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American Film Institute Selects Producer Patty West to Lead AFI Directing Workshop for Women

The American Film Institute (AFI) has announced that producer Patty West (AFI Class of 2006) will be Director for the AFI Directing Workshop For Women. The announcement coincides with the November 1 start of open enrollment for 2014, and the announcement of the Open House event for prospective applicants.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 1, 2013 12:08 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Oren Peli on 'The Blair Witch Project'

The Halloween festivities conclude over at Trailers from Hell, with "Paranormal Activity" director Oren Peli introducing 1999's found-footage classic "The Blair Witch Project."
  • By Trailers From Hell
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  • November 1, 2013 11:58 AM
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Read Woody Allen's Open Letter to Hollywood in Support of Casting Directors

Woody Allen has penned a rare open letter to Hollywood, via the Hollywood Reporter, wherein he supports his longtime colleague and casting director Juliet Taylor, with whom he worked on "Blue Jasmine." Read below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 1, 2013 11:36 AM
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