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    In the Works: Jackie Robinson, J. Edgar, Girlfriend Equation, Master, Baumbach, Great Expectations

    Several intriguing projects are getting off the ground and expanding their casts, from Legendary's Jackie Robinson biopic to Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master and Disney's The Girlfriend Equation. Updates on these projects and more are below:

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    Videodrome: 5 Music Video Directors Who Could Follow Richard Ayoade & Mike Mills To The Big Screen

    Once upon a time, back in the dim, dark Blogspot days of The Playlist, we had a feature called Videodrome, which looked at a selection of recent music videos by notable directors with big-name actors or just clips that were worth a watch. Once we moved to indieWire, it rather fell by the wayside, bu...

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    Trailer Watch: Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Official Green Band Version, French Poster

    The fact that Sony left the "unofficial" red band trailer for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo up so long over the Memorial Day weekend suggests that they went along with for the promo ride--and now the official green band trailer is up (below). No nudity, natch.

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    "Bridesmaids" and "Submarine" Herald Great Things for Stars and Fans of UK's "The IT Crowd"

    It may not be the monster hit that its male-counterpart cousin, "The Hangover Part II," is so far, but "Bridesmaids" has been a pretty steady success (its weekly box office declines are better/lower than most films') and at the end of the day/year it will be remembered as one of the best comedies of 2011. While many will continue thinking of how great "Bridesmaids" is for female roles, though, one gentleman in the movie also stands out: Chris O'Dowd. The Irish actor could possibly be recognized by those moviegoers who saw him in small parts in "Dinner for Schmucks" or "Gulliver's Travels," but to most people, playing Kristen Wiig's adorable, ...

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    As California Extends Filmmaker Tax Credits, Kansas Kills the Arts

    How was your Memorial Day weekend? If you're a California filmmaker, it was swell. And if you're a Kansas artist, it was beyond lousy.

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    It's A Web Series Bonanza! Help Sort Them Out...!

    Web series are all the rage these days it seems. I probably get 3 to 5 emails every week from producers informing me of their newly-created series, asking for coverage on S&A.

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    Do The Math: 'Hunger Games' Trilogy To Become Four Films?

    Can you smell that? It's money. And Lionsgate is already counting the bucks that have come in for their mega-franchise "The Hunger Games" just as cameras have started rolling on the picture.

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    EXCLUSIVE Interview: Lynn Hershman Leeson Talks !Women Art Revolution, Feminism, Outtakes of History

    Lynn Hershman Leeson’s new documentary about feminism in the art world of the 1960s, !Women Art Revolution, will make its theatrical debut at NYC's IFC Center June 1, followed by showings across the country (schedule below, along with the trailer) via Zeitgeist Films. The film premiered at the Toron...

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    David Fincher Might Have A 'Panic Attack'

    David Fincher's last two films -- "The Social Network" and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" -- have found the director stepping back from the grittier, grimmer fare of past efforts like "Fight Club" and "Se7en." And while the Academy has recognized but not yet rewarded those efforts, the direct...

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