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    Review: 'Austenland' Starring Keri Russell, Bret McKenzie & Jennifer Coolidge

    Jane Austen has provided as fertile a ground for adaptation as nearly any author in the last century. From her most beloved works (“Pride & Prejudice” and “Sense and Sensibility") to more modern interpretations (“Clueless,” “Bridget Jones's Diary”), her work has inspired countless filmmakers to try ...

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    Watch Sundance's Female Filmmakers Share Stories (and Laughs) at the Her Infinite Variety Panel

    The 2013 Sundance Film Festival is most definitely shaping up to be an extraordinary one for female filmmakers, and the "Her Infinite Variety" panel on Main Street in Park City Wednesday celebrated that by bringing together six of the dozens of women with films here.

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    Sundance 2013: Stephenie Meyer-Produced 'Austenland' Booked by SPWA and SPC

    One of the earliest dramatic competition films to screen at Sundance this year, Jerusha’s Hess’ “Austenland” has finally landed with Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions, with Sony Pictures Classics set to distribute Stateside. The target of multiple bids since its world prem...

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    Keri Russell, J.J. Feild & Bret McKenzie Toplining Jane Austen Themed Rom-Com 'Austenland'

    'Twilight' Author Stephenie Meyer Producing, 'Napoleon Dynamite' Co-Writer Jerusha Hess Making Directorial DebutIf you've been feeling a strange, nagging void in the part of your soul where you keep your love for costume drama, there's a reason for that: we've somehow gone four years without a major Jane Austen-centered movie. Sure, Bollywood flick "Aisha" borrowed the plot of "Emma," and "From Prada to Nada" was (very) loosely based on "Sense & Sensibility," but given the wealth of adaptations, and even biographical entries like "Becoming Jane" and "Miss Austen Regrets" that appeared in the middle of the last decade, it doesn't quite compare...

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