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Exclusive: A Chat w/ Writer Jason Mott Whose Debut Novel 'The Returned' Was Optioned By Brad Pitt For ABC

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  • January 3, 2013 2:15 PM
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It was less than a month ago, when it was announced that author Jason Mott's debut novel, The Returned, had been optioned by Brad Pitt’s Plan B production company, with the goal being to develop a TV drama series for ABC, based on the "high concept" novel.
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Jamaican Cinema’s 2011 Highest Grossing Film 'Ghett’a Life' On DVD/VOD In North America In 2013

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  • January 3, 2013 1:54 PM
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Jamaica’s highest grossing box office hit Ghett'A Life which enjoyed a 26-screen UK theatrical release in 2012, will be released on DVD and VOD in North America in 2013.

Denzel Washington's 'Flight' Debuts on Blu-ray & DVD February 5, 2013

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  • January 3, 2013 1:25 PM
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Vitals from the press release...

$100 Million Pledged To Produce 8,000 Indie Films - Kickstarter Breaks Down The Numbers

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  • January 3, 2013 1:07 PM
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Preview: 'The Larry Davis Project' (The Life & Death Of A Bronx Rebel)

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  • January 3, 2013 12:48 PM
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The short story, courtesy of the film's website, goes... Larry Davis was a New Yorker who shot six New York City police officers on November 19, 1986, when they raided his sister's Bronx apartment. The police said that the raid was executed in order to question Davis about the killing of four suspected drug dealers. At trial, Davis's defense attorneys claimed that the raid was staged to murder him because of his knowledge of the involvement of corrupt police in the drug business. With the help of family contacts and street friends, he eluded capture for the next 17 days despite a massive manhunt. Davis eventually surrendered to police, and was acquitted of attempted murder charges in the police shootout case, and was acquitted of murder charges in the case involving the slain drug dealers. He was found guilty of weapons possession in the shootout case, acquitted in another murder case and was found guilty in a later murder case and was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.

Joe Brewster, Michèle Stephenson Talk Their Sundance-bound Documentary 'American Promise'

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  • January 3, 2013 12:13 PM
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Here are filmmakers Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson talking about their Sundance Film Festival-bound documentrary American Promise - a 12-year journey that follows their son and his best friend, from kindergarten at a private prep school, all the way through high school graduation.

TV One Announces Changes to 1st Quarter 2013 Primetime Lineup; New Premiere Dates

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  • January 3, 2013 11:53 AM
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Some shifting of dates and times... All the details via press release from TV One, below...

Interview: Bow Wow Talks To S&A About His Military Drama 'Allegiance,' TV Work & Career

  • By Masha Dowell
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  • January 3, 2013 11:40 AM
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Most of us first learned about rapper and television personality Bow Wow through this music career. In our minds, he never really transitioned completely into the film game.
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Samuel L. Jackson Indie Thriller 'Reasonable Doubt' Picked Up By Lionsgate For 2013 Release

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  • January 3, 2013 11:24 AM
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One of the hardest working men in showbiz, Samuel L. Jackson's indie drama Reasonable Doubt, which he stars in alongside Dominic Cooper and Gloria Reuben, has been picked up by Lionsgate (US rights), and will be sold internationally by Voltage Pictures.

'Precious,' 'The Help,' 'Django,' Etc - Candidates For 2013's Most Contentious Black Film...?

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  • January 3, 2013 11:01 AM
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