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    12 Great & Not-So-Great Debuts From Screenwriters-Turned-Directors

    “...but what I really want to do is direct,” goes the hoary old Hollywood refrain. Actors, key grips, wardrobe assistants, the odd ambitious caterer -- sometimes it feels like everyone who’s ever stepped on to a movie set dreams, idly or with calculation, of one day calling the shots. Even the clapp...

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    Charlie Kaufman To Co-Direct Animated 'Anomalisa,' Jennifer Jason Leigh & David Thewlis Among Voice Cast

    It's funny how the complaints subside if a Kickstarter project is taken on by someone you like. For example: last summer screenwriter/director Charlie Kaufman and former "Community" writer/producer Dan Harmon (two pretty successful guys in their own right) hit the crowdfunding site looking for backe...

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    FX Developing Charlie Kaufman-Penned Series 'How & Why,' Greenlit Coen Brothers-Produced 'Fargo' Series

    While the name HBO has become synonymous with quality television, the last few years have seen rival network FX catch up in a big way. The network might only be on basic cable, and it might air the terrible Charlie Sheen vehicle "Anger Management," but in "Justified," "Archer" and "The Americans," i...

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    Charlie Kaufman Launches Kickstarter Campaign for Stop-Motion Animation Film

    What do Charlie Kaufman, Whoopi Goldberg, Bret Easton Ellis, and Jon Heder have in common? Well, they're all trying to raise awareness, and of course funding, for their upcoming film projects through Kickstarter. Acclaimed screenwriter Charlie Kaufman has just created his Kickstarter campaign...

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    Charlie Kaufman Pens Stop-Motion Animated Film 'Anomalisa,' 'Community' Creator Dan Harmon Exec-Producing

    Charlie Kaufman might be having some issues getting his next directorial effort, "Frank Or Francis," up and running, but he's not exactly lacking for work. The writer of "Adaptation" and "Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind" is adapting young-adult novel "The Knife Of Letting Go" for Lionsgate, an...

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    Charlie Kaufman's Ambitious Meta-Musical 'Frank Or Francis' Is Not Dead, But It Has Been Postponed

    The film blogosphere loves screenwriter/director Charlie Kaufman, and with good reason. His mindbending screenplays and films ("Synecdoche, New York," "Adaptation," "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind") are surreal, challenging, hilariously bizarre, profound and moving, so he is beloved by many c...

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    Charlie Kaufman To Write & Direct HBO Series Starring Catherine Keener

    Charlie Kaufman's been a very busy bee recently. It's almost exactly four years since "Synecdoche, New York" premiered at Cannes, and for a long time, there was little-to-no news as to what the writer-director, who made his name penning the screenplays for "Being John Malkovich," "Adaptation" and "E...

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    Charlie Kaufman Working on an HBO Series to Star Catherine Keener

    How amazing does this sound? According to Deadline, Charlie Kaufman is working on a half-hour comedy now in development at HBO, which he'll write and direct and which will star Catherine Keener (who'll also serve as producer).

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    Charlie Kaufman To Adapt The First Book In The 'Chaos Walking' Book Series 'The Knife Of Never Letting Go'

    Lionsgate are making sure they aren't caught with their pants down when "The Hunger Games" series inevitably comes to an end. Even though the first film is still in theaters, they aren't wasting any time in making sure they have another big hit franchise to keep the blockbuster mon...

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    Charlie Kaufman Will Now Bend Your Mind With His Debut Novel

    If you need your fix of the existential stylings of “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” and “Synecdoche, New York” filmmaker Charlie Kaufman, you may still be waiting a little while for his movie-musical “Frank or Francis.” Luckily, there’s another proje...

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