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    Exclusive: Clip From Tribeca & Berlin Film Festival Award Winner 'Una Noche'

    “Write what you know” is the axiom most first time storytellers follow. But English-born writer/director Lucy Mulloy, who studied at NYU under film studies professor Spike Lee, decided to take on the opposite approach for her feature debut, “Una Noche." “I wasn’t thinking about it being my feature d...

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    Spike Lee Says He'll Set Up A Kickstarter Endowment To Fund Other Projects If His Is Profitable

    Thanks to Dankwa for catching this, because I missed it. But it's something you should be aware of - at the very least, so that you can hold him to it!

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    Casting Watch: Spike Lee's Kickstarter Joint, 'Da Blood of Jesus,' Adds Michael K. Williams UPDATED

    With Spike Lee's blood addiction comedy now successfully funded on Kickstarter (its campaigning ended August 21, with a little over $1.4 million raised), the director has clearly found a preferred method for getting the word out about his films. He recently used the site to announce the casting of b...

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    Watch: Spike Lee Talks Samuel L. Jackson In 'Oldboy,' Plus First Pic Of The Actor's Surprising New Look In The Film

    With Spike Lee's Kickstarter campaign closed and fully funded, we can now turn our attention back to his immediate next effort, the remake of Park Chan-Wook's "Oldboy." And while the verdict is still out as to whether or not an American studio version of the bonkers original can even land in the sam...

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    Spike Lee Adds Films Directed by Women To His Essential Films List

    So last month, when Spike Lee released his list of essential films (HERE) many people were perturbed that, of the 87 films he listed, none were directed by women.

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    Michael K. Williams Joins Cast Of Spike Lee's Mysterious Blood Addiction Joint

    Ladies And Gentlemen, We Have Added A Great Talent To Our Stellar 2 Leads. My Main Man Brooklyn's Finest, Michael K. Williams Has Joined The Cast Of My Newest Hottest Joint.

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    Spike Lee Adds 7 Films By Female Filmmakers To His List Of Essential Movies

    Everyone has got their cinematic blind spots but not everyone recognizes it. Then again not everyone is Spike Lee. The director is coming off his successful Kickstarter campaign for his next film and part of that crowd-funding effort saw the director reach fans and folks new to his work like nothing...

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    Spike Lee Admits He's Wrong, Adds Eight Films By Women to His List of Essential Movies

    It's been an educational month for Spike Lee. He's been schooled in the ways of Kickstarter (to excellent results) and now he's (slightly) adjusted his list of Essential Films to reflect female filmmakers.

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    Celebrity Campaigns Ignite Kickstarter Crowdfunding

    It looks like all of Spike Lee's noisy tub-thumping for his recent successful Kickstarter campaign was not only good for him and his new movie but for the site itself. 47% of his backers had never visited the site before, reports the site's Perry Chen, Yancey Strickler and Charles Adler in a blog p...

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    Spike Lee Reaches His Kickstarter Goal of $1.25 Million UPDATE

    UPDATE: Congratulations to Spike Lee, who today surpassed his Kickstarter campaign goal of $1.25 million for a humorous thriller on humans addicted to blood. Lee's hard work has paid off -- and that's the double truth, Ruth.

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