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    Radiant Films Handling Foreign Rights to 'As Cool As I Am,' with Danes, Marsden, Bolger & Mann

    Radiant Films International will handle foreign rights to "As Cool As I Am," starring Claire Danes, James Marsden, Sarah Bolger, Thomas Mann, Jeremy Sisto, Peter Fonda and TV chef Mario Batali. Currently in post, the film is directed by Max Mayer and adapted by Virginia Korus Spragg from Pete Fromm'...

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    'Mr. SOUL!' Docu (Sam Pollard, Melissa Haizlip, Bradford Young) Closes in on Final Day of Fundraising

    Mr. SOUL!: Ellis Haizlip and the Birth of Black Power TV, the feature length documentary profiling one of the most controversial, successful, and socially significant TV shows in US history, is closing in on its final day of fundraising towards its $75,000 goal.

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    Film Movement Cuts Deal With Tugg to Make 'Hitler's Children,' 'Prairie Love' & 13 More Available Theatrical on Demand

    Film Movement is the latest specialty distributor to cut a deal with theatrical-on-demand web platform Tugg to make some of its catalog available for screenings in local theaters at audiences’ request.

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    'The Central Park Five' Will Open In NYC On 11/23, Followed By LA On 11/30

    Announced in August, Sundance Selects acquired USA theatrical rights to documentary master Ken Burns' The Central Park Five, which Burns co-directed with his daughter Sarah Burns, and his son-in-law David McMahon.

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    First Look At Claire Danes In 'As Cool As I Am'

    Here's how indie movies sneak up on you. This was announced way back in the spring of 2011, before "Homeland" became a big hit, and thus when we saw a new movie with Claire Danes, we sorta just shrugged our shoulders and moved on. But the actress is back in a big way thanks to the hit ...

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    James Cameron Lines Up Potential Post-'Avatar' Directing Vehicle 'The Informationist' Centering on Strong Female Protagonist

    James Cameron and his Lightstorm Entertainment producing partner Jon Landau have nabbed rights to Taylor Stevens' 2011 novel "The Informationist." Cameron is considering directing the film for 20th Century Fox, but not until after his two "Avatar" sequels which will be shot concurrently.

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    Morris Chestnut, Christina Milian, Lauren London, Tia Mowry Confirmed For 'Baggage Claim'

    It was a month ago when Shadow and Act reported that Morris Chestnut, Lauren London, and Tia Mowry were all in contention for parts in playwright/director David E. Talbert's rom-com, Baggage Claim, for Fox Searchlight, based on his best-sell...

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    James Cameron Decides He Will Make Movies Besides 'Avatar' Sequels, Signs Up To Direct 'The Informationist'

    "I’ve divided my time over the last 16 years over deep ocean exploration and filmmaking. I’ve made two movies in 16 years, and I’ve done eight expeditions. Last year I basically completely disbanded my production company’s development arm. So I’m not interested in ...

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    Untold Stories From Africa & The Diaspora Fall Film Series At Maysles Cinema NYC

    African Film Festival, Inc., Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) and Doc Watchers present Untold Stories from Africa and the Diaspora Fall Film Series at Maysles Cinema in NYC.

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    Jeremy Renner Replaces Steve Carell In Al Pacino Comedy 'Imagine,' Julianne Moore Also On Board

    In the works for nearly two years when Steve Carell first signed on, the rocker dramedy "Imagine" has been moving along very slowly, in fact, not much at all. Last year, Al Pacino signed on followed by more silence, but now with the American Film Market coming up and a spring shoot in the ...

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