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    Glen Mazzara and His Cast Talk Surprises and Sacrifices in the Upcoming Season of 'The Walking Dead'

    For a TV series whose chief antagonist serves as a constant reminder of the creeping inevitability of death, "The Walking Dead" certainly is in a hurry to surprise its audience, at least according to showrunner Glen Mazzara. "One, we hit the ground running, and two, it’s go...

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    Video: George R.R. Martin Interview on 'Game of Thrones'

    In this fascinating video interview, Hollywood screenwriter George R.R. Martin, born in Bayonne, New Jersey, talks about how he came to write the "Game of Thrones" books.

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    In His Element at Comic-Con, Kevin Smith Discusses the Changes He's Making to 'Comic Book Men'

    In recent months (right up to this week) Kevin Smith has certainly cultivated a rogue’s gallery of foes within the journalism world, but Saturday morning at the Bayfront Hotel in San Diego, the filmmaker, podcaster and raconteur was among friends. Walking in the door ten minutes late, clad in ...

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    Vince Gilligan Talks "Breaking Bad," Knowing Where the Series Will End and the Spin-off He'd Like to See

    What distinguishes successful TV showrunners from unsuccessful ones? While it's not just control, it is the series that have carefully planned arcs, methodically constructed characters and painstakingly executed payoffs that are the ones that, ratings or not, are the most well-regarded. And yet,...

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    Gideon Raff on How the 'Open Wound' of Israeli POWs Led to 'Homeland'

    Gideon Raff grew up in Israel but studied film in Los Angeles, a stay that was intended to be for two years but turned into nine after he got a job as Doug Liman’s assistant on "Mr. & Mrs. Smith." He made two features in the US -- 2007's "The Killing Floor" and the ...

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    David Morrissey Talks 'Thorne,' TV vs Film and Turning Villain on 'The Walking Dead'

    Versatile Liverpool-born actor David Morrissey has taken roles ranging from prime minister-to-be Gordon Brown in Stephen Frears' "The Deal" to the Duke of Norfolk in "The Other Boleyn Girl" to the object/victim of Sharon Stone's affections in "Basic Instinct 2."...

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    Sorkin Talks Upcoming HBO Series 'The Newsroom,' False 'Barton Fink' Experience, Cliffhanger Pressure, Pedi-Conferencing, Steve Jobs (VIDEO)

    Aaron Sorkin's terrific in-depth interview with Dave Itzkoff of The New York Times, which has been published incrementally on the Times' Arts Beat blog, had its final installment today. Sorkin talks "the writer's enemy is fatigue," stressing the cliche of the cliffhanger, and the two on-air shows he...

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    Scott Aukerman Brings Celebrity Guests and a 'Bizarro Version' of Himself to Podcast-Turned-TV Show 'Comedy Bang! Bang!'

    Fans of comedian Scott Aukerman have until this point had more of a chance to get familiar with his voice than with his screen presence. A writer for "Mr. Show" and the creator of viral web phenom "Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis," Aukerman's best known as the h...

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    How 'Bunk' Became the New York Television Festival's First Greenlit TV Series

    Improv comedy series "Bunk," which premieres on IFC this Friday, June 8th at 10:30pm, is unique not only for its satirical game show set-up, in comedians compete in surreal challenges (e.g. "Shame That Puppy"). It's also the first series to be greenlit out of the New York Tel...

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    CANNES 2012: Philip Kaufman Talks Tumultuous Romances and Trying Out TV With 'Hemingway & Gellhorn'

    It's been almost five decades since Philip Kaufman first came to Cannes with his 1964 debut "Goldstein," an indie comedy co-directed by Benjamin Manaster. In the time since, his varied work has encompassed wide-ranging themes, from the multiple Academy Award-nominated test pilot s...

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