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AFI's Master Class Looks at Art of Collaboration with David O. Russell and Mark Wahlberg

TCM Presents AFI's Master Class - The Art of Collaboration with David O. Russell and Mark Wahlberg is filmed in front of an audience of AFI fellows studying at the AFI Conservatory. It's the second in AFI's series exploring artistic film collaborations; the first was between Steven Spielberg and John Williams.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • May 8, 2012 1:04 PM
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Mad Men Episode 8 Review and Recap: In 'Lady Lazarus,' Don and Pete See the Abyss

In Sunday's all-new "Mad Men" episode, the prospect of performing is liberating for some and confusing for others. Meanwhile, a few outliers are gravely tired of the roles fate has assigned them.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • May 8, 2012 1:09 AM
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'Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' Producers Release Swedish 'Wallander' In Theaters

Music Box Films isn't missing a trick. Having been the only distributor sharp enough to acquire the three-part edited-for-movies version of the original "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" series, the distributor is now releasing in theaters the first episode of the second season of the original Swedish "Wallander" TV series.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 4, 2012 6:20 PM
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Johnny Carson Honored as 'King of Late Night' in American Masters PBS Documentary

In the mood to look backwards to the early days of late night TV? To mark the the 50th anniversary of Johnny Carson taking over the 'Tonight Show' from Jack Paar, as well as the 20th anniversary of Carson's retirement from television, this coming Monday, PBS will honor Johnny Carson as the "King of Late Night" in an American Masters documentary.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • May 2, 2012 2:13 PM
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Amazon Studios Adds TV Series to Development Slate for Instant Video Release

Phase Two of Amazon Studios' radical move to reinvent entertainment industry production models--turning to movie fans for direction and feedback on the process--is television.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 2, 2012 11:59 AM
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BBC's 'I Claudius' The Accidental Emperor on DVD

Rome and its emperors are with us still. What are the "Hunger Games" but a modern version of the gladiator fights-to-the-death with which the emperors pacified unruly citizens? There is a lot of killing in the brilliant 1976 BBC miniseries “I Claudius,” newly remastered with a sharper look, and released on DVD by Acorn Media.
  • By Aljean Harmetz
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  • May 1, 2012 12:25 PM
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HBO Renews for Second Seasons Two Half-Hour Comedies Targeted at Women: Lena Dunham's 'Girls' and Armando Iannucci's 'Veep'

Great news. HBO Entertainment has renewed two half-hour comedies targeted at women for second seasons. The commitment for Lena Dunham's 'Girls' is for ten episodes. The show has a gross audience to date of 3.8 million viewers.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 30, 2012 3:49 PM
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'Mad Men' Episode 7 Review and Recap: 'At the Codfish Ball,' Where the Shirley Temples Are Hard to Swallow

"So, how was the city?" "Dirty."
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 30, 2012 5:11 AM
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Trailer Watch: 'Boardwalk Empire' Teases Third Season

The third season of HBO's "Boardwalk Empire" won't bow until this fall, but two teasers are now available to whet your appetite.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • April 23, 2012 4:03 PM
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Robert Redford Presents on the Sundance Channel; Curated Indie Series to Begin with 'The Crucible'

The Sundance Channel will feature a series of indie films curated and introduced by creative director Robert Redford.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • April 23, 2012 11:49 AM
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