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    Casting: Milla Jovovich Is A 'Survivor,' Lake Bell Scores A 'Coup,' John Magaro Is 'Unbroken' & More

    While James McTeigue for a moment seemed like the next great blockbuster hopeful following "V For Vendetta," the diminishing returns of "Ninja Assassin" and "The Raven" have found him directing his leanest movie yet. Milla Jovovich, Pierce Brosnan, Emma Thompson and Angela Bassett will star in "Surv...

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    WATCH: Triple Threat Lake Bell Talks Feminist Comedy 'In a World'

    I had the pleasure and privilege last week to host a Q&A with Lake Bell -- the writer, director and star of the hugely entertaining "In a World..." -- after a screening of her film in Downtown H-Town at the Sundance Cinemas.

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    10 Strong Directorial Debuts From Actors-Turned-Directors

    This week, after a limited but promising initial release, Lake Bell’s directorial debut “In A World” is due to expand and distributors Roadside Attractions have good reason to hope that it will mirror the success of other Sundance breakouts like “Fruitvale Station” and “The Way, Way Back.” Regardles...

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    Women Flock to Woody Allen's 'Blue Jasmine' and Lake Bell's 'In a World,' '20 Feet from Stardom' Tops Year's Docs

    Lake Bell's Sundance prize-winner "In a World" (Roadside Attractions) had the best initial showing this weekend in limited openings. Films directed by women have gone from rare to almost non-existent: only two woman directors were among all of 2013's wide release studio openings thus far. With the f...

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    Lake Bell's Directorial Debut, In A World..., Smartly Examines Industry Sexism

    Lake Bell's directorial debut, In A World…, is a hilarious and uncomfortable look into how deeply sexism can plague an industry. She stars as Carol Solomon, a struggling voice-over artist, who does vocal coaching to make ends meet.

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    This Weekend: See 'In a World,' 'Prince Avalanche,' Smart but Uneven 'Elysium,'; Skip 'Lovelace,' 'Planes,' 'We're the Millers'

    Indies are your best bet this weekend. Don't miss Lake Bell's hilarious feminist comedy "In a World," skewering the macho trailer voice-over business; and David Gordon Green's return to independent filmmaking, the well-reviewed "Prince Avalanche," a two-hander starring Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch.

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    Interview: Lake Bell Wants to Vanquish 'Sexy Baby Talk' Via Her Directorial Debut 'In a World...'

    Lake Bell, the tall and lanky comedienne best known for her work on Adult Swim's "Children's Hospital" and HBO's now-defunct "How To Make It In America," proved herself to be a quadruple threat at Sundance when "In a World...," her feature writing-directing debut (which she also co-produced and star...

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    Review: Lake Bell's 'In a World' a Hilarious Feminist Comedy About the Power of Voice

    What’s in a voice? Power, for one thing. The power to tell people things -- anything from an update on a global crisis to the general gist of a young adult movie franchise. This idea is at the center of Lake Bell’s hilarious, sincere and boldly feminist comedy “In a World,” which she wrote, directed...

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    Interview: ‘In A World...’ Filmmaker Lake Bell Talks ‘Childrens Hospital’ As Directing Boot Camp, Shifting Role Of Kickstarter & More

    In our interview with her at Sundance London back in May, Lake Bell explained that she'd always had the inclination to direct, but she was “steadfast on the path to being an actor." Now, a short year after helming a short film "Worst Enemy" and some episodes of "Childrens Hospital," the “It’s Compli...

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    Film and TV News Round Up for August 2nd: Lake Bell's Next Project, SXSW Short to Lifetime and Sarah Hyland to Produce

    Here's a news round up of some of the most notable television and film news from the past couple days.

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