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    14 Women are in The Hollywood Reporter's Top 50 Showrunners of 2012

    The Hollywood Reporter recently named their Top 50 Showrunners of 2012 for both comedy and drama. 14 of the 50 showrunners named were women. And women made up 4 of the 11 on the Showrunners to Watch list. Despite the recent and continuing frustrating news regarding women in television, I’m hop...

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    'Smashed' Star Mary Elizabeth Winstead On How She Learned To Play Drunk, The Emotional Rollercoaster Of The Role & More

    Hitting rock bottom isn't always the climax of a grand calamity. For Kate in "Smashed," it's an evening that starts in a bar, continues with offering someone a ride home, and ends with her smoking crack and sleeping outside that awakens her to the fact that she might have a problem...

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    New Bromance: Jamie Foxx & Ken Jeong Line Up Two Comedy Projects Together

    The tale of Ken Jeong is a pretty awesome one. He was working as a doctor while honing his comedy chops at stand-up clubs, and eventually moved to L.A. and started pursuing a career in showbiz full time. He worked the comedy circuit, did guest stints on a bunch of shows, eventually fell in with the ...

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    The Wachowskis Have An Idea To Out-Do Bullet Time In 'Jupiter Ascending,' But Aren't Sure That It's Possible

    In advance of what may be the most ambitious and risky film of their career, the notoriously press-shy Wachowski Starship are on a press blitzkrieg right now, with a profile in The New Yorker and a fairly lengthy interview over at Hitfix. During their appearance at Fantastic Fest, the filmmaking pai...

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    First Look At James Gandolfini In 'Zero Dark Thirty,' CIA Role Revealed

    Finally securing its winter release spot as a compelling take on recent political and military events -- and not the piece of Obama propaganda as initially thought by watchdog groups -- Kathryn Bigelow's Osama bin Laden drama “Zero Dark Thirty” can now carry on being an actual piece ...

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    Foundas Found by Cannes

    I just saw Scott Foundas recently in New York when he was on a terrific festival panel at the founding session of the FFA / Film Festival Academy (of which Sydney and I are on the Advisory Board) held in association with the New York Film Festival.

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    L.A. Today: Guadalajara FF Comes to L.A.

    Los Angeles gets better and better! Last weekend with Rock the Boat: The L.A. River Expedition and CicLAvia and next weekend with GuadaLAjara Film Festival holding free screenings at AMC Universal Studios...

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    Matt Damon Says Playing Jason Bourne Again Is Unlikely, But He Hasn't Seen 'The Bourne Legacy' Yet

    "You see there are several different programmes in the movie with different skill sets. All possibilities are open. My dream is that in the next one we see Matt [Damon] and Jeremy [Renner] team up," producer Frank Marshall said prior to the release of "The Bourne Legacy." But he&...

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    How Much To Hire An 'American Assassin'? For Chris Hemsworth, It's $10 Million

    It seems everyone wants a piece of "Thor" star Chris Hemsworth these days. Steven Spielberg is rounding him up for "Robopocalypse," Universal is eager for more 'Huntsman' and Ron Howard is revving him up in "Rush." Now, CBS Films is ready to give the actor yet a...

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    New On DVD - Channel 4 Comedy Series 'Fresh Meat' (Zawe Ashton Co-Stars)

    Just as the second series of Channel 4's hit university-set comedy Fresh Meat is beginning, series one has been released on DVD in the U.K. Co-star Zawe Ashton's break-out performance as slacker-student Vod is reason enough to pick this up.

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