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Lake Bell Directs Again

Writer-actress-helmer Lake Bell is getting back into the director's chair. We need as many talented women directors as possible. So this is welcome news. Her follow-up to her debut "In a World" is "The Emperor's Children," adapted by Noah Baumbach from Claire Messud's novel set around 9/11 among New York's young Liberal intelligentsia. Imagine Entertainment's Brian Grazer and Erica Huggins are producing; Baumbach was at one point going to direct.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 27, 2014 1:59 PM
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Your Week in Streaming: From Dolan's Punk Spirit to Ruiz's Final Farewell, TIFF Essentials on VOD (TRAILERS)

With the Toronto International Film Festival coming up this month, here are some essential films from the TIFF archives now streaming across VOD platforms.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • September 2, 2013 4:30 PM
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'Frances Ha' Q & A: Greta Gerwig, Noah Baumbach on Collaborating, Shooting Black-and-White in NY (TRAILER)

On Monday night, Film Independent at LACMA screened the wonderful new black-and-white indie "Frances Ha," and director Noah Baumbach and stars Greta Gerwig and Mickey Sumner appeared for a Q and A.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • May 2, 2013 3:17 PM
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