SXSW Audience Award winner 'Attack the Block' has been picked up for distribution by Sony Screen Gems.

Israeli actor, peace activist and star of 'Miral' Juliano Mer-Khamis was murdered in Jenin yesterday, right outside of the drama and cultural center he established in the Palestinian refugee camp. Mer-Khamis, the child of a Jewish mother and Palestinian father, had been receiving death threats because he was opposed to the military occupation of the region.

The MPAA isn't just urging authorities to go after people who download movies illegally -- now they've asked congress to help them eliminate "rogue sites" that share links to pirated movies and television shows or stream them without permission.

The long-in-development sequel to Zack Snyder's '300' is no longer called 'Xerxes.' Producer Mark Canton says the project is currently untitled, but still being developed. Check out a video interview on the sequel here.

Actress Thandie Newton will once again team up with filmmaker Tyler Perry for the director's latest, a romantic drama entitled 'Good Deeds.' The two last worked together on Perry's 'For Colored Girls.'

'Lars and the Real Girl' director Craig Gillespie is set to land the job of directing 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' for Lionsgate. The filmmaker previously finished shooting on the remake of the cult vampire film 'Fright Night.'

The Weinsteins are in the news again. This time the brothers have settled with producer Cathy Konrad -- for $3 million. Konrad alleged the Weinsteins developed 'Scream 4' behind her back. The film opens next week.

Some inventive fans have made their own groovy intro for the upcoming 'X-Men: First Class.' Hopefully Matthew Vaughn has seen it and is taking notes.
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