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Transmedia Filmmakers, Tribeca Film Festival Wants Your Work In 2013 (Call For Submissions)

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  • August 7, 2012 3:10 PM
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Tribeca has announced key dates and a call for submissions for the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, with the big news being that they are launching a new program that showcases work of "transmedia artists."

New On DVD, Blu-ray - 'Marley' (The Definitive Documentary On The Life Of Bob Marley)

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  • August 7, 2012 2:52 PM
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Magnolia Pictures released Academy Award-winner Kevin Macdonald's Bob Marley documentary Marley, on Friday, April 20th, launching day and date on all VOD and digital platforms - including Facebook.
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Senegalese Mati Diop’s Gothic Tale Set In Contemporary Africa ('Fire Next Time') Gets Funding Boost

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  • August 7, 2012 2:14 PM
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Announced last fall, the Locarno Film Festival's Open Doors co-production mart focused on French-speaking Sub-Saharan Africa this year. The prominent Swiss fest recruited African cinema pros to consult in selecting a dozen participating projects that were to be announced in May. 

Tyler Perry Will Present Acting Challenges To 'ANTM' Contestants; Winner Gets Role In Upcoming Movie

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  • August 7, 2012 1:39 PM
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According to TVGuide.com, Tyler Perry and Alicia Keys will appear on the new season of the CW's America's Next Top Model.

Michael Dorn Launches Kickstarter Campaign To Raise $750K For Rom-Com w/ Anne Marie Johnson

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  • August 7, 2012 12:49 PM
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It was in June that we announced Star Trek: The Next Generation & Deep Space Nine star, Michael Dorn's revelation that he's been pitching a movie centered around the character we all mostly know and love him for, Lt Commander Worf.

Babs Olusanmokun ('Restless City') Co-Stars In Immigrant Dramedy 'Ponies' (Trailer)

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  • August 7, 2012 12:14 PM
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Babs Olusanmokun, who some might remember from Andrew Dosunmu's Restless City (or on TV in popular series like Law & Order: CI, The Unit and others) co-stars in this film adaptation of director Nick Sandow and writer Michael Batistick’s critically acclaimed stage play Ponies, which saw a 2-week theatrical run at New York’s Cinema Village last month.

Bob Johnson, Tracey Edmonds, YouTube Launching ALRIGHT TV Faith-Friendly Channel

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  • August 7, 2012 11:24 AM
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BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 2, 2012 -- Robert L. Johnson, founder and chairman of The RLJ Companies (RLJ), today announced an agreement with YouTube to develop a new faith-friendly channel.

International Poster For 'Alex Cross Promises A "Darker" Tyler Perry

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  • August 7, 2012 11:04 AM
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Just like in the Stateside poster, the suggestion here is that this is less Tyler Perry's Alex Cross, and more of a set up for a collision of equals. 

Universal Revives LA Riots Feature Project With Justin Lin ('Fast Five') Directing

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  • August 7, 2012 10:34 AM
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Justin Lin is an interesting, and certainly unexpected choice for direct a film based on the Los Angeles riots that followed the acquittal of four LAPD officers charged with beating the late Rodney King.
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Acclaimed Brit Crime Thriller "iLL MANORS" On Blu-ray, DVD, VOD In October (Watch Trailer)

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  • August 7, 2012 10:08 AM
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Word of mouth on this one has been strong, since it started stirring up excitement at the Cannes Film Market in May, so I'm definitely curious, and hope it comes my way.

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