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    Wendell Pierce Attached To Post-Katrina Indie Feature Project "After The Storm"

    Writer/director/producer Cole Wiley's feature film project titled After The Storm gets a boost thanks to the attachment of one Mr Wendell Pierce, who confirmed his involvement in the film with S&A earlier today, stating that he's "always excited to work with young filmmakers as...

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    Teaser for Lena Dunham's 'Girls'

    Lena Dunham, who won many hearts and minds with her 2010 debut feature "Tiny Furniture" (headed for the Criterion Collection soon), will soon be exposing her self-affacing brand of awkward humor to a much bigger audience when her television series, "Girls," executive produce...

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    'Circumstance' Producer Pens Open Letter To PGA Condemning Their Foreign Film Rules

    The Producer's Guild of America has deemed "Circumstance" a 'foreign language film,' making it therefore not eligible for their awards. Producer Karin Chien isn't happy. In an open letter to the media, Chien condemns the Guild for labelling her film a 'foreign film...

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    Meet Kenyan Filmmaker Philippa Ndisi-Hermann, Watch Her Experimental Short, And Learn About Her Feature "Two Princes"

    One thing I love about the work I do hear on S&A is learning about new filmmakers and their work, and then following their careers once that initial discovery is made.

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    Alan Turing Biopic 'The Imitation Game' Tops 2011 Black List Of Best Unproduced Scripts

    With Christmas sneaking up again, it means a number of things, as far as the movies are concerned. Awards season gearing up, Top 10 lists and year-end coverage piling out, and, as has been the tradition for the last few years, the Black List, the annual collection of the best as-yet-unproduced scree...

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    Rightwing Attacks "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" as Anti-Western, Too Complex?

    Conservative critics and pundits are taking aim at Tomas Alfredson's brilliant new adaptation of John Le Carre's "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy," calling the film anti-western and criticizing its moral equivalence and suggesting the very thing that makes its worldview engaging and r...

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    Geeks Reject 'Ghost Rider 2'

    It probably seemed like a sure thing: grant a clamoring, genre-friendly, comic book-reading audience at Harry Knowles' 24-hour film festival/endurance test Butt-Numb-A-Thon, an early look at a heavily hyped superhero reboot. But while the likes of "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows," ...

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    A Report On The University of Westminster "Women And Film In Africa" Conference

    Shadow And Act wasn't present for it, but here's a summary of the Women and Film in Africa Conference that took place a couple of weeks ago at the University of Westminster in London... courtesy of SubtitledOnline.com, via the African Women In Cinema blog.

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    'Tanner Hall' Filmmakers Talk Directing Rooney Mara In Her First Leading Role

    Getting a first feature off the ground if no easy feat, but couple that with making a movie centered entirely around the perspective of four young women, and you've got a mountain to climb. "Tanner Hall" marks the debut outing of filmmakers Francesca Gregorini and Tatiana von Furstenbe...

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    Gael Garcia Bernal & Marina Fois To Star In Cyril Cohen's Tel Aviv-Set Dramedy 'Weeping Susannah'

    Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal is one actor whose career we always like to keep a track of considering his keen eye for directorial talent. He grew to prominence with roles in the films of Alejandro González Iñárritu ("Amores Perros," "Babel"); ha...

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