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    Trailer Watch: Shonda Rhimes' How To Get Away With Murder

    ABC's "How To Get Away With Murder" will air on Thursdays at 10 pm.

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    DGA Diversity Award Winner Shonda Rhimes Is Pissed Off That There Still Needs to Be a Diversity Award

    Accepting the Directors Guild of America's 2014 Diversity Award this past weekend, "Scandal" and "Grey’s Anatomy" creator and showrunner Shonda Rhimes spoke out about how the "comfortable" practice of people hiring who they know has lead to a lack of diversity in Hollywood.

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    Shonda Rhimes "Honored" and "Pissed Off" at DGA Awards

    Rhimes "felt honored" receiving the Diversity Award, but "I was also a little pissed off." "There shouldn't need to be an award. Its very shocking to us that there is much of this lack of diversity in Hollywood in 2014."

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    Sarah Polley, Lucy Walker, Jehane Noujaim are DGA Doc Nominees

    Jehane Noujaim's "The Square," Sarah Polley's "Stories We Tell," and Lucy Walker's "The Crash Reel" are three among the five nonfiction films to receive a Best Documentary nod from the Directors Guild of America.

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    TV: The Women-Created Network Shows in Contention for Fall 2014

    About 40% of them (11 of 26) feature women creators, showrunners, and/or executive producers, and four boast series commitments or straight-to-series deals.

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    Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers to Receive DGA Diversity Award

    Rhimes and her producing partner Betsy Beers will be honored by the Directors Guild of America for "their commitment to diversity hiring, their long record of providing jobs and opportunities to women and minorities, and for the example they set for the rest of the industry."

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    The Hollywood Reporter Announced the Top 50 Showrunners

    The Hollywood Reporter has announced their 50 power showrunners of 2013 for comedy and drama. 12 women out of 50 were on the list. And four women of 10 were on the 2014 Showrunners to Watch list.

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    TV Pilot Roundup for August 22: New Shows from Rashida Jones, Lauren Graham and Shonda Rhimes' Shondaland

    Here's some of the most notable news from this week about TV pilot pickups.

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    TV Pilot Roundup for August 16th: New Shows from Shonda Rhimes, Tina Fey and Nahnatchka Khan

    Here's a roundup of some of the most notable pilot news from the last week.

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