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    BBC Mystery Series "Case Histories" Coming To PBS In October

    By now, I wouldn't blame readers if they started to wonder whether actress Zawe Ashton (The Bill, Sherlock, Misfits) had some cousins, aunties, or uncles here at S&A. But let me assure you that it's pure coincidence she keeps making news today. Sometimes an actor just hits his/her stride and start...

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    How Does Everyone Expect Filmmakers To Promote Movies?

    Filmmakers know that Indie Films are sold on their back. Filmmakers know that it benefits their films and their careers to promote their movies. Filmmakers also recognize that they spend on the average two years developing their films, generally unpaid. And filmmakers also realize they are asked ...

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    "He was as fragile and as flawed as anyone," Samuel L. Jackson Talks MLK Jr. in 'The Mountaintop'

    “The King I am showing just came in from delivering the ‘I’ve Been to the Mountaintop’ speech,” says Jackson. The reverend is very tired, and the only other actor onstage is Jackson’s longtime friend Angela Bassett, who plays Camae, a hotel employee delivering room service who stays to talk. “He’s t...

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    Top Ten Politically Effective Films: #2

    Top Ten Politically Effective Films: #2

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    Andre Braugher May Get Jiggy with Mariska Hargitay In "Law & Order: SVU" Recurring Role

    Just a day after lead actor Andre Braugher received an Emmy nomination for his work on the series Men of a Certain Age, the network that carries the show, TNT, announced that it will not renew it for a 3rd season.

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    Chameleon Jessica Chastain Talks Tree of Life, The Help, The Debt, Coriolanus

    When Jessica Chastain left her theater training at Juilliard and started landing movie roles, she got a gift. None of the movies came out right away. It took a while before anyone saw her work in Al Pacino's Wilde Salome (which finally debuts in Venice), or Terrence Malick's mystical The Tree of Lif...

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    Dwayne Johnson Producing 1980s-Set Fictional Wrestling Drama Series For NBC

    Dwayne Johnson has teamed up with uber-producer Jerry Bruckheimer for a fictional TV drama series set in the world of pro wrestling in the so-called “the golden age of wrestling,” aka the 1980s, for NBC.

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    Watch Trailer For Aki Kaurismäki's Illegal Immigration Dramedy "Le Havre"

    Here's the trailer for Aki Kaurismäki's Le Havre, a film we've been following since its Cannes 2011 debut, which centers on a shoeshiner who tries to help an African immigrant child in the French port city of Le Havre (hence the title).

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    Jamie Foxx Is Bringing Back "Showtime At The Apollo" For BET

    As they say everything old is new again (or is it everything new is old again), but whatever the correct phrase is, Showtime at the Apollo is making a comeback.

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    Daily indieWIRE Clicks: Filmmaker Advice, Paul Rudd, Miramax Teams Up With Facebook and More

    Today on indieWIRE, we told you the five best way to use social media to build your film audience, Paul Rudd talked "Our Idiot Brother," Miramax joined forces with Facebook and much more.

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