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    Brazil Celebrates "Black Awareness Day" This Week With Federal Film Screening Series; Recalling "Quilombo"

    In celebration of Brazil's Black Awareness Day ("Dia da Consciência Negra" in Portuguese), which has been celebrated every year, since 1960, on November 20, as the injustices of slavery are reflected on, and contributions by Brazilian of African descent are celebrated... sta...

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    Media Watch: Facebook Adds Apps, Sony vs. Cable TV, ImageCollect Biggest Celebrity Pics Library

    Facebook, two months after premiering new social apps through partnerships with Netflix, Spotify, Yahoo News, and The Washington Post, plans to go ahead and increase its app partnerships in 2012, reports AdAge. More applications will allow Facebook users to share what they read, watch and hear ...

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    Watch: New Trailer For Pixar's 'Brave' Arrives & Delivers A Sprawling Adventure

    It's been a bit of a disappointing 2011 for Pixar fans. The famed animation studio spent the year spinning its wheels both creatively and figuratively "Cars 2," the second straight sequel from the studio built around orginal ideas, with two "Toy Story" shorts making thei...

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    So, That New Indiewire Design. What'd You Think of It?

    You may have noticed: Indiewire launched an all-new design last week. And we'd love to know what you think of it. One of the driving forces in the design was creating a lot more transparency for our content. The site's last significant redesign was in 2008; since then, IW developed a si...

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    "The First Grader" Coming Out On DVD In December

    Because it didn't get a major theatrical release, many people who were interested didn't get a chance to see The First Grader starring Naomie Harris and Oliver Litondo, who plays Kimani N'gan'ga Maruge, a former Mau Mau fighter in his mid-80's who attends school for the first tim...

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    John Singleton Out Of The Running As Helmer For Tupac Biopic

    This long-gestating biopic of rapper Tupac Shakur backed by production shingle Morgan Creek just can't catch a break, can it? After seeing Antoine Fuqua come on board only to leave, return and then seemingly step aside for John Singleton, it looks like negotiations for the latter to officially t...

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    Michael Jackson Biopic Moonwalking Towards the Big Screen

    Hot on the heels of Dr. Conrad Murray's involuntary manslaughter conviction, Variety is reporting that John Branca, the executor of the Michael Jackson estate, has begun shopping around a biopic of the beloved singer. Apparently discussions have begun with Ivan Reitman and Tom Pollock's Mont...

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    Martin Scorsese/HBO To Explore 1970s New York City Music Scene, When Rock, Disco & Hip-Hop Collided

    Initially announced back in October, though we missed it, Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger are teaming up to produce a yet-untitled 1970s rock 'n' roll drama series for HBO.

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