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James L. Brooks

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    Jan Schuette To Be Next Dean of AFI Conservatory

    The American Film Institute (AFI) Conservatory has a new head: Jan Schuette, formerly the director of the German Film and Television Academy, Berlin since 2010.

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    10 Best TV Shows Created by Filmmakers

    In honor of John Logan's first TV show "Penny Dreadful" premiering Sunday night, we rank the best television shows created by former filmmakers.

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    Watch: 90-Minute Conversation With 'Broadcast News' Director & 'The Simpsons' Producer James L. Brooks

    The list of credits speaks for itself. With iconic shows like "Taxi, "The Simpsons" and "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" under his belt, and directorial efforts like "Broadcast News" and "Terms Of Endearment," it's needless to say that James L. Brooks is already a legend. And with a career spanning more ...

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    You're On The Clock, Mister: 20 Great Workplace Comedies

    This weekend's broad new studio comedy "The Internship" (our review) concerns a couple of schlubs (former wedding crashers Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson) who, finding themselves out of work and hopelessly outdated when it comes to modern technology, apply to become interns at Google. While there, the...

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    R.I.P. Producer, Screenwriter & Art Director Polly Platt (1939-2011)

    Sad news broke late yesterday, with the announcement of the death of the film producer, writer and art director Polly Platt, who passed away of Lou Gehrig's disease at the age of 72. Platt's contribution to cinema has been greatly undervalued over the years, but she was someone with a diverse skill-...

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    James L. Brooks Forced To Cut Extra F-Bombs To Score PG-13 Rating For 'How Do You Know?'

    After losing an MPAA appeal to defeat a R-rating, Columbia Pictures will be recutting James L. Brooks' upcoming romantic comedy "How Do You Know" starring Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson and Paul Rudd.

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