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    Sony Chairman Amy Pascal Addresses Hollywood's Depiction of Gay Characters: "We Can Do Better. We Have To."

    As the Supreme Court hears merits and demerits today of the Proposition 8 gay marriage ban, a full transcript of Sony chairman Amy Pascal's remarks at the March 21 fundraiser gala for the LA Gay and Lesbian Center has been released to the Huffington Post. In her speech, Pascal specifically addresses...

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    A Look At TV Pilot Casting Season & Black Actors: 2012 vs 2013, The Forgotten Ones, etc - Part 1

    A Look At TV Pilot Casting Season & Black Actors: 2012 vs 2013, The Forgotten Ones, etc - Part 1

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    Brazil Distributor: Art Films' Ugo Sorrentino

    An interesting discussion during FICG 2013 with Ugo Sorrentino, the head of Art Films, brought to light the issues involved with co-productions with Brazil, whether with Latino or other countries.

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    There's A Third Hemsworth Brother, And He's Making Movies Now

    Australian brothers Chris and Liam Hemsworth have found great success in Hollywood in the last few years. In case you’re not sure which one is which, Chris plays Thor and Liam was in “The Hunger Games”. Well, believe it or not, there’s actually a third Hemsworth brother, Luke, the eldest of the thre...

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    Oscilloscope Nabs SXSW Documentary '12 O'Clock Boys' -- 'The Wire' Meets Cirque du Soleil

    Oscilloscope Laboratories has picked up North American rights to Lofty Nathan's documentary "12 O'Clock Boys," which recently had its world premiere at the SXSW Film Festival. The Boys of the title are an infamous dirt bike gang in Baltimore who take over major city streets with flashy stunts at hig...

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    An S&A Tyler Perry 'Temptation' Contest Giveway - Entry Deadline Is Friday

    An S&A Tyler Perry 'Temptation' Contest Giveway - Entry Deadline Is Friday

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    Prep For Baz Luhrmann's 'The Great Gatsby' With A Handy & Stylish Character Map, Plus First TV Spots For The Film

    If your audience needs to read up beforehand, your movie may be a little over-ambitious. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby,” however, which stands at sub-200 pages and with a tally of no more than seven principal characters, doesn’t present itself as an obvious adaptive head-scratcher. So a n...

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    Oscilloscope Acquires SXSW Coming Of Age Dirt-Bike Gang Feature Doc '12 O'Clock Boys'

    Oscilloscope Laboratories has picked up and released (or will soon release) several films that we've covered here on S&A in the last year or so - Wuthering Heights, Tchoupitoulas, Mother Of George, Welcome To Pine Hill, and others. All films that tend to be just outside the mainstream, which is...

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    Helen Mirren Stands Up For a Future Full of Women Directors

    On Sunday evening, Helen Mirren who has always been wonderfully outspoken in calling out sexism in Hollywood, used the occasion of being awarded the Legend award from Empire magazine to highlight the lack of women directors in the business.

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    Oscilloscope Rides With SXSW Urban Dirt Bike Doc '12 O'Clock Boys'

    Oscilloscope Laboratories has acquired all North American rights to Lotfy Nathan's debut feature "12 O'Clock Boys," fresh off the documentary's world premiere at SXSW. The film is next slated to screen at the Hot Docs and Full Frame Documentary festivals. O-Scope have yet to announce a release date.

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