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    Screenwriter James Vanderbilt Is On Fire: 'White House Down,' 'RoboCop,' 'Total Recall,' 'Amazing Spider-Man' & More

    "Zodiac" writer-producer James Vanderbilt is hot. He wrote "The Amazing Spider-Man" (July 3). He is adapting Brit mini-series "Red Riding" for producers Steven Zaillian and Ridley Scott, and shares screenwriting credit on upcoming "Total Recall" and "RoboCop" remakes. This week, his "White House Dow...

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    Eugene Levy Says No More Christopher Guest Movies Are Planned As Mock-Doc Style Is Played Out

    When Christopher Guest and his mostly regular crew of funny people including Eugene Levy, Fred Willard and Bob Balaban appeared during the Oscar broadcast in February, it was a welcome a treat and one of the best moments on the show. It has been a far too long seven years since the gang's last o...

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    'The Killing' Season Two Premiere 'Reflections' is About Secrets; Early Reviews

    AMC's "The Killing" Season Two, which follows the trajectory of the acclaimed Danish series, is up against horrific competition on Sunday nights. In the season premiere, executive producer Veena Sud and director Agnieszka Holland throw us right back into the maelstrom where we were left hanging at t...

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    Fernando Meirelles Starts Work On Onassis Biopic 'Nemesis,' Teases Michael Fassbender For Role Of Bobby Kennedy

    With his multi-threaded relationship drama "360" now finished and headed to theaters at the tail end of the summer, Fernando Meirelles appears to be moving on this next effort, and it's no less grand in scope.

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    Omar Epps to Produce and Star in Romantic Comedy "Between Us"

    Between Us, about "two friends looking for love in the wrong places, with a contemporary twist," is currently in the works from House star Omar Epps at his BrooklynWorks Films production company.

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    Trailer Watch: Sorkin's 'The Newsroom' Punches America in the Face

    Keith Olbermann anyone? Actually, Jeff Daniels' news anchor, at the start of Aaron Sorkin's new HBO series "The Newsroom" (June 24), is an upstanding objective news anchor without political bias until he completely loses it--under video grilling that goes viral. Like Peter Finch in...

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    Watch The Breathless Full Trailer For Andrew Dosunmu's "Restless City"

    YES! As already announced on S&A, the African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement acquired U.S. theatrical rights to 2011 Sundance Film Festival Official Selection, Andrew Dosunmu's Restless City. 

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    First Look At Christian Slater & Crispin Glover In Adaptation Of Elmore Leonard's 'Freaky Deaky'

    So what do you get when you mix Christian Slater, Crispin Glover, Andy Dick and more in a '70s-set adaptation of a beloved Elmore Leonard novel? Well, you get "Freaky Deaky" which should be one of the more colorful entries at the Tribeca Film Festival later this month.

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    Stephanie Denton Joins Indomina To Head International Sales and Distribution

    Indomina Releasing today announced that industry veteran Stephanie Denton has been hired to expand its international sales and distribution department.

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    Kimberly Elise, Taylour Paige Headline New VH1 Hour-Long Scripted Sports Drama Series "Bounce"

    VH1 has greenlighted - not what you'd expect; no, not another reality TV series with black women at the center. The network is actually *gasp* going the original scripted route, ordering a pilot for a new "professional basketball dancers" drama called Bounce.

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