And the film festival beat goes on, from one to the next, without any breaks between. This one is right at home for me, so obviously, as I do every year, I'll be covering it, and maybe this year I'll have some help!
It's titled A Name Is More Than The Tyranny Of Taste, and was delivered by Wole Soyinka - the Nigerian writer, notable especially as a playwright and poet who was awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize in Literature.
Haiti is about to have a devastating earthquake and three boys in a orphanage are dreaming of fleeing. They share two beds between them and dream of the endless possibilities of life on the street. Three Kids chronicles their journey in the aftermath of the earthquake as they struggle with the realities of urban independence.
I think it's fair to say that of those who know that Zoe Saldana is playing Nina Simone in an upcoming movie about her life, about roughly 98.2% of them, think that it's an outrage and an insult that she's playing the part.
Dondre Whitfield has joined Merle Dandridge (Sons Of Anarchy), and Arjun Gupta (Nurse Jackie) in the CW pilot Company Town, written by Sera Gamble and directed by Taylor Hackford, and which chronicles the aftermath of a scandal at a Naval base, which touches the lives of both civilians and military personnel.
As Tambay reported back in November,Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes was considering adding a black character to the cast for the show's fourth season which goes into production in late March, for a U.K. premiere in the the fall on ITV and on PBS in January 2014.