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    Despite the Lack of Opportunities UK Female Screenwriters and Directors Are Successful

    The BFI reports shows that while there are not enough opportunities for women screenwriters and directors, the films they are working on are disproportionately successful.

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    Pathe Picks Up Sarah Gavron's Suffragette

    We previously reported about Sarah Gavron's latest, Suffragette, previously titled The Fury, when Carey Mulligan was in early talks to star.

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    At NYFF Tribute, Ralph Fiennes Discusses Importance of Directors, Imagination

    Where last week's New York Film Festival gala tribute to Cate Blanchett focused entirely on the actress in question, tonight's event--purportedly a similar fête for Ralph Fiennes--went the kill-two-birds approach. First, there was the expected Q&A, which was truncated more quickly than last week's ...

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    Fresh Off Her Emmy Win for 'The Hour,' Abi Morgan Lands Crime Drama 'River' at BBC One

    One of the many surprises at the 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards was Abi Morgan's win for "The Hour," a British period drama set at a news magazine show in the 1950s and starring Ben Whishaw, Dominic West and Romola Garai.

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    2013 Emmy Wrap-up

    When did watching the Emmy's become so painful? It wasn't that I was offended like I was at the last Oscar telecast, but I found the whole thing a bit of a bore. I hate that they put in the dance numbers and then didn't let us hear the all the winners' thoughts.

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    Carey Mulligan to Reteam with Writer Abi Morgan for The Fury

    Carey Mulligan is in early talks to join director Sarah Gavron's The Fury, written by Abi Morgan. The film will focus on the suffragette movement in the UK.

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    Carey Mulligan Feels ‘The Fury’ For Women’s Rights

    There are few faster rising UK writers at the moment than Abi Morgan. Under her impressive belt already is Steve McQueen’s “Shame," the Meryl Streep starring biopic “The Iron Lady,” the already missed Brit series “The Hour” and the movie which arguably kicked it all off for her career, “Brick Lane.”...

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    Jennifer Lawrence to Produce/Star in Susanne Bier's Rules of Inheritance

    Jennifer Lawrence is taking it to the next level. She is set to star in and produce The Rules of Inheritance based on Claire Bidwell Smith's memoir of the same title.

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    Abi Morgan to Adapt 'Taming of the Shrew,' Anne Hathaway to Star

    Brit Abi Morgan is taking on the master and adapting Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew.  Morgan, who created the BBC series The Hour and has written Shame and The Iron Lady, is supremely talented and brilliant. If you haven’t watched The Hour, please do so immediately, it is one of ...

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    Casting Watch: Who Can Tame Hathaway in Screen Version of 'Taming of the Shrew'?

    Anne Hathaway is set to star in a screen adaptation of William Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew," with Abi Morgan ("The Hour," "The Iron Lady," "Shame") penning the script.

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