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Watch 6-Minute Viral Sci-Fi Short Film That Has Hollywood Abuzz Over Feature Film Potential

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 16, 2012 10:24 AM
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It's not the surest path to get Hollywood studio attention, but, in recent years, several filmmakers have made short films that went viral (some we featured), and got Hollywood's attention. A few of those shorts have gone on to become feature length films.

Harold Perrineau Joins Arnold Schwarzenegger In David Ayer's Thriller 'Ten'

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  • October 16, 2012 9:44 AM
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Harold Perrineau has joined the cast of David Ayer's action/thriller Ten, which already stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington, Mireille Enos and Olivia Williams.

Jamie Foxx Will Direct A Short Film Based On 10 Of These Winning Photos (Is Yours One Of Them?)

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  • October 15, 2012 6:54 PM
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It was first announced last month that Canon U.S.A., Inc. had aligned with 5 selected directors who will direct short films under the watchful eye of Ron Howard.
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Mike Epps Will Play Richard Pryor In Nina Simone Project Starring Zoe Saldana

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  • October 15, 2012 5:06 PM
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Mike Epps has joined the cast of director Cynthia Mort's Nina Simone project, which will star Zoe Saldana as Simone and David Oyelowo as her Paris-based manager Clifton Henderson.
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Mo Ibrahim Prize For Achievement Fails To Award Winner For 3rd Time In 6 Years

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  • October 15, 2012 4:23 PM
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Not necessarily film related, but still worth knowing; and I did make a connection to cinema at the end of the post.

Kid Cudi Breaking In Feature Film Acting w/ Another New Role In Rom-Com 'Two Night Stand'

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  • October 15, 2012 3:42 PM
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Scott Mescudi, known to most of the world as rapper, singer-songwriter, producer Kid Cudi, has added yet another new role to his fledgling acting resume, joining the cast of the rom-com Two Night Stand, which stars Analeigh Tipton and Miles Teller.
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Preview 'Out In The Night' (4 Black Women Defend Themselves Against Attack, Branded Criminals)

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  • October 15, 2012 3:24 PM
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One of 10 projects to receive completion funds this year from The Women In Film Foundation's Film Finishing Fund (WIFF FFF), which supports films by, for or about women by providing cash grants of up to $15,000 and in-kind services.

Preview 'Melvin & Jean: An American Story' (Couple Hijacks Plane To Escape Racial Oppression)

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  • October 15, 2012 2:42 PM
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Looking over this year's Doc NY festival, quite a bit I'd like to see, when the festival opens its doors on November 8 (through the 15th), here in NYC.

The Black List Launches Paid Service For All Screenwriters (Amateur Or Professional)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 15, 2012 2:14 PM
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For the uninitiated... started in 2004, The Black List is an annual list of Hollywood's highest profile unproduced screenplays. Essentially, the most liked scripts each year that, for whatever reason, haven't yet been produced, compiled from the suggestions of over 300 film executives, each of whom contribute the names of up to ten of their favorite unproduced scripts.

Danny Glover, John Legend, Russell Simmons Exec Produced Acclaimed Doc 'The House I Live In'

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  • October 15, 2012 11:18 AM
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From acclaimed director Eugene Jarecki, and executive producers Danny Glover, John Legend and Russell Simmons come the riveting new documentary, The House I Live In.