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  • Sid Caesar: A Larger-Than-Life Figure, With a Longer Shadow

    Sid Caesar can be judged, in part, by the company he kept. As the star of "Your Show of Shows," he famously provided a spawning ground for numerous titans of comedy, with a writing staff that included Woody Allen, Neil Simon, Larry Gelbart, Mel Brooks and...
  • Tribeca Film Festival Devotes a Week to New Media and Innovation

    The Tribeca Film Festival will take its latest step toward embracing new media with the new Tribeca Innovation Week, set to run during the latter half of the 2014 festival and aimed at bringing screenwriters, filmmakers and financiers together with...
  • On popular NPR podcast, hosts are up for 'Everything'

    On popular NPR podcast, hosts are up for 'Everything'
    On a frigid Monday morning this month, Ian Chillag and Mike Danforth of "How to Do Everything," their dizzyingly random, cult favorite of an advice podcast, gathered with producer Steven Tobiasz in an airy conference room in the corner of the National...
  • Sony Pictures buys movie rights to Sheryl Sandberg's 'Lean In'

    Sony Pictures buys movie rights to Sheryl Sandberg's 'Lean In'
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Sony Pictures has obtained the rights to Sheryl Sandberg's bestseller “Lean In,” according to people with knowledge of the situation. Nell Scovell, a veteran television writer who helped Sandberg write the book, will pen the...
  • Aaron Sorkin to Receive Nantucket Festival's Screenwriters Tribute

    The Nantucket Film Festival has tapped Aaron Sorkin for its annual screenwriters tribute, to be handed out during the fest's 19th annual edition this summer. Emily Mortimer, who stars in Sorkin's HBO series "The Newsroom," will present the kudo, which...
  • Sundance Film Review: 'Whiplash'

    Miles Teller drums his heart out -- and then some -- in writer-director Damien Chazelle's stellar career-starter, "Whiplash," which demolishes the cliches of the musical-prodigy genre, investing the traditionally polite stages and rehearsal studios of a...
  • Critic's Notebook: Lena Dunham grows up, and so does 'Girls'

    From the moment we met her two years ago, Lena Dunham has been as much character as creator. Her story — a 23-year-old with one small film to her credit handed the reins of a high-profile, frantically marketed HBO series — bled through the...
  • Nic Pizzolatto, the brooding poet behind 'True Detective'

    Nic Pizzolatto, the brooding poet behind 'True Detective'
    When Nic Pizzolatto was 5, he had an epiphany. It wasn't the usual childhood one about finger-painting or bike-riding or other regular kid stuff. It was that one day he would die. "You know how people say that young people feel immortal? I don't know...
  • Lionsgate Adapting Nick Bilton's 'Hatching Twitter' for TV

    The dramatic story of how Twitter came to be may be arriving on your small screen soon. Lionsgate announced today that it has optioned the rights to Nick Bilton's "Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship and Betrayal." Allison Shearmur...
  • Will 'SNL' be the latest to fall into the 'token syndrome'?

    Will 'SNL' be the latest to fall into the 'token syndrome'?
    "Saturday Night Live" creator Lorne Michaels and NBC are trumpeting their commitment to diversity as they search for a black female cast member, responding to an uproar over the historic lack of African American females on the veteran sketch comedy show....
  • Hugh Jackman will no longer star in Harry Houdini musical

    Hugh Jackman will no longer star in Harry Houdini musical
    First writer Aaron Sorkin left the project. Now its star, Hugh Jackman, has also departed. The long-planned stage musical based on the life of Harry Houdini has lost its leading man, with Jackman withdrawing from the role. The Australian actor has cited...
  • Sony Pictures' awards season takes pressure off Amy Pascal

    Sony Pictures' awards season takes pressure off Amy Pascal
    For much of last year, Amy Pascal was under fire. The co-chair of Sony Pictures Entertainment presided over two of last year's big-budget bombs, "After Earth" and "White House Down." Her studio reported losses of $181 million for the summer months....