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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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    Bella Heathcote And Emma Watson In Running For 'Secret Service' Female Lead, Unknown Taron Egerton Set For Lead

    Well, it looks like "The Secret Service," the next Matthew Vaughn-directed adaptation of a Mark Millar comic book, is almost fully staffed with secret agents. According to a Variety report, newcomer Taron Egerton has landed the lead role of a young street tough who is turned into a super spy, in a s...

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    Film Link Round Up: December 8

    Here's some of the women-centric film news that we thought people should know about:

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    'Kick-Ass' Writer Jane Goldman To Pen Tim Burton's 'Pinocchio'; Jez Butterworth Rewrites 'Asteroids'

    A fairy tale redo and a videogame movie just got some new writers. That's Hollywood these days folks so let's get into it..

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    The Woman In Black—movie review

    As ghost stories go, this one isn’t bad, but the filmmakers take an awfully long time getting to the actual plot, content to spend the first half of the movie doling out “boo!” moments…more than I’ve ever experienced in one motion picture! Most of them are pretty effec...

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    Jane Goldman Adapting Eisner Award-Winning Comic 'Nonplayer' For Warner Bros.

    Beloved and beautiful geek scribe Jane Goldman has her hands full. In addition to penning this weekend's gothic Hammer horror story "The Woman In Black," she's lined up a number of big projects. And while there's a chance one of them may or may not be involved in the forthcoming "X-Men: First Class"...

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    ‘X-Men: First Class’ Writer Jane Goldman To Pen ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children’ For Tim Burton

    As the pen behind "Stardust," "Kick-Ass," "X-Men: First Class" and the upcoming period horror flick "The Woman In Black," screenwriter Jane Goldman has established herself as one of the finest pens in the genre category. She's proven herself to be just as ...

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    The Debt—movie review

    Sometimes a film seems to have everything going for it and still comes up short; such is the case with The Debt. Its credentials are impeccable: a fine cast headed by Helen Mirren, Tom Wilkinson, and Jessica Chastain, just for starters, directed by John Madden, and written by three talente...

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    Josh Schwartz & Jamie Moss Lose Out On Screenwriting Credits For 'X-Men: First Class'

    Sheldon Turner Of 'Up In The Air' Gets A "Story-By" Credit For His 'Magneto' Script Elements That Were UsedHow many screenwriters does it take to write an "X-Men" film? Or alternate lede: Screenplay credits are a tricky matter. Just ask "Up In The Air" screenwriter Sheldon Turner. He wrote the original draft of the Jason Reitman film, but things turned semi-ugly during the 2009 Oscar campaign when Reitman essentially said -- perhaps in not so many words, but close -- that he had never read Turner's draft and had adapted the screenplay on his own from Walter Kirn's novel. Still, Turner received his screen credit. And the duo awkwardly took th...

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