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    Dani Weinstein Replaces Sarah Greenberg Roberts at The Weinstein Company

    The Weinstein Comapny has moved to replace publicity chief Sarah Greenberg Roberts, who left TWC in May after leaving Lionsgate last year to move to New York. They're bringing back 11-year Weinstein veteran PR exec Dani Weinstein to be president of publicity.

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    'Time and Again' Resurfaces with Lionsgate, Liman After Decades in Development Hell

    Have you ever read Jack Finney's "Time and Again?" It's a classic time travel book from 1970 about an ad exec who enters an apartment in New York's Dakota (where John Lennon lived, also the setting for Roman Polanski's "Rosemary's Baby") and goes back in time to 1882, when the landmark building was ...

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    S&A Filmmaker Challenge Winner Ka'ramuu Kush Signs w/ APA + Hosting Master Class At Howard U

    Congratulations are in order for #3 S&A Filmmaker Challenge winner Ka'ramuu Kush who has officially signed with talent and literary agency APA (Agency for the Performing Arts) - a firm that counts the likes of Viola Davis, Gary Oldman, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, ...

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    Sharlto Copley Says Spike Lee's 'Oldboy' Remake Will Be Just As 'Dark, Gritty' & True To Original

    "They've been very true to the spirit of it. It's dark, it's gritty. They're not sort of softening it, which to me was important. And I'm very excited about that movie. I'm very excited about working with Spike and with Josh... I think it's going to be a film th...

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    Nigerian Director Didi Cheeka Preps 'In Silence And In Tears' (His Salute To Doomed Outcasts)

    This film is my salute to doomed outcasts, people who transgress the limits of their society, risking terrible evil, and confronting their own destruction. The world may ultimately destroy them, but not till they say their say. It’s how I salute them, these doomed outcasts: In silence &he...

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    New 'The Bourne Legacy' Featurette Explains The Film's Ties To The Jason Bourne Saga

    Is your dad still like, "Wait, Jason Bourne isn't dead?" And, "Hold on, someone else is playing Matt Damon?" Or, "Honey, can you turn that down? I'm watching the trailer for this 'Bourne' prequel and I'm trying to figure where Ben Affleck fits into a...

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    Kenyan Director Wanuri Kahiu, South African Producer Steven Markovitz Teaming For 'Jambula Tree'

    The third Durban FilmMart wrapped with a host of monetary awards given to documentary and feature film projects by African filmmakers.

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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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