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    Guest Post: Getting Prom to the Big Screen by Katie Wech

    Like many opportunities in life, it happened so fast I could have easily missed it. I was sitting in an executive’s office at Disney, when suddenly he said, almost in passing, “I’ve been thinking about doing a movie about Prom.” That was it. And then the meeting was over.

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    Trailer Watch: Another Earth

    This is co-written and starring Brit Marling. Opens July 20

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    Trailer Alert: Bridesmaids (The Dirty Version)

    2 more weeks until Bridesmaids. I'm going to see it next week and I am psyched. This has potential cross over for male and female audiences. Here's what Russ Fischer said on /Film: "This movie is great. It’s my favorite comedy of the year without any competition at all."

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    Trailer Watch: Monte Carlo - Co-written by Maria Maggenti

    Film Opens July 1

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    Trailer Watch: The Imperialists Are Still Alive! - Written and Directed by Zenia Durra

    Films Opens on April 15 and will also be on VOD

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    Circumstance - Written and Directed by Maryam Keshavarz Closes New Directors/New Films

    This evening Maryam Keshavarz' Sundance award winning film will close the New Directors/New Film series in NYC. I spoke with Maryam this week and the full interview will be available when the film opens this summer, but here is a piece in honor of the film's NY premiere. Circumstance will be makin...

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    Melissa Rosenberg to Write and Produce Earthseed

    Melissa Rosenberg the writer who wrote all five of the Twilight screenplays has been tapped by Paramount to write the script for Earthseed the first of what I'm sure the studio hopes is a trilogy. The film will be based on the novel by Pamela Sargent which was published in 1983. The Film(s) will b...

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    Rashida Jones Writes Film So She Can Have Decent Role

    Women directors have long been writing their own material in order to give them opportunities to direct. Now women actors are taking up the pen in order to get themselves decent roles onscreen.

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    Debra Martin Chase to Produce Sparkle Remake at Sony

    Producer Debra Martin Chase has teamed up with The Game showrunners and creators Mara Brock Akil and her husband Salim Akil to produce a remake of the 1976 film Sparkle which originally starred Irene Cara. The film is loosely based on the story of the Supremes and there are three plum roles for Afr...

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    Winter's Bone Q and A

    Here's the Q and A from the Athena Film Festival with Debra Granik, Anne Rosellini and moderated by IndieWIRE's Anne Thompson of Thompson on Hollywood.

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