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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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    Watch: Mike White Does Yoga, Eats a Burger and Talks Creativity in Latest 'Academy Originals' Video

    Academy Originals, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences' first digital initiative, has just released a new video featuring Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award-winning filmmaker Mike White. The short, four-minute episode has White talk about his idea of creativity and how it represents...

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    Jack Black Takes 'The D-Train,' Chloe Sevigny Feels '#Horror' And John Turturro & Vanessa Paradis Say 'Rio, I Love You'

    Nachrichten aus Berlin! That's “news from Berlin” to you English. But although it's from Berlin, it's about Rio de Janeiro, which is confusing. But yes, news has arrived that John Turturro and Vanessa Paradis (who paired up in his upcoming directorial effort "Fading Gigolo") have signed on for a seg...

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    Mike White Has a New Comedy in Development at HBO

    In a heartbreaker of a decision, HBO canceled "Enlightened" back in March. Despite the critical love and award wins, the Laura Dern/Mike White series never attracted a significant audience -- but that doesn't mean the network's done with White.

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    Adaptations: Mike White Gets ‘Good Luck Of Right Now,’ Wentworth Miller Hired For A 'Se7en'-Esque 'Scare Me'

    A little bit of "writers hired to adapt things" news this Sunday afternoon. DreamWorks has hired Mike White (“School of Rock,” the recently-cancelled “Enlightened”) to adapt the latest novel from Matthew Quick, author of “Silver Linings Playbook.” Quick’s “The Good Luck of Right Now” will be publish...

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    Post-'Enlightened,' Mike White Tapped by DreamWorks to Adapt 'Silver Linings Playbook' Author's Latest Novel

    With the recent news that Mike White's "Enlightened" won't be picked up for a third season by HBO, the writer-director-actor has signed with DreamWorks to adapt "Silver Linings Playbook" author Matthew Quick's latest novel, "The Good Luck of Right Now." The story centers on four outsiders who form a...

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    HBO Cancels 'Enlightened': 'It was a very difficult decision'

    Last night, Buzzfeed's Kate Aurthur broke the news that "Enlightened" will not be back for a third season. HBO confirmed this soon after.

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    Mike White on Todd Haynes, Romanticizing Goodness and the Exquisite Awkwardness of 'Enlightened'

    Mike White is, at the moment, a man in limbo. His HBO series "Enlightened" has two episodes left in its second season, and its future is uncertain -- ratings are up from season one, but it's still attracting half the audience that tunes in for "Girls," the show with which its...

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    Watch: The Trailer for Season Two of 'Enlightened' Sets Laura Dern's Revolution to the Sounds of fun. (Video)

    The trailer for the show's second season looks pretty great, with Dern's Amy Jellicoe working to take down Abaddonn Industries from within to the sound of fun.'s "Some Nights."

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