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    BET Founder Robert L. Johnson to Buy Image Entertainment and Acorn Media to Form RLJ Entertainment

    Black Entertainment Television founder Robert L. Johnson, chairman of RLJ Companies, has agreed to acquire home video distributor Image Entertainment and Brit DVD/streaming company Acorn Media Group. The new company will be called RLJ Entertainment, Inc; Johnson will serve as its Executive Chairman.

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    First Look At Christoph Waltz As Dr. King Schultz On The Set Of 'Django Unchained'

    Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later. With filming underway on Quentin Tarantino's slavery/spaghetti wester/vengeance tale "Django Unchained" the production has been keeping everything surrounding the film tightly under wraps, with little leaking out. Until now.

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    Greta Gerwig Talks Working With Whit Stillman On 'Damsels In Distress' & Who's Left On Her Director Wishlist

    Greta Gerwig keeps getting to mark names off of her director checklist. And it’s a pretty good list. There’s the Duplass Brothers, Noah Baumbach and, most recently, Whit Stillman and Woody Allen. To the surprise of some fans, Gerwig also recently branched out into larger budget studio fare with “No ...

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    Watch: 3 Brief Clips From 'The Amazing Spider-Man'

    So, how to do you show off your big screen reboot of a beloved comic book hero coming back to the multiplex in a new sexy 3D movie? With smartphone ready clips, it seems.

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    Principal Photography Done On Nefertite Nguvu's Feature Debut "In The Morning" + Check Out Some Stills

    Morning Family! It gives us great pleasure to announce that it is a WRAP on shooting In The Morning!!! Thank you ALL for your support + kicking it with us throughout our entire journey. However, our time together does not end here. We will soon go into post production as well as ...

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    Media Watch: No Cameron 'Prometheus' In Sight; Deadline Falls for April Fool's Prank

    Beware of April Fool's announcements. (I loved FoxLA's story about drought-ridden California farmers planting marshmallow trees, below.) While plans to make an Ashton Kutcher/Steve Jobs project appear to be in earnest, Deadline's Mike Fleming did fall for a report that James Cameron wants to direct ...

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    Peter Farrelly Says 'Dumb & Dumber 2' Will Shoot In September; 'Movie 43' Pushed To January 25, 2013

    In the works for a while now, and most recently kicking back to life last summer when it was reported that Jim Carrey was eyeballing a sequel to "Dumb & Dumber" as a potential next project, it looks like everything is coalescing for the return of Harry and Lloyd.

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    Author Don Winslow Says 'Frankie Machine' Film Still Moving Forward

    Of the many projects that crossed the desk of Martin Scorsese over the years, "Frankie Machine" was one of the most promising. Based on the novel by Don Winslow, the book was optioned way back in the early 2000s and was initially eyed as a long awaited reunion between the director and his ...

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    Guns, Tattoos & Blades: Poster For Oliver Stone's 'Savages' With Blake Lively, Benicio Del Toro, John Travolta & More

    Recently moved to a release date right in the middle of summer, just a few days after "The Amazing Spider-Man," Universal has high hopes that Oliver Stone's "Savages" will be a pulpy multiplex diversion. And the first poster has dropped giving us a much better look at the arr...

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    Oscilloscope To Release LCD Soundsystem Doc 'Shut Up and Play The Hits'

    Oscilloscope Laboratories has announced that had acquired North American rights to Dylan Southern and Will Lovelace's LCD Soundsystem doc "Shut Up and Play The Hits."

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