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2011 Slamdance Film Festival Line-Up Announced

7 December 2010 5:00 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

[1] Slamdance has officially announced the 2011 Feature Competition slate for the 17th Annual Slamdance Film Festival taking place January 21-27, 2011 in Park City, Utah. For those of you who don't know, the festival was founded in 1995 by filmmakers whose movies didn't get into Sundance, and has since become a yearly film festival spotlighting "emerging filmmaking talent and their new work." Slamdance touts that their festival is "programmed by filmmakers for filmmakers." While Sundance is still the big show in Park City, big filmmakers like Christopher Nolan (Memento), Marc Forster (Monster's Ball) and Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite) are often mentioned as Slamdance discoveries. Hit the jump to read the full press release which includes the full line-up for the 2011 Festival. For Immediate Release Slamdance Film Festival Announces 2011 Feature Film Competition “All Is Not Lost” for Filmmakers in Park City and Commercially Year-Round Los Angeles - December 7, 2010 – Slamdance today announced the 2011 Feature Competition »

- Peter Sciretta

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2011 Slamdance Film Festival Lineup Announced

7 December 2010 3:35 PM, PST | | See recent news »

The lineup for the 2011 Slamdance Film Festival has been announced.  The festival runs concurrently with the Sundance Film Festival and usually has its own gems.  Recent films that have played at Slamdance include The Slammin’ Salmon and Steven Soderbergh’s Spalding Gray documentary And Everything Is Going Fine.  This year looks to have its share of interesting titles including Beneath Contempt, Snow On Tha Bluff, and the documentaries Fordson: Faith, Fasting, Football and Superheroes.

Hit the jump for the full line-up.  The 2011 Slamdance Film Festival runs from January 21 – 27th.

Lineup via THR:

Narrative Competition (all films are from the U.S. unless otherwise noted)

Atrocious – directed by Fernando Barreda Luna. (Mexico, Spain) World Premiere, 75 min.
Recorded evidence of the “Quintanilla Murder Investigation.”
Cast: July Quintanilla, Cristian Quintanilla

Beneath Contempt – directed by Benjamin Brewer. World Premiere, 101 min.
A young man returns to his hometown after serving a prison sentence for killing »

- Matt Goldberg

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Slamdance Announces 2011 Selections

7 December 2010 10:16 AM, PST | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

With the complete Sundance lineup now out in public you had to know that Slamdance couldn't be far behind. And it wasn't. The complete list of competition selections for Slamdance 2011 was announced today and it's a compelling mix of titles.

On the genre front Fernando Barreda Luna's found footage shocker Atrocious is the festival's one true horror entry while Simon Arthur's Silver Tongues also sounds like it could delve into dark thriller territory. Experimental effort The Beast Pageant is probably worth a look as well and I've been hearing growing buzz about inner city crime moc doc Snow On The Bluff as well.

On the real documentary side of things there are a couple music themed pieces - Road Dogs and Last Fast Ride - cranked up to 11. Stephan Wassman's Scrapper - the story of a group of men who collect scrap from a Us military bombing »

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Slamdance Announces 2011 Lineup

7 December 2010 9:37 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Slamdance Film Festival which takes place each year in Utah at the same time as the Sundance Film Festival has just announced its program for the 2011 edition. The festival was founded in 1995 by Dan Mirvish, Jon Fitzgerald, Shane Kuhn and Peter Baxter and has since become a year-round organization championing emerging filmmaking talent and their new work. The aim is to provide what its supporters consider a truer representation of independent filmmaking).

The fest has earned a solid reputation for premiering films by first-time writers and directors working within the creative confines of limited budgets. Festival discoveries have included directors such as Christopher Nolan (Memento), Marc Forster (Monster’s Ball) and Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite).

The 17th annual fest will screen 10 narrative films and eight documentary features in competition from Jan. 21-27. Fourteen of the movies are world premieres. As part of this year’s festival theme — “All Is »

- Ricky

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‘Legend of Neil’ Finale Closes Chapter in Web Comedy

27 October 2010 11:08 AM, PDT | | See recent Tubefilter News news »

They took the Seinfeld way out. Finish while you’re on top. And that they did. Today the series finale (above) of Atom’s long-running hit comedy The Legend of Neil hits the internet after a special screening in downtown Los Angeles last night. We knew this day was coming, and even counting down to it doesn’t make it any easier. This one goes way back for us at Tubefilter. For me, this is the end of an era in web series. Not that no one will ever center a comedy of 80’s pop references around a video game again—no it will happen—but this kind of all star team doesn’t exactly come around every day. Let’s not drop into full board comps to the gold medal winning 1992 Dream Team, but here’s a web series that has Felicia Day on its roster but equally touted »

- Marc Hustvedt

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Web Cheer: TV Guide Letter Theater Gets a Standing Ovation

29 September 2010 6:38 AM, PDT | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

Cheers to TV Guide Letter Theater for bringing our reader's words to life.

TV Guide Magazine loves to hear what our readers think. So do Scott Chernoff and Alison Flierl, two Conan O'Brien staffers who have started their own hilarious Web series, TV Guide Letter Theater. Alison and Scott dramatize the best missives to the magazine, like one reader's promise to ...

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- Rob Moynihan

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‘M’Larky’, ‘Homeless’, ‘Neil’, ‘Munchie’ Headline Atom’s Packed Slate

19 May 2010 12:00 PM, PDT | | See recent Tubefilter News news »

Sure why not, in the midst of all the pomp around TV upfront season with networks announcing their fall lineups, web TV network unveiled its shiny new slate of comedy web series today. There’s a lot to digest here, so we’ll start with just the news. As we reported earlier Atom’s flagship comedy The Legend of Neil returns for its 7-episode third season this summer and Nytvf-winning series Johnny B. Homeless has a 9-episode pickup starting June 15. The slate actually begins today, with the premiere of M'Larky from creator Dan Fogler who stars as detective Black in a cop show well past its prime. Josh Warren stars as Detective John M’Larky, who with “his maniacal colleagues who go undercover in their pursuit of booze, broads and Colombian drug runners.” Also set to appear in the series are Gilbert Gottfried, Jeffrey Ross and Tony Hawk. »

- Marc Hustvedt

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The Sarah Silverman Program: TV Show Cancelled; No Season Four

12 May 2010 7:37 AM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

To little surprise, Comedy Central has cancelled The Sarah Silverman Program after three seasons on the air.

The Sarah Silverman Program revolves around a fictionalized version of comic Sarah Silverman. Unemployed and immature, she depends on her sister Laura (Laura Silverman) to take care of her. Their friends include a pair of gay neighbors (Brian Posehn and Steve Agee) and dim-witted Officer Jay McPherson (Jay Johnston). Recurring characters have been played by Rob Schrab, Tig Notaro, Eddie Pepitone, Justin Roiland, Mike Ivy, Murray Gershenz, Armen Weitzman, Johnnie Walker, Eric Marseglia, Mark Cohen, Lindsey Stoddart, Ron Lynch, and Scott Chernoff.

The offbeat sitcom debuted in February 2007 and attracted 1.8 million viewers and a 1.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic. That was one of Comedy Central's biggest premieres to date and prompted a season two renewal soonafter.

The second season was »


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