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    Amazon and IMDb Launch X-Ray for TV Feature for Kindle Fire Users

    Amazon and IMDb are launching a new TV iteration of "X-Ray for Movies." The original feature was released six months ago, and allows users to access corresponding IMDb info with one tap while watching films on their Kindle Fires. The new feature does the same thing, but for television series.

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    Kate Mara Joins Wally Pfister's 'Transcendence'

    While her sister was the one rumored for a part last fall (that eventually went to Rebecca Hall), the equally talented Kate Mara has found herself vaulted into one of the most intriguing movies on the 2014 horizon.

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    Making Connections

    As Women and Hollywood has grown over the last couple of years we have been getting more and more emails from people who have ideas and projects that they need help with. There are also people who have films they are trying to get the word out about, scripts they are looking for a producer or direc...

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    Watch: New French Spot For Wong Kar-Wai's 'The Grandmaster' Highlights 4 Fighting Styles

    Oh snap, kinda forgot about this one. With Wong Kar-Wai's long awaited marital arts epic now having premiered and playing in international release, we're just patiently waiting a stateside release date for the movie from The Weinstein Company. So until that happens, we'll just have to be content wit...

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    Egyptian Censorship Authority Gives Release Approval To Controversial Doc 'Jews Of Egypt'

    After some initial resistance, Egyptian filmmaker Amir Ramses' independently-produced feature documentary Jews of Egypt has now received approval from the Egyptian censorship authority, for a local theatrical release, the director said in a press statement.

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    Ryan Gosling Says 'Only God Forgives' Is A "Nightmare"; Says Terrence Malick Currently Editing Five Films

    This week finally sees the limited release opening of "The Place Beyond The Pines," Derek Cianfrance's follow-up to “Blue Valentine" starring Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes, Dane DeHaan and many more. A searing drama about family and legacy, the movie earned a rare A-grade review from us w...

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    Participant Media Launches New Cable Network, 'Pivot,' with a Social Conscience and HitRECord Joe

    Everybody loves cable these days. Wednesday at an Upfront presentation at New York’s Museum of Arts and Design, Jeff Skoll's Participant Media, which backs entertainment that accelerates social change (“Lincoln,” “The Help,” “An Inconvenient Truth”) announced the August 1 launch of its new cable net...

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    Hold The Playbook: David O. Russell Might Not Direct 'The Ends Of The Earth' Starring Jennifer Lawrence

    So remember last month when it seemed like the David O. Russell/Jennifer Lawrence collaborative relationship was going to carry over from "Silver Linings Playbook" and the currently filming Abscam movie to a third project, "The Ends Of The Earth"? You might want to put it back in your pants for the ...

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    LatinoBuzz: WTF is Latino at Tribeca

    If you've read my last two WTF is Latino posts on Sundance and SXSW, you know I do my best to embody a manic optimist and find a silver lining when it comes to magnifying the limited representation of Latino stories and writer/directors at mainstream film festivals.

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    Women Written Pilots Roundup

    As pilot season continues to pick up, we wanted to bring to your attention a couple of more women-written and women centric pilots that are getting some excellent talent attached to them.

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