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Writer-Director Ava DuVernay Signs on to Helm Civil Rights Film Selma

11 July 2013 12:52 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Writer-director Ava DuVernay (I Will Follow, Middle of Nowhere) has reportedly signed on to Selma, the film centering on the Civil Rights movement and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s march from Selma to Montgomery.  The first Black woman to win Best Director at Sundance, DuVernay has been scouting filming locations and working on the script with Paul Webb since April of this year.  DuVernay will reunite with Middle of Nowhere's lead, David Oyelowo, who will play King in Selma.  Hit the jump for more. Deadline reports that Selma is now in DuVernay's hands.  The Civil Rights picture was previously eyed by Lee Daniels (The Paperboy), who put it aside to work on his current feature, The Butler.  As a side note, Oyelowo will also star in that picture which centers on long-time White House butler Cecil Gaines (Forest Whitaker). Producers on Selma are hoping to get a jump »

- Dave Trumbore

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Harpo Films Prez Kate Forte Out As Harpo Shifts Attention From Films To Scripted TV

11 February 2013 7:26 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Another long-time executive from Oprah Winfrey’s inner circle is out. After a 18-year stint as president of Harpo Films, Kate Forte was let go today. While the company continues to have a couple of projects in development at HBO where the company has been under a deal since 2008, Harpo Films has little to show for its efforts in the past 5 years as its last projects to reach fruition were the 2007 movie The Great Debaters, one of only two features produced by the unit, and 2007 ABC telefilm Mitch Albom’s For One More Day. Harpo Films is a vestige of old times — it was active in the broadcast movie business, doing six films for ABC between 1997 and 2007. But the demand for long-form projects, especially on the broadcast side, has dried out. And now the Los Angeles-based Harpo Films will de facto fold. As part of a restructuring, its larger sibling production company, »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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