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    Eddie Murphy Says He's Writing An All-Black Cast Alien Abduction Comedy

    Lots of Eddie Murphy items lately it seems, from the 2012 Oscar host announcement, to the upcoming release of Tower Heist , getting over his SNL grudge, and turning Beverly Hills Cop into a TV series; did I miss anything? And now this quote from Eddie:

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  • Shadow and Act
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    British Independent Film Awards Nominees Announced ("Shame," "Attack The Block," Make The Cut)

    3 films we've covered quite a lot here on S&A received nominations for this year's British Independent Film Awards: Steve McQueen's Shame (7 nominations, including Best British Independent Film, Best Director (Steve McQueen), Best Actor (Michael Fassbender), Best Supporting Actress (Carey Mulligan), Best Screenplay (Abi Morgan, Steve McQueen) & Best Technical Achievement (Joe Walker – Editing & Sean Bobbitt – Cinematography); Richard Ayoade's Submarine (5 nominations including Douglas Hickox Award for Best Debut Director, Best Screenplay (Richard Ayoade), Best Supporting Actress (Sally Hawkins) & Most Promising Newcomer (Yasmin Paige & Craig Roberts)); and Joe Cornish's Attack The Block (2 including Most Promising Newcomer (John Boyega), and the Douglas Hickox Award for Best Debut Director (Joe Cornish)). The 14th annual British Independent Film Awards ceremony will take place on Sunday, December 4th in London.

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  • REVERSEBLOG: the reverse shot blog
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    A Few Great Pumpkins VI—Seventh Night: Fear(s) of the Dark

    It’s commonplace to bemoan the sad reality that animation has been so long considered a children's medium. The limitless possibilities for expression and beauty and terror and surreality offered by the form make it frustrating that it has been co-opted by the gatekeepers of kids’ entertainment. Every once in a while, a Persepolis or a Waltz with Bashir comes along and reminds people that animation is, shockingly, not just for tots.

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    "Annie Claus" Is Coming To Hallmark Channel, w/Vivica A. Fox, Nay Nay Kirby

    In my second piece of Vivica A. Fox news for the day . . .

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Sundance 2012: New Frontier to Explore Future Normal, Redford Says Next Gen of Artistic Expression

    Sundance 2012: New Frontier to Explore Future Normal, Redford Says Next Gen of Artistic Expression

    The Sundance Institute has revealed the artists and projects to be featured at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival's 6th edition of New Frontier, housed at Park City's The Yard and Salt Lake Art Center and free to the public until May 19. New Frontier is a space created to enrich and expand the festival's offerings, with works and panels which explore, according to the Institute, "the convergence of art, technology and storytelling."

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Del Toro Exec Producing DreamWorks Feature Adaptation of Creepy Short Film: Alma

    Guillermo del Toro, who executive produced Puss in Boots, will work again with DreamWorks Animation on Alma, another animated film based on a the popular short film (below) by Rodrigo Blaas. The former Pixar animator will also helm the feature, which is being written by Megan Holley (Sunshine Cleaning). Alma is adorable, but the vibe is wonderfully creepy--we hope (perhaps futilely) that DreamWorks keeps it that way--not to mention the gap in her teeth. A potential animated franchise with a female lead who isn't a princess? Yes, please, we need more of those!

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    PGA To Honor Don Mischer with 2012 Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television

    The Producers Guild of America will honor Don Mischer with their 2012 Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television, marking the first time the award has been given to a live-event producer. Mischer will accept the award at the annual Producers Guild Awards on January 21 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Mischer is directing and producing the Oscar telecast again this year, this time with producing partner Brett Ratner.

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  • The Playlist
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    Eddie Murphy Is Writing ‘Jamal And Tyrell And Omar And Brick And Michael’s Wack-Ass Weekend'

    With Eddie Murphy now threatening a comeback (well, a return to halfway decent material) with this weekend's "Tower Heist," he made the most of his interview with Rolling Stone to drop some nuggets of info about what he plans next. "Beverly Hills Cop 4" may be dead, but he wants to bring Axel Foley to the small screen, and in the print edition of the mag transcribed by Moviehole he's got an all black alien invasion flick he's writing. But let's hold up a second.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    2011 African Diaspora International Film Festival Will Run From Nov 25 - Dec 13 w/63-Film Lineup

    "63 amazing films from 37 different countries... From Jordan to Australia, from Kenya to Mexico, from Guadeloupe to Canada and from Cuba to the USA, a rich selection of dramas, comedies and documentary films will have their US and NY premiere in ADIFF 2011," says the press release, some we've covered previously on S&A, like The Story of Lovers Rock (this year's opening night film), An African Election, David is Dying, and even Machete Maidens Unleashed!.

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    It Ain't Easy Putting Together A Film Festival - Ask Mark Harris

    Take my word for it... After years of experience, I know that it ain't easy to put one together. It's tough, draining, demanding, brutal and exhausting. (And that's before the festival has even begun) But in the end, it's always worth it.

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