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    'Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day' Reviews: Eh, It's Not So Bad

    Reviews for the family movie "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" aren't so horrible at all.

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    Sony Pictures Television Launches Diversity Program for TV Directing

    If a participant successfully completes the "first season" of the program, he or she may be offered the opportunity to return and direct an episode of a current SPT show.

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    10 Things Indie Filmmakers Need to Know About Directing for Television

    For those of you out there who might be interested in directing an episode of television, Miguel Arteta ("Dexter"), Carl Franklin ("House of Cards"), Jeremy Podeswa ("Boardwalk Empire"), Jill Soloway ("Six Feet Under") and Jessica Yu ("Scandal") have some advice.

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    Miguel Arteta Takes On 'Alexander & The Terrible, Horrible No Good Very Bad Day' With Steve Carell

    While Miguel Arteta hasn't yet had a big screen smash hit with his features efforts "Youth In Revolt" and "Cedar Rapids," he has established himself as a director in firm command of comedy, with credits on the small screen that include "New Girl," "Enlightened," "Nurse Jackie," "House Of Lies" and m...

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    'Bridesmaids' Star Rebel Wilson To Lead Miguel Arteta's 'Unicorn Store'

    While larger than life guys like Kevin James and Seth Rogen can command leading roles in movies, when it comes to women, the playbook isn't the same. Sure, women are allowed to be funny too, but generally only if they’re deemed skinny and attractive enough first. Hell, they even cast Renee Zellweger...

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    'Cedar Rapids' Director Miguel Arteta To Run Down The '47 Rules Of Highly Effective Bank Robbers'

    It has been a while since we've heard anything from "Cedar Rapids" helmer Miguel Arteta. After his comedy for Fox Searchlight came and went without much fanfare, he's largely been working in the television world, helming episodes of "The Big C," "How To Make It In Am...

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    'The Carrie Diaries' & 'Arrow' Lead New Series Pickups At CW

    Long a go-to place to reach teen-aged viewers, The CW (formerly known as The WB for you old timers) has made an impressive pick-up of five new drama pilots to turn to series for its forthcoming slate of shows. While the network that’s become commonly associated with “Gossip Girl” a...

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    Watch: "Wanderlust' Helmer David Wain Directed Tonight's 'New Girl'

    "Secrets," tonight's episode of Fox's Zooey Deschanel comedy (is that its own genre?) "New Girl" was directed by David Wain, who on Twitter reminded the world that "Tonight's your chance to see how I pulled the puppet strings of @ZooeyDeschanel et al."

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    How Alexander Payne And Jim Taylor Contributed To 'Cedar Rapids' And Nine Other Things We Learned

    Director Miguel Arteta Really Loves Michael Cera, Compares Him To Peter Sellers & MoreFilmmaker Miguel Arteta’s comedy “Cedar Rapids” is on the big screen in limited release this week and will expand into approximately 90-some screens this weekend. It’s the story of a low level insurance agent sent ...

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    Review: 'Cedar Rapids' Provides A Trickle Of Laughs Instead Of A Torrent

    On paper, "Cedar Rapids" sounds like a no brainer. The Frank Capra-esque premise is familiar: a small town man is sent off to the big city where he struggles to adjust to the fast pace and shifty morals of metropolitan life. And when you line up a stacked roster of talent that includes John C. Reilly, Anne Heche, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Sigourney Weaver, Alia Shawkat, Rob Corddry and Stephen Root, the movie should pretty much just write itself. Figuratively speaking, that is. But unfortunately, Miguel Arteta seems to have literally taken what was probably a great treatment and hoped that his actors and actresses could do the rest with unfortunate...

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