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  1. Oscar Campaigning 101: 5 Ways Contenders Are Getting Attention

    5:00 am 11/25/2013

    Take a page from Harvey Weinstein's playbook and pick a fight, or stage an all-star concert a la "Inside Llewyn Davis" -- with no clear frontrunner this season, no stone is going unturned.Read more

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  2. Lee Daniels Told Oprah Winfrey Her First 'Butler' Take 'Sucked'

    6:00 am 11/22/2013

    The director, who took over producer Laura Ziskin's $30 million drama after she died, revealed how he directed the talk show queen: "It took her a minute to understand about not being in charge."Read more

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  3. Producer Roundtable: The Herculean Task of Getting Their Films Into the Theaters

    8:00 am 11/21/2013

    Six producers spill all on what it takes to get a movie made and how they deal with fan backlash.Read more

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  4. Roundtable: 6 Top Producers on 'Entourage' Salaries, 'Fifty Shades' Backlash and Appeasing Directors

    8:00 am 11/21/2013

    Mark Wahlberg revealed why he almost fired his agent Ari Emanuel over "Fifty Shades of Grey" as he, Charles Roven, Pam Williams, Michael De Luca, Dede Gardner and David Heyman talked moviemaking with The Hollywood Reporter.Read more

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  5. Whites Suddenly Gripped By Black Dramas

    5:00 am 11/21/2013

    The box-office successes of African-American-led films defy the town's long-held expectation, a Weinstein Co. exec tells THR: "A quarter of a century ago, these movies wouldn't have crossed over."Read more

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  6. Oscars: Scott Feinberg Sizes Up the Best Picture Race (Analysis)

    10:00 am 11/18/2013

    The films in the awards-season hunt include Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine," Matthew McConaughey's "Dallas Buyers Club," Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity" and Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave." Does anyone have an edge? Read more

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  7. Danny Strong on Why 'The Butler' Is an Original, Not Adapted, Screenplay (Video)

    11:24 am 11/16/2013

    The Emmy-winning writer of the summer hit says the character of Cecil Gaines was "inspired by" Eugene Allen but not adapted from an article about his life.Read more

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  8. ‘Lee Daniels’ The Butler’ Writer Danny Strong on the Success of the Movie

    9:38 am 11/16/2013

    Danny shares why he wanted to bring his civil rights movie to the big screen and how navigating through the movie awards season is different than television. He has won two Emmys for his work on HBO’s ‘Game Change.’ Read more

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