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

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 2, 2013 4:45 PM
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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 than five decades, there's no doubt he's got a lot to say about the business, his work and so much more. Luckily, fans now have a great opportunity to hear it all from the man himself.

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

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • June 6, 2013 3:10 PM
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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of schlubs (former wedding crashers Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson) who, finding themselves out of work and hopelessly outdated when it comes to modern technology, apply to become interns at Google.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 movie becomes something of a workplace comedy – one in which all of their coworkers are way younger, cuter, and more brilliant.

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

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 28, 2011 2:45 AM
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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-set, who played a key role in a number of classic films.

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

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 12, 2010 3:06 AM
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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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