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John Bailey to Receive Camerimage Lifetime Achievement Award

Cinematographer John Bailey will receive a lifetime achievement award at the 27th Camerimage cinematography festival, which runs Nov. 9-16 in Torun, Poland.

Bailey, who recently completed his term as president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, has an extensive list of credits that includes Boulevard Nights, directed by Michael Pressman; American Gigolo for Paul Schrader; Ordinary People helmed by Robert Redford; and Honky Tonk Freeway for John Schlesinger.

For Lawrence Kasdan, he lensed The Big Chill, Silverado and The Accidental Tourist. For Michael Apted, Bailey shot Continental DivideExtreme Measures and Always Outnumbered. His credits also include The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Big ...
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Prodigy Singer Keith Flint Took Drugs Before Apparent Suicide

Prodigy Singer Keith Flint Took Drugs Before Apparent Suicide
Keith Flint, the late lead singer of the British electronic group Prodigy, had unspecified amounts of cocaine, alcohol and codeine in his system when he died in March

Though the new report confirms Flint died by hanging — as reported in an earlier inquest released one week after his death — the Senior Coroner for Essex, Caroline Beasley-Murray, officially recorded an open conclusion, saying that there was not enough evidence to rule that Flint killed himself, the BBC reports.

“We will never quite know what was going on in his mind on that date,
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Death of Prodigy’s Keith Flint Ruled Suicide

The death of Prodigy singer Keith Flint has been ruled a suicide as a result of hanging, the BBC reports.

A coroner revealed the cause of death to an inquest in Essex, England Monday. A toxicology report is still in the works and a full hearing is scheduled to take place July 23rd. The coroner also confirmed an earlier police statement that Flint’s death is not being considered suspicious.

Flint died March 4th at his home in Essex, England at the age of 49. While a cause of death was not immediately revealed,
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Fishburne Is Fortlow In HBO's "Mistake"

Cinema Gypsy Prods and Fox Television Studios are developing "The Right Mistake," a drama series for HBO based on the series of novels by Walter Mosley.

Laurence Fishburne is attached to star as Mosley's famed Socrates Fortlow character, an ex-convict battling his own inner demons after serving 27 years in prison.

Mosley and Patrick Charles are co-writing the series adaptation. Fishburne actually played the role before for the network, starring as Fortlow in the Michael Apted-directed 1998 HBO telemovie "Always Outnumbered".

Mosley, Helen Sugland, Tom Russo and Diane Houslin are set to produce.

Source: Variety
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Laurence Fishburne Will Revive Walter Mosley's Socrates Fortlow For An HBO Drama Series

Finally, one of a handful of new Walter Mosley novel adaptations we've been following in recent years is finally heading to the screen - the small screen. Although an "in development" announcement doesn't guarantee that a project will make it through production. Laurence Fishburne will revive Socrates Fortlow for HBO, as a TV series centered around the Mosley character, featured in the 1998 feature film adaption of his novel, Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned, which also aired on HBO. To be titled The Right Mistake, the drama series will star Fishburne, who will also produce, and will continue to follow the travels of Fortlow (who Fishburne also played in the 1998 film), an...
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'Hannibal's' Laurence Fishburne heads to HBO for Walter Mosley drama series

Laurence Fishburne and novelist Walter Mosley are teaming up for a drama series project at HBO based on Mosley's character Socrates Fortlow.

The series, "The Right Mistake," takes its title from Mosley's last collection of Fortlow stories but will also draw on the other two books featuring the character, "Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned" and "Walkin' the Dog." Fishburne will star and executive produce through his company, Cinema Gypsy, Deadline reports.

Fishburne, Mosley and HBO have worked together once before on a movie adaptation of "Always Outnumbered" that debuted in 1998. Mosley wrote the script for that and will co-write the pilot for "The Right Mistake" with Patrick Charles.

Socrates Fortlow is an ex-convict who moves to Los Angeles after serving 27 years in prison. He tries to stay on the right side of the law while working to fix problems and help people in his South L.A. neighborhood.

Fishburne also plays Jack Crawford on NBC's "Hannibal,
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TVLine Items: Arrow Targets Spartacus Alumna, Laurence Fishburne Lands HBO Drama and More!

TVLine Items: Arrow Targets Spartacus Alumna, Laurence Fishburne Lands HBO Drama and More!
A Spartacus star is relocating to Starling City.

Arrow has cast Katrina Law as Ra’s al Ghul’s daughter Nyssa al Ghul, TVGuide.com reports.

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Nyssa is described as a powerful member of the League of Assassins who is seeking out Caity Lotz’s Canary.

Law, whose other TV credits include CSI: Miami and Legend of the Seeker, makes her debut in Season 2′s 13th episode.

Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…

• HBO is developing The Right Mistake, a new drama based on the series of novels by Walter Mosley,
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Laurence Fishburne To Produce & Star In HBO Drama Based On Walter Mosley’s Socrates Fortlow Novels

Exclusive: Fifteen years after Laurence Fishburne starred as Walter Mosley‘s Socrates Fortlow in the HBO movie Always Outnumbered written by Mosley and directed by Michael Apted, the actor-producer is revisiting the character for HBO, this time on the series side. The pay cable network is developing The Right Mistake, a drama series from Fishburne’s Cinema Gypsy Prods and Fox Television Studios. It is based on the series of novels by Mosley featuring Fortlow: an ex-convict who seeks redemption — while battling inner demons and external forces — after serving 27 years in prison. The books include Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned, Walkin’ The Dog and The Right Mistake. Mosley and Patrick Charles are co-writing the series adaptation, with Fishburne attached to star. He is executive producing with Cinema Gypsy’s Helen Sugland and Tom Russo as well as Mosley and his partner, Diane Houslin. Charles is co-executive producing. The Right Mistake stems
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Identifying Trends In Novels About Black People Made Into Films

Late last week, after I saw For Colored Girls, I got into a conversation with Ms Cynthia (who works behind-the-scenes here at Shadow And Act) about the kinds of books written by black authors, that tell stories primarily about black people, that have been optioned and made (or will soon be made) into films.

We all know by now that Hollywood loves to adapt novels (amongst other kinds of original sources), and during our conversation I realized that there might indeed be a pattern or two worth noting, when one looks at the “black novels” that have been given big screen treatment.

One common complaint I’ve heard about the For Colored Girls adaptation is that the material is a yet another woman-centered black pathology tale, and a lot of you aren’t interested in that kind of narrative anymore, and understandably so. I think a lot of us feel the same way.
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The Prodigy score fifth No.1 album

Veteran dance act The Prodigy have notched up their fifth number one album. Invaders Must Die, the group's first studio set since 2004, sold nearly 100,000 copies last week to debut atop the UK albums chart. The rave trio - Keith Flint, Liam Howlett and Maxim Reality - also reached the top with 1994's Music for the Jilted Generation, 1997's The Fat of the Land, 2004's Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned and 2005's Their Law: The Singles 1990-2005. Last week's number one album, Only By The Night by Kings of Leon, slips to two, while Lily Allen falls to three with It's Not Me, It's You. Meanwhile, Take That's The Circus album returns (more)
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Prodigy set March date for fifth LP

The Prodigy have announced the release date for their fifth studio album Invaders Must Die. The follow-up to 2004's Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned will be released on March 2 through their own label Take Me To The Hospital. The band have described their new LP as "40 minutes of having your head battered by future nostalgia, serotonin levels twisted by feel-good horrorcore and your synapses snapped by whiplash attitude". They added: "It's the sound of The Prodigy mixing (more)
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