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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. ‘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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  4. '12 Years a Slave,' 'Captain Phillips' and the Race to Fact-Check Oscar Hopefuls

    11:00 am 11/14/2013

    In the age of Google, today's omnipresent accuracy accusations are becoming increasingly irrelevant.Read more

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  5. Directors Roundtable: 6 Filmmakers on a Quest for Vision and Hatred for Firing Actors

    9:00 am 11/14/2013

    Steve  McQueen, Paul  Greengrass, David  O. Russell, Ben  Stiller, Alfonso  Cuaron and Lee  Daniels share a respect for the audience and how they handle conflict on the set. Read more

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  6. Roundtable: 6 Top Directors on Fighting With Studios, Firing Actors and Quitting Film School

    9:00 am 11/14/2013

    Steve McQueen, Paul Greengrass, David O. Russell, Ben Stiller, Alfonso Cuaron and Lee Daniels on explaining long days on set to their kids, getting notes from executives and what made them go behind the camera for the first time.Read more

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  7. Santa Barbara Film Fest: 'The Butler' Star Oprah Winfrey to Receive Montecito Award

    7:00 am 11/12/2013

    The 59-year-old showbiz legend, who scored an Oscar nom for her big-screen debut 28 years ago, now is vying for another for her work in "Lee Daniels' The Butler."Read more

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  8. 'The Butler' Interview: Director Lee Daniels

    5:33 pm 11/6/2013

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  9. Roundtable: George Clooney and 6 Top Writers on Awful Agent Advice and the Accuracy Police

    10:00 am 11/6/2013

    Superstar scribes Clooney, Grant Heslov, Julie Delpy, Nicole Holofcener, John Ridley, Danny Strong and Jonas Cuaron reveal to THR the secrets of how they work, the public figures they really want to write about and how Janet Jackson's breast impacted their work.Read more

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  10. Writers Roundtable: 7 Acclaimed Screenwriters Talk Art, Money and Conflict

    9:00 am 11/6/2013

    Seven of this year's biggest filmmakers join THR executive editor Matt Belloni and executive editor of features Stephen Galloway to talk about writing with family, starting out and writing for money. Read more

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