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iW ROUND UP | Tuesday, December 2

iW ROUND UP | Tuesday, December 2

indieWIRE’s snapshot of news and views from around the web.

Producers use LA Times ad to toss salvo at SAG
Hollywood’s studio heads, stuck in a standoff with the Screen Actors Guild, are making their plea to the rest of the industry in a full-page ad in the Los Angeles Times as the threat of a strike looms. [AP]

Films on ‘Che’ Guevara top Latin American film festival
The festival kicks off Tuesday with Argentine director Pablo Trapero’s “Kagamba,” about Cuba’s involvement in Angola’s civil war, which Fidel Castro, 82, praised in an editorial as “one of the most serious and dramatic films I’ve ever seen.” [AFP]

John Waters Gives his Top 10 for ’08
“When the sexy, smart-ass characters burst into songs about brain tumors, saliva, and human sandwiches, I get all teary inside and realize that this is the only romantic comedy I’ve ever really loved.” [AF]

Benicio Del Toro Talks “Che”
“So I went to a library and I was looking at books, and I came across a picture by Rene Burri of Che, smiling, in fatigues, I thought, ‘Dammit, this guy is cool-looking!'” [Guar]

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