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    Disney Get The (Matter)Horn For Another Theme Park Movie 'The Hill'

    Plus We Pitch Five More Disney Ride MoviesWhen your much-mocked idea to turn a 40-year-old theme park ride into a movie turns out to be the start of a franchise that's grossed $3 billion worldwide, it becomes tempting to repeat the success. So, despite the underwhelming early attempts like "The Haunted Mansion" and "The Country Bears," "Pirates of the Caribbean" being Disney's new crown jewel has caused them to put all kinds of ride-based pictures in development.

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    American Film Festival in Wroclaw Poland is seeking U.S. Films in Post

    A few of us have been working on a project which I think should be of great interest for U.S. filmmakers to connect internationally at a time when U.S. box office represents about 30% of the total market. And this November 15-20, 2011 when the festival takes place, I have the honor to be on the jury! Find out more on their website.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Update: Five Female Playwrights Will be on Broadway This Fall

    Here is an update to yesterday's post about Theresa Rebeck's play opening on Broadway. It seems that there will be several female written plays opening on the great white way this fall. Great news. At least there will be women eligible to be nominated for a Tony next year. I just wish that we didn't have to get all excited about seeing women's work produced. It should be the norm.

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    ‘Party Down’ Movie Might, Possibly, Maybe Sort Of Become A Reality Next Spring Or Something

    “Party Down”, comedy fans may remember, was the superlative, achingly brilliant Starz original series that got shitcanned by former HBO head honco Chris Albrecht so the network could focus on, er, attractive naked people wrestling in ancient times (“Spartacus: Blood and Sand”) and attractive naked people wrestling in medieval times (“Camelot”). It was also one of the best-observed ensemble comedies in recent memory and boasted a cast (Adam Scott, Lizzy Caplan, Jane Lynch, Ryan Hansen, Martin Starr, Ken Marino and Megan Mullally) that launched a thousand fan letters after the series was unjustly wrenched screens a couple of years ago. Since its cancellation, though, we’ve been teased with piecemeal announcements from the show’s creative team that “Party Down” could rise again, phoenix-like, from the ashes as a feature-length movie. This latest one comes from co-creator Rob Thomas who, speaking to a crowd at a marathon viewing session of the show’s entire run at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, had a lot to say about the show’s afterlife:

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    Warner Bros. Get Ready For Oscar, Date 'J. Edgar' & 'Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close'

    In Case You Care, 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D' Also Gets A Release DateWith The Weinstein Company busy over the last few weeks getting their Oscar season in order, Warner Bros. is following suit, setting (vague) dates for two of their big prestige films of the year.

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    FilmDistrict Stay In The Nicolas Winding Refn/Ryan Gosling Business, Acquire 'Only God Forgives'

    You may not immediately recognize the name Graham King, but he's quietly established himself as one of the most successful producers out there, executive-producing the likes of "Traffic" and "Ali" as the head of financiers Initial Entertainment Group, before making his full-blown producing debut on "The Aviator." He re-teamed with Scorsese to win an Oscar for "The Departed," and has also produced films like "Blood Diamond," "The Town" and "Rango," the latter two through his new company, GK Films.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Eva Gabrielsson in Conversation With Gloria Steinem

    Eva Gabrielsson came to the US to promote her book There Are Things I Want You to Know About Stieg Larsson and Me and she stopped at the 92nd Street Y and had a conversation with feminist Gloria Steinem. Here's a bit:

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    Watch: New 'Cowboys & Aliens' Trailer Takes Us Inside The Alien Lair

    When you think about it, the fact that the guy who rolled with Vince Vaughn in "Swingers" has become of one of the biggest tentpole directors in Hollywood is kind of amazing. The fact that he knows how to bring the steak with the sizzle is even better, and "Cowboys & Aliens" looks to be Jon Favreau's meatiest offering yet.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Joseph Conrad's "Heart Of Darkness" As A Spacebound Sci-Fi Flick?

    A sci-fi version of Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness? One of the most controversial tales over the last century+, telling the story of Marlow, the cargo boat captain in Africa at the end of the 19th century, on assignment to return Kurtz, an ivory trader with a reputation, who encounters the "darkness" of the Congo wilderness, and the "darkness" that resides within human beings, after witnessing the brutalization of Africans by white European traders. Read on from Variety:

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    Martin Scorsese's 'Hugo' Drops The 'Cabret'

    Official Trailer Coming SoonIt seems the prevailing sentiment in Hollywood right now is that shorter is better. "John Carter of Mars" recently became just "John Carter" and now Martin Scorsese's "Hugo Cabret" is simply "Hugo." Variety's Jeff Sneider has confirmed the title adjustment which frankly leaves us scratching our head a bit.

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