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  • Women and Hollywood
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    The Susan Smith Blackburn Finalists

    This is the 33rd year of the awards that honor the most outstanding English written play by a woman. Julia Cho won the award in 2010.

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  • Caryn James
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    Watch Anderson Cooper Narrate Video of His Attack in Egypt

    For days, the images of the violent demonstrations in Cairo have looked eerily like a movie, especially when colorfully-clothed men on horseback swooped through, attacking the crowds in Tahrir Square. Yesterday the look and feel changed as American journalists found it wasn't safe to report from the streets. "Anyone with a camera was a target" of pro-Mubarak demonstrators, Anderson Cooper said on CNN, and around 10:00 PM last night Eastern time, near dawn in Cairo, you could see how dangerous it had become.

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  • The Playlist
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    Now They’re Just Hiring Anybody: Alyssa Milano Joins 'New Year's Eve'

    Update: E! reports that Julie Andrews has now also joined the film, classing up the proceedings considerably. Also, Marc Malkin looks frighteningly like Steve Zahn.

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  • Spout
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    Lois Lane, "The Dark Knight," "Ferris Bueller," "Dazed and Confused" and More Discussion Fodder

    - Happy Chinese New Year! In honor of the year of the rabbit, go watch a movie starring any of the bunnies listed here. Except the unavailable "Song of the South," I suppose. Maybe this will be the year Disney finally brings it back? Also, I recommend "Rabbit Hole," currently in theaters, even though there are no actual rabbits in the film.

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  • The Playlist
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    Are Leonardo DiCaprio & Armie Hammer Making Out In Clint Eastwood's 'J. Edgar'?

    An interesting story recently caught our eyes and one that contradicts everything we've heard about and read from Clint Eastwood's 'J.Edgar,' his biopic of FBI Bureau chief J. Edgar Hoover.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Trailer Watch: In a Better World Directed by Susanne Bier

    This woman is a master. Her version of Brothers was way superior to the American remake and After the Wedding is stunning. She got screwed when she came here and made Things We Lost in the Fire.

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  • The Playlist
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    Kate Winslet, Jodie Foster, Christoph Waltz & John C. Reilly Now Filming Roman Polanski's 'Carnage'

    Shooting began earlier this week on Roman Polanski’s “Carnage,” a film adaptation of the Tony Award-winning play "Gods Of Carnage" by Yasmina Reza. Stars Kate Winslet, Jodie Foster, John C. Reilly and Christoph Waltz have traveled to Paris to the shoot the film about two sets of parents that come together to hash it out after their children get into a playground fight. True to the title, the meeting eventually turns out bad for all as the parents begin to attack and turn on each other. Winslet and Waltz play husband and wife Nancy and Alan, while Foster and Reilly as Penelope and Michael. The film is being produced by Said Ben Said through SBS Productions with ICM repping sales in the U.S.

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  • The Playlist
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    Brit List Toppers 'Sex Education' & 'Cheerleaders' Get Directors In Misha Manson-Smith & Tom Harper

    The Brit List, an annual celebration of the best unproduced screenplays in the UK, may have followed in the footsteps of the Black List, but it doesn't necessarily mean the same guarantee of success. Compared to films like "The Social Network" and "Juno," which placed highly on the US list in past years, and went on to both critical and commercial success, UK equivalents like "The Men Who Stared At Goats" and "Nowhere Boy" turned out rather disappointingly, while the 2009 topper, "Good Luck Anthony Belcher," is still awaiting a green light.

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  • The Playlist
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    Review: 'Cold Weather' A Winning Micro-Indie Mystery

    Mystery is a tricky genre to work in. Although there's an indisputable amount of excitement involved as the protagonist and audience alike piece together the puzzle, once all is solved every associated feeling fizzles, leaving little impact and less to chew on post-viewing. Some directors have worked tirelessly to avoid this sentiment, with examples such as "Picnic at Hanging Rock" and "Cache" playing by some rules but ultimately turning into a different beast at the end of the day. Others, like "Brick," used talky-noir conventions and dropped them in a high school atmosphere. The result was a humorous and refreshing experience, maybe a little silly at times but enjoyable and focused nonetheless. Aaron Katz's "Cold Weather," a masterful combination of micro-indie sensibilities and missing-person mysteries, finds its success by constructing a legitimately tense plot and employing a loose aesthetic that allows atmosphere and charm to sometimes take precedent.

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  • SydneysBuzz
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    International Sales Agent of the Day: Pyramide

    Pyramide International is part of Pyramide group which is a French distribution company (Pyramide Distribution) and a French production company (Pyramide Productions) as well as an international sales agent. The company was founded in 1989. As a world sales agent, Pyramide International (former FPI) has deliberately focused on the “film d’auteur”, and promotes international sales of young directors like Sandrine Veysset (WILL IT SNOW FOR XMAS ?), Diego Lerman (TAN DE REPENTE), Wang Xiao-Shuai (BEIJING BICYCLE), Eleonore Faucher (BRODEUSES) and more recently Etgar Keret & Shira Geffen (JELLYFISH – Camera d’Or Cannes 2007) and Lucia Puenzo (XXY – Grand Prize of Critics’ Week Cannes 2007). Of course it continues with representation of the many directors and their producers who have trusted the company throughout its own development.

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