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    Seven Hours of Television Brings Great Writing, from 'Game of Thrones' to 'Nurse Jackie'

    With the possible exception of baseball playoffs, I’ve never spent an entire day watching television. But family emergencies caused me to lose a week’s viewing, the weather in Brooklyn was miserable, and I found myself in front of the set, desperately trying to catch up with two Sundays ...

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    Jon Favreau Leads The Pack To Direct Big Version Of The Hit Musical 'Jersey Boys'

    Ever since "Cowboys & Aliens" kinda tanked hard last summer, there haven't been many directorial projects linked to Jon Favreau. Aside from the brewing "Magic Kingdom" (which itself seems to have stalled out), Favreau kept busy directing the pilot for the J.J. Abrams prod...

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    Michael Jai White, Lynn Whitfield Star As Terminally Ill Mother & Son In "Somebody's Child"

    Michael Jai White and Lynn Whitfield have signed on to star in the GMC original TV movie titled Somebody's Child.

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    Six Ballets To Emerge at Cinemark Theatres This Summer

    Following on its success screening live opera on digital screens around the country, Emerging Pictures will present its ongoing “Ballet in Cinema” program in 50 Cinemark Theatres starting in June.

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    Paul Giamatti, Garret Dillahunt & Sarah Paulson Join '12 Years A Slave'

    Update: Variety adds that Paul Giamatti and Sarah Paulson have also joined the film. Giamatti will play Freeman who "takes possession of the slaves upon their arrival in New Orleans" while Paulson will be Michael Fassbender's jealous wife.

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    Amazon Studios Adds Hellraiser to 'Zombies vs. Gladiators'

    Heading toward mainstream film production where genre reigns supreme, Amazon Studios has hired "Hellraiser" creator Clive Barker to rewrite "Zombies vs. Gladiators."

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    Diego Luna Directs Michael Pena, America Ferrera, Rosario Dawson In Cesar Chavez Biopic

    I recall when this was first announced 2 years ago, in 2010, when it was made public that life rights to make a biopic about civil-rights activist and labor organizer Cesar Chavez had been optioned, with Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna's Mexico-based Canana Films, producing the film.

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    4 New Images From Disney's 'Wreck-It Ralph' Plus Footage From The Tie-In Arcade Game

    We gotta say, the concept for this is pretty clever. While studios are bending over backward to try and find popular video games to turn into movies (see the recent movement on "Need For Speed"), the folks over at Disney are celebrating the medium itself with their forthcoming "Wreck-...

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    Ryan Coogler And Jonas Carpignano Signed By WME, Prepping To Shoot Feature Debuts This Year

    Congrats to Ryan Coogler and Jonas Carpignano, who were both signed by top talent agency William Morris Endeavor (WME); Dee Rees, Pariah, is also a recently-signed client.

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    California's ArcLight Premium Movie Theater Expanding to Bethesda, Maryland

    Cinephiles in Bethesda, Maryland eager for quality-controlled projection, no commercials, quality food and, yes, slightly higher ticket prices will find their new home in 2014, when California's premier theater chain, ArcLight Cinemas, sets up its first theater outside of the Golden State.

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