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    The Big O: And the Oscars' Winning (and Losing) Female Nominees Are...

    The 86th Academy Award nominations did the hustle big time for "American Hustle," with 10 nominations. From our female perspective, it's terrific that both Amy Adams, with her first lead nod following four supporting tries, and supporting candidate Jennifer Lawrence are in the running in the acting ...

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    Why Amy Poehler and Tina Fey Should Host the Golden Globes Forever

    Poehler and Fey used their moment in the spotlight to remind us and their industry colleagues that even though there were a lot of women in the room, there are still monumental inequities in the way women are treated in Hollywood.

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    Megan Ellison Leads PGA Awards Nominations

    Wunderkind producer Megan Ellison leads the pack with two nominations for her behind-the-scenes work on "Her" and "American Hustle."

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    Megan Ellison May Wind Up with Two Best Picture Oscar Nominations

    There's a new Oscar kingpin in town. The biggest rival to the likes of Harvey Weinstein and Scott Rudin is now 27-year-old Megan Ellison, who scored not one but two Producers Guild of America feature nominations on Thursday.

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    'Terminator' TV Series In The Works That Will Tie Into The Upcoming Reboot

    Even though America said, "No thanks, we'd rather not watch the 'Sarah Connor Chronicles,' " and even though as a franchise, "The Terminator" films stopped being worth watching in 1991, Megan Ellison and Hollywood are convinced that you really want more. So, they've reupped Arnold Schwarznegger to o...

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    Watch: Buy Jennifer Lawrence A Drink In TV Spot For 'American Hustle' With More New Footage

    So just how tight has the turnaround been on David O. Russell's "American Hustle"? "David was rewriting the screenplay while promoting 'Silver Linings [Playbook],' which is why he is able to have a film competing in back-to-back years," Megan Ellison told Deadline in one of her first published inter...

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    'Games Of Thrones' & 'Thor: The Dark World' Director Alan Taylor To Helm 'Terminator 5'

    Alan Taylor has officially claimed the iron throne. The "Game of Thrones" director, whose big-budget Marvel project "Thor: The Dark World" opens this fall (the footage we saw at D23 was officially "quite good"), has been named the director of the next "Terminator" film from Annapurna Pictures and Pa...

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    Hollywood's Glass Ceiling: Why Doesn't the Film Industry Trust Women?

    It would be wonderful to say that in 2013 things were looking up for women in Hollywood -- both onscreen and behind the scenes -- but the sad news is that the numbers have remained consistently dismal for the last decade.

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    Weekend Box Office: 'The Croods' Notches Best Animated Opening Since November

    Normally, we’re besieged by animated fare during all months, but not so far in 2013. The only animated film of the year thus far was “Escape From Planet Earth,” a production from The Weinstein Company that was treated like a last minute dump, posting numbers that only counted as a hit compared to th...

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    Harmony Korine May Direct A Southern Crime Family Tale Next; Is Developing Projects With Annapurna Pictures

    Harmony Korine's "Spring Breakers" is a hit in limited release. In fact, the girls gone wild meets Korine's enfante terrible aesthetics flick, posted the biggest limited release of 2013 thus far — a per-theater average $90,000 making it the the 10th-highest average ever for a live-action film in li...

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