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    Why Manohla Dargis's Sundance Proposal Is Behind the Times

    NY Times critic Manohla Dargis can be forgiven for feeling overwhelmed by the number of world premieres at the Sundance Film Festival, the toughest festival to cover, because so many new movies demand to be reviewed. But is she really rooting for fewer of them to get picked up? She complains that th...

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    Happy Holidays

    Women and Hollywood is taking a break this week

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    We Are Mis-Represented

    Great video from the folks at The Representation Project proving that there is still so much work to do.

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    Nikki Finke Gets the Last "Toldja" in Funny or Die video

    A fake trailer for a suspense thriller stars Jean Smart as Nikki Finke, who is recast as a suburban mom and a brave journalist ("only one blogger has the courage to tell the truth"), while her former boss Jay Penske is the backstabbing Goliath seeking to shut her down ("sometimes the blogosphere can...

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    Katie Couric is the New Face of Tech

    Mayer hired Couric as her search-engine firm's new "Global Anchor." In a press release, Yahoo stated that the news pioneer "will help develop Yahoo News' coverage with a growing team of global correspondents who will report on live world events, anchor groundbreaking interviews with major newsmakers...

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    Essence Magazine Launches Short Film Competition

    Essence is encouraging filmmakers to counter those demeaning images by creating their own in the form of a short film competition. Submissions should feature "an image of a Black woman in a unique, refreshing way" in twenty minutes or less.

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    'Applause' Comes to DVD, Knockout Star Paprika Steen Talks Backstage Alcoholism Drama, Denmark vs. America (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

    Denmark's 2010 festival hit and Oscar submission "Applause" is finally coming out on DVD via Kino Lorber on November 26. Directed by rookie Martin Pieter Zandvliet, "Applause" features a must-see incendiary performance by Paprika Steen as Thea, a recovering alcoholic stage actress playing Martha in ...

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    Four Years a Slave: Nikki Finke Tweets Her Departure from Deadline. "We Want the Old Nikki Back," Fleming Responds (UPDATE)

    Nikki Finke on Twitter: "All that's left is for the lawyers to disentangle me from Penske. I have no idea why he has fought so hard to keep me. I'll be free soon."

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    Nordwind Appointed L.A. Times Film Editor

    The L.A. Times assistant managing editor Arts & entertainment John Corrigan announces that longtime entertainment veteran Richard Nordwind is the new film editor. See his memo below.

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    Nancy Gibbs to be First Female Managing Editor at Time Magazine

    Nancy Gibbs has been named the Managing Editor at Time Magazine, the first woman to hold that position in the 90 year history of the publication.

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