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Dwayne Johnson Producing 1980s-Set Fictional Wrestling Drama Series For NBC

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 23, 2011 10:37 AM
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Dwayne Johnson has teamed up with uber-producer Jerry Bruckheimer for a fictional TV drama series set in the world of pro wrestling in the so-called “the golden age of wrestling,” aka the 1980s, for NBC.
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Watch Trailer For Aki Kaurismäki's Illegal Immigration Dramedy "Le Havre"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 23, 2011 9:47 AM
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Here's the trailer for Aki Kaurismäki's Le Havre, a film we've been following since its Cannes 2011 debut, which centers on a shoeshiner who tries to help an African immigrant child in the French port city of Le Havre (hence the title).

Alrick Brown's "Kinyarwanda" To Screen At 2011 Chicago International Film Festival

  • By Sergio
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  • August 23, 2011 9:43 AM
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Writer and director Alrick Brown's film Kinyarwanda, which made its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January, was announced as one of the first selections to be presented at this year's 47th annual Chicago International Film Festival, which runs from Oct 6-20th.

Jamie Foxx Is Bringing Back "Showtime At The Apollo" For BET

  • By Sergio
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  • August 23, 2011 9:39 AM
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As they say everything old is new again (or is it everything new is old again), but whatever the correct phrase is, Showtime at the Apollo is making a comeback.
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Survey: Al Sharpton On Our Screens Daily?

  • By Jasmin
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  • August 23, 2011 9:00 AM
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By now you may have heard the news that civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton, a frequent guest on MSNBC, has indeed gotten his own show.

Milwaukee Film Festival Pays Tribute to Team Behind "Hoop Dreams" and "The Interrupters"

  • By Jasmin
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  • August 23, 2011 7:00 AM
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The 2011 Milwaukee Film Festival will include a tribute to Kartemquin Films, a Chicago-based non-profit documentary group. Kartemquin celebrates 45 years of pursuing social justice through films like The Interrupters, the recent festival sensation examining violence in Chicago.

Watch Now: Trailer for "Dear Daddy" Documentary About Fatherless Young Women

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • August 23, 2011 6:51 AM
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Thanks to S&A regular reader CareyCarey for bringing this to my attention. The feature-length documentary Dear Daddy by Janks Morton is currently raising funds through THIS Indiegogo campaign. The film has raised $8,227 of the $6,000 goal with 24 days left.

Watch Now: Trailer for "The Lower 9" New Orleans Documentary

  • By Jasmin
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  • August 23, 2011 5:50 AM
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From director Matthew Hashiguchi comes a new documentary New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward community, as told through the memories of its longtime residents.

Kickstarter Campaign: "Pariah" Producer Nekisa Cooper's "Five Nights in Maine"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • August 23, 2011 5:43 AM
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Nekisa Cooper's critically acclaimed Pariah will be released in theaters this fall and will also screen at the Toronto Film Festival next month. However, Cooper has another project she's currently concentrating on along with cinematographer Bradford Young (Mississippi Damned, Restless City, Pariah, Middle of Nowhere) called Five Nights in Maine.

Photos from the Set of "Dreams Of A Life" - The Mysterious Life & Death of Joyce Vincent

  • By Jasmin
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  • August 23, 2011 4:34 AM
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When Tambay originally posted on this film back in May, relatively little was known about the production or the woman on which it is based. We recently came across still photos from the production, courtesy of production designer Chris Richmond.

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