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    WGA Releases Annual Writing Report And Women Make Small Progress

    The Writers Guild West released its annual diversity report on the status of women, minority and older writers. Hollywood continues to make incremental, pathetic, baby steps towards diversity. The numbers show that in a little over a decade from 1999 to 2011, women have increased their positions j...

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    A New Restoration of Martin Scorsese's 'The King of Comedy' Will Close Out Tribeca '13

    The 12th annual Tribeca Film Festival is just a couple of weeks away, starting on April 17th and running until the 28th. While this year's slate has already been revealed, Tribeca has just announced that Martin Scorsese's 1983 classic "The King of Comedy" will close out the festival on Saturday, Apr...

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    SXSW Grand Jury Winner 'Short Term 12' Goes to Cinedigm, Plans Awards Push for Brie Larson

    Cinedigm has snapped up all North American and Latin American rights to Destin Daniel Cretton's SXSW Grand Jury and Audience award winner "Short Term 12," starring Brie Larson as a troubled foster care worker. The company is eyeing a late summer release, with an awards push for its star, who gives a...

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    L.A. Today: A New Rooftop Drive-in and Oscars Outside!

    With the scent of spring in the air, I can't wait for L.A. to open its great outdoor events. A new Rooftop Theater, Electric Dusk Drive-In began in March already, and Oscars Outdoors, a screening series at the Academy's new open-air theater, located on the Academy Hollywood campus will begin this s...

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  • The Playlist
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    Bill Condon Out, Forest Whitaker Now Producing Forever-Developing Richard Pryor Biopic

    The saga of the constantly-in-development Richard Pryor biopic could fill pages upon pages but we'll try and keep it brief. At one time called "Is It Something I Said?," Martin Scorsese was linked way back in the day while Pryor was still alive and over the years it continued to kick around with Edd...

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    Cannes Cinefondation and World Cinema

    Jane Campion, President of the Jury for Shorts and also the Cinefondation's 15 shorts by students which come from Asia, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, Turkey, India, Greece, Italy and France. The ninth edition of the Atelier de la Cinéfondation Cannes Festival will run parallel to the Compe...

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    SXSW Grand Jury Prize Winner 'Short Term 12' Lands With Cinedigm; In Theaters This Summer

    A runaway hit at this year's SXSW Film Festival, "Short Term 12" has landed with Cinedigm after winning both the Grand Jury and Audience Awards at the event in Austin. The company plans to release the Brie Larson-starring drama theatrically this summer in North and Latin America.

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: 'Room 237' Director Rodney Ascher's Short Doc 'S From Hell' About 1964 Screen Gems Logo

    If you thought Rodney Ascher's upcoming "Room 237" was the peak of cinematic obsession, poring over the minutiae of the vast well of conspiracy theories surrounding Stanley Kubrick's beautiful horror movie puzzle box "The Shining," get ready to tumble a bit further down the rabbit hole. A couple of ...

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    First Linda Lovelace, Now Vanessa del Rio's Life Story Also Getting Feature Film Treatment

    Sergio could probably speak more authoritatively about Vanessa del Rio than I could, so I'll let him fill in any holes (pun intended; or is it porn intended) left in my summary. But in an era when the lines between pornography and mainstream celebrity are blurred, with sex tapes becoming launching p...

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    Women’s History Month on XFINITY On Demand™

    In celebration of Women’s History Month, XFINITY on Demand is featuring "Love & Basketball," "Fatal Beauty" and "Beyonce: Life is But a Dream,” highlighting strong female roles and influencers. Haven’t seen them, or want to watch them again? Check out the descriptions below and tune in.

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