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    Hey Nina Jacobson - How About Picking a Woman for Catching Fire!

    According to reports in EW, the Playlist and the Hollywood Reporter, the search for a director for Catching Fire is down to two dudes -- Bennett Miller and Francis Lawrence.  Now I think that Miller is a great director.  I loved Moneyball and Capote.  But to pick him to direct Catchin...

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    Who Should Direct Catching Fire?

    So now it is official and Gary Ross has walked away from directing the sequel of Catching Fire because the production schedule was too tight. 

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    Who Should Direct 'Catching Fire'? 5 Directors We Think Could Do The Job

    So, writer-director Gary Ross, having helped make "The Hunger Games" into a gigantic hit, has decided to move on to new pastures. As we reported last week, Ross will be focusing on a new project, and after a few days, Lionsgate officially confirmed he will not be helming "Catching Fire," with both t...

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    TV Dial: Patty Jenkins Returns To 'The Killing'; David Slade Helms NBC's 'Hannibal' & Clive Barker Revives 'Nightbreed' For Cable

    If this Monday morning brings a twinge of sadness with your morning coffee at the season finales of “Shameless” and “House of Lies” last night, well, we have to question your perspective on the world. There is hope though, for a wave of fresh TV announcements is coming your w...

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    Can AMC’s 'The Killing' Get Its Mojo Back In Season 2? And How Season 1 Caught Hollywood’s Attention

    If you never watched AMC’s crime drama “The Killing” last year, but heard a lot of the buzz and noise, let’s help you out. The narrative went like this: The pilot episode of the show -- an eerie mix of David Fincher “Seven” rain/gloom aesthetics and the “Twi...

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    Director's Guild Of America Names 'The Artist' Helmer Michel Hazanavicius Outstanding Director Of The Year

    It's a decade since the winner of the Director's Guild of America award went on to lose the Oscar -- Rob Marshall picked up the DGA prize for "Chicago" in 2002, only to lose out to Roman Polanski for "The Pianist" at the Academy Awards. Two years before that, DGA winner A...

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    The Year That Was

    Happy new year everyone. Thanks so much for the great support over the last year.

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    Natalie Portman Takes Her Oscar Win Out for a Test Run

    While Natalie Portman might have been off our radar screen since last February when she won the best actress Oscar and disappeared to have her baby, yesterday we learned through the Hollywood Reporter that she is wielding her Oscar clout in making Marvel very aware how pissed off she is that Patty J...

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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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    Patty Jenkins Exits Thor 2

    According to the Hollywood Reporter, director Patty Jenkins (Monster) has left Thor 2.  They wrote that she was working as of Monday afternoon and had recently been a part of a photo shoot on women directors and she talked about her involvement on the film. (The news for me here is that the Hol...

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