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    J.J. Abrams to Receive Producers Guild's 2013 Norman Lear Award [Abrams Clips]

    The Producers Guild of America will honor J.J. Abrams with the 2013 Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television, which will be presented to the writer-director-producer at their 24th annual awards ceremony on January 26.

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    Update: Ladies Like Lowriders Too! Documentary on All-Women's Lowrider Car Club Fundraising Campaign Ends Today November 5!

    The short documentary is close to being finished and is looking for funding for a sound mix, music licensing, marketing, and other post-production needs. She has created a kickstarter campaign that ends Monday, November 5. The clock is ticking and the project will only be funded if they reach their ...

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    Principal Photography Wraps On South African Family Drama 'Felix!' ('Billy Elliott w/ Cape jazz')

    From the press release... Filmming has wrapped in Cape Town, South Africa on the new South African family feature film, Felix! which features an all-star cast that includes Joburg-born Oscar-nominee Dame Janet Suzman in her first South African film; South African Film and Television Award (SAFT...

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    Kathleen Kennedy Moves to Disney

    Back in June we reported that Kathleen Kennedy had been named co-chair of LucasFilms. Word came last week that LucasFilm has now been bought by Disney for over $4 billion dollars, and Kennedy will be running her studio alongside the other beasts that Disney owns Marvel and Pixar.

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    7 New Photos From 'Silver Linings Playbook'; Film Gets Released One Week Early In Limited Release Thanks To Strong Buzz

    It's unquestionable at this point. Even if you haven't seen David O. Russell's dramedy "Silver Linings Playbook" about mental illness, marital failure and more (which is the boat most of the writers of this site are in), it's pretty damn clear that the film, which won the a...

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    Netflix Gives Raider Icahn Poison Pill, Protects Itself from Buyout Until 2015

    Netflix is protecting itself from takeover-hungry Carl Icahn. On November 5 Netflix CEO Reed Hastings announced that the company has a new three-year stockholder rights plan, allowing it to allocate one "right" to each of its outstanding shares, making Netflix's seizure more difficult ...

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    J.J. Abrams to Accept Achievement Award at Producers Guild Awards

    The Producers Guild of America will honor award-winning television and film producer (and director) J.J. Abrams with the 2013 Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television at the 24th Annual Producers Guild Awards on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, Californi...

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    Writers Guild of America Partners with The Black List in Support of Screenwriters

    The Writers Guild of America, East announces its partnership with The Black List, which lists the best unproduced screenplays from Hollywood each year, as chosen by industry execs. With this new partnership, WGAE members will receive a 20% discount...

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    The Cotillard & The Whale: New Clip From 'Rust And Bone'

    Yes, we keep singing the praises of Jacques Audiard's "Rust And Bone," and that's because it's just that good. So here comes another clip from the movie, one that offers up one of the quieter but no less moving moments.

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    'Last Vegas' Production Begins with Douglas, De Niro, Freeman & Kline -- Over the Hill 'Hangover'?

    Production has started on John Turtletaub's comedy "Last Vegas," starring Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline as aging buddies who throw a Vegas bachelor party for the only one of them who has remained single...

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