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    Weekly Wrap: AFI FEST & AFM Begin, Hurricane Sandy, Disney Takes LucasFilm, Oscar Talk & More

    This week on TOH!, we covered the start of both AFI Fest (with "Hitchcock" as the opening night film) and AFM, we followed Hurricane Sandy's violent effects on the Northeast, looked at Disney's major purchase of Lucasfilm and much more!

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    Another (White) Writer Hired To Pen 'Uptown Saturday Night' Remake Script (Scribe Carousel Continues)

    It's been 10 years since this project entered development limbo, although the jam-packed schedules of Will Smith and Denzel Washington over the years, likely haven't helped either.

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    Emayatzy Corinealdi, Tyson Beckford Join Cast Of 'Addicted' (2013 Shaping Up To Be A Big Year)

    We can also now add Emayatzy Corinealdi (star of Ava DuVernay's Middle Of Nowhere) and Tyson Beckford to the cast of Lionsgate's big screen adaptation of erotic fiction writer Zane's popular novel Addicted, which follows the trials and tribulations of ...

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    'Zambezia,' 'Zarafa' Among 21 Animated Features Submitted for 'Best' Oscar Consideration

    Three animated feature films we've profiled here on S&A are among twenty-one animated features that have been submitted to the Academy for Best Animated Award Oscar consideration; and those three films are: Adventures in Zambezia, Rise of the Guardians, and Zarafa.

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    Watch Luisa's Story On Predatory Phone Rates ('Middle Of Nowhere' Social Justice Campaign)

    Some back-story... in September, Ava DuVernay's Middle Of Nowhere was shown as testimony at the FCC, as a part of the Wright Petition to end predatory phone rates for incarcerated families; the practice of charging unreasonably high rates of up to $2.99 per min...

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    Famed Action Choreographer Yuen Woo-ping To Make Hollywood Directorial Debut With 'Vigilantes – The Lost Order'

    What does "The Matrix" trilogy, Quentin Tarantino's "Kill Bill" films and Wong Kar-Wai's eventually arriving "The Grandmasters" all have in common? The assistance of legendary Hong Kong action choreographer Yuen Woo-ping. And while Hollywood has come calling for his skills, he hasn't really felt the...

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    Sundance Institute's Third Film Forward Program to Feature 'Beasts of the Southern Wild,' 'Bones Brigade,' 'Chasing Ice,' More

    The Sundance Institute and the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities announced Thursday details for the third edition of Film Forward: Advancing Cultural Dialogue. The program tours internationally through eight different locations and offers film screenings, workshops and conversations w...

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    Gael García Bernal & Alice Braga Feel 'The Ardor'; Amanda Seyfried & Patrick Dempsey Are 'Wonderful Tonight' & More

    Thanks to AFM, the project announcements are coming fast and furious, so we're just gonna drop a few of them in here so we can all catch up...

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    Breaking Glass Pictures Acquires LGBT Films 'Notre Paradis' and 'Out in the Open' for 2013 Release

    Philadelphia-based specialty distributor Breaking Glass Pictures has acquired two new films, “Notre Paradis” and “Out in the Open,” for U.S. distribution. The company plans theatrical releases for both in the first quarter of 2013: “Paradis” in January and “...

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    Justin Lin Goes Into 'Hibernation'

    With Justin Lin currently in production on "Fast & Furious 6," the director has been carefully lining up options – lots of options – for what he'll take on once he's done with Vin and co. Since the spring his name has become attached to a smattering of projects incl...

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