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    Producers Of 'Soul Food,' 'Barber Shop' Acquire Film Rights To ‘How-To’ Guide On Dating Across Race And Creed

    Surely to stir up lots of conversation before a single frame is even shot... George Tillman Jr's State Street Pictures has picked up feature film rights to a book titled Swirling: How to Date, Mate and Relate, Mixing Race, Culture and Creed, co-authored by pop culture blogger Christelyn ...

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    Spike Jonze & Sofia Coppola's Cinematographer Lance Acord Making Directorial Debut 'Racing Dreams'

    With a resume that boasts "Buffalo 66," "Being John Malkovich," "Adaptation," "Where The Wild Things Are," "Marie Antoinette" and "Lost In Translation," it's safe to say that cinematographer Lance Acord has been hanging out with the rig...

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    Brit Aml Ameen Joins Cast Of Lee Daniels' 'The Butler' - Playing A Younger Forest Whitaker

    Brit Aml Ameen has joined the cast of Lee Daniels' The Butler, playing the younger version of the title character, played by Forest Whitaker.

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    James Marsden Replaces Matthew McConaughey As JFK In Lee Daniels' 'The Butler'

    The list of actors who have portrayed John F. Kennedy on the big and small screen over the years is eclectic to say the least. Folks as varied as Greg Kinnear, Martin Donovan, Bruce Greenwood, William Petersen and even Bruce Campbell have taken on the former president's accent and enunciation to...

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    Indiewire Announces Eight College-Age Film Critics Selected to Participate in the Locarno Film Festival's Critics Academy

    Earlier this year, Indiewire announced a partnership with the Locarno Film Festival, the Swiss Association of Film Journalists and the Film Society of Lincoln Center to run a workshop for aspiring film critics. Now, we're even more delighted to announce their names.

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    FREE Screening Of Doc 'Bury The Hatchet' (Descendants Of Runaway Slaves Now Mardi Gras Indian Chiefs)

    Intriguing 90-minute documentary titled Bury the Hatchet; a portrait of three Mardi Gras Indian "Big Chiefs" -  New Orleans men who are the descendants of runaway slaves, taken in by the Native Americans of the Louisiana bayous.

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    Watch: Amusing Trailer For 'Bachelorette' Starring Kirsten Dunst, Lizzy Caplan, Isla Fisher & Rebel Wilson

    There's no doubt the "Bridesmaids" comparisons will be thrown around for this one, and certainly the success of that film likely helped this one get in front of cameras last summer, but there are some slight variations in "Bachelorette." While in Paul Feig's film the bach...

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    Award-Winning Drama 'Falling Overnight' By Conrad Jackson Gets Theatrical Run Playdates

    A film I profiled about a year ago (Falling Overnight directed by Conrad Jackson - photo above - his feature film debut), is on its way to theaters, starting next week Friday, the 27th of July, at Cinema Village in NYC, and then August 3 at Downtown Independent in Los Angeles, an...

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    Kevin Costner Races To 'McFarland' For 'Whale Rider' Director Niki Caro

    There are many threads in the career of Kevin Costner -- westerns for example -- but one genre the actor seems to enjoy is the sports movie. From baseball ("Bull Durham," "Field Of Dreams," "For Love Of The Game") to golf ("Tin Cup") to boxing ("Play It T...

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    13 Women Included in Filmmaker Magazine's 25 New Faces of Independent Film

    Yesterday, Filmmaker Magazine released its “25 New Faces of Independent Film,” showcasing new and emerging talent in independent film. Within the 25 selections, 37 individuals are recognized -- 8 collaborative teams -- and 13 of the 37 individuals are women.

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