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    Los Angeles Times Festival of Books Goes to the Movies

    Check out the movie-related content at this weekend's LA Times Festival of Books, including a panel I will join called "Hollywood Past and Present."

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    How 'Divergent' Became a Franchise Before It Opened and Lost Its Director

    "Divergent" will prove itself at the box office on its second weekend--but the sequel is on its way no matter what. Producer Lucy Fisher reveals how they made the movie, found their romantic leads, lost the director for the sequels, and why this represents a new filmmaking paradigm.

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    LISTEN: Three Seasoned Hollywood Reporters Debate the Future of Filmed Entertainment (EXCLUSIVE PODCAST)

    On the occasion of the publication of "The $11 Billion Year: From Sundance to the Oscars, an Inside Look at the Changing Hollywood System," which covers one year at the movies-- 2012, from January's Sundance Film Festival through Oscar night 2013, when "Argo" won Best Picture--I invited two seasoned...

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    'The $11 Billion Year' Promo Tour Hits Los Angeles

    I'll be signing copies of "The $11 Billion Year" on Sunday March 16 at 6 PM at Hollywood's Egyptian Theatre, followed by a Q & A on the future of movies with The Hollywood Reporter's Kim Masters and the LA Times' John Horn, regulars on KCRW's "The Business," and a screening of Ben Affleck's Oscar-wi...

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    Academy Names Film Scholars

    Who has the Academy's Educational Grants Committee picked this year as an Academy Scholar to receive $25,000 to write a book? Past awardees include writers Cari Beauchamp, Richard B. Jewell, and Donald Crafton. The Academy doles out the first portion of the grants at a ceremony on Monday March 17.

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    Ten Meryl Streep Characters Through a Feminist Gaze

    Meryl Streep is a cinema nonpareil whose acting talent and aura seemingly can't be explained. Nominated for a record 18 Academy Awards and winner of three, Streep is up for an Oscar on March 2 for her over-the-top portrayal of a grieving, drug-addicted mother in John Wells' movie version of Tracy Le...

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    'Network' Meets the Future, as Olbermann Takes on Itzkoff

    On Sunday, New York Times culture writer Dave Itzkoff will be interviewed at New York’s Museum of the Moving Image about his hot-off-the-presses (-and-tablet-download) “Mad As Hell: The Making of ‘Network’ and the Fateful Vision of the Angriest Man in Movies,” about the baroque construction project ...

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    My New Book 'The $11 Billion Year' Is Out

    I've written a book about the year 2012, "The $11 Billion Year: From Sundance to the Oscars, an Inside Look at the Changing Hollywood System," which will hit bookstores March 4.

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    Books Vs. Films: Which Is Better? (INFOGRAPHIC)

    Lovereading.co.uk has created the infographic "The Ultimate Showdown: Books Vs. Films," a thorough survey of contemporary and classic literary adaptations onscreen. Results were culled from an aggregate of reviews of both books and movies over the last two decades.

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    TOH's Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide for Cinephiles

    If you haven't started your holiday shopping, well, good luck to you and all who sail with you. But if you're looking for a few eleventh hour gifts for that fussy cinephile in your life, TOH! has some great ideas, from books to boxed sets, if you're in a pinch.

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