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    'A Hijacking' Director Tobias Linholm Steps Into 'The War,' '40 Days Of Dating' Blog Is Going To Be A Movie & More

    Some directing news to get y'all over that midweek hump. Screen Daily has two pieces of intriguing news for us: first up, Tobias Lindholm, director of the absolutely stellar “A Hijacking," has announced his new project, “The War,” about Danish soldiers in Afghanistan. Lindholm likes simple titles, i...

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    Steve Carell and Keira Knightley On The Run From The Apocalypse: 'Seeking a Friend ...'

    Seeking a Friend for the End of the World is something rare: a sunny, charming apocalypse film. Even the off-beat pairing of Steve Carell and Keira Knightley – what?! – works better than you’d imagine, evidence that Carell really can do anything, even play a romantic lead. No...

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    Director Lorene Scafaria Reveals How 'Life Is Beautiful' Influenced 'Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World' & More About The Film

    There won't be any comedy arriving in theaters this summer boasting a higher concept than "Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World." The story begins with a few weeks left to go before life on planet Earth is wiped out by an asteroid, and follows an unlikely pair -- Dodge and Penny -- as they head...

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    L.A. Film Fest Review: 'Seeking a Friend for the End of the World' Struggles to Make Its Apocalyptic Romance Into a Touching Affair

    "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World" valiantly tries to inject a familiar premise with renewed emotional discernment and instead flails about in search of it. The directorial debut of screenwriter Lorene Scafaria ("Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist"), "Seeking ...

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    The 20 Best Quips & Insights from the LAFF Panel With Jonah Nolan, Zak Penn, Lorene Scafaria & John August

    Sunday night at L.A. Live’s Regal Cinemas, John August (“Go,” “Big Fish”) moderated a Los Angeles Film Festival Coffee Talk panel on screenwriting with Zak Penn (“X-Men: The Last Stand,” “The Grand”), Lorene Scafaria (“Nick and Norah&rsq...

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    Women at the 2012 LA Film Festival

    The LA Film Festival starts this weekend.   There are many women directed films as part of the Festival.  Festival Director Stephanie Allain talked about the importance of having a diverse lineup:

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    The Athena Film Festival Awardees and Lineup

    Most of you dear loyal readers and friends know that I am the artistic director of the Athena Film Festival at Barnard College.  It is something very near and dear to my heart and keeps me quite busy this time of the year.  The second annual festival will take place from February 9-12.

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    Hollywood Reporter Acknowledges That The Industry is Sexist

    The Hollywood Reporter in the wake of their complete dismissal of women in both its writer and director roundtables has done a 360 and put together a whole cover on the lack of women directors and other women in power in the business.  While the package is interesting (while not saying anyth...

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