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  • Shadow and Act
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    Durban Film Mart Call For Submissions (Pitch To Financiers, Distributors, Producers, Sales Agents)

    Even though we weren't physically present for the Durban Film Mart and the Durban International Film Festival in July this summer, we covered some of the projects that were a part of both; I'm hoping that we can finally attend the two concurrently run events in 2013, especially with the Film Mart's stated initiative/intent to specifically raise the visibility of projects from the African continent.

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  • The Playlist
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    Fall Movie Pros & Cons: 007's Return In 'Skyfall'

    With festival season finally mostly winding down (only a few days left of the NYFF...), we're spending this week and next taking a look at some of the big movies remaining under wraps for the rest of this year, reading the tea leaves to see what bodes well for the films, and what might be their potential negatives. After "Lincoln" and "Flight" earlier in the week, we're casting our eye on the next big blockbuster of the season...James Bond's return to theaters in "Skyfall."

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  • The Lost Boys
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    Instagrams From The Blue Lagoon

    So we know: The Iceland stuff is getting annoying. You get it, we're in Iceland and Bjork and Dario Argento are here too. But we capped off our trip to the Reykjavik International Film Festival with a few hours at what is truly one of the most glorious tourist attractions in the world: The Blue Lagoon.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Watch Africa.com's Documentary Addressing The Danger Of A Single Story: 'Africa Straight Up'

    We alerted you to this upcoming documentary series from Africa.com titled Africa Straight Up. 

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: First Real Trailer For 'American Horror Story: Asylum' Debuts, Promises Loads Of Crazy

    For weeks, FX has been hinting at the second season of Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuck's insanely popular (and just plain insane) "American Horror Story" with a series of bizarre and elliptical teasers. Well, the series returns next week (!) and they have finally started releasing teasers that actually give us a taste of what this new season, subtitled "Asylum" and set largely in a mental institution in the early sixties, is all about. Anyone worried that the series ran out of outrageousness in season one will be soothed by the amount of crazy in this teaser.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Women Donors Save the Orange Prize for Literature

    A group of female donors including Cherie Blair, Martha Lane Fox and the novelist Joanna Trollope have come in at the last minute to keep the Orange Prize for women's fiction in existence. The prize will now be known at the Women's Prize for Fiction. The committee is hoping to have a new headline sponsor in place for 2014.

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  • The Playlist
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    Rebel Wilson Sells Comedy Pitch To Universal That She'll Write & Star In

    Coming off a great performance in “Pitch Perfect,” which is performing solidly in theaters at the moment, Rebel Wilson’s career looks in pretty great shape. She’s got a lead role in Miguel Arteta’s brewing indie comedy “Unicorn Store,” "Glee" star Chris Colfer’s “Struck By Lightning,” and Michael Bay’s “Pain and Gain” on her upcoming slate, and her self-penned comedy pilot “Super Fun Night” is also in development over at ABC.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Things Are Looking Better And Better For OWN

    As I've said a few times before, it's tough to start a TV network. It takes time, patience and money; Lots and lots and lots of money, before you start seeing any results. 

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Clarke Peters Joins Damon Gupton, Aunjanue Ellis In AMC's LaGravenese/Goldwyn Legal Thriller

    Clarke Peters Joins Damon Gupton, Aunjanue Ellis In AMC's LaGravenese/Goldwyn Legal Thriller

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  • The Playlist
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    NYFF: Brian DePalma & Noah Baumbach Discuss Friendship, Fraternity & Filmmaking In A Career-Spanning Conversation

    At first glance, the idea of pairing filmmakers Noah Baumbach and Brian De Palma together for an onstage conversation doesn’t seem to make any sense at all. After all, what would the filmmaker behind intimate character pieces like “The Squid & The Whale” and “Greenberg” have to say to the master stylist responsible for “Scarface” and “Carrie,” whose career has been built on swooning, impossible camera moves and nail-biting suspense? This idea only appears unconventional until you see Baumbach (accompanied by girlfriend/actress Greta Gerwig) at two showings of DePalma’s latest, “Passion,” which is now screening at the New York Film Festival. As it turns out, the filmmakers are friends and mutual admirers, and organizers have been trying to coordinate an onstage pairing for years.

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