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    Dominique Morisseau Wins Playwrights Of New York (PONY) Fellowship (Katori Hall Was A Past Recipient)

    Mega congrats to playwright Dominique Morisseau, who has been awarded the Playwrights of New York (PONY) Fellowship - an award that Katori Hall (The Mountaintop) is a past recipient of; so Dominique is certainly in good company!

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    Roman Polanski at Cannes 2012 and New York Film Festival 1963; EXCLUSIVE Photo

    Director Roman Polanski popped into Cannes Monday to introduce--not his friend Laurent Bouzereau's documentary "Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir," which played last Thursday, but his own entry in the Classic Cinema program, 1979's "Tess."

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    Charlie Kaufman To Write & Direct HBO Series Starring Catherine Keener

    Charlie Kaufman's been a very busy bee recently. It's almost exactly four years since "Synecdoche, New York" premiered at Cannes, and for a long time, there was little-to-no news as to what the writer-director, who made his name penning the screenplays for "Being John Malkovich," "Adaptation" and "E...

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    Charlie Kaufman Working on an HBO Series to Star Catherine Keener

    How amazing does this sound? According to Deadline, Charlie Kaufman is working on a half-hour comedy now in development at HBO, which he'll write and direct and which will star Catherine Keener (who'll also serve as producer).

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    Paul Dano Joins Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender & Brad Pitt In Steve McQueen's 'Twelve Years A Slave'

    If you're going to make a film about slavery, one of the last great taboos, it's going to help if you have an all-star cast behind you. It's what Steven Spielberg did with "Amistad," which starred Anthony Hopkins, Morgan Freeman and Matthew McConaughey. It's what Quentin Tarantino has done with his ...

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    Nicholas Stoller To Direct Seth Rogen & Zac Efron In 'Townies'

    Judd Apatow has made no secret of it for some time: he and his family love Zac Efron. It's a move that semi-legitimized the young actor who seemingly has been trying to bust out of the teen hearthrob ghetto with only mixed results thus far (though "The Paperboy" is right around the cor...

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    Tom Cruise To Star In Remake Of 'The Magnificent Seven' For MGM

    "The Seven Samurai" is, as we recounted not long ago, a film that has been ripped-off and remade many times before. But the most famous of them is "The Magnificent Seven," the 1960 John Sturges Western that took Akira Kurosawa's classic and moved it to the Old West, for the story of a Mexican villag...

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    "Django Unchained" Unscientific Audience Survey (Excited To See It? Ambivalent? No Thanks? Or...?)

    Lots of chatter on- and offline about the 7-minute preview of Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained that screened for audiences at the Cannes Film Festival today; lots of excitement, and from all I've read from those who were in attendance, nothing but praise for that short glimpse... as...

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    Cannes Review: Ken Loach's 'The Angel's Share' Is Slight, Sitcom-y & Suspense-Free

    The working class are a little funny in “The Angels’ Share,” English director Ken Loach’s new bluecollar comedy. “The Angels’ Share” is Loach’s (“Kes”) latest film to play Cannes after his “The Wind That Shakes the Barley” won the 2006 Palme D’Or and both "Route Irish" and "Looking for Eric" played ...

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    Harvey Weinstein Says "Surprise" Co-Stars Could Still Join 'Django Unchained'

    We've all got to hand it to Harvey Weinstein. The guy plays an Academy voter room like a fiddle and he knows exactly what to say to entice the press as well. The Weinstein Company just showed off roughly 10 minutes of Quentin Tarantino's Western/slave drama "Django Unchained" to press today in Canne...

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