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In the Works: Rob Pearlstein's Bromantic Comedy 'Someone Marry Barry' Begins Production, Damon Wayans Jr. Stars

Rob Pearlstein's guy-buddy comedy "Someone Marry Barry" has begun principal production, with Damon Wayans Jr., Tyler Labine and Lucy Punch heading up the cast.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 24, 2012 2:41 PM
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Obit: Screenwriter Frank Pierson Fought Against the Impoverishment of Film Language

Frank Pierson, who won an Academy Award for his screenplay of “Dog Day Afternoon” in 1975, was nominated for two other Oscars, and then turned himself into an Emmy-winning director, died Monday in Los Angeles at the age of 87 after a short illness.
  • By Aljean Harmetz
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  • July 23, 2012 7:04 PM
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Peter Rice Continues His Ascension at Fox, Now Chairman of Fox Networks Group

Long known as a favorite of News Corp chairman Rupert Murdoch and rising star at Twentieth Century Fox, Peter Rice was promoted two years ago from running motion picture subsidiary Fox Searchlight to being in charge of entertainment for Fox broadcast network and FX channel.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 23, 2012 4:05 PM
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Director Philip Kaufman Has No Films in National Film Registry: Submit Faves to Film Registration Board by September 15

Believe it or not, you can nominate films to the Film Registration Board for preservation in the Library of Congress's National Film Registry; they actually pay attention. Shockingly, Philip Kaufman is among the filmmakers with no films on the list.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 23, 2012 2:11 PM
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Barry Sonnenfeld's 'Dinosaurs Vs. Aliens' Debuts, Joins Web Series Trend

Yet another filmmaker heads to web series territory. Like Tom Hanks with "Electric City" and Bryan Singer with "H+ The Digital Series," Barry Sonnenfeld introduces his motion comic "Dinosaur Vs. Aliens" on Yahoo! Screen. The first episode (below) launched today. The series is created by Sonnenfeld ("Men in Black") and written by comic writer Grant Morrison for digital media production house Liquid Comics.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • July 23, 2012 1:41 PM
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The Weinstein Brothers Honored with PGA's Milestone Award

Awards season maestros Bob and Harvey Weinstein are recipients of the Producers Guild of America's 2013 Milestone Award. The brothers will be presented with the award at the 24th annual PGA Awards on January 26, 2013...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • July 23, 2012 1:26 PM
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Alex Gibney's Expanding Jigsaw Productions Adds Staff

With new backing from John Schmidt's Content Media, Alex Gibney's expanding New York-based production company Jigsaw Productions has added Stacey Offman as VP of Development & Production and Dave Snyder as VP of Development.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 23, 2012 1:08 PM
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Casting Watch: Jena Malone Set to Play Johanna Mason in 'Catching Fire' [UPDATE]

Lionsgate has made it official: Jena Malone is Johanna Mason for "The Hunger Games" sequel "Catching Fire"...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • July 23, 2012 12:50 PM
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Weekly Wrap: 'Dark Knight Rises' Arrives Marred by Tragedy, Comic-Con Coverage, Emmy Nominations & More

This week on TOH, "The Dark Knight Rises" is taking the box office by storm even as a horrific tragedy in Colorado sets a somber mood for the film's opening, we supply Comic-Con coverage and interviews a-plenty, we look at the HBO-dominated Emmy nominations and more.
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  • July 21, 2012 8:11 PM
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Christopher Nolan Releases Statement on Colorado Shootings

"The Dark Knight Rises" writer-director Christopher Nolan released a statement Friday on the Colorado shooting tragedy:
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 20, 2012 7:41 PM
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