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    Film Independent Names 30 Filmmakers for 2012 Project Involve; Speakers Include Pariah's Rees & Cooper

    Film Independent has selected 30 filmmakers for Project Involve, their program designed to foster the careers of emerging filmmakers from communities underrepresented within the film industry. The program's guest speakers include producer director Dee Rees and producer Nekisa Cooper (Pariah), S...

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    Eddie Murphy Exits As Oscar Host

    Really Eddie? Really? All because that douche Brett Ratner had to step down thanks to a series of dumb-ass comments? This may be one of the worst career decisions you've made lately; worse than Norbit.

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    Eddie Murphy Bails On Hosting The Oscars

    Well, this is hardly a surprise and we kind of expected as much when Brett Ratner stepped down from producing the Oscars yesterday. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak announced this afternoon Eddie Murphy has withdrawn from hosting the Oscars.

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    Faith-Based Film "Pastor Brown" Starring Salli Richardson Gets Distribution

    We first profiled film Pastor Brown back in 2009 and now, based on an interview actor Rockmond Dunbar recently had with Collider, the faith-based film will receive distribution under Arc Entertainment and will be released next year.

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    Eddie Murphy Is Out As Host of 84th Academy Awards

    Eddie Murphy Is Out As Host of 84th Academy Awards

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    Alexander Payne Says 'Nebraska' Likely To Be Retitled, 'Wilson' Keeps Moving

    With "The Descendants" in the bag, having done its festival tour of duty and likely headed right into some awards season recognition, Alexander Payne -- who hasn't helmed a feature length film since "Sideways" seven years ago -- isn't wasting anymore time and is quickly m...

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    Fox Searchlight Debuts New Shame Website

    Check out the new Fox Searchlight website for Steve McQueen's Shame. The film's score, also featured on the site, is enough to make your heart ache. Not a gentle film, but certainly worth the ride.

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    Sarah Palin Gone from Headlines, But Will Survive on VOD

    Release Dates:         November 8th (Internet VOD/EST), November 11th (Cable VOD) DVD to be released in 2012   Directed by:               Nick Broomfield (Biggie and Tupac, Kurt & Courtney) and Joan Churchill (Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer) Appearances by:       John Bitney (Palin’s former Legislative Director), Howard Bess (Former Alaskan pastor), Colleen Cottle (Former Wasilla Deputy Mayor), Walt Moneghan (Former Police Chief of Anchorage), Mike Wooten (Pal...

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    New On DVD/Blu-ray/VOD This Week - "13," "The Upsetter: The Life and Music of Lee Scratch Perry," "A Good Man"

    All films we've covered on S&A; first 13, a remake of the 2006 French film of the same name - a minimalist, black and white, atmospheric, tense thriller that I enjoyed, the feature film debut for Géla Babluani, the young French filmmaker of the original, who also wrote and directed th...

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    Jay Duplass Talks Moving To The Mainstream At The 2011 Savannah Film Festival

    After four films in six years, directing siblings Mark and Jay Duplass are slowly but steadily inching their way towards the mainstream – and simultaneously making the mainstream come to them. Their first two films, “The Puffy Chair” and “Baghead,” were completely indep...

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