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    TV Exec Michael Wright to Replace Departing DreamWorks Chief Stacey Snider in January

    A pressing question in Hollywood has been what happens after Stacey Snider leaves DreamWorks (and its financing partner Reliance and distributor Disney) for Fox. Well, Steven Spielberg has found a replacement for his departing DreamWorks chief executive. Michael Wright, who last month left his gig a...

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    Participant Joins DreamWorks' Spielberg Cold War Thriller and 'The Light Between Oceans'

    Social action producer Participant Media and DreamWorks Studios have partnered six times, including two Oscar contenders, Tate Taylor's "The Help" and Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln." So it's no surprise that Participant is joining DreamWorks on two upcoming films that will start filming next month. ...

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    'Don't Say No Until I Finish Talking,' TCM's Doc on Top Hollywood Producer Richard D. Zanuck, Heads to DVD

    A must-see for students of Hollywood and would-be producers, Laurent Bouzereau’s inside-the-movie-biz documentary “Don’t Say No Until I Finish Talking: The Story of Richard D. Zanuck,” will be released on DVD this September, via Turner Classic Movies.

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    Steven Spielberg Says 'West Side Story' Remake Is "On My Mind," Plus Details On 'The BFG'

    Though he took a longer than usual breather following 2012's "Lincoln," Steven Spielberg is getting back into his every busy, prolific state of mind. This fall he starts shooting a Cold War era thriller starring Tom Hanks, and after that, he's got the Roald Dahl adaptation "The BFG" cooking to go ne...

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    Interview: Richard Jenkins Talks Indie Drama '4 Minute Mile,' Making 'Step Brothers' And Writing Steven Spielberg

    Richard Jenkins needs no introduction—if you believe he does, you simply haven’t been paying attention to the movies over the past four decades. The Oscar-nominated actor has deservedly earned the reputation of being one of the best character actors in the business, who can move from blockbuster rol...

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    Casting: Matthew McConaughey Is A 'Company Man,' Amy Ryan Joins Steven Spielberg Thriller With Tom Hanks & More

    It was smart choices that led Matthew McConaughey's McConaissance, and he's going to keep going down that path. We'll see him on the big screen later this year in Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar," he's gearing up to shoot Gus Van Sant's "Sea Of Tress" and now it appears he's lining up "The Company...

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    'Easy Riders, Raging Bulls' Author Peter Biskind Looks Back at the New Hollywood

    Excess – fueled by fame, fortune and self-serving, often-destructive behavior -- often goes hand in hand with success, especially in the movie biz. Few film history books proved that as well as “Easy Rider, Raging Bulls: How the Sex-Drugs-and-Rock ‘n’ Roll Generation Saved Hollywood."

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    Watch: 19-Minute Featurette 'Emulsion Rescue' About The Restoration Of 'The Godfather'

    The story of "The Godfather" and how it was made is already the stuff of movie legend. But the story of how the movie was saved and restored to the glory of how it first looked back in 1972 is one that probably deserves a bit more attention. And if you've got about twenty minutes to spare, you'll wa...

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    Halle Berry's "Extant" on CBS: So Far, More a Sizzle Reel Than a Show

    The real mystery of "Extant" isn't how Halle Berry's astronaut got pregnant alone in space, but whether it's worth watching past the first episode.

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    Review: 'Extant' Offers Up Much More Than Pregnant Halle Berry in Space

    Reducing the plot of "Extant" to "Halle Berry got knocked up in space" actually ends up being a disservice to the first episode's promise of actual depth.

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