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    Showtime Orders Cameron Crowe's 'Roadies,' a Comedy Pilot About the Crew Powering Rock Concerts

    Cameron Crowe already gave us a film based on his touring experiences as a music journalist for Rolling Stone. Now, the director's latest project, a comedy TV pilot ordered by Showtime, will take a look at the unexamined lives of crew members on tour.

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    9 Actors Who Succeeded at Making Leap From Indies to Blockbusters and 3 Who Failed

    In honor of Lupita Nyong'o casting in "Star Wars," we've highlighted nine actors who fared well at leaping from indies to blockbusters, and three who didn't follow in their steps.

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    What's Next for Lupita Nyong'o? 'Star Wars'!

    With the Academy Awards in the cultural rearview mirror, many of us wondered when and how we'd see a preternatural talent, and first-time Oscar winner, like Lupita Nyong'o on the big screen again. On Oscar night, the Mexican-born, Kenyan-raised Yale graduate who swept awards season with her sublime ...

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    'Star Wars' Cast Revealed on Facebook, Arndt and Lucas Not Mentioned

    After all the speculation over recent months, Disney and Lucasfilm--whose leaders Robert Iger and Kathleen Kennedy have joined forces-- announced the cast of the new J.J. Abrams "Star Wars" movie. On Facebook.

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    New 'Star Wars' Will Cost $200 Million, Casting "Almost Done," George Lucas Still Consulting on Films

    Disney chair Alan Horn sat down with Jon Erlichman of Bloomberg Television to discuss the on-the-horizon "Star Wars" trilogy set to unfold over the next several years. Quote highlights, below.

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    Alfonso Cuarón Successfully Scales Down to The Small Screen With His First-Ever TV Series 'Believe'

    "Believe" begins with an elaborate, nearly three-minute shot (or collection of shots seamless stitched together) that starts in the car in which Bo (Johnny Sequoyah), a little girl, is riding with her foster parents, and ends in the rain outside its wreck.

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    Watch: A New Trailer for NBC's Sci-fi/Fantasy Series 'Believe,' Created by Alfonso Cuarón

    "Believe," the new NBC drama premiering March 10th, has a sci-fi/fantasy premise that may sound a little familiar: a girl is born with extraordinary powers, and a man finds himself conscripted to serve as her protector, with the fate of the world in the balance. But -- it comes from the Oscar-nomina...

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    'Almost Human': How J.J. Abrams' Latest TV Drama Plays Like the TV Spinoff of a Sci-Fi Blockbuster That Doesn't Exist

    It seems like every week another frustrated filmmaker declares the death of the studio film, or at least a significant chunk of it that doesn't involve superheroes, and insists television is now where it's at, citing "Breaking Bad" or "Homeland" as examples of superior small screen storytelling.

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    Comic-Con: 'Showrunners' Doc Is First Film to Screen Footage at SDCC's Lyceum Theater

    The first film to screen footage at Comic-Con's new satellite programming room, the Lyceum Theater at San Diego's Horton Plaza, is documentary "Showrunners." The film focuses on the challenges of running a television series, going behind the scenes into the writers’ room and on set via interviews ...

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    J.J. Abrams to Develop 'Twilight Zone' Maestro Rod Serling's Final Screenplay

    J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot banner has finalized a deal with the estate of Rod Serling, sci-fi screenwriter and "Twilight Zone" host, to develop a series based on Serling's unproduced screenplay, "The Stops Along the Way." The script is reportedly the writer's final completed work before his death in 197...

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