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    HBO Backs Mann & Frankham's 'Witness': Doc Series Follows War Combat Photographers

    HBO has lined up a new doc series "Witness" from "Luck" filmmaker Michael Mann; he and David Frankham will produce. The series will follow young war combat photographers as they go into conflict zones throughout Mexico, Brazil, Uganda and Libya.

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    HBO's 'Game Change' Debuts March 10; Look at 2008 Presidential Campaign Stars Moore, Harris & Harrelson

    "Game Change" will debut on HBO March 10 at 9pm. The film, directed by Jay Roach and written by Danny Strong (based on the bestselling book by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann), stars Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin, Ed Harris as John McCain and Woody Harrelson as McCain's senior campaign strategist, ...

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    Video: Oscar-Winning Short 'Saving Face' Debuts on HBO March 8

    The Oscar winner for Best Documentary Short, "Saving Face," will debut on HBO March 8. On the Oscar red carpet, I spoke to filmmakers Daniel Junge and Pakistani Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy -- the first Pakistani to be nominated for an Oscar, much less win one

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    HBO Docs President Sheila Nevins Talks West Memphis Three, New Oscar Rules, Sundance, Abramovic

    HBO Documentary Films czar Sheila Nevins is a force to be reckoned with. After 30 years in the entertainment industry, she knows how to adapt. I sat down with her at the Sundance Film Festival to talk about HBO's Sundance docs as well as ongoing changes in Oscar doc rules.

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    Review and Recap -- 'Luck' Episode Four: Where's Bernstein?

    “Luck is the residue of design.” Or is it? Whether or not Branch Rickey’s famous dictum – an appeal to reason and not the gods – is true lies at the heart of the fourth episode of Luck, written by staffer Jay Hovdey and directed by Philip Noyce (“Salt”).

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    Gervais Skewers Fame in Life's Too Short, With Tall Guest Liam Neeson

    No one is smarter or funnier at tweaking celebrity than Ricky Gervais, and if you loved the inexhaustible wit of Extras as I did, you will probably also love his new HBO series Life’s Too Short, even though it doesn’t revolve around Gervais himself. Created by Davis, Gervais and his...

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    Review and Recap -- 'Luck' Episode Three: Back to the Races

    Few people have written as well about the track as Bill Barich, whose first book, "Laughing in the Hills," became an instant classic, mainly because it was about the people of the track rather than the horses.

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    Beautiful and Eloquent, "The Loving Story" Comes to HBO

    The Loving Story, which I’ve been following since it was a work-in-progress, premieres on HBO tonight. To say that this documentary is about Mildred and Richard Loving, the interracial couple who were arrested and forced to leave Virginia in the 1950’s, and whose Supreme Court case ...

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    Now and Then: Dunham's 'Tiny Furniture' Bodes Well for HBO's 'Girls'

    Midway through "Tiny Furniture," writer-director-star Lena Dunham launches into a monologue — a tantrum, really — that smacks of a tin ear. The plaintive wails seem ginned up for "dramatic effect," though the real effect is to undercut the film's poignant understanding of how scary "coming-of-age" s...

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    Teaser Watch: Phil Kaufman's 'Hemingway & Gellhorn'

    Check out this HBO Films teaser promo reel for biopic "Hemingway & Gellhorn" (May 2012) about the tempestuous romance between war journalists Martha Gellhorn and Ernest Hemingway, directed by Phil Kaufman, yet another disenfranchised Hollywood filmmaker turning to HBO.

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