Shadow and Act

Calling All Actors, Writers, Editors, Producers... What's Your Story?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 19, 2012 3:27 PM
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We tend to focus heavily on filmmakers (directors), neglecting the fact that there are other crucial roles in the filmmaking process that deserve to be given their own platform; and I'm working to do just that.

Watch: Kenyan Filmmaker Hawa Essuman Stays Busy Between Projects Directing Music Videos

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 19, 2012 3:02 PM
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Kenyan filmmaker Hawa Essuman's latest supernatural screenplay titled Djin (set in a sleepy seaside town that is about to be roused by a wind that stirs people’s deepest emotions every forty years) was selected as one of the 36 projects (from 465 entries) for Rotterdam’s 29th co-production market CineMart, where it was presented to 850 potential co-financiers.

Watch: The Lego Version Of 'The Wire' Just Because...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 19, 2012 2:17 PM
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I'd usually save this kind of thing for a Friday, but it's a slow news day, so...

Columbia Pictures Chief Says 'Men In Black 4' Will Happen; But Why & How?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 19, 2012 1:39 PM
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And just when you thought the franchise was done. Not-so-fast my friends, apparently.
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Preview South African Doc 'The African Cypher' (Transforming Pain Into Beauty Through Dance)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 19, 2012 1:04 PM
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The filmmaker, Bryan Little, says that his initial objective was to make short films introducing the different styles of dance for Red Bull South Africa, for a dance event to be held annually. But it didn't take long, during the process, before he realized that there was a much bigger story to be told, and thus the feature film documentary was born.

"The Dark Knight Rises" - The Agonies Of Being A Caped Crusader

  • By Sergio
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  • July 19, 2012 12:14 PM
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The best thing about Christopher Nolan’s Batman films is that for comic book films they aren’t very "comic book-ish" which is why they work so well and appeal and transcend across all audiences.

SXSW Award Winning Doc 'Brooklyn Castle' Set For October Theatrical Debut

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 19, 2012 12:06 PM
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As announced earlier this year, Sony Pictures and producer Scott Rudin (Searching For Bobby Fischer) purchased the remake rights to Brooklyn Castle, the documentary that premiered at SXSW this year, where it won the audience award for best documentary.

Controversy At 2012 Belize International Film Fest Awards; Get The Facts + Watch The Film At Root Of It All

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 19, 2012 11:45 AM
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The 2012 Belize International Film Festival ended yesterday, with the announcement of the winning films and filmmakers - an event that apparently was met with some controversy,

Preview Upcoming South African Buddy Cop Comedy 'Blitz Patrollie'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 19, 2012 10:38 AM
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Written by South African comedian Kagiso Lediga, Blitz Patrollie is a buddy cop comedy set in Johannesburg.

Whitney Houston's "The Bodyguard" Costume Up For Auction

  • By Sergio
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  • July 19, 2012 10:06 AM
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If you have an extra $20,000-$30,000 laying around the house you might want to use it to get Whitney Houston's "Queen of tha Night" costume (pictured above) that she famously wore in the film The Bodyguard.

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