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Rejected By Sundance, Profile #1 - Watch Michael Fequiere's Short Film "Traum"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 5, 2011 11:00 AM
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Last week, after the Sundance festival committee announced its 2012 slate, I posted an entry requesting all those who submitted films to the festival, whose films were rejected, to email me and introduce themselves and their films, so that I can, at the very least, take a look at their work, and get to know the filmmakers. It's something I've done in previous years since this site's beginnings; and I'm glad to say that, unlike the last 2 years I made the request, this year, I received quite a lot of responses, thanks in part to the site's growth over the last 2 1/2 years, as well as raised awareness since joining the indieWIRE network earlier this year.

Creator Neil Cross Talks "Luther" Film And Idris Elba With Variety

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • December 5, 2011 10:47 AM
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Variety has named Luther creator Neil Cross to its list of 10 Screenwriters To Watch, and was able to get some interesting info out of him regading the future of the popular BBC show.

VH-1's "Single Ladies" Gets A Brand New Lady In Denise Vasi

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • December 5, 2011 10:16 AM
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TV Guide is reporting that VH-1's scripted series Single Ladies has added Denise Vasi to its cast, according to executive producer Queen Latifah.  Vasi, who Latifah calls "a perfect addition to the Single Ladies cast", will be replacing Stacey Dash, who announced her separation from the program in September.

UPDATE On: "Viva Riva!" Director & Producer Team Up To Produce 6 Films Based On Contemporary African Literature

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 5, 2011 10:13 AM
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12/5/11 UPDATE: As I said in my past post on this, I sent out an email to Steve Markovitz on Friday for any further information he can share on this news; like what some of the books and other filmmakers they're considering (or have already selected). Well... I received an email reply from Markovitz early this morning in which he said that rights to some novels have indeed already been secured, while they are negotiating others; BUT he can't reveal anything further than that until everything has been finalized. However, once that happens, he'll send me an email with all the details!

New On DVD: Oliver Schmitz's Touching Drama "Life, Above All" To Be Released In U.S. On 12/06

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • December 5, 2011 9:00 AM
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Despite its heavy subject matter and the melancholy this film is sure to evoke from anyone with a heart who views it, Oliver Schmitz's Life, Above All is not a film to be missed by anyone who calls oneself a lover of film.   You can (and should) add this DVD to your collection when it's released this Tuesday.
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"A Different Image": Alile Sharon Larkin Retrospective (L.A. Rebellion Film Series)

  • By Nijla Mumin
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  • December 5, 2011 6:10 AM
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In Alile Sharon Larkin’s 1982 film A Different Image, main character Alana, played by Margot Saxton-Federella says to her male friend Vincent as she motions to her breasts and butt: “All they see is this and this. The rest is invisible.”
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British Actor Adam Deacon Makes Longlist For Orange BAFTA Awards

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • December 4, 2011 10:01 PM
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With the release and success of his 2011 comedy film Anuvahood, which he co-wrote and co-directed, British actor Adam Deacon is poised to become a formidable force on the British film scene. The Hackney, North-East London native-- who's also of Moroccan descent-- was recently named to the longlist for BAFTA's Orange Wednesdays Rising Star Award 2012, and could use your votes.

FOX Announces Mid-March Premiere For "Touch"; Danny Glover And Gugu Mbatha-Raw To Co-Star

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • December 4, 2011 7:04 PM
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FOX has recently announced their mid-season replacement show line-up, and the Keifer Sutherland-led Touch is among them.  As we told you here on S&A some months ago, co-starring with the former 24 star will be Danny Glover and Gugu Mbatha-Raw.

Listen Now! S&A Hot Topics Podcast Show ("There's Something About The Johnsons," Viola Davis and "Shame")

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • December 4, 2011 2:55 PM
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It's that time...another S&A live podcast show with the crew!  As I stated before, we will not disappoint.  Here's our Hot Topics list:

IMDB Adds Rutina Wesley To Cast of Ridley Scott's Sci-Fi Thriller "Prometheus"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • December 4, 2011 1:44 PM
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Since we're taking IMDB's credibility with a grain of salt; we can say that HBO True Blood actress Rutina Wesley has rumoredly joined the cast of Ridley Scott's Sci-Fi thriller Prometheus in the role of a character named Lara.
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