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    HBO's Accidental Feminism, From Lena Dunham's Hannah Horvath to Laura Dern's Amy Jellicoe

    With the recent finale of the second season of “Girls,” and the “Enlightened” season finale still resonating in my mind, I’ve been thinking more and more about the characters from both shows. The upcoming new season of “Veep” is only a few weeks away, too, and, even though it’s a more stylized comed...

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    Farewell to HBO's Under-Appreciated 'Enlightened'

    The reaction on the Twittersphere was immediate and noisy to HBO's announcement that it was killing the critically praised but underwatched tragi-comedy "Enlightened," starring Laura Dern (who won a Golden Globe for her turn as sunny but frustrated corporate employee Amy Jellicoe), Mike White (creat...

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    Watch This: Veep Season 2 Trailer

    We here at Women and Hollywood are huge fans of the hilarious Julia Louis-Dreyfus and are very excited for the return of Veep, a smart, prickly and very funny look at politics through the eyes of the Vice President, Selina Meyer (Louis-Dreyfus).

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    HBO Cancels 'Enlightened': 'It was a very difficult decision'

    Last night, Buzzfeed's Kate Aurthur broke the news that "Enlightened" will not be back for a third season. HBO confirmed this soon after.

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    Watch: Teaser for HBO's 'Family Tree' Offers the Mockumentary-Style Comedy You'd Expect From Christopher Guest

    HBO's upcoming series "Family Tree" will be the first new project from improvised comedy genius Christopher Guest since 2006's "For Your Consideration," that focus group sketch from last year's Oscars aside.

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    Ben Wheatley Has Another New Project Set Up At HBO

    Oh, you think your schedule is busy? Well, Ben Wheatley is here to let you know how lazy you really are. Not only has he dropped three features in the past three years -- "Down Terrace," "Kill List" and "Sightseers" -- with another one coming in 2013 ("A Field In England"), he also helmed episodes o...

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    'Kill List' Director Ben Wheatley Developing HBO Thriller 'Silk Road'

    Ben Wheatley, the British director whose work includes the acclaimed horror film "Kill List" and the upcoming black comedy "Sightseers," is the latest filmmaker to land a TV deal with HBO.

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    Where Will TV Fit Into SXSW?

    Anyone wandering through the first floor of the Austin Convention Center during SXSW this year could have spent an entertaining few minutes watching people take pictures on the "Game of Thrones" throne set up next to the display of posters from the Film portion of the festival.

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    Watch: Hilary Swank and Brenda Blethyn Battle Malaria in the Trailer for HBO's 'Mary and Martha'

    HBO's original film "Mary and Martha," which will air on Saturday, April 20th, is directed by Phillip Noyce ("Salt") and written by Richard Curtis ("Love Actually") and stars Hilary Swank and Brenda Blethyn as a pair of women who lose their sons to malaria in Africa and who then team up to fight the...

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    Review: ‘American Winter’ A Devastating Portrait Of The Erosion Of The Middle Class

    With the nation’s economy continually on a knife’s edge, the past few years has seen the political discourse take a marked shift. Conservative politicians have started to lure voters with an image that they will tighten the wasteful spending in Washington, but for the most part, that has meant targe...

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