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    "Saturday Night"'s James Franco and Co. Hit Tribeca on a Sunday

    James Franco is an actor not only known for his expansive film career, but also for being a tireless multidisciplinary thespian with an affinity for higher education. His documentary directing debut “Saturday Night,” a product of his time spent toiling on an M.F.A. at New York University (NYU), exposes all that goes into bringing one episode of Saturday Night Live (SNL) to life. The film had its New York premiere to a sold out audience at the Director’s Guild Theater uptown last night on the final day of the Tribeca fest. On hand for a Q&A moderated by Entertainment Weekly's Dave Karger after the screening were James Franco, along with SNL st...

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    Tribeca's Image Problem: Wrapping Up The 2010 Fest

    With each passing year, complaints about the lackluster program of the Tribeca Film Festival sound more and more like a broken record. This time around, Martin Scorsese did, too.

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    indieWIRE This Week: Tribeca, Bloggers and Acquisitions

    THIS WEEK IN NEWS: Tribeca wound down to a close this week, Todd McCarthy was revealed as the latest addition to iW's blog community and a number of promising films were bought up for distribution.

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    Writing 101: Tips From Three Tribeca Screenwriters

    As part of the Tribeca Film Festival's "Pen To Paper" talks series at the Barnes and Noble in Union Square, three screenwriters - "Nice Guy Johnny"'s Edward Burns, "Snap"'s Carmel Winters, and "The Infidel"'s David Baddiel - sat down with novelist Susan Orlean (whose novel "The Orchid Thief," approp...

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    FUTURES | "The Dry Land" Filmmaker Ryan Piers Williams

    For a first time feature director, El Paso bred 28-year-old Ryan Piers Williams has generated a surge of promising industry buzz straight out of the gate. At the start of the New Year audiences got their first glimpse of Williams' "The Dry Land" at Sundance. Competing in the U.S. Dramatic Competitio...

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    Filmmaker Interview: Director Michael Patrei Aims to Inspire with "Ballou" (Watch it Now Free)

    In this week's SnagFilms spotlight, a high school marching band takes center stage amidst the challenges of life in the inner city.

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    Balmes’ “Babies” Is Born: Director Talks Doc Ahead of Fest Launch, Theatrical Debut

    On May 7th, as a film trailer has been making clear since last fall, "the babies are coming." More specifically, Thomas Balmes' documentary, "Babies." Following four infants from four different parts of the world, Blames' film is taking on "Iron Man 2" on Mother's Day weekend in a release wider tha...

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    "Underground Movies Outdoors": Rooftop Sets Summer Schedule

    This summer, Rooftop Films will screen more than 23 feature films and 21 programs of short films as part of its 14th Annual Summer Series of "Underground Movies Outdoors.". Films come from around the world will reflect Rooftop's focus on "exciting, innovative, independent cinema." Most events include live music, filmmaker Q&As and after-parties with free drinks. Events will be held in thirteen different spectacular outdoor locations, on rooftops, in parks and on piers in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx. The festival runs weekends from May 14-August 20, with special shows in September. Titles include Sundance favorites "Gas Land," "L...

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    In the Works: Eerie "Inn," Crude Story, Quiet Hunt, Immigrant Mess, Microloan Impact & Hip Hop "Ma"

    This week in our production column, 'In the Works', indieWIRE checks in with Ti West – the maker of recent horror smash "The House of the Devil" – about his new project, “The Innkeepers,” then takes a look at a number of documentaries with crowdfunding campaigns on Kickstarter.

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    Hot "Child" in the City: Garcia's "Mother" Meets New York

    "I think every actor you talk to about why they wanted to do this project will tell you 'because of the material,'" actress Kerry Washington said of working in Rodrigo Garcia's "Mother and Child." "Because immediately when we read it, we were floored by the gravity of the material and the authentici...

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