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    DGA's Grim Stats on Director Diversity in Television: 'Our Industry Has to Do Better'

    The Directors Guild of America's findings on the diversity of directors in episodic television are grim. Included in their analysis were 3,100 episodes of over 190 scripted shows produced across network and cable channels throughout 2011-2012. After the DGA adjusted their parameters to allow mor...

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    Meryl Streep & Hilary Swank Team For 'The Homesman' While Streep/Tina Fey Pic 'Mommy & Me' Falls Apart

    Streep + Swank + Jones = Oscar? That's probably the line reps for Tommy Lee Jones' brewing sophomore directorial effort "The Homesman" will be spinning when they shop the movie at the upcoming American Film Market, and yes, Meryl Streep and Hilary Swank are part of the package for the movie they are...

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    Carl Rinsch Hasn't Been Kicked Off '47 Ronin,' Still Working With The Studio To Edit The Film

    "I hate how difficulties in the process of putting together big-budget movies has been turned into bloodsport reporting, particularly when it is sort of accurate but exaggerated," Deadline wrote today with a pretty amazing lack of self-awareness. And while the actual truth of what is going on behind...

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    Walter Hill Is Back in the Saddle with 'What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?' Remake (Video)

    Writer-director Walter  Hill is one of the great underappreciated auteurs. He can do it all: stylish action, intelligent dialogue, epic scale and intimate relationships. So it's always good news to announce that he has a new movie, especially when he wrote it himself. Do I want to see him d...

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    First Look Footage: Channing Tatum In 'White House Down'

    An American thriller film by Roland Emmerich, the guy who directed super-sized blockbusters like "Independence Day, " "Godzilla" and "2012" and starring Channing Tatum, "White House Down" might just be the movie of summer 2013 if you're into loud spectacle. Tatum, who has arguably had the best 2012 ...

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    Mark Millar Hired As Creative Consultant For Fox's Marvel Movies, Will Fuel Years Of Random Speculation

    Well, here's something that both makes sense and kind of doesn't: Mark Millar has been hired as a creative consultant for 20th Century Fox's upcoming slate of Marvel-based comic book movies.

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    Tina Fey Goes Lightly on EW Cover and Talks 'Mean Girls,' Sarah Palin, Tracy Morgan & 'Bossypants'

    Comedy queen and "30 Rock" maven Tina Fey sits down for an interview in the upcoming EW (on newsstands September 28), and talks everything from axed masturbation references in "Mean Girls" to her Sarah Palin impression, from Tracy Morgan's homophobic stand-up rant in 2011 to what didn't make the cut...

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    Dwarves Dominate New Poster For 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'

    "Hi Ho Hi Ho, it's off to work we go!"....oops, wrong movie. While Snow White may have had seven, J.R.R. Tolkien conjured up a few more, bringing thirteen to "The Hobbit." And they are all here on this...crowded...new one sheet for the movie.

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    Watch Nicole Kidman 'Go There' For Lee Daniels In New Clip From 'The Paperboy'

    "I think that you’ll find it very provocative. It’s definitely an unexpected choice after Precious. The reviews have been mixed. They’re the same as Precious, but I’m not here to please you as I did with Precious. With Paperboy, there’s some big stars in it [i...

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    Exclusive: Clip From Sundance Award-Winner 'Middle Of Nowhere' Starring David Oyelowo

    Writer/director Ava DuVernay knows how to get the word out. While she was worked in a publicity and promotional capacity on nearly one hundred movies ranging from big blockbusters to low key indies, for sophomore feature effort "Middle of Nowhere," her talent did all the talking. Picking u...

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