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    Sean Penn to Receive Peace Summit Award

    The 12th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates will present Sean Penn with their annual Peace Summit Award this April.

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    Tribeca Film Acquires North American Rights To "Booker's Place: A Mississippi Story" For VOD/Theatrical Release

    The story goes... While filming a documentary on racism in Mississippi in 1965, Frank De Felitta forever changed the life of an African American waiter and his family. More than 40 years later, Frank's son Raymond (director of City Island) returns to the site of his father's film to exa...

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    Sean Penn to Receive Peace Summit Award for Work In Haiti, Thrilled to Represent it to Youth & Women of The World

    When twenty Nobel Peace Laureates meet in Chicago for their twelfth World Summit, they will award Sean Penn with the annual Peace Summit Award in recognition of his work as founder and CEO of the J/P Haitian Relief Organization, which aids the victims of the 2010 earthquake, as well as for his ongoi...

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    '6 Month Rule' Gets Picked Up for Theatrical and Digital

    Film Buff has picked up worldwide digital distribution rights to the romantic dramedy, "6 Month Rule,' from writer/director Blayne Weaver ("Weather Girl"). The film will also have a theatrical run through distributor Abramorama, starting June 1 in New York and June 8 in Los Angeles.

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    Kenneth Branagh to Receive San Francisco Fest's Founder's Directing Award

    Kenneth Branagh, who was recently nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Sir Laurence Olivier in "My Week with Marilyn" and directed Marvel's "Thor," will be honored with the San Francisco International Film Festival's Founder's Directing Award...

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    Tribeca Film Acquires 'Booker's Place'; Sets 4 Titles For VOD Release During Tribeca Film Fest

    Tribeca Film has acquired North American rights to "City Island" director Raymond de Felitta's "Booker's Place: A Mississippi Story," which they will debut on video-on-demand alongside 3 other titles during the Tribeca Film Festival.

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    Focus Features Africa First Alum Dyana Gaye's Feature Debut ("Des Etoiles") Short-Listed For Cannes L'Atelier

    A project I've been tracking since it first showed up on my radar last fall... a brief catch-up...

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    Acclaimed Doc "Louder Than A Bomb" Gets DVD Release Date (The World's Largest High-School Poetry Slam)

    An acclaimed feature doc we covered quite a bit last year, which went onto a limited stateside theatrical rollout over the summer, an thend a television premiere as an OWN Documentary Club release, will now be released on DVD for the rest of you to see.

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    Halle Berry To Star In Brad Anderson's Call Center Thriller 'The Hive'

    So has Halle Berry been struck with the Oscar curse, or just been making mostly bad choices? Ever since winning for "Monster's Ball" a decade ago, she did the franchise thing in "Die Another Day" and the 'X-Men' trilogy of films and between those, she lined up a strin...

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    SXSW '12 Interview: 'The Raid' Director Gareth Evans Talks Sequel & Going Hollywood; Mike Shinoda & Joseph Trapanese Discuss Scoring The Film

    Few films at this year's SXSW Film Festival have knocked us back in our seat like Gareth Evans' assaultive "The Raid: Redemption." Opening later this month, it's a slickly realized, breathlessly paced actioner about an unlucky SWAT team that invades an apartment building that is more or less exclusi...

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