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    SyFy Picks Up Stateside Rights To Sky 1's 'Sinbad' (Sophie Okonedo, Ashley Walters, George Harris)

    Our readers in the UK have already seen the some if not all of the new series - the BBC/Sky 1 HD production of Sinbad - that features performances from the likes of Elliot Knight, Sophie Okonedo, George Harris, Ashley Walters and Estella Daniels. It began airing July 8.

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  • Press Play
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    Raised in Fear: PHANTASM and the Uses of Enchantment

    For many filmgoers, seeing their first horror movie is a rite of passage: mine came at the tender age of six, on our first family visit to the drive-in to see "The Satanic Rites of Dracula" (1973).

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  • Shadow and Act
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    'Safe House' Sequel In The Works

    'Safe House' Sequel In The Works

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Trailer Watch: Penelope Cruz, Emile Hirsch, Wartorn Lovers in 'Twice Born'

    The trailer for Sergio Castellitto's Sarajevo drama "Twice Born," which is heading for Toronto, doesn't communicate much in the way of plot, but does put forth a boatload of emotion and drama. "Twice Born" tells the story of a woman (Penelope Cruz) who comes to Sarajevo with her young son, sixteen years after she lost the boy's father (Emile HIrsch) to the war.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Academy Governors Pick November Award Winners: Katzenberg, Needham, Pennebaker and Stevens, Jr.

    Wednesday night the Academy board of governors convened to pick this year's winners of the Academy's Governors Awards. DreamWorks animation czar Jeffrey Katzenberg will take home the coveted Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award on December 1.

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  • The Playlist
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    Universal Moves Forward With 'Safe House 2,' David Guggenheim Penning Script

    Universal hasn't been having the best year so far. Sure, they had an unexpected hit in the Seth MacFarlane comedy "Ted" and "Snow White and the Huntsmen" probably did just well enough to merit a sequel (writer David Koepp, who specializes in oversized blockbusters, is hard at work as we speak). But they have also been saddled with pricey duds like waterlogged board game adaptation "Battleship," violent drug world freak-out "Savages," and stillborn romantic comedy "The Five-Year Engagement." So it's no surprise they'll want to seize upon one of their few hits and produce a follow-up, which is what they're doing in the case of the Ryan Reynolds/Denzel Washington thriller "Safe House."

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  • Shadow and Act
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    BFI '12 Preview: French Drama 'Rengaine' (Hold Back)- Muslim Woman Falls For Black Christian Man

    A first feature film by French boxer, auteur and actor Rachid Djaidani (2006 documentary SUR MA LIGNE), Rengaine (Hold Back) premiered at this year's Cannes Film Festival, where it was the official selection in the Directors Fortnight and the International Critics Week sections.

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    LatinoBuzz: Interview with Actor Jorge Diaz

    He was recently in New York to attend the HBO New York International Latino Film Festival for the world premiere of 'Love, Concord' directed by Gustavo Guardado, in which he plays the lead role of Gerry, a class clown who meets Melinda (played charmingly by Angelina Leon), a pretty Latina bookworm and his world is flipped upside down in this sweet funny story that is the first feature set in Concord, California. Jorge's charm, sweetness and inappropriate humor proves he has something for everyone. LatinoBuzz caught up with him!

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  • Shadow and Act
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    New Caribbean Cinema Series Presents 'Ring Di Alarm' - 7 Stories, 6 Directors, 1 Island (Jamaica)

    As described by the filmmakers behind it... The New Caribbean Cinema Series is a fresh, pioneering approach to film-making in the Caribbean. A mixture of ‘First World’ technical skill and business savvy, flavored with a distinctly Caribbean world-view, the New Caribbean Cinema Series proposes to present the world with a showcase of creative artistry from the region’s up and coming filmmakers. The series is a Caribbean co-production, jointly produced by Storm Saulter from Jamaica and the St Lucian born Michelle Serieux. The productions rely heavily on the creative and technical support of Joel Burke and Nile Saulter and are sustained by the commitment and effort of their production crew, who work at greatly reduced costs so that they can create a body of work that represents their capabilities. Tired of waiting on funding that never comes, New Caribbean Cinema exists to challenge old models and to prove that in the region, innovation and ingenuity are key to artistic expression.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    TTFF '12 Preview: St. Thomas Drama 'Chance' (Student Enters Crime Life In Order To Treat Mother's Illness)

    Filmed entirely in St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands, the drama Chance is screening at the 7th Annual Trinidad + Tobago Film Festival, which begins September 19. Directed by Evan Kaufmann (feature film debut) from a script penned by Mark Owens, Chance follows Darnell Smith (played by newcomer Terrance Bartley), a St. Thomian photographer whose plans to go to school in the States come to a halt due to his mother's severe illness. Under pressure to treat his mother's disease and support his family, Darnell enters the crime underworld.

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