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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Doha Tribeca Film Fest Report: From Banderas in Black Gold to Winners Spurlock and Labaki

    Doha Tribeca Film Fest Report: From Banderas in Black Gold to Winners Spurlock and Labaki

    The Doha Tribeca FIlm Festival is growing by leaps and bounds; our peripatetic European correspondent Matt Mueller reports from Qatar.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    New On DVD - "Rejoice And Shout" (A Definitive History Of Gospel Music)

    Rejoice And Shout, a Shadow And Act recommend, which we've been following since it's festival and series circuit run over the last year, through its limited theatrical release across the country, is now out on DVD.

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  • The Playlist
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    Scarlett Johansson Says She's Waiting For Woody Allen To Write Her 'Citizen Kane'

    For a brief moment there, it seemed like Scarlett Johansson and Woody Allen were inseparable. Starring in (almost) three straight movies for the director -- "Match Point," "Scoop" and "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" (Allen also delivered "Cassandra's Dream" in that stretch) -- the actress was part of the director's late stage career return to glory after nearly a decade marked by a series of increasingly bad films. But after that trio of pictures, they parted ways at Allen's insistence, fearing that the actress would become defined only by her work with him.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Algerian Rebellion Against French Colonial Rule Began Today... ("Battle Of Algiers")

    Today in history, November 1, 1954, in North Africa, Algerian nationalists began their successful 8-year rebellion against French rule - a period that's realistically and rivetingly documented in Gillo Pontecorvo's landmark 1966 film, Battle Of Algiers; a film we've mentioned a number of times previously on this site, and strongly recommend you see NOW if you haven't already!

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  • The Playlist
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    Terence Stamp Reportedly Heads To 'Pan'

    Formerly a potential project for the every busy Guillermo Del Toro to direct, New Line's re-imagined "Peter Pan" film really started moving forward when "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1" animation wizard Ben Hibon moved into the director's chair, and kicked into life when it added Aaron Eckhart, Anna Sophia Robb and Sean Bean to its cast. Well that already impressive cast just received a delightful addition to its already superb ensemble

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    A Few Words on Fox Writer's Intensive

    I've gotten a couple of inquiries about Women and Hollywood's involvement in the Fox Writer's Intensive which is a reboot of their diversity program through a new entity which is called Fox Audience Strategy. The goal is to widen the voices that are put into the pool for employment at Fox.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    British Independent Film Award Nominations 2011: The Women

    Checking out the nominations for the British version of the indie spirit awards. The awards will be handed out on December 4.

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  • The Playlist
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    Warner Bros. Revives Harper Franchise Made Famous By Paul Newman With 'The Galton Case'

    While 7,772 petitioners are still waiting for that “Veronica Mars” movie (Warner Bros. is apparently just going to ignore $80,000 in potential box office receipts), Joel Silver is moving on with his life by producing “The Galton Case,” a Ross Macdonald mystery novel about private detective Lew Archer. 'Galton' is the eighth book in a series of novels about Archer. Why not start with any of the first seven tomes? It’s either that one through seven are really bad, or the eighth one is just that good. Regardless, Warner Bros. has acquired rights to the entire series (maybe they’ll work their way backwards), and they’re hoping to adapt the novels into an “elevated noir franchise” aka “The Spirit.”

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: Seann William Scott Loves 'New Moon' In Trailer For 'American Reunion'

    Okay, this writer was pretty harsh on the first two spots for "American Reunion" -- a movie that we still think is totally unnecessary. But that being said, this new full-length trailer for the movie? Okay, it plays on the "blue-balled-husbands" motif that every staple sitcom uses these days, but we have to admit it did make us chuckle in spots.

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  • The Playlist
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    New Regency Takes On Troubled 'Fraggle Rock'; Cory Edwards Unsure If He's Still On Board

    Can New Regency succeed where The Weinstein Company (gave up) and eventually failed? We'll soon see, as the rights to the long developing "Fraggle Rock" expired over at Harvey's house, with Deadline revealing that New Regency has picked up the reins in a project that is now starting over from scratch.

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