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    "Finding the New Black" Interview with TV Writer & Filmmaker Lena Waithe (Part 2)

    "We’re ‘80s babies. So we were coming of age in the ‘90s when Spike Lee was king of black cinema and Tyler Perry wasn’t even a thought. John Singleton was getting nominated for an Oscar. You had the Hughes Brothers taking on Hollywood, the Bythewoods were coming up,...

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    Introducing "Finding the New Black" Interview Series (with Lena Waithe)

    In the ongoing effort to introduce new and informative content here on S&A, it made sense to explore what can be called a new generation of talent within black film and TV. There are familiar names within this group – people like Dee Rees, Issa Rae, Barry Jenkins - whom we discuss often o...

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    Happy St. Patrick's Day: Irish Director Kirsten Sheridan On 'Dollhouse,' The Word "Random" And Using Ryan Gosling's Music

    Continuing its festival run this week at SXSW, following its Berlin premiere, is a remarkable Irish film, "Dollhouse," directed by Kirsten Sheridan. The trippy, pulsing story of a home invasion scenario that is by turns scary, funny and surreal (you can read our review here), the film gained a speci...

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    Lasse Hallstrom Talks 'Salmon Fishing In The Yemen' & Says He Won't Return For Planned Sequel To 'The Hypnotist'

    It's possible you may have not noticed it, but three-time Academy Award nominee Lasse Hallstrom has become an immensely prolific director. Though he was Miramax's go-to guy in the late nineties and early aughts, that company's significantly lower profile led to him moving in another direction. But h...

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    Exclusive - Program Director Kisha Cameron-Dingle Talks Focus Features Africa First Initiative + More...

    “When you see these films, you’re like, that’s different. Because it’s not that same image of the continent, but that’s also what’s great about it,” says Kisha Cameron-Dingle, of Focus Features Africa First Program.

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    Oprah Winfrey Lands 1st Exclusive Interview w/ Whitney Houston's Daughter & Brother For OWN

    Oprah Winfrey has nabbed an exclusive interview with Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of the late Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, as well as Houston’s sister-in-law and manager Patricia Houston, and brother Gary Houston.

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    Henry 'Box' Brown (Virginia Slave Who Escaped To Freedom In A Box) Film Biopic Currently In The Works

    In our exclusive interview with writer/director/producer Rob Underhill, an interview which will be posted on the site very soon, Underhill stated that a film biopic based on the Narrative of The Life of Henry Box Brown is currently in the works.

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    On The Set: Nicholas Stoller And His 'Five-Year Engagement' Cast Talk Their Improvisational Process

    Many months ago, on what began as a rainy morning in the hills of Sonoma, California, The Playlist -- part of a small contingent of press -- rolled up to the vineyard-turned-movie-set of this spring’s relationship dramedy “The Five-Year Engagement.” And over the course of what turn...

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    Director Simon Aboud Talks 'Comes A Bright Day' Cast & Status Of Brit-Listed 'This Beautiful Fantastic'

    In Berlin last week we had the pleasure of catching up with "Comes a Bright Day" writer/director Simon Aboud, who told us about getting the film made, as well as the status of his Brit-listed potential Carey Mulligan script "This Beautiful Fantastic," and what he hopes to roll on next.

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    'Electrick Children' Stars Rory Culkin & Liam Aiken On Their Roles In The Film & Growing Up Onscreen

    A small, indie, debut film from writer/director Rebecca Thomas, "Electrick Children"'s trio of young central performances really caught our eye in Berlin last week. Having spoken to the film's lead and potential break-out, Julia Garner, we then got to sit down with the other two, both of them child ...

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