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    First Look At AnnaSophia Robb As Carrie Bradshaw In 'The Carrie Diaries'

    This is either going to be a huge hit and be a television staple for many years to come, or a car-crash that barely makes it through a handful of episodes. We're talking about "The Carrie Diaries" -- the "Sex and the City" prequel based on the novels of Candance Bushnell that's being lined up over at the CW. The series will follow Carrie Bradshaw back in the '80s during her senior year of high school.

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    Movie Theaters I’ve Known and Loved Part 1: Ira Deutchman Remembers

    We all know Ira Deutchman, but for the record, Ira has been making, marketing and distributing films since 1975, having worked on over 150 films including some of the most successful independent films of all time. He was one of the founders of Cinecom and later created Fine Line Features—two companies that were created from scratch and in their respective times, helped define the independent film business. Currently Deutchman is Managing Partner of Emerging Pictures, a New York-based digital exhibition company. He is also a Professor of Professional Practice in the Graduate Film Division of the School of the Arts at Columbia University, where he is the head of the Producing Program. He is also active in Art House Convergence and wrote this inspirational blog for them. It inspired my own reminiscence which was quite fun to do. It will go up tomorrow. I hope my readers enjoy this. If it inspires you, I will publish yours here as well.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Trailer Watch: Breaking Dawn Part 2 Teaser

    The saga will conclude next Thanksgiving. Looks like Bella's going to have some fun in this one.

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    Michael Shannon Isn't Messing Around On First Poster For Hitman Tale 'The Iceman'

    Boasting one of the best performances last year in the psychological drama "Take Shelter," Michael Shannon will take a bit of a different turn starring in Ariel Vromen's real-life hitman chronicle "The Iceman."

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    James Gray Says 'Low Life' Is "The Best Thing I've Done"; Could Possibly Be Ready For TIFF

    Over the course of four films, director James Gray has crafted four distinct New York City stories. They are films that often find very masculine yet vulnerable protagonists struggling with difficult emotional and moral terrain, in tales that enrich and transcend the genres parameter they are seemingly structured within. And Gray's next film, the recently wrapped "Low Life," promises to find the writer/director exploring some new ground. His first period movie, the picture stars regular collaborator Joaquin Phoenix, Jeremy Renner and Marion Cotillard, in the story of a woman immigrating from Poland whose sister gets caught in the confines of Ellis Island. She is then forced to dabble in burlesque and vaudeville for money once she lands, but a magician comes along who hopes to save her and reunite her with her sister.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Guest Post: Growing into Your Voice: The Resonance of “Rockaway”

    I was a shy girl growing up. I was studious, reserved, and well-mannered. I’d very selectively raise my hand in school, secretly afraid of delivering the wrong answer and facing judgment by my teachers or peers. Storytelling was the one place I felt there were no wrong answers, just truths about life, masked as fiction. I felt safe as long as I had this magical, elusive forum to voice my dreams, ambitions, and desires without worrying about the consequences.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    First Look At Freema Agyeman In Action On Set Of The CW Pilot "The Carrie Diaries"

    S&A first told you earlier this month that Freema Agyeman (Doctor Who, Law & Order:UK) had signed on to star in the CW's Sex and The City prequel, The Carrie Diaries.  Now we have our first on-set looks at Agyeman in action.

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    THE HUNGER GAMES: The Conversation

    Now that "The Hunger Games," the new film adaptation of the first book in Suzanne Collins's hyper-popular young adult book series, has raked in $68 million dollars on its opening day alone, it seems especially prudent to take a somewhat harder look at the film, both as a stand-alone work and as an adaptation.

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    Set Woodchippers To Recycle: FX In Talks to Develop 'Fargo' TV Series

    In a move that has TV execs circa '97 trembling with envy, the cable channel FX has displayed interest in adapting the Coen Brothers' classic “Fargo” for the small screen.

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    Evidence Of Things Not Seen: The Structure Of Power; Notes For A Revolution In African-American Filmmaking (Part 2)

    In the previous installment, we examined Sam Greenlee’s paradigm for double agency through tokenism as expressed in his book, THE SPOOK WHO SAT BY THE DOOR (1969) and the 1973 film adaptation directed by Ivan Dixon.

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