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    The Big O: When Race is an Issue in the Oscars

    What does a black leading lady have to do to win an Academy Award again? Considering there seems to be a renaissance in black cinema, you would think the timing would be perfect. But you would be wrong.

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    PHOTO GALLERY: Jason Bateman, Scarlett Johannson and More TIFF Stars

    Indiewire has covered the Toronto Film Festival for nearly two decades, but TIFF 2013 was a first for us: We teamed with Movies on Demand and photographer Daniel Bergeron to create original portraits and video interviews from some of the festival's best actors, filmmakers and other luminaries.

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    4 New Pics From Amma Asante's Period Drama 'Belle' (Starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw)

    What a turnaround in attitude towards "black films" for both The Weinstein Company (TWC) and Fox Searchlight in the last 12 months, it seems. You might recall that these were 2 companies that previously questioned the box office appeal of "black films" 3 or 4 years ago, given that those they'd acqui...

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    Fox Searchlight Picks Up British Period Drama 'Belle,' Directed by Amma Asante

    Fox Searchlight has acquired most worldwide rights including North America and the U.K. to the British period drama "Belle," directed by Amma Asante who in 2005 won a BAFTA for her debut film "A Way of Life."

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    Fox Searchlight Pick Up Amma Asante's Period Drama 'Belle' Starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw & Tom Wilkinson

    Though it went mostly underseen in the U.S. , Amma Asante's 2004 film "A Way Of Life" was one of the best debut films by a British director in the last decade. A tough, powerful Wales-set drama with a brace of deeply moving performances, it won Asante the BAFTA Carl Foreman award for best debut by a...

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    Amma Asante's 'Belle' Is 1st British Feature To Be Shot In True-4K, Using Sony's F65 camera

    This will probably appeal most to all you cinematographers and filmmakers, and those who just love to talk filmmaking technicals.

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    On-Set Photo Of Gugu Mbatha-Raw As 'Belle' Filming On The 'Isle of Man'

    It's not the best image, but it'll do for now, as the project begun principal photography exactly a week ago, September 24, on the Isle of Man.

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    Amma Asante's 'Belle' Moving Full Speed Ahead, Adds To Cast, Shooting Start Date Set

    More movement on a project we've been following since last fall...

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    Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Sarah Gadon & Sam Claflin Lead Promising Cast For Amma Asante's Period Drama 'Belle'

    Quentin Tarantino and Steve McQueen dared to tackle race and slavery with their latest projects, "Django Unchained" and "Twelve Years A Slave," and it looks like they've now paved the way for other filmmakers to follow suit. One such example is British helmer Amma Asante...

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