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Next Gen 2010: Hollywood's Young Guns

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    Shana Feste
    Armando Arorizo
    Shana Feste, 34
    Writer-director, 'Country Strong'

    Being Tobey Maguire's nanny may not be the most conventional way to get into show business, but it helped Feste. The AFI grad also worked as an assistant at CAA and even sold Persian rugs -- but it was Maguire who produced her second film, Country Strong. The musical drama, inspired by summers Feste spent listening to country tunes with her father in Texas, features Gwyneth Paltrow as a down-and-out country star. Don't expect Feste to rest on the buzz of her sophomore effort: She has already completed a new script, The Outlaws, about a father-and-son team of bank robbers. "I wanted to write something I knew I would never get offered," Feste says. 

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