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    How to Make the Transition from Indie Film to TV: 5 Things We Learned From Our Panel With the NYTVF

    Over the past few years, television's begun to challenge film as the preeminent outlet for American storytelling, the breadth of interest and means of distribution at an all-time high for a medium that can no longer be looked at as of inferior artistic merit. While mainstream film is driven far ...

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    First Person: The 'Stolen' Filmmakers Explain How a Doc About Refugees Became a Controversial Film About Reported Slavery

    The 2009 documentary "Stolen" was originally slated to air on public broadcasting's WORLD Channel on February 5th as part of the Gabourey Sidibe-hosted fifth season of the "AfroPop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange" film series. But due to controversy surrounding the ...

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    5 Best Bets on TV This Week: Ai Weiwei in the Spotlight and Benedict Cumberbatch in Period Finery

    Sure, Sunday tends to be overcrowded with high-end TV, including "Shameless," "Girls," Californication" and "Enlightened," but what to watch the rest of the time? Every Monday, we bring you five noteworthy highlights from the other six days of the week.

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    The Part Where Michonne Is Raped By The Governor In 'The Walking Dead' & Reaction To This...

    Disclaimer: I haven't read the comic books, nor am I all caught up in the TV series like many of you are, so I don't really have any stake in its success or failure, in part because I'm not familiar with the source material. 

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    How National Geographic's 'Killing Lincoln' Tries to Find a New Way to Put History on Screen

    Don't call it a docudrama. Premiering on Sunday, February 17th at 8pm, "Killing Lincoln" is National Geographic's first real venture into scripted television, aside from November's "Zero Dark Thirty Lite" acquired feature "Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Lad...

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    5 Best Bets on TV This Week: Louis C.K. Talks Comedy, Anthony Edwards Returns to the Small Screen

    Sure, Sunday tends to be overcrowded with high-end TV, including "Downton Abbey," "Shameless," "Girls," Californication," "Enlightened" and more, but what to watch the rest of the time? Every Monday, we bring you five noteworthy highlights from the other ...

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    Kerry Washington Says She Wouldn't Have Starred In 'Scandal' If The President Was Black

    "I was a little concerned because [the character has] a scandalous relationship with the [occupant of the] White House," the actress says of her role, which is based on a real-life Beltway insider. "I thought, 'If the president on the show is Black, I will not do the show....

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    Kore-eda, Larrain, Dunham: When the Future of Film Looks Like TV

    "None of us realized the potency yet of this medium -- how many homes it was going to, what kind of affect it was having on people and so forth. I think everybody who works in the visual medium would love to have that kind of innocence again." --Ar...

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    Before 'House of Cards': 10 TV Characters Fond of Breaking the Fourth Wall

    In last week's "30 Rock" finale, as she was about to tell Liz (Tina Fey) another crazy story about her alleged ex-boyfriend Mickey Rourke, Jenna (Jane Krakowski) trailed off mid-line, turned to the camera and confessed "I can't do this anymore. I've never met Mickey Rourke." It wasn't the first time...

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    Thoughts On 'Betty & Coretta' After Its Premiere This Weekend?

    Objections from the families of both women aside, I watched about 30 minutes of it, and, I'm sorry folks, I just couldn't continue. There's a Lifetime movie aesthetic that just isn't for me, but clearly it works for some. I don't have the ratings/viewership numbers yet, but ...

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