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    Good Seminars For NY Filmmakers

    While I am enjoying my morning coffee, sifting through the 250 emails I did not get to yesterday, I stumbled across New York Women In Film & Televisionhttp://www.nywift.org/'s seminars for the month, and I have to tell you I was impressed. What a great resource for all filmmakers! Check it out...

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  • The Lost Boys
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    Discover Drew Droege's "Chloe" Series If You Haven't Already...

    I've been a huge fan of this webisode series for some time but for whatever reason have never posted about it. Basically, it's comedian Drew Droege taking on Chloe Sevigny in a series of occasionally brilliant parodies that I can seriously watch over and over and over... So if you've yet to discover...

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    TCM Classic Film Festival Opens April 28 with An American in Paris, Celebrates Music and Movies

    After a rousing launch last year in Los Angeles, the TCM Classic Film Festival will return to Hollywood this year, running Thursday, April 28th through Sunday, May 1st. TCM is promising an even bigger and better celebration of the history of Hollywood this time around. Passes run from $299 to a whop...

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  • The Playlist
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    Catherine Zeta-Jones & Judy Greer Are 'Playing The Field' With Gerard Butler

    'The Kids Are All Right' Writer Stuart Blumberg Penned Newest Draft Of ScriptThe field is getting crowded (terrible pun, fully intentional) for Gerard Butler's upcoming soccer comedy "Playing the Field" as 24 Frames reports that Catherine Zeta-Jones and Judy Greer have also joined the film that also...

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Your Highness Early Reviews: "Utterly Batshit Insane, Misguided, Chaotic, Teenage Titillation"

    Your Highness opens April 8 with Danny McBride, James Franco, Natalie Portman and Zooey Deschanel (trailer below). Pineapple Express's David Gordon Green directs. The script comes from McBride and his Eastbound & Down co-writer Ben Best.

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  • Spout
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    What Cinematic Siblings Do You Identify With?

    Will anyone watch "Your Highness" this weekend and think to themselves, "Danny McBride and James Franco really remind me of me and my brother?" Will anyone be identifying with the sibling relationships in "Soul Surfer" or the documentary "American: The Bill Hicks Story"? I have no idea, but I am surprised that many people I know don't have a favorite group of cinematic siblings they relate to. I have always responded particularly to representations of fraternal trios in movies, and I thought this was common. So given that this coming Sunday (April 10) is something called National Siblings Day (brothers, send me gifts), I thought I'd ask if I ...

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  • The Playlist
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    Keanu Reeves Says 'Bill & Ted's 3' Script 6 Weeks Away, Reveals Small Plot Details

    It seems that people looking for a nostalgia-fueled sequel have found something else to focus their attention on since "Ghostbusters 3" is dead for now until Bill Murray decides to get around to giving the script a read and maybe throwing his old pals a bone by agreeing to show up and do what he's a...

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  • The Playlist
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    Keepin It Real: Kelly Reichardt Called Bullshit On Modern Equipment For Anti-Western 'Meek's Cutoff'

    And 7 Other Things We Learned From Michelle Williams, Zoe Kazan & The Director Who Kept Her Actors In The Dark Back in September of 2009, we heard the quiet rumblings of a new Kelly Reichardt film, thanks to an interview with confidante/sometimes-producer Larry Fessenden with the A.V. Club. The film...

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Top 25 Newspapers on Twitter; David Carr Beats LA Times

    The top 25 newspapers on Twitter, according to The Wrap's media columnist Dylan Stableford, are led by the New York Times-- ahead by a large margin but not growing as fast as many others--followed by The Chicago Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and in fifth place, The Los Angele...

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  • The Playlist
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    Allegations Of Infidelity In Paul Greengrass' 'Memphis' Script Troubled Martin Luther King Estate

    Lee Daniels' 'Selma' Also Ran Afoul Of MLK FamilyWe wished it was some kind of cruel April Fool's Day joke, but last Friday it was revealed that Universal was bailing on "Memphis," the Martin Luther King Jr. pic that was written and set to be directed by Paul Greengrass. The project was a big one. It was being prepped to start shooting in June with a release date already targeted for MLK weekend in February 2012. Universal pulled funding and claimed tight scheduling as an issue, however Deadline revealed that the estate of the late civil rights leader was "highly critical" of the film and threatened to openly and publicly condemn the project ...

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