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Fox Searchlight Is Running Out of Ideas for How to Market Birth of a Nation

How do you market your Oscar hopeful when the man who wrote, directed, and starred in it has a rape accusation in his past? If this tweet from Fox Searchlight, which paid a record $17.5 million for The Birth of a Nation at Sundance, is any indication, the answer is simple: with memes.Parker, who wrote, directed, and stars ... More »
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