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Why Lee Daniels Got Behind ‘Pimp’

Lee Daniels' interview on why he executive produced on Christine Crokos' directorial debut, the movie 'Pimp,' out Friday and starring Keke Palmer as a lesbian pimp.

Lionsgate’s Codeblack Taps Sanaa Lathan for ‘Flyy Girl’ Movie Adaptation

The 'Now You See Me 2' star will play a young African-American woman coming of age during the 1980s.

Hollywood’s First Female Exec and First Black Oscar-Winning Screenwriter Discuss Industry’s Diversity Problems (Podcast)

Academy members Marcia Nasatir, vp production at United Artists in the 1970s, and Geoffrey Fletcher, whose 'Precious' screenplay won an Oscar in 2010, joined THR's Scott Feinberg for the fourth…

Toronto Unveils New Juried Competition for International Films

The inaugural Platform category will complement the coveted People's Choice Award, voted on by festgoers and considered an awards season baromoter.

Mo’Nique: I Was “Blackballed” After Winning My Oscar

The 2010 best supporting actress winner for 'Precious' — who refused to campaign for her award — says she was told by her director Lee Daniels that the perception is she's "difficult" and "tacky,"…

Sundance: How the Fest’s Quirky Indies Have Won Over the Academy

With two 2014 entries up for the best picture Oscar — 'Boyhood' and 'Whiplash' — THR awards analyst looks at the history of the Sundance-to-Oscar superhighway.

Elissa Greer Named FilmDistrict Senior VP of Publicity

She joins the indie distributor's new marketing team assembled by Christine Birch.

Lee Daniels’ ‘The Paperboy’ Starring Zac Efron, Nicole Kidman to Get Canadian Release

The drama, which also co-stars Matthew McConaughey, was picked up from Millennium Films by Canuck indie distributor D Films.

Why Jennifer Hudson Turned Down ‘Precious’ Role

The Oscar winner says she didn't want to gain weight to play the part.

‘Mo’Nique Show’ Put on Indefinite Hiatus

BET pulls the plug on the actress' late night talker.

Lionsgate Publicity Executive Departs (Exclusive)

Stacey Mooradian, who was with the company for six years, was instrumental in press campaigns for films including "The Expendables," Precious," "Crash" and the "Saw" and Tyler Perry franchises.

Black ‘Thor’ Actor Blasts Debate Over His Casting

"It's so ridiculous," Idris Elba says as The Hollywood Reporter magazine looks at colorblind casting and the shrinking roles for African-American actors before Friday's NAACP Image Awards.