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    Someone Make This: 'The Wire' Creator David Simon Reveals Project About History Of The CIA He Can't Get Made

    The relationship between David Simon and HBO has been long and fruitful, but it hasn’t always been easy. Simon’s the man behind TV shows such as “The Wire” and “Treme,” and while your friends still cannot stop talking about how great “The Wire” is, it was never a big hit in the ratings department ba...

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    Kevin Spacey, Aaron Sorkin, Amy Sedaris and More Talk at Tribeca: Here Are the Best Quotes

    Indiewire was on the scene at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival reviewing a slew of titles, reporting on the buys out of the event, interviewing the hottest talent, and covering the great panels. Below are the best quotes from folks including Kevin Spacey, Aaron Sorkin, Amy Sedaris and Mike Tyson, glea...

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    Tribeca: 'The Wire' Creator David Simon on the Show No One Will Let Him Make & 10 Other Highlights From 'Stories By Numbers' Panel

    At the Tribeca talk "Stories By Numbers," David Simon and Beau Willimon were joined by FiveThirty Eight founder Nate Silver and Thompson On Hollywood's Anne Thompson to discuss the role of data in stories, and it made for one of the most talkative, informative and entertaining panels at this year's ...

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    'The Wire' Creator David Simon Will Write HBO's Oprah Winfrey-Produced Martin Luther King Jr. Miniseries

    'The Wire' Creator David Simon Will Write HBO's Oprah Winfrey-Produced Martin Luther King Jr. Miniseries

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    'The Wire' Writer David Simon Penning HBO Miniseries Biopic On Martin Luther King

    How many Martin Luther King projects does Hollywood need all at once? And Oprah Winfrey, she's got two on the move at the same time. Last week it was revealed that she is throwing her producer weight behind Ava DuVernay's "Selma" over at Paramount, and now at HBO, she's got another biopic brewing on...

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    Why 'Treme' Is Better Than 'The Wire'

    Aymar Jean Christian makes a case for why David Simon's recently concluded New Orleans drama actually outshines his more critically acclaimed series about Baltimore.

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    David Simon Calls '12 Years a Slave' The 'First Time Our Entertainment Industry Has Managed to Stare Directly at Slavery and Maintain That Gaze'

    David Simon, creator of "The Wire" and "Treme," is not one to shy away from matters of race, class and how socioeconomic pressures and government policies have shaped our country.

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    George Pelecanos on the Legacy of 'The Wire,' Ending 'Treme' and the New Project He and David Simon Are Working On

    George Pelecanos' new crime novel "The Double," his 19th, is due out in October. If the pattern from previous years holds, that's around when we might be seeing the abbreviated fourth and final season of "Treme," the critically beloved New Orleans-set HBO drama on which he's served as an executive p...

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    Review: 'How To Make Money Selling Drugs' Preaches To The Converted

    Under certain circumstances, selling drugs to earn a living becomes a choice for many. Humans are nothing if not survivors, eking out a living by any means necessary to put food on the table, pay bills, and stay afloat. Beyond teaching viewers the correct way to pronounce sheeeeit, "The Wire" gracef...

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    Matthew Cooke On His Provocative Documentary 'How To Make Money Selling Drugs' and Enlisting the Help of Drug Dealers

    Matthew Cooke's documentary "How To Make Money Selling Drugs" is just as provocative and informative as the title suggests. The slickly produced film functions as a how-to guide for blossoming drug dealers; employing a format of different "levels," the viewer can climb on the road from lowly street ...

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