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    Six Second Screenwriting Advice and Why All Screenwriting Books are a Con

    Back in September, we wrote about Brian Koppelman's six second screenwriting tips on Vine (he just posted tip #122). Here he follows up on his #1 tip, which is that "All screenwriting books are bullshit, all. Watch movies, read screenplays. Let them be your guide."

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    Harvey Weinstein Says Matt Damon To Return For 'Rounders 2,' Robert De Niro Eyed For Villain

    Ready for some new old news? Here we go: Way back in 2010, The Weinstein Company and Miramax announced a deal that would find TWC putting into production sequels for some of the biggest movies from the studio they once started, as well as developing television offshoots too. Nothing happened. But th...

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    ESPN's 'This Is What They Want': A Doc Portrait of a Great Tennis Player and a Notorious Jerk

    At best an occasional and half-hearted follower of tennis (which is still more than I can say for most other sports), I had never heard of Jimmy Connors before seeing "This is What They Want," the new "30 for 30" doc airing on ESPN tonight at 8pm.

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    5 Best Bets on TV This Week: Alec Baldwin Hits Cannes and the Dead Come Back (in French)

    Sure, Sunday tends to be overcrowded with high-end TV, including "Boardwalk Empire," "Eastbound and Down," "Homeland," "Masters of Sex," "The Walking Dead" and more, but what to watch the rest of the time? Every Monday, we bring you five noteworthy highlights from the other six days of the week.

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    Six Second Screenplay Tips from Screenwriter Brian Koppelman (on Vine!)

    Screenwriter Brian Koppelman has taken to sharing his screenwriting wisdom in six second tips on Vine.

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    New Images From 'The Wolf Of Wall Street' Plus Martin Scorsese's Rock 'N' Roll HBO Show Gets Showrunners

    When we're 70, we hope we're half as busy as Martin Scorsese. The ever-moving filmmaker is currently busy prepping his forthcoming "The Wolf Of Wall Street"—with some new images from the movie, about one debauchery drive financial mogul, landing today—and as always, he already has his eye on what's ...

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    ESPN Announces Fall '30 for 30' Films on Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan, the Spirits of St. Louis and More

    ESPN has announced its next set of "30 for 30" docs, set to air six weeks in a row starting in October and to explore such diverse subjects in the sports realm as big wave surfing, an American Basketball Association team, a famous boxing rivalry and a notorious incident between two figure skaters.

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    TCA: Kevin Connolly, Brian Koppelman, David Levien Talk Their '30 for 30' Docs While Keith Olbermann Touts His Return to ESPN

    ESPN had two main focuses in its presentation at the TCA press tour today -- ESPN Films continuing documentary series "30 for 30" and Keith Olbermann, who recently rejoined the network to host a late-night show.

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    James Franco Will Teach You How To Pick Up Women In Brian Koppelman & David Levien's 'The Game'

    It turns out not everything James Franco does in 2012 will be some kind of elaborate performance piece. The actor and artist has landed a pretty interesting new film, one that will find him in full command of his skills with the ladies.

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    Leonardo DiCaprio-Produced Adaptation Of Acclaimed Novel 'Beat The Reaper' Heading To HBO

    Not that we don't love the thing, but we're a little dispirited by the extent to which top-flight filmmakers are ready to jump ship to HBO. Increasingly the home to A-list directors like Martin Scorsese, Michael Mann and Darren Aronofsky, it's becoming one of the few places that smart, p...

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