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Things Are Different Today

January 11th, 2008 · No Comments

 
“There they are, the young man and young woman of the dominant romantic-comedy trend of the past several years—the slovenly hipster and the female straight arrow. The movies form a genre of sorts: the slacker-striver romance.
“… It’s hard to think of earlier heroes who were absolutely free of the desire to make an impression on […]

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DGA To Begin Talks With AMPTP Tomorrow

January 11th, 2008 · No Comments

“After days of tense back channel communication, the Directors Guild of America will start negotiations tomorrow (Saturday) on a new contract with top Hollywood movie studios and broadcast TV networks at AMPTP headquarters in Encino, California.
“… The start up of the talks is seen as a sign that the behind the scenes negotiations on an […]

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How Juno Scribe Diablo Cody Blogged Her Way To A Theater Near You

January 11th, 2008 · No Comments

“Mason Novick, a talent manager/producer from Benderspink, was surfing the Internet one day when he stumbled onto her blog. ‘She was distinctively funny, and her tone was so great, and she’s so current,’ Novick says. He reached out to her, and she dismissed him as a creep. ‘Some random guy from L.A. is e-mailing me,’ […]

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Weinstein Co. To Enter Interim Agreement With WGA

January 11th, 2008 · No Comments

“… Following the lead of Tom Cruise and Paula Wagner’s United Artists, the Weinstein Co. said Thursday that it will sign an interim work agreement with the WGA that will allow the indie film company to resume development of its latest slate of productions.
“Just days earlier, well-placed sources suggested that the Weinstein Co. wouldn’t ink […]

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EW Takes A Stab At Various Scenarios For Strike-Threatened Oscars

January 11th, 2008 · No Comments

“… Feb. 24 could turn out to be the gloomiest Oscar night in Academy Awards history. Assuming it happens at all.
“The 10-week-old strike by the Writers Guild of America (WGA) against the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) has shut down most film and television production industry-wide, and it just forced the cancellation […]

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