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Hurricane Sandy NYC Benefit Concert Will Air on HBO, AMC, Showtime, Sundance Channel, Hulu, Yahoo & AOL

On December 12, the Hurricane Sandy benefit concert at Madison Square Garden will be televised by HBO, AMC, Showtime and Sundance channels, among others -- including networks in Italy and Brazil.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • November 27, 2012 5:02 PM
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DreamWorks Eyes 'Light Between Oceans'; Harry Potter's David Heyman Producing

DreamWorks is in exclusive talks to acquire the rights to London attorney-turned-author M. L. Stedman's WWI-set debut novel "The Light Between Oceans."
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 27, 2012 3:46 PM
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Wong Kar-wai's 'Grandmasters' Chinese Release Pushed Again; Check out New Character Posters & Trailer

Wong Kar-wai's long-delayed Ip Man biopic "The Grandmasters" has now hit another roadbump: the mainland China release has been pushed back an additional three weeks due to even more additional shooting last month.
  • By Beth Hanna and Sophia Savage
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  • November 27, 2012 12:45 PM
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Gotham Gets It Right: Award Winners include 'Moonrise Kingdom,' 'Beasts of the Southern Wild,' 'Your Sister's Sister' [UPDATED]

On the sprawling floor of the restaurant Cipriani, on Wall Street, four lanky women wearing stilettos and Shopska hats stood smiling with trays of Russian Standard Gotham Yule, a vodka mix that included Ginger Beer and lime juice.
  • By Charles Lyons
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  • November 27, 2012 12:15 PM
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'Westerly' Documentary to Tell Story of Surf Icon Peter Drouyn's Journey into Becoming a Woman [Kickstarter Video]

"Westerly," a doc about transgender surfer Peter Drouyn's controversial journey toward becoming a woman, is in the works with producers Beau Willimon and Jordan Tappis. Alan White and Jamie Brisick will direct the film, with musicians Bonnie "Prince" Billy and Matt Sweeney also on board.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • November 26, 2012 4:05 PM
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DreamWorks' Stock Dips Almost 5% After Soft Holiday Opening for 'Rise of the Guardians'

Following the disappointing opening of DreamWorks Animation's "Rise of the Guardians" over the Thanksgiving weekend, the stock of the company has reportedly dropped almost 5%."Guardians"' $32.6 million is DreamWorks' lowest opening box office haul since 2006's "Flushed Away." That said, animated family fare often pick up steam, especially as the lucrative Christmas holiday looms ahead.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 26, 2012 3:17 PM
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40 Years of HBO Programming -- Do You Remember '1st and Ten'? 'Dream On'? 'Arliss'?

Check out this Hollywood Reporter photo gallery celebrating 40 years of HBO programming. Everything from the long-running ("Curb Your Enthusiasm") and the zeitgeist-setting ("Sex and the City") to the less-than-earth-shattering ("Bored to Death") and recently-acclaimed ("Girls") is in there.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 26, 2012 2:32 PM
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'In Vogue: The Editor's Eye' Debuts on HBO; Wintour, Coddington, Jacobs, Wang & More Interviewed

Coinciding with the 120th anniversary of Vogue Magazine, documentary "In Vogue: The Editor's Eye" debuts on HBO on December 6. The film looks at some of the world's most influential fashion images as conceived by the mag's editors.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 26, 2012 1:45 PM
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Bigelow and Boal Talk 'Zero Dark Thirty' with EW -- Accurately Recreating Bin Laden's Capture & Protecting Real-Life Identities

One possible Oscar contender that has kept the media in the dark until recently is Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty," which tracks the hunt for Osama bin Laden. EW sat down with Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal (the two also collaborated on Bigelow's Oscar-winning "The Hurt Locker"). Highlights below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 23, 2012 1:32 PM
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Cahiers du Cinema Names Top Ten Films of 2012: 'Holy Motors' Reigns, Cronenberg, Ferrara and Coppola Represent [TRAILERS]

Cahiers du Cinema has released its Top 10 Films of 2012, and it's appropriately eclectic, with Leos Carax's berserk "Holy Motors" topping the list.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 21, 2012 2:39 PM
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