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    Alex Gibney To Direct 4-Hour Documentary On Frank Sinatra For HBO

    It is no overstatement to describe documentary-maker Alex Gibney as one of the pre-eminent filmmakers in America, a blotless 30-year career has seen him accumulate a back catalogue striking not only for the consistently outstanding quality of his work, but also for the boldness and incisiveness of h...

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    HBO Renews Julia Louis-Dreyfus Political Comedy 'Veep' For a Third Season

    Selina Meyer's presidential campaign may not have worked out, but she's been given another term in her television stint as VP. HBO just announced that "Veep" has been renewed for a 10-episode third season, scheduled for a to-be-determined date in 2014.

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    HBO Announces a Summer Doc Lineup That Includes Films on Pussy Riot, Marilyn Monroe and Fracking

    HBO Documentary Films announced its summer lineup today, ten weeks of nonfiction film that includes 2013 Sundance selections "The Crash Reel," "Gideon's Army" and "Pussy Riot - A Punk Prayer" and work from directors Nina Davenport, Josh Fox, Liz Garbus and others. The films air Monday nights, kickin...

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    HBO Signs Alex Gibney to Direct Sinatra Music Doc (CLIPS)

    HBO has signed Alex Gibney ("Taxi to the Dark Side") to direct a yet untitled four-hour miniseries documentary on the life and music of Frank Sinatra.

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    Sarah Silverman Gets Her First HBO Comedy Special, 'We Are Miracles'

    Sarah Silverman hasn't had a regular perch on the air since "The Sarah Silverman Program" ended in 2010, but she's turned up on "The League" and "Louie" as well as voicing characters on "The Simpsons" and "Bob's Burgers," and she's one of the collective of comedians making freeform videos on the new...

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    Exclusive: Lynn Shelton To Direct Adaptation Of Mishna Wolff's Memoir 'I'm Down'

    Lynn Shelton is nothing if not prolific. Since her 2006 feature debut "We Go Way Back," she's made five films, and since "Humpday" became a crossover hit, she's only gotten busier; that film was followed by "Your Sister's Sister" in 2011, and barely a year later, she was back with another feature, "...

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    HBO Developing Guillermo Del Toro Manga Adaptation 'Monster'

    Guillermo Del Toro is such an impossibly busy guy that sometimes it seems worth taking announcements of his new projects with a grain of salt -- there's no way they can all actually come to pass, right? On the TV side, Del Toro has been working on a "The Incredible Hulk" series that seems to be in d...

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    How 'Game of Thrones' Traded Easy 'Warrior Princess' Empowerment for Something More Complex

    In "And Now His Watch Is Ended," the latest episode of "Game of Thrones" (you might want to stop here if you've yet to see it), Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke), the exiled royal who's been building up an army of soldiers and dragons in order to take back her place on the Iron Throne, sacked the c...

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    Interview with Lily Tomlin - Narrator and Executive Producer of An Apology to Elephants

    Tonight, in honor of Earth Day, HBO will premiere An Apology to Elephants narrated by Lily Tomlin that will put to an end any feeling person's trips to the circus. It's an intense film about the abuses elephants endure to entertain us, but is written in a way (by Jane Wagner) that won't freak kids ...

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    When Are Films Political? When They Involve Lebanon and Israel

    One of the most interesting U.S. Distributors these days is Cohen Media Group. Its films are daring and interesting, ranging from documentaries like Chasing Madoff and Frozen River to multi-award winning Spanish film Blancanieves. Later this month it will release the daring film The Attack based on...

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