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    LatinoBuzz: Havana Film Festival New York Closes with Cuban Zombie Comedy Juan of the Dead

    When the film premiered in Cuba at the Festival Internacional de Nuevo Cine Latino in Havana, the lines snaked around the block. Everywhere it’s played extra screenings have been added. And even with worldwide sales Alejandro Brugués stays humble. I asked him what would happen if he was a zombie. “O...

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    Jon Hamm, Paul McCartney Guest On Hilarious, Live 30 Rock (UPDATED WITH VIDEO)

    When recorded series go live, it’s usually hard to overcome the stuntiness of it all. (Alec Baldwin promised in a promo that the live 30 Rock would be “liver” than ever, so we all get to make up new words). But 30 Rock found a brilliant, hilarious meta-solution by making its l...

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    Produced by Conference Announces 2012 Programming

    The fourth annual Produced By Conference is assembling its 2012 program. The forum covers film, television and digital industries and topics, features award winning filmmakers and and will be hosted this year by Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, CA. Registration begins here on April 30.

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    "War Witch," Wavumba, "Una Noche" Clean Up At 2012 Tribeca Film Festival Awards

    Excellent! 2 of the films I saw and reviewed positively on S&A picked up trophies: The Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature went to War Witch (my review HERE), and the star of that film Rachel Mwanza, won the award for Best Actress in a Narrative Feature Film; lastly, th...

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    Colin Farrell Offered Lead In Akiva Goldsman's 'Winter's Tale' Opposite 'Downton Abbey' Star Jessica Brown-Findlay

    There hasn't been a lack of hunky dudes for Warner Bros. and Akiva Goldsman to look at for the male lead in the writer/producer's directorial debut "A Winter's Tale." With "Downton Abbey" star Jessica Brown-Findlay already tipped as the frontrunner for the female lead...

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    Tribeca Film Festival Awards Go To 'War Witch,''Una Noche,' 'The World Before Her'

    The 11th annual Tribeca Film Festival revealed the winners of its competition categories Thursday. This year’s festival presented 89 features and 60 short films from 46 countries; the programmers were led by Tribeca’s Chief Creative Officer Geoff Gilmore, new Artistic Director Frederic Boyer, and Di...

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    Up & Comer Hannah Marks To Star Opposite Michael Pitt In His Adaptation Of Jack Black Autobiography 'You Can't Win'

    A five year absence from the silver screen can generally kill one's career but we guess it's testament to HBO and cable television nowadays that former "Boardwalk Empire" star Michael Pitt can walk right back into the game to produce and star in his own indie project, an adaptation...

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    "Uptown Saturday Night" Remake w/ Denzel Washington, Will Smith Finds A Director

    I'm actually getting tired of talking about this project, and almost didn't post this new piece of news; alas, I am posting it.

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    Trailer & Release Date For "The Obama Effect" (Charles S. Dutton, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Megan Good)

    Here's a project I've long forgotten about, since we first wrote about it in 2009! So, we're talking 3 years ago. And since then, nothing's been written about it on this site because, well, nothing about it has come our way... until today!

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    Tribeca Review: 'Supporting Characters' Is A Middling Movie, But A Decent Would-Be Pilot Episode For A Show We Might Watch

    What fascinates about “Supporting Characters,” the new relationship comedy premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival, is that it’s greatest strength also registers as its most notable weakness. This decidedly Noo Yawk tale of an editing team in New York City and their satellite frien...

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