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    Academy Awards To Remain at Hollywood & Highland for 20 Years At Renamed and Upgraded Dolby Theatre

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences continues to go through growing pains. One question is still wide open: when Tom Sherak ends his term, will new AMPAS president be Academy Governor Hawk Koch or his fellow Governor Phil Robinson? Another question has been answered: the 2013 Oscars will t...

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    Yoruba Richen Wins Tribeca Creative Promise Award for "The New Black" (Doc on Race, Sexuality & Church)

    Last night, director Yoruba Richen (Promised Land) was honored with the Creative Promise Award at Tribeca All Access for her explosive new documentary, The New Black.

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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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    "How 2 Steal 2 Million" Tops Winners At The 8th Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA)

    Among the highlights of last nights celebration in Lagos, Nigeria, which was hosted by Jimmy Jean-Louis, South African Charlie Vundla picked up the Best Director trophy for his feature film debut, the film noir thriller How 2 Steal 2 Million (photo above), which we've written about quite a ...

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    6 Latin American Films Participate in Films in Progress 21

    Six films from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and Uruguay participated in the 21st edition of Films in Progress at the Rencontres Cinémas d’Amérique Latine in Toulouse, jointly organised with San Sebastian Festival. The second part of this twice yearly rendezvous will take the shape of Films in...

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    BAFTA Los Angeles Inaugurates An Enhanced 3-Year Scholarship Program

    To celebrate it's 25th anniversary, The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles® (BAFTA Los Angeles) has announced a new three-year scholarship program for graduate students studying in the U.S. The annual program will grant a scholarship of $15,000, with a runner-up receiving $5,000...

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    'Monsieur Lazhar' Director Falardeau Talks Educational Boundaries, Says 'Death is Absurd'

    Canada's "Monsieur Lazhar," from director Philippe Falardeau (One of five Oscar nominees for Best Foreign Language film; it lost to Iran's "A Separation"), is a quiet portrait of a mysterious new teacher (Mohamed Fellag) and his suffering young pupils, all of whom are coping with tragedy...

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    Immersed in Movies Previews 'Brave': Pixar Could Have a Contender

    What's my reaction to seeing the first half-hour of "Brave" (June 22)? Pixar is back at the top of its game. If the rest of the movie is as strong as what I saw at a Pixar press event in Emeryville last week, the film could be the leading Oscar contender for best animated feature.

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    The 5 Best Things Said About Catherine Deneuve at the 39th Chaplin Gala

    Before Monday's 39th annual Chaplin Award Gala hosted by the Film Society of Lincoln Center got underway, rumors were swirling over pre-cocktail hour that the French icon and honoree Catherine Deneuve didn't want to sit through an endless stream of talky tributes. If so, the lady sure got her wish.

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    2012 NAMIC (Multi-ethnicity in Communications) Vision Award Nominees Announced

    The National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications unveiled its 2012 NAMIC Vision Award nominees earlier today. The award honors original, multi-platform television programing that showcases the lives, essence, ethnic diversity and contributions of people of color globally.

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