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  • Casting call: Picking stars for Dixon trial movie

    The real-life drama of Mayor Sheila Dixon's criminal trial is still unfolding, but it's not too early to start thinking about the inevitable. Who will star in the movie version of this gripping tale? I haven't come up with a title just yet - "The...
  • Michael Sragow reviews 'Precious' staring Mo'Nique, Mariah Carey

    Michael Sragow reviews 'Precious' staring Mo'Nique, Mariah Carey
  • L.A.'s Ghetto Film School teaches moviemaking to disadvantaged youths

    L.A.'s Ghetto Film School teaches moviemaking to disadvantaged youths
    When it was Ashley Perez's turn to play director, she got straight to the point. "You," she told her actor. "Look sad." "And you. You're going to look dead. Like really, really dead." So began the 14-year-old's first attempt at the art of...
  • Ghetto Film School debuts in L.A., David O. Russell on board of directors

    Ghetto Film School debuts in L.A., David O. Russell on board of directors
    This post has been updated. See below for details. While thousands were welcoming Lord Stanley’s Cup back to Los Angeles on Monday, not far away others were celebrating the arrival of a new city addition. Students, teachers, board members...
  • Lee Daniels' 'Empire,' starring Terrence Howard, headed for Fox

    Lee Daniels' 'Empire,' starring Terrence Howard, headed for Fox
    Hip-hop is coming to Fox. The network has picked up "Empire," an urban-flavored drama from writer-director Lee Daniels ("Precious," "Lee Daniels' The Butler") for its upcoming schedule. The Imagine Television/20th Century Fox Television series is...
  • Fox overhauls prime-time lineup, will cut back on 'American Idol'

    Fox overhauls prime-time lineup, will cut back on 'American Idol'
    Fox Broadcasting is overhauling much of its prime-time lineup after a disappointing season. The network, which endured steep declines in overall viewers and in the coveted 18-to-49-year-old  demographic, said it will premiere 12 new shows next season....
  • Tribeca Film Festival Highlights

    8 p.m.-midnight April 15 New York Filmmaker Party Local filmmakers to kick off the festival before everyone comes to town; City Hall 7:30 p.m. April 16 Opening-Night Gala "Time Is Illmatic" (One9) World premiere doc that explores the roots of one of...
  • Isaiah Washington shows paternal instinct at Pan African Film Festival

    Isaiah Washington shows paternal instinct at Pan African Film Festival
    Former "Grey's Anatomy" star Isaiah Washington, who has three projects in the 22nd annual Pan African Film Festival running through this weekend, says the fatherly thread in his latest projects is no coincidence. The actor portrays a small-town father...
  • Forest Whitaker, Paris Barclay, Cheryl Boone Isaacs Honored by NAACP

    The star of "Lee Daniels' The Butler" will receive the Chairman's Award this year. "Forest Whitaker embodies the moniker of artist-activist," said Roslyn M. Brock, chairman of the NAACP National Board of Directors. "His work in front of and behind the...
  • Cheering in the Oscars pressroom

    Cheering in the Oscars pressroom
    Say you were watching a post-Super Bowl news conference featuring the coach of the team that lost on the final drive. You'd expect someone to ask for his reaction, no? Or say two players from the same team had snubbed each other on national TV....
  • Gabourey Sidibe added to Lee Daniels TV pilot filming in Chicago

    Gabourey Sidibe added to Lee Daniels TV pilot filming in Chicago
    Gabourey Sidibe will join fellow Oscar nominated actors Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson in Lee Daniels' upcoming pilot for Fox, “Empire,” according to the Hollywood Reporter. The series will begin filming in Chicago this month but will be...
  • For independent films, Oscar buzz often means change of fortune

     For independent films, Oscar buzz often means change of fortune
    Awards season is a boisterous clamor for attention, full of prestige picture releases and endless marketing dollars strewn to support them — all with the goal of taking home a few statues early next year. But amid the ado there are exceptions: The...