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    Skate Soccer Doc Becomes Most Successful Kickstarter Film By An African Production Company

    Directed by Eddie Edwards, and produced by Steven Markovitz (he also produced Viva Riva!, will produce Djo Munga's next feature, as well as Wanuri Kahiu's, and is behind initiatives like ImagiNations, and African Metropolis), Rollaball is a feature-length documentary, currently in produ...

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    Emmy Winning 'Game Change' Writer Danny Strong To Pen Two-Part 'Hunger Games' Finale 'Mockingjay'

    Until now, Danny Strong's writing resume has been heavy on true life sagas. He's collaborated twice with Jay Roach, penning the director's political drama "Recount" and this year's "Game Change." He's also the scribe behind Lee Daniels' currently filming h...

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    'The Comedy' Soundtrack Features Here We Go Magic, Gayngs, William Basinski, Bill Fay & More Plus New Trailer Unveiled

    The movie title "The Comedy" is a bit of a subterfuge. While the movie is led by "Tim & Eric" comedian Tim Heidecker, and features his buddy Eric Wareheim, LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy and more, the movie itself is more of a deconstruction of the genre and perhaps of...

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    First Looks At Halle Berry, Terrence Howard In Ensemble Comedy 'Movie 43'

    Here's your first look at an ensemble project we first wrote about on the old S&A site in 2010, which is currently scheduled for a release in January 2013.

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    In the Works: Stephen Frears to Direct 'Philomena,' Starring Coogan and Dench

    Stephen Frears has signed on to direct the Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope-penned "Philomena," a mother-son drama starring Coogan and Judi Dench. The script is an adaptation of Martin Sixsmith's "The Lost Child of Philomena Lee," and follows the true story of Sixsmith's wife's search for the son she gave...

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    Spielberg and Day-Lewis to Talk 'Lincoln' during Live Q&A Session at AMC Theaters October 10

    Following special screenings of "Lincoln" on October 10 in AMC Theaters in nine American cities, Steven Spielberg and Daniel Day-Lewis will participate in an interactive Q&A session via satellite where audience members can text questions to the discussion's moderator.

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    Watch: 6 Clips From Ben Affleck's 'Argo' Set Up The Story Plus A Character Poster For Bryan Cranston

    As we head into October, the Oscar race is still pretty wide open, but after a few frontrunners have emerged, and contending right alongside "Life Of Pi" and "Silver Linings Playbook" as big pieces of entertainment offering a little bit more as well, is Ben Affleck's "Ar...

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    Elijah Wood Reteams With 'Wilfred' Helmer Randall Einhorn For 'Late Bloomer'; Also Starts Genre Label

    While Elijah Wood could just sit back and count his Frodo money on an island somewhere, the actor is using that success to try different things, even if they don't always work out (we're looking at you "The Oxford Murders"). He's taken a strong indie route, lending his talents ...

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    20th New York City African Diaspora International Film Festival Announces Ticket Sales and Film Selection Preview

    The African Diaspora Film Festival is scheduled to run from November 23rd through December 11th. 

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    New Posters For 'Zero Dark Thirty' & 'Killing Them Softly'

    After a first poster that didn't even show the title, Universal has realized that people need to the know the name of a movie if they are going to buy tickets and so they have dropped a rather plain poster for "Zero Dark Thirty." 

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