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Find Out Where You Belong in the Film Industry with this Funny Flowchart

What's your place in the film industry? Filmsourcing Blog has created an amusing flow chart which shows you where you're best suited based on key realities like appreciation of money, already having money, being "unknown and/or female," being skilled at cleaning up other people's messes, and much more. Check it out, below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 21, 2014 2:22 PM
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Tina Fey to Star as Middle East Reporter Kim Barker In 'The Taliban Shuffle'

Tina Fey is set to star in and produce "The Taliban Shuffle," the big-screen adaptation of Kim Barker's memoir of the same title, which recounts her work as a journalist in Afghanistan and Pakistan since 2002.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 20, 2014 2:53 PM
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Meryl Streep Joins Carey Mulligan for 'Suffragette,' Written by Abi Morgan

Meryl Streep is set to play Brit political activist Emmilene Pankhurst in "Suffragette," alongside Carey Mulligan. The period drama will be helmed by Sarah Gavron ("Brick Lane"), and is written by "Iron Lady" scribe Abi Morgan.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 20, 2014 1:33 PM
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Terry Gilliam Plans to Film Long-Troubled 'The Man Who Killed Don Quixote' This Fall

Seventh time's a charm? Terry Gilliam has announced that he will be starting production on his long-time labor of love "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote" on the Canary Islands in the fall. This is the seventh time over the past 20 years the director has attempted to get his troubled adaptation of Cervantes' "Don Quixote" off the ground.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 19, 2014 1:53 PM
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FIRST LOOK: Jessica Chastain in J.C. Chandor's 1981-Set Crime Drama 'A Most Violent Year'

A first-look image has arrived of Jessica Chastain in "All Is Lost" director J.C. Chandor's newest endeavor, "A Most Violent Year." The period crime drama has been in production for a couple of weeks now.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 19, 2014 12:22 PM
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New Restoration of Uncut 'Godzilla: The Japanese Original' to Premiere at TCM Film Fest, Followed by Rialto Release

Exciting news of monstrous proportions: A new restoration of classic “Godzilla: The Japanese Original,” which spawned six decades of sequels, imitations and remakes, is set to debut April 12 at the fifth TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood. It then gets a national release from Rialto Pictures, kicking off at New York’s Film Forum, April 18-24.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 18, 2014 1:35 PM
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Three Filmmaker Finalists Announced for a Year of Mentorship with Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Three young filmmakers from across the globe have been selected as finalists for a year of creative collaboration with Oscar-nominated director Alejandro González Iñárritu. The finalists hail from Brazil, Hungary and Israel. They each will be interviewed by Iñárritu, who will select one of them as his protégé. That selection will be announced in May.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 18, 2014 12:23 PM
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POLL: Who Should Play Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn in New Biopic Romance?

With the news that the Katharine Hepburn-Spencer Tracy romance is getting the big screen treatment in "Tracy and Hepburn," we at TOH! have two polls for you: Who should play Hepburn? Who should play Tracy?
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • February 14, 2014 2:52 PM
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'Weekend' and 'Looking' Director Andrew Haigh Gets Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay for '45 Years'

"Weekend" director Andrew Haigh, who has been taking on helming and executive producing duties on the HBO series "Looking," has a new project in the works. Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay are set to star Haigh's "45 Years," which is eyeing a spring start date.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 13, 2014 1:11 PM
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Read This: Clint Eastwood's 1977 Thank You Letter to Critic Andrew Sarris for 'Dirty Harry' Article

Check out this unearthed 1977 letter from Clint Eastwood to film critic Andrew Sarris, wherein Eastwood thanks Sarris for his Village Voice article on the "Dirty Harry" franchise, titled "Is Harry Too Dirty?" Eastwood gets to expound on the perceived messages in his films, complaining that ones with anti-capital punishment agendas like "Hang 'Em High" got little media attention, while vigilante crime classic "Dirty Harry" and its sequels -- which are about, in his words, "concern for the victim" -- results in Pauline Kael calling "fascism."
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 13, 2014 12:10 PM
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