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    Sundance Lineup is a Win for Women Directors and for Everybody Who Cares About Movies

    For the last couple of years (the time that I have written this blog) I have lived in a world full of disappointment when it comes to film festivals which you can also extrapolate to a world full of disappointment at the opportunities available for women directors. If women directed films can't...

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    Christopher Nolan Says Heath Ledger Initially Didn’t Want To Be In Superhero Or Batman Movies: 6 Things Learned From The FSLC Talk

    Last night at the Walter Reade theater in New York, Christopher Nolan and Film Comment contributing editor Scott Foundas sat down for an hour plus chat about the 'Dark Knight' trilogy, Nolan's career and the traditionalist's love of cinema, the virtues of IMAX cameras and shooting on 65mm, and the i...

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    Reactions to Ex-NBC Universal Honcho Jeff Zucker as President of CNN

    Yes, it's true: CNN Worldwide is finally going to shake things up by hiring former NBC Universal chief executive Jeff Zucker as its new president, succeeding former head Jim Walton. Zucker's takeover will begin in January of 2013.

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    Russell Simmons Will Be Honored With Producers Guild of America's Visionary Award

    Announced today, Russell Simmons will receive the Producers Guild of America's Visionary Award, which will presented at the 24th annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony on January 26, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.

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    Watch: John Hillcoat-Directed Music Video For "Ice Age" By How To Destroy Angels

    So, already made your way through the "Lawless" DVD or Blu-ray that dropped earlier this week? Well, director John Hillcoat has a little extra treat up his sleeve.

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    In the Works: Clooney, Greengrass & Terrio Onboard for NY Crime Syndicate Drama

    Producers George Clooney and Grant Heslov and screenwriter Chris Terrio are reteaming after their success with Ben Affleck's "Argo" on a currently untitled crime movie. Clooney is attached to star, and Paul Greengrass to direct and produce. Details of the film's plot are still a secret, but it re...

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    International Poster Unveiled For Upcoming Next Installment Of Vin Diesel's 'Riddick'

    Back in June, Sergio gave us our first look at Vin Diesel as Riddick.  He also recently reported that the MPAA rating for the new film would be R rather than PG-13, like the last film Chronicles of Riddick.

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    Hailee Steinfeld Joins Kevin Costner In McG-Directed, Luc Besson-Produced Thriller

    Plucked from obscurity by the Coen Brothers for "True Grit," Hailee Steinfeld turned in a commanding performance that earned her an Oscar nomination, and since then her career has experienced a rocket's ascent. The actress has been busy lining up movie after movie, taking on a div...

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    James Franco Is 'Good People' For A Crime Thriller

    James Franco seems to have found some new pals over at Millenium Films. He's already starring alongside Jason Statham and Winona Ryder in the action flick "Homefront" for the company, and it seems his inspiration continues to be piqued by genre fare.

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    Watch: 'Elza' Director Mariette Monpierre On Cinema, Her Own Film & Her Life

    We have profiled director Mariette Monpierre's poignant film Elza here on S & A several times already, including an interview I did with her recently that you can read HERE.

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