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    Watch: First Footage From 'Parade's End' With Benedict Cumberbatch; 'The Girl' With Sienna Miller & Jane Campion's 'Top Of The Lake'

    It's easy to get lost in the bombast of the blockbuster season and the allure of festivals just around the corner. But BBC2 is here to remind you they've got some tremendously promising, high calibre wares coming to a small screen near you, that might be enticing enough to skip heading ...

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    Lifetime Says Yes to 'Cinnamon Girl,' From Renee Zellweger and the Makers of 'Warrior'

    Lifetime has ordered a pilot for "Cinnamon Girl," a '60s and '70s set coming-of-age drama created by Renee Zellweger and Anthony Tambakis (one of the writers of "Warrior"). Interestingly enough, "Warrior" helmer Gavin O'Connor is attached to direct the pilot...

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    Jonathan Rhys Meyers Will Play a (Probably Sexy) Vampire on NBC's 'Dracula'

    Betting that we'll never tire of sultry vampires, NBC announced today that it was giving a ten-episode straight-to-series order to "Dracula," with "The Tudors" and "Velvet Goldmine" star Jonathan Rhys Meyers in the lead role.

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    "Office" Co-Creator Stephen Merchant Heads to HBO With 'Hello Ladies'

    Frequent Ricky Gervais collaborator Stephen Merchant is now on his way toward getting a show of his own on HBO. According to Deadline, the British comedian is attached to co-write, direct and star in "Hello Ladies," a pilot for which the premium network has just placed an order.

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    TNT To Develop Navy SEALS TV Show With 'Act Of Valor' Director Scott Waugh Helming Pilot

    After initially finding life as a training film for Navy SEALS, the action film “Act of Valor” nevertheless was fashioned into something of a blind success, hitting $80 million worldwide when it was released this past February. Naturally, interest in military projects has grown again sin...

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    'Ruby Sparks' Directors Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris Talk Lighting A Scene With An iPad, Digital Vs. Film & A Brewing HBO Pilot

    Six years in a long time. Back in 2006 when Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris' "Little Miss Sunshine" got huge buzz out of Sundance before hitting theaters, Steve Carell was just entering the third season of "The Office." Paul Dano was probably still best known as that guy fr...

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    Director Martin Campbell Reviving Cult Brit Sci-Fi Series 'Blake's 7'

    Okay, you’re planning to reboot an established property. Who do you call on? Well, after he managed to breathe new life into Bond on two separate occasions with “Goldeneye” and the frankly sublime “Casino Royale” – and not to mention 1998’s “The Mask o...

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    HBO Gives Middling to Poor Reviews of 'The Newsroom' a Strange Makeover in Print Ad

    Misrepresentative review quotes being used for film or TV show ads is nothing new. HBO is the latest to climb on the bandwagon of strategically placed ellipses with its ads for Aaron Sorkin's "The Newsroom," a show receiving mixed reviews at best.

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    Bounce TV Announces Movie Licensing Agreements w/ Walt Disney, Miramax, Sony, MGM

    ATLANTA, July 24, 2012 -- Bounce TV (http://bouncetv.com), the nation's first-ever over-the-air broadcast television network for African Americans, has acquired the television rights to four packages of African American-skewing motion pictures in individual, multi-year licensing agreements ...

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