. Called the ‘‘Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act,’’ the goal is to increase American job creation and economic growth by improving access to the public capital markets for emerging growth companies. It will mak...

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    Hank From 'Breaking Bad' Joins Ridley Scott's 'The Counselor'

    While Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul have deservedly earned the lions share of accolades for AMC's fierce "Breaking Bad," the supporting players haven't gotten as much shine, despite being just as solid. And one of those rock solid folks has been Dean Norris aka Hank, Walter White&#...

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    Vince Vaughn Wants To Be 'The Risk Agent'

    Vince Vaughn is really eager to switch up his usual smart mouthed comedy thing for something with a bit more grit. Just last week it was revealed he had lined up "Gunslingers," an action adventure flick from "Braveheart" writer Randall Wallace. And earlier this year, he was linke...

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    There Were Probably Better Days To Announce This: Alex Pettyfer Will Play Kristen Stewart's Boyfriend In 'Cali'

    This was either the best or worst day to run this news depending on how you look at it, but either way, Kristen Stewart probably wishes it were tomorrow already. With tabloids catching her in the act of canoodling with her "Snow White and the Huntsman" director Rupert Sanders, the actress and helmer...

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    Mary Elizabeth Winstead & Topher Grace Star In Drake Doremus-Directed Campaign For Intel & Toshiba 'The Beauty Inside'

    Drake Doremus seems to like being busy. The director of last year's Sundance sensation "Like Crazy" (which we think deserved to do better than it did), has not only wrapped on his next film (more on that in a moment), but he's also behind the camera for a campaign for Intel and Toshiba that has a co...

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    8th Montreal International Black Film Festival - September 20 to 30

    Last year's lineup was varied and strong, and I'm looking forward to seeing what this year's lineup looks like.

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    'Through A Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People' Funding Deadline Imminent!

    A week ago when I first profiled this project, it had raised just over $34,000 of its $100,000 goal.

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    Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman & Ruth Wilson Join 'Saving Mr. Banks' With Tom Hanks & Emma Thompson

    Already pretty much guaranteed to be a major contender in next year's Oscar race along with "August: Osage County" with Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts, "Saving Mr. Banks" continues to add to its cast with a trio of actors joining Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson and Colin Farrell.

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    Tarantino Officially Wraps 'Django Unchained,' Hits the Editing Room

    Producer Stacey Sher announced on her Facebook page that finally, Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained," has wrapped after some 130 shooting days. Here's what Sher wrote: Well, we did it! At 1:23 AM, we wrapped up the extraordinary journey that has been the filming of Django Unchained.

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    Jon Favreau Conferring With Pixar's Brain Trust On The Developing 'Magic Kingdom'

    Jon Favreau was making the press rounds for his new J.J. Abrams-produced world-without-electricity television series "Revolution," but Crave Online, wisely acknowledging that talking about "Revolution" is kinda boring, instead quizzed the "Iron Man" director about his plans for "Magic Kingdom," the ...

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