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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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    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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  • The Playlist
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    Universal's No-Name 'Wolfman' Reboot Going Straight-To-DVD

    From the studio that brought you a bunch of “Bring It On” sequels and “Smokin’ Aces 2: Assassins’ Ball” comes “Untitled Werewolf Thriller,” a direct-to-DVD (and Blu-ray and On Demand) movie that will trod the same territory as last year’s Academy Award-winning talent suck, “The Wolfman.”

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  • The Playlist
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    Andrew Baldwin Takes A Pen To Nicolas Winding Refn & Ryan Gosling's 'Logan's Run'

    The bromance between Nicolas Winding Refn and Ryan Gosling will continue this fall when the duo pair up to shoot "Only God Forgives," the Thai boxing crime drama (for real). But that's not all they've got cooking. Warner Bros. -- which is already on the Gosling train with "Crazy Stupid Love" and "Gangster Squad" -- paired him up earlier this year with his pal Refn for the long developing remake of "Logan's Run." At the time, it was said Alex Garland's script was the one that got the studio, director and actor all abuzz, but with some time to tinker, they're going to let someone else take a crack at it.

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  • The Playlist
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    A Few More Pics Of Michelle Williams Looking Glamorous In 'My Week With Marilyn'

    The Daily Beast and the official website have some new photos of Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe (and some better quality versions of a few that have appeared previously) along with excerpts from an interview Williams gave in support of “My Week With Marilyn,” which opens on November 23rd in limited release. The Weinstein Company has an overstuffed slate of releases following 'Marilyn,' including “The Artist” on November 25th, and “Coriolanus” and “The Iron Lady” on December 2nd and 16th, respectively. It certainly would have been smart to give “I Don’t Know How She Does It” or “Dirty Girl” the “Piranha 3DD” treatment, dumping either film in 2012 and freeing up an early fall slot for one of these Oscar contenders. What’s done is done, though, and this time of year, it’s always interesting to guess which film the Weinsteins will treat like Kate Winslet’s character in “Contagion,” using up its resources before abandoning it in the shallow grave of a perpetual limited release. Last year, the Weinstein Company left “The Company Men” to wither away in a “wide release” of 277 theatres (though, in their defense, the studio was generous enough to give the film a mind-numbingly dull/confusing poster) and this writer would put his money on “Coriolanus” getting similar treatment this holiday season. There are only so many marketing dollars to go around.

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    Trailer Watch: We Need to Talk About Kevin - Directed by Lynne Ramsay

    This really gives you a sense of the film. Prepare yourselves.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Watch: KiD CuDi Directed By Shia Labeouf In Violent Short Film Titled "Maniac"

    What the eff to make of this, other than to note the obvious nod to the violent 1992 French dark comedy Man Bites Dog.

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