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How Yance Ford’s historic ‘Strong Island’ Oscar nomination is a victory for more than trans filmmakers

On Oscar nominations morning, Yance Ford sat on his couch with his partner, Amanda, watching the telecast. One hundred seventy documentary features had qualified for consideration last year, and Ford’s “Strong Island” had already made it to a pre-nominations shortlist of 15.

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California can't force IMDb to stop publishing actors' ages, judge rules

A federal judge has handed IMDb a victory in its ongoing feud with the state of California and SAG-AFTRA over whether the Amazon-owned website can publish the ages of actors.

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What 'Black Panther' director Ryan Coogler can teach Hollywood about making the industry more inclusive

When Ryan Coogler first signed on to co-write and direct Marvel’s “Black Panther,” the potential for history-making was evident. After all, a black person would be helming a major studio film in the superhero cinematic universe starring a predominantly black cast with a massive budget, a feat that had yet to be achieved.

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'Annihilation' author Jeff VanderMeer prepares for his 'weird fiction' to go Hollywood
How massive is 'Black Panther' at the box office? A record-shattering $235 million

The King of Wakanda reigned supreme this holiday weekend as Disney’s "Black Panther" proved to be a pop cultural phenomenon, shattering box office records with an estimated $235 million in U.S. and Canadian ticket sales for the four-day holiday weekend.

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New video: 'Loving Vincent' and 'The Girl Without Hands' show animation's creative boom

New on Blu-ray

“Loving Vincent: Special Edition” (Cinedigm Blu-ray, $29.97)

“The Girl Without Hands” (Shout!

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