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    WATCH: Academy Videos of 'Originals’ Focus on Craft (VIDEO)

    Taking advantage of the power of online media, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is opening up and sharing. Their new web documentary series “Academy Originals” uses “the expertise of the organization’s more than 6,000 members” to focus on the creative process, seminal moments in film ...

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    Trailer Watch: Quvenzhane Wallis in Annie

    Wallis is perfectly charming and Cameron Diaz winsomely grouchy.

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    Octavia Spencer to Murder She Wrote Reboot, Melissa McCarthy to Produce Sitcom and Other TV News

    In the most exciting TV news of the week, NBC has given a put pilot commitment to a Murder She Wrote reboot starring Oscar winner, Octavia Spencer.

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    Aline Brosh McKenna to Write Live Action Cruella de Vil Film

    Cruella de Vil is the latest Disney bad girl to get the live action treatment. Maleficent with Angelina Jolie playing the Sleeping Beauty villain already has finished filming and will be released in 2014.

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    Disney Is Working On A Live-Action Cruella de Vil Movie, Obviously

    If you haven't figured out the Disney game plan going forward it's this: brand extension. They tried some more original fare with "John Carter" and "The Lone Ranger," but both were badly bungled and even worse (for the studio anyway), hardly started the kind of excitement that spurs the purchase of ...

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    'Devil Wears Prada' Screenwriter Tapped to Adapt 'Jane Eyre' Graphic Novel 'Rochester'

    "The Devil Wears Prada" screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna has signed on to adapt the yet to be released "Jane Eyre" graphic novel "Rochester," for which Fox 2000 just snapped up the rights.

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    'The Devil Wears Prada' Scribe Aline Brosh McKenna To Rewrite 'Annie' Remake

    Hey, remember a year ago when Will Smith wanted Emma Thompson to write him a remake of the musical "Annie" for his daughter Willow Smith to star in? Well, apparently, it's still happening, but now Smith wants another writer to work on Thompson's script.

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    'Attack The Block' Helmer Joe Cornish To Direct Family Sci-Fi Adventure 'Rust'

    After making one of the most impressive debuts of last year with "Attack The Block," British writer-director Joe Cornish has, smartly, been taking his time to pick a follow-up. He's been courted by big, megabudget Hollywood projects, including "A Good Day To Die Hard" and "The Hunger Games: Catching...

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    We Bought A Zoo—movie review

    If your favorite descriptive word for a movie is “edgy,” you might want to skip this one. If, however, you like heartwarming—not cloying—stories about decent people, and hope to leave the theater feeling better than you did when you walked in, 'We Bought a Zoo' will be a welcome cup of holiday cheer...

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    Aline Brosh McKenna To Adapt Graphic Novel 'Rust' For 20th Century Fox

    There are quite a few screenwriters that we here at The Playlist think are incredibly overrated. Someone like Allan Loeb ("21," "The Switch") comes to mind, but Aline Brosh McKenna wouldn't be far behind him. She's a rom-com writing star, penning films like "27 Dresses" and "Morning Glory," though s...

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