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    Gus Van Sant, Lee Daniels, Michael Cera and More Will Direct Segments of Anthology Series 'Ten Commandments'

    WGN America, which will launch its first original scripted series "Salem" this year, is getting into business with the Weinstein Company via "Ten Commandments," a 10-part scripted series that will, anthology-style, feature 10 filmmakers over 10 nights taking on a different commandment and giving it ...

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    Lee Daniels In Talks To Direct Richard Pryor Bio. Michael B. Jordan, Marlon Wayans, Eddie Murphy Eyed

    Lee Daniels In Talks To Direct Richard Pryor Bio. Michael B. Jordan, Marlon Wayans, Eddie Murphy Eyed

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    Lee Daniels To Direct Richard Pryor Biopic, Michael B. Jordan, Damon Wayans & Eddie Murphy In The Mix To Lead

    Where on Earth do we begin with the saga that is the forever developing Richard Pryor biopic, once known as "Is It Something I Said?" Well it has gone through a couple of producers (Adam Sandler and most recently, Forest Whitaker, who doesn't seem to be linked anymore), and while it looked like Bill...

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    ‘Lee Daniels’ The Butler’ Available on DVD, On Demand and VOD Starting Jan. 14th

    Now it’s official. Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company will release Lee Daniels’s The Butler on a Blu-ray and standard combo DVD set, On Demand cable and pay-per-view, starting on January 14th.

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    Interview: Lee Daniels Talks 'The Butler,' Wanting Oprah Winfrey For 'Prisoners,' His Hip-Hop TV Drama & More

    Named by The Hollywood Reporter as one of the top 25 film schools in the country, the Savannah College Of Art & Design grows in stature year by year. The annual Savannah Film Festival—which we attended last month—is the rare event that almost seamlessly marries the glitz of the red carpet with the s...

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    Outfest Toasts Lee Daniels with Legacy Award While Fab Jane Fonda Channels Barbarella (CLIPS)

    In Downtown LA's Orpheum Theater November 21, Outfest honored "Precious" and "The Butler" director Lee Daniels with the Legacy Award, the LGBT film nonprofit's equivalent of a lifetime achievement award. And Jane Fonda showed up in a bedazzled jumpsuit.

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    Watch: THR Directors Round Table with McQueen, Cuaron, Greengrass, Russell, Stiller and Daniels (VIDEO)

    Next up in the Hollywood Reporter's roundtable discussions is the Directors panel. THR assembled Steve McQueen ("12 Years a Slave"), Paul Greengrass ("Captain Phillips"), David O. Russell ("American Hustle"), Alfonso Cuaron ("Gravity"), Ben Stiller ("The Secret Life of Walter Mitty") and Lee Daniels...

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    Watch: 50-Minute Directors Roundtable Talk With Steve McQueen, David O. Russell, Alfonso Cuarón & More

    While the awards season can waver between excitement for the great movies hitting cinemas and excess from the endless campaigning, the real pleasure is in great filmmakers emerging from their production cocoon to talk about their work. THR has been doing a great job in rounding up some of the bright...

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    Lee Daniels Wants To Make A Gay Action Movie With Alex Pettyfer, But Spoils The Concept Of The Film

    After Lee Daniels wrangled a losing political battle over the title of “The Butler” into a domestic box office take upwards of $100 million, he's found himself with a bit of studio wiggle room and an array of projects from which to choose. This being the man who helmed the wonky fever dream spectacl...

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