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    Under the Influence of Acid, Pot and the Honeymoon Phase in 'Mad Men'

    As a show in which memory has immense weight, "Mad Men" has played with timelines before, cutting back and forth between the past and present, or letting the former bleed into the latter the way it did in season three opener "Out of Town." But last night's episode "...

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    Tribeca Review: 'Francophrenia' A Fascinating Doc/Fiction Profile Of James Franco As James Franco

    James Franco's ongoing experimentation with the limits of his own celebrity are like little else popular culture has produced of late. While his hijinks within academia and beyond are well documented (he's working on a Film MFA at NYU and an English PhD from Yale, while being a movie st...

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    Tribeca Institute Announces Latin America Media Arts Fund Winners

    The Tribeca Film Institute announces the winners of its Latin America Media Arts and its first-ever Heineken VOCES grant. Sixty-thousand dollars is awarded to Latin American film and video artists, in $10,000 allotments...

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    Did the White House Allow Politics to Undercut the Results of a Short Video Contest?

    Filmmakers Anida Yoeu Ali and Masahiro Sugano have taken public their accusation that the White House discounted their short video from winning a contest because of subject matter that it may have found controversial. Ali and Sugano entered their three-minute “My Asian Americana,” which looks at Cam...

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    Jennifer Lawrence To Star In Adaptation Of Jeanette Walls' 'Glass Castle: A Memoir'

    How do you keep your franchise star happy and in house? Pick up a project to develop for them -- and if it's based on a critically acclaimed, best-selling book then all the better.

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    Los Angeles Film Festival Books Galas 'Seeking Friend for End of World,' 'Beasts of Southern Wild,' 'Middle of Nowhere'

    Film Independent's 18th Los Angeles Film Festival, led by new Festival Director Stephanie Allain, has revealed three Gala Screenings for the 2012 Festival. Woody Allen's 'To Rome with Love," which just opened well in Italy, will open the fest on June 14.

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    Tribeca: 'Freaky Deaky' Star Michael Jai White Says 'Black Dynamite 2' Will Shoot At The End of The Year

    The adaptation of Elmore Leonard's "Freaky Deaky" boasts an impressive cast of colorful characters, including Andy Dick, Christian Slater, Billy Burke and Crispin Glover. However, action fans will spot one surprising name: Michael Jai White, who steals the film as two-timing bodyg...

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    An Old, Old Wooden Ship: Adam McKay Says 'Anchorman 2' Will Deal With Diversity & Feature Another Gang Fight

    "We've done about two per cent! Half a per cent? We've got five pages of story notes and chunks of story. We're holing up writing for the next three months," Adam McKay tells Empire about the development of the "Anchorman 2" script. And while there is still ...

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    Ya'Ke Smith's Controversial Drama "Wolf" Wins BIG At 2012 Dallas International Film Fest

    Big congrats to Ya'Ke Smith whose feature film debut, the searing drama Wolf (which already has the S&A stamp of approval), on winning the Grand Jury Prize for the Panavision Texas Filmmaker Award at the 2012 Dallas International Film Festival over the weekend!

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    LA Film Festival Sets 'Seeking a Friend,' 'Southern Wild' For 2012 Edition

    The Los Angeles Film Festival has announced a batch of Gala Screenings for the 2012 Festival, including the world premiere of Lorene Scafaria's "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World," which stars Steve Carell and Keira Knightley and Sundance alums "Beasts of the Southern Wild...

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