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'We're all news junkies': why The Good Wife writing team is one of TV's sharpest

'We're all news junkies': why The Good Wife writing team is one of TV's sharpest | Film and Television | Scoop.it
From bitcoin to Homan Square, senior writer Ted Humphrey explains how the hit CBS show spots topical stories before they hit the headlines
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God Help Me: I Watched the Esquire Network for 24 Hours Straight

As you already know if you are a sophisticated modern fancy-lad, Esquire (a.k.a. Condescending Neckties: The Magazine) has a television network now! Finally--a TV channel that MEN can enjoy.
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I did the same thing.  Only I got to see Joel McHale go to Scotland and it was so much fun.

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3 Ways Documentary Filmmakers Are Making Webisodes Work | Mediashift | PBS

3 Ways Documentary Filmmakers Are Making Webisodes Work | Mediashift | PBS | Film and Television | Scoop.it
Webisodes, which have long been hyped as a new form of online entertainment (but rarely lived up to it), are expanding beyond Internet television and proving to be a valuable accompaniment to feature-length documentary films.
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Who's Your Aleksandr Petrovsky?

Who's Your Aleksandr Petrovsky? | Film and Television | Scoop.it
For the past month or so, I have been really tuned in to the reruns of Sex and the City, particularly those episodes that involve Carrie and her Russian - Aleksandr Petrovsky. Now, I am a sucker fo...
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I've been revisiting too.

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Cancelled Again

Cancelled Again | Film and Television | Scoop.it
"The Killing" has been cancelled again. Deadline first broke the news that AMC has pulled the plug on the mystery series following the conclusion of Season 3, which was well-received by critics but only drew 1.5 million viewers for its most recent...
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Ack.  Just leave it alone.  Just leave me alone.

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First Glimpses Of Angela Bassett & Gabourey Sidibe In 'American Horror Story: Coven'

First Glimpses Of Angela Bassett & Gabourey Sidibe In 'American Horror Story: Coven' | Film and Television | Scoop.it
Expectations are even higher for the upcoming new season 3 of FX's series American Horror Story (which will be titled American Horror Story: Coven) thanks in part to the additions of Angela Bassett and Gabourey Sidibe to the cast.Also veteran...
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Goosebumps.  And the cast of women in this is INCREDIBLE!!!!

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Everyone In The Tech And TV Industries Is Passing Around This Speech By Kevin Spacey

Everyone In The Tech And TV Industries Is Passing Around This Speech By Kevin Spacey | Film and Television | Scoop.it
Everyone in the tech industry is passing around...
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L.A. Mayor Declares State of 'Emergency' As Movie, TV Production Flees Hollywood

L.A. Mayor Declares State of 'Emergency' As Movie, TV Production Flees Hollywood | Film and Television | Scoop.it
Los Angeles’ new mayor has vowed to help staunch the flow of film and TV production jobs out of Hollywood, starting with the appointment of a film czar at City Hall.
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Identifying Trends In Black Cinema From 1990 To The Present - An S&A Project Launch

Identifying Trends In Black Cinema From 1990 To The Present - An S&A Project Launch | Film and Television | Scoop.it
To summarize (expect a longer post on this project later; consider this a tease), Vanessa and myself have been working diligently on creating a sortable database of all the "black films" that have been released theatrically between 1990 and 2012.
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Vince Gilligan Already Told Us How 'Breaking Bad' Will End

Vince Gilligan Already Told Us How 'Breaking Bad' Will End | Film and Television | Scoop.it
There are lots of questions for how Breaking Bad will conclude — spoilers will abound from this point forward — but maybe the biggest one, posed right at the start of the first half of this final season, remains completely mystifying.
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Since I didn't do a total watch of last season, I'd forgotten about this.

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Behind 'The New Black': The Real Piper's Prison Story : NPR

Behind 'The New Black': The Real Piper's Prison Story : NPR | Film and Television | Scoop.it
When she was 24, Piper Kerman dated a woman who was part of a drug smuggling ring. Years later, after being named as part of that ring, Kerman served time in a federal prison and at one point shared a cell with her former girlfriend.
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Walk with Me - Movies on Google Play

Walk with Me - Movies on Google Play | Film and Television | Scoop.it
Walk with Me is an expressionistic portrait of three women: Rebecca, a theater artist-activist, who grew up during the turbulent 1950s and '60s; Lisa, a dance-thea...
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Give your artist a treat by watching this.  Seriously.  

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VUDU - Watch Movies

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Walk with Me is live for all to see.  Enjoy children and prepare to feel your spirit move.

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Film Review: Newlyweeds (Dir: Shaka King)

Film Review: Newlyweeds (Dir: Shaka King) | Film and Television | Scoop.it
[****UPDATE Sun 09/29/13 5:42PM : Director Shaka King will be at the 8:20 screening at Film Forum and will be doing a Q&A****]

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Mmmmmm.....

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Character Posters From Kunle Afolayan's Next - The 1960s Set Serial Killer Thriller 'October 1'

Character Posters From Kunle Afolayan's Next - The 1960s Set Serial Killer Thriller 'October 1' | Film and Television | Scoop.it
Nigerian producer-director-actor, Kunle Afolayan is currently in production on his next film, titled October 1.
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Luxor African Film Festival Call For Submissions

Luxor African Film Festival Call For Submissions | Film and Television | Scoop.it
For its 3rd edition which will take place from March 16 to 24, 2014, in Luxor, Egypt, the Luxor African Film Festival is looking for African films made in 2013.
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The New York Times Indie Online Film Festival

The New York Times Indie Online Film Festival | Film and Television | Scoop.it
If you like indie films, you’re gonna love The New York Times Indie Online Film Festival. See four indie films from exciting new talents, curated by Film Independent. View them exclusively on http://www.nytimes.com/indiefilm Sept.
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'Better Call Saul' Is Happening

'Better Call Saul' Is Happening | Film and Television | Scoop.it
The "Breaking Bad" spinoff, tentatively titled "Better Call Saul," is happening. AMC and Sony announced a licensing deal has been reached to bring the spinoff to life.
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It doesn't matter what it's like, I'm watching it.

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It's Official: True Blood End Date Set, Season 7 Will Be Sookie's Swan Song

It's Official: True Blood End Date Set, Season 7 Will Be Sookie's Swan Song | Film and Television | Scoop.it
Fangs for the memories: As we hinted last week, True Blood's upcoming seventh season will indeed be the show's last, HBO confirmed Tuesday. RELATED | Cable Renewal Scorecard: What's Cancelled? What...
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I'm going to have to say relieved.

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Film Academy Elects First African-American President

Film Academy Elects First African-American President | Film and Television | Scoop.it
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), the group which awards the Oscars each year, has elected its first African-American president.
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When the ship is going down, that's when they bring in the Blacks.

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Watch now: American Masters | James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket | PBS Video

Explores the life, works and beliefs of the late writer and civil rights activist.
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Why 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' Has 41 Producers

Why 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' Has 41 Producers | Film and Television | Scoop.it
A who's who of black entrepreneurs, a Ukrainian-born billionaire, an NBA star and a wealthy New Orleans family helped back the $30 million drama.
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But there's plenty of money for more Iron SpiderBatmen.

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10 Actors Hollywood Tried And Failed To Make Happen

10 Actors Hollywood Tried And Failed To Make Happen | Film and Television | Scoop.it
This week, a small-scale indie Australian surfing movie called “Drift,” which details two surfing brothers struggling to overcome their debt-ridden backgrounds and avoid a descent into criminality, opens in limited release.
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I don't care what anyone says, I will always have a thing for Colin Farrell. Maybe it's because of his...other...film...

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