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    Meet JASH: Michael Cera, Tim and Eric, Sarah Silverman and Reggie Watts Launch a YouTube Comedy Channel

    The JASH launch event at SXSW this year -- which included a BBQ brunch, a live episode of Scott Aukerman's podcast "Comedy Bang Bang" and a panel discussion -- took place a little early, the creators were the first to admit. "People should check it out, but they should make sure to check it out ever...

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    Why Everyone Wants a Premium Drama: DirecTV's Chris Long Talks About Getting Into the Game With 'Rogue'

    It's commonly accepted that the middle is dropping out of movies -- that there's a widening gap between indies and $200 million tentpole releases, and that finding funding for mid-budget films, the type most likely to be aimed at a mainstream adult audience, has become increasingly difficult.

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    Where Will TV Fit Into SXSW?

    Anyone wandering through the first floor of the Austin Convention Center during SXSW this year could have spent an entertaining few minutes watching people take pictures on the "Game of Thrones" throne set up next to the display of posters from the Film portion of the festival.

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    5 Best Bets on TV This Week: Jane Campion's Mystery Miniseries and Carlton Cuse's 'Psycho' Prequel Both Premiere

    This week on television, both Jane Campion's mystery miniseries "Top of the Lake" and A&E's "Psycho" prequel series "Bates Motel" have their premiere.

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    IFC's 'Maron' Heralds a New Trend: The Podcast-Turned-TV Series

    IFC's upcoming scripted comedy “Maron” is the latest in a growing trend: the podcast leading to a television series. The semi-autbiographical (dare one say "Louie"-inspired?) half-hour stars Marc Maron as, more or less himself, a comedian with a successful podcast who struggles with relationships.

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    Mitchell Hurwitz Wants an 'Arrested Development' Movie to Happen, But Says 'We Have Nothing Else Right Now'

    "There's a reason this kind of thing doesn't happen more often," "Arrested Development" creator Mitchell Hurwitz said of his resurrected comedy series today. "Shows don't reunite because television doesn't work that way. There's no profit model and people go off to do other work."

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    Talking Sex Scenes on TV (Including, Yes, 'Girls') at SXSW

    Any discussion entitled "Changing Rules for Women and Sex on TV" was bound to include mentions of a certain HBO comedy series. The always provocative "Girls" was certainly a central topic at Saturday's SXSW panel, which was moderated by ThinkProgress' Alyssa Rosenberg and populated by fellow journal...

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    Twitter is Changing the Way We Talk About TV, But Is It Also Changing the Way TV Is Made?

    The first Saturday at the Austin-based conference started with two panels about how the people who make and promote television monitor and interact with their viewers via Twitter and other social media outlets.

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    What Kind of Power Does Reality TV Have Over Representations of Race?

    Unscripted programming is particularly fraught for African American men, who can't count on a wide counterbalancing array of more positive portrayals on a small screen whose relationship with race is still very problematic.

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    Epix's 2013 Doc Lineup Goes from Amar’e Stoudemire to LCD Soundsystem

    Epix has announced its spring documentary line-up, the majority of which are films original to the premium cable channel. One of those, "Lunarcy!", is set to screen at SXSW this month. The two non-originals are LCD Soundsystem concert film "Shut Up and Play the Hits" and basketball doc "The Other Dr...

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