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  1. Box Office (Specialty): 'Mandela' Makes Modest Debut Amid Fierce Competition

    3:15 pm PST 12/01/2013
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    "The Book Thief" and "Philomena" leap into the top 10, while Spike Lee's "Oldboy" bombs; "12 Years a Slave" becomes the year's top-grossing specialty film to date. READ MORE

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  2. 'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom' Enjoys Box-Office Success at Home

    8:57 am PST 11/29/2013
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    Major South African exhibition chains Ster Kinekor and NuMetro report big audience interest for the film, which opened as the top film in the country on Thursday. READ MORE

  3. 'Mandela' Screening: U2, Filmmakers Talk Creating Original Song 'Ordinary Love'

    1:45 pm PST 11/26/2013
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    Harvey Weinstein said it was easy to get the superstar band to agree to compose music for the film and suggested the group's a perfect fit, but Bono and The Edge said they worked hard to get it right. READ MORE

  4. U2 Releases 'Mandela' Song 'Ordinary Love' (Video)

    7:10 am PST 11/22/2013
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    The track from 'Long Walk to Freedom' is the band's first new music in three years. READ MORE

  5. 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' Featurette with Idris Elba and Naomie Harris

    12:18 pm PST 11/20/2013
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    The two stars of Justin Chadwick's biography share what it was like to play Nelson and Winnie Mandela. "Young audiences don't get a chance to see a living legend every day, heroes are few and far between now," says Elba. READ MORE

  6. White House to Curb Hollywood Screenings: 'After Mandela, That's It' (Exclusive)

    5:00 am PST 11/20/2013
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    Obama insiders seeking to avoid Oscar politics (and charges of Harvey Weinstein favoritism) will slow the parade of Academy contenders to Washington. READ MORE

  7. German Distributor Senator Lowers Forecast After Box Office Flops

    8:06 pm PST 11/19/2013
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    Local releases, including Michael Caine-starrer “Mr. Morgan's Last Love” failed to deliver for the Berlin-based company. READ MORE

  8. Oscars: Scott Feinberg Sizes Up the Best Picture Race (Analysis)

    10:00 am PST 11/18/2013
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    The films in the awards-season hunt include Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine," Matthew McConaughey's "Dallas Buyers Club," Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity" and Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave." Does anyone have an edge? READ MORE

  9. Napa Film Fest: Sommelier Pairs Wines With 5 Titles

    7:00 am PST 11/15/2013
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    Christopher Sawyer, who's advised everyone from the Getty family to Pixar's John Lasseter, uncorks the ideal bottles for the films. READ MORE

  10. Prince William, Kate Middleton to Attend U.K. Premiere of 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom'

    7:21 am PST 11/14/2013
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    The film, starring Idris Elba as the South African leader, opens in British theaters in January. READ MORE

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  11. 'Long Walk to Freedom' Premiere: Idris Elba, Naomie Harris Celebrate Nelson Mandela in Style

    10:33 pm PST 11/12/2013
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    THR learns what Mandela said when he saw a clip of Elba in prosthetics ("is that me?"), while director Justin Chadwick shares why he wanted to show "not just the saintly side, but the flesh and blood side" of the anti-Apartheid leader. READ MORE

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  12. President Obama to Host 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' Cast at White House Screening

    12:35 pm PST 11/04/2013
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    Nelson Mandela's daughters also will attend the Thursday event. READ MORE

  13. New 'Mandela' Trailer: Idris Elba Launches a Revolution (Video)

    12:12 pm PDT 10/18/2013
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    The latest look at The Weinstein Co.'s upcoming biopic shows the anti-apartheid leader urging people to rise up against the government, and the campaign to free him from prison. READ MORE

  14. 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' Trailer

    3:43 pm PDT 10/14/2013
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    The second trailer from Justin Chadwick chronicling the life of South African anti-apartheid leader and politician Nelson Mandela. The film, starring Idris Elba and Naomie Harris is set to hit theaters on November 29. READ MORE

  15. 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' to Get Royal Audience

    10:02 am PDT 10/10/2013
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    The South African/British co-production is selected to be this year's Royal Film Performance, a charity gala that raises money for the Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund. READ MORE

  16. Oscars: How Screener DVDs Help or Hurt This Year's Contenders (Analysis)

    7:00 am PDT 10/04/2013
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    Several big movies could lose awards luster if voters wait to view them on the small screen (i.e. the 3D space drama "Gravity"), but others might actually benefit from a home viewing (i.e. the lesbian love story "Blue Is the Warmest Color"). READ MORE

  17. Toronto Aftermath: Did Too Many Awards Movies Peak Too Early?

    5:00 am PDT 09/18/2013
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    Sandra Bullock, Matthew McConaughey and Kate Winslet scored some initial attention, but the sheer number of films may have diluted the fest's value for contenders. READ MORE

  18. Endemol Veteran Jane Fry Named Head of South African Arm of Film Finance Giant

    1:28 am PDT 09/16/2013
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    Completion bond firm Film Finances has been involved in such South African features as “ Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” and Neill Blomkamp’s upcoming sci-fi film “Chappie.” READ MORE

  19. FEINBERG FORECAST: With Dust From Toronto Still Settling, a Look at the New Landscape

    12:03 pm PDT 09/11/2013
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    THR's awards analyst updates his picks after seeing "August: Osage County," "Dallas Buyers Club," "Mandela," "Rush" and other contenders north of the border. READ MORE

  20. THR Honors Actors Idris Elba and Naomie Harris With Inaugural Breakthrough in Film Awards

    8:26 am PDT 09/09/2013
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    The two stars of 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' received The Hollywood Reporter's inaugural Breakthrough in Film Awards at a cocktail party sponsored by Bulgari at the Thompson Hotel. READ MORE

  21. Toronto: Idris Elba and Naomie Harris on Track for Oscar Noms for 'Mandela' (Analysis)

    10:19 pm PDT 09/08/2013
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    The two stars, who play South Africa's first black leader and his wife, could score lead actor and supporting actress nominations. READ MORE

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