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    IDA Announces Shorts and Features for 16th Annual DocuWeeks Showcase, August 3-30

    The International Documentary Association (IDA) announces twenty-eight films for its 16th annual DocuWeeks theatrical showcase, running August 3-30 in New York (IFC Center) and Los Angeles (Laemmle NoHo 7)...

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    Choice Skinner, Anton Troy Creating New Sci-Fi/Action Film 'Alexus'

    From Choice Skinner, long-time S&A reader/commenter and whose work we've featured on S&A in the past...

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    Justin Long To Star In Tom Holland's Stephen King Adaptation 'The Ten O'Clock People'

    It’s been a few years since the last major Stephen King film adaptation, the Frank Darabont-helmed “The Mist,” but that doesn’t mean studios haven’t been trying get in on the lucrative King business, and the past year alone has seen several different projects based on K...

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    Academy Invites 176 New Members, including Malick, Chastain, McConaughey, Rockwell, Serkis, Dardennes & Hazanavicious

    The Academy invites 176 artists and executives to join its illustrious ranks. Academy president Tom Sherak says the group "represent some of the most passionate contributors to our industry." The list expresses their interest in getting some younger members...

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    'True Blood' Star Stephen Moyer, Kevin Durand & Rex Linn Join Atom Egoyan's 'The Devil's Knot'

    With shooting starting last week in Georgia, Atom Egoyan’s West Memphis Three drama “The Devi’s Knot” added some new cast members to the already extensive ensemble.

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    Karlovy Vary Film Festival: Helen Mirren Talks Women In Filmmaking, Violence Vs. Nudity, 'Hitchcock' & More

    The organisers of the Karlovy Vary International FIlm Festival, taking place this week in the obscenely picturesque spa town of Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic, have hit on a canny strategy. The festival’s programming has for some years now been above reproach in every respect, something that has not a...

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    Helen Mirren Calls for More Women Directors

    Helen Mirren received the lifetime achievement award at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival this past weekend.  She used the opportunity to call for more female directors in the business.

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    Tika Sumpter Joins Michael Rapaport, John Stamos, Bryan Callen In "My Man Is A Loser"

    Tika Sumpter co-stars in the feature comedy My Man Is A Loser, which is currently in production in New York City and is set for release in 2013.

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    Tom Sizemore Wants Woody Harrelson & Ryan Phillippe For Crime Drama 'An Honest Thief'

    Though every week it seems Tom Sizemore leads enough straight-to-DVD releases for video stores (remember those?) to devote a new release wall in his honor, he still manages to sneak a theatrical appearance in occasionally. His latest, “Cellmates” may not have been the return he (or anyone) was hopin...

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    'Ceremony' Helmer Max Winkler To Direct 'Barry Lyndon' Meets 'Trading Places' Comedy 'The Coward'

    Since charges of nepotism have followed Jason Reitman throughout his career, even while on the Oscar beat for “Up In The Air,” an empathetic bond must have been forged with director Max Winkler (son of Henry) when Reitman exec produced his 2010 debut feature “Ceremony.” That film, a coming-of-age dr...

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