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    Bonnie Hammer and Lauren Zalaznick Take on New Roles at NBC

    Bonnie Hammer will be taking on running the full NBCU’s cable portfolio. Hammer, who previously oversaw USA Network, Syfy, E!, G4, Cloo, Chiller, Universal HD, Universal Cable Productions and Wilshire Studios, will now also be overseeing Bravo, Oxygen, Style, Sprout and TV One. All these will...

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  • The Playlist
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    Ralph Fiennes & Mads Mikkelsen Lining Up 'Our Kind Of Traitor,' 'Tinker Tailor' Sequel 'Smiley's People' May Shoot Next Year

    Some very good news for fans of John Le Carré or just smart spy films in general that don't end with the hero booby trapping his house in an overly elaborate and kind of stupid plan to capture an international criminal: two books by the master of the genre are on their way to the big scre...

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    'Doctor Bello' Will See USA Theatrical Run In Exclusive Deal w/ AMC Theatres (Details)

    I saw the film at the African Diaspora International Film Festival in November, where it was the opening night film; and while I didn't love it, I appreciated the effort. Read my thoughts HERE.

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    'Portal' & 'Half-Life' Movies May Come To The Big Screen Via J.J. Abrams

    J.J. Abrams has been on an absolute tear the past few years, tipping his glass to Ridley Scott's widespread work ethic as he taps franchise after franchise with his “Star Trek” and “Star Wars” involvement alongside numerous biopics and pilots. And while those projects may...

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    True/False Film Festival Awards True/Life Prize to Tim Hetherington Doc; Names Winner of True Vision Award

    Today, the True/False Film Festival announced that Sebastian Junger's "Which Way is the Front Line from Here? The Life & Time of Tim Hetherington" will receive the 2013 True Life Fund award.

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    Mark Millar Says 'Justice League' Characters Dated & Superhero Film Is “Excellent Way Of Losing $200 Million”

    While Warner Bros. attempt to play catch-up to Marvel and their host of box-office superhero successes, over at 20th Century Fox, things are a bit more hushed, as the studio attempts to find ways to blend the X-Men, Fantastic Four, and Deadpool into compelling entries. But fear not, brash remarks an...

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    Women to Watch: Marina Fuentes

    What a surprise to talk to Marina, founder of the Spanish international sales company, 6 Sales and as of Cannes 2012, founder of a second international sales company, with different partners, Dreamcatchers.

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    The Political Uses of Archival Material in "Argo," "Zero Dark Thirty" and Chile's "No"

    I'm not sure if anyone has called it out specifically, but archival news material made a comeback in the Hollywood feature film recently, with the most high-profile examples coming in this year's Oscar nominees "Argo" and "Zero Dark Thirty." (You can bet that if broadc...

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    Jesse Eisenberg, Emile Hirsch & Diane Kruger To Star In Chris Eigeman's 'Midnight Sun'

    Even though he didn't feature in Whit Stillman's "Damsels In Distress," the last year or so has seen the director's muse Chris Eigeman, who starred in "Metropolitan," "Barcelona" and "The Last Days Of Disco," become rather more visible again. There's the potential of a reunion with his favorite dire...

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    Charlize Theron Joins Adaptation Of Gillian Flynn's 'Dark Places'

    Update 02/07: Exclusive Media have confirmed Theron will star in "Dark Places" and co-produce via her Denver And Delilah Productions. No word yet on when production will begin, but "Sarah's Key" helmer Gilles Paquet-Brenner will direct. Original story 02/04: It looks like Gillian Flynn is Hollywo...

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