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    'Belle' Coming to Blu-Ray/DVD In August

    Director Amma Asante's drama Belle is coming out on blu-ray/DVD in August.

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    The Movies That Changed My Life: Amma Asante, Director Of 'Belle'

    The quiet little indie sleeper of the summer has been “Belle,” the British costume drama ignored by most of the movie blog world, but which has proven to be a real word-of-mouth hit: at present, it’s taken more than $7 million, making it the third biggest indie of the year (behind “Chef” and ‘The Gr...

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    Guest Post: What We Can Learn About Women in Hollywood from Amma Asante's Belle

    "Belle" provides a perfect template for women directors to follow in the ongoing battle for equality.

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    Understanding Screenwriting Credit and WGA Arbitration in 'Belle' and '12 Years A Slave'

    While it’s very common in independent, lower-budget film for a director to be the writer of a film, the industry-wide process of receiving screenwriting credit on a script involves an extensive set of rules governed by the Writers Guild of America.

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    With 'Belle' Expanding To 9 Cities This Weekend (We Have The List), Watch 4 New Clips From The Film

    With 'Belle' Expanding To 9 Cities This Weekend (We Have The List), Watch 4 New Clips From The Film

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    A Survey Of Recent Films Directed By Black Women, Released By Hollywood Studios After 'Belle's' Strong Opening

    Belle came out strong this past weekend, grossing over $104K playing on only four screens in LA and New York City, for a per screen average of $26,123. These are solid numbers considering it’s limited release by Fox Searchlight, and should bode well for its expansion into theaters across the country...

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    Cities, States & Specific Theaters In Which 'Belle' Opens This Weekend (As Wells As In Successive Weeks)

    Cities, States & Specific Theaters In Which 'Belle' Opens This Weekend (As Wells As In Successive Weeks)

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    Belle Director Amma Asante on Challenging Stereotypes About Black Directors

    Part Two of our interview: "I wanted to create my version of an English rose. I really wanted to communicate to the audience: there are many types of English roses, and let me offer you another one for your consideration."

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    Interview: 'Belle' Director Amma Asante On Her Charged & Groundbreaking Period Drama

    A good candidate for the unexpected sleeper indie crossover of the summer looks to be Fox Searchlight's "Belle," which hits theaters this week. The film tells the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, born in the West Indies in 1761 to an aristocrat, Admiral Sir John Lindsay, and an African slave. She...

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    Belle Director Amma Asante Explains Why She Wanted Tell a Jane Austen Story With a Black Protagonist

    There's nothing quite like "Belle" on the contemporary film scene -- a luxurious period piece and a sweet, gentle romance that wears its keenly insightful politics on its silk sleeves. In the first of two interviews, Director Amma Asante discusses gender, love, and the origins of the film.

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