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    Producer's Corner: Adele Romanski - The Myth of the American Sleepover by Serena Donadoni

    It’s been three years since producer Adele Romanski was in the blue collar suburbs just north of Detroit with writer and director David Robert Mitchell trying to capture the fleeting moments of romantic yearning of a group of teens savoring their last night of summer freedom. So she appreciates that...

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    Producers Corner: Jami Gertz and Stacey Lubliner Talk About A Better Life

    Actress Jami Gertz and former agent Stacey Lubliner set up a production company Lime Orchard Productions in order to produce films about the human condition. Their first film out of the gate as producers is the well received A Better Life which is now playing in selected theatres across the country...

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    LA Film Festival: Somewhere Between - Directed by Linda Goldstein Knowlton

    Producer Linda Goldstein Knowlton who produced one of my favorite films ever -- Whale Rider -- steps behind the camera to direct a film for her daughter Ruby whom she adopted from China. The film is a beautiful valentine to a group of girls and their fierce parents stuggling to forge their own iden...

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    An Unpublished Laura Ziskin Interview

    I have no idea why this interview was not published by The Hollywood Reporter, but it wasn't. This interview was conducted last September and has some really good points about women and the business. Several people commented on the blog about how in Laura Ziskin's obituary, the NY Times said that ...

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    Wendi Deng Murdoch Becomes a Producer

    Rupert Murdoch's wife Wendi is venturing into producing with the new film Snow Flower and the Secret Fan based on the best selling book by Lisa See. Ms. Deng Murdoch read the book several years ago and optioned it. She also raised the funding from mostly Chinese investors. The film will be releas...

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    Guest Post: Step One: Finding the Right Producer by Zoje Stage

    In 2008, I won a Fellowship in Screenwriting from the New York Foundation for the Arts. As I left the party in my strapless black dress and uncomfortable shoes I had one thought: "Please dear gods let this be the beginning of my professional career, and NOT just the highlight of years of effort." I have had the same goal for twenty years: to make thought-provoking independent films that explore the complexities, frailties, and dichotomies of the human species. Winning a NYFA Fellowship was both the validation and kick in the ass that I needed, and I set myself a singular goal: to direct "The Machine Who Loved" as my first professional feature...

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    In Memoriam: Laura Ziskin

    While most producers names are not known, Laura Ziskin is not one of them. Yesterday, at 61 she lost her battle with breast cancer. She was a woman who came into the business like other women in the 70s as a personal assistant not because that's a job that is a stepping stone, but because those we...

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    Trailer Watch: Pariah - Written and Directed by Dee Rees

    No release date yet. Focus says Winter 2011.

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    Interview With Sarah Siegel Magness: Producer of Judy Moody And the Not Bummer Summer

    Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer opens today. It's a great hoot for the young -- both boys and girls.

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    Will Kathryn Bigelow Be The First Out of the Gate With a Bin Laden Movie?

    I imagine that Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal are pretty psyched today regarding the prospects for their upcoming film which has long been rumored to be about the attempt to capture Bin Laden. In January, Variety reported the pair had received financing from Megan Ellison and her company Annapurna F...

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