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'Midnight Rider' Director Gets Two-Year Sentence In Camera Assistant's Death

NPR's Scott Simon talks with the Los Angeles Times' Richard Verrier about Sarah Jones, who died on the Midnight Rider set. Director Randall Miller will serve two years for involuntary manslaughter.
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These Nightclub Entertainers Paved The Way For Asian-Americans In Showbiz

Forbidden City was part of a Chinese-American nightclub scene that flourished in 1940s and '50s San Francisco. But between racial taunts and scandalized parents, its performers didn't have it easy.
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What's Familiar Becomes Unnerving In 'It Follows'

NPR film critic Bob Mondello reviews It Follows, a film that he says works some interesting changes on the horror genre.
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Horror Film Fans Beware: 'It Follows' Isn't The Fun Kind Of Scare

The film is about a teenage girl who sleeps with a boy and is suddenly under a curse. Critic David Edelstein says he didn't enjoy feeling "sick with dread," but the ending is unexpectedly moving.
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Kenneth Branagh Directs Live-Action Version Of 'Cinderella' For Disney

Disney's dream is that Cinderella will sweep up at the box office just like the live-action Alice and Maleficent did before her. Disney aims to make $100 million at the global box office this weekend.
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Documentary Spotlights 'Wrecking Crew' Behind Hits of '60s, '70s

Director Denny Tedesco began filming in 1996 when his father, Wrecking Crew guitarist Tommy Tedesco, was diagnosed with cancer. Many of the people he talked to, including his father, have since died.
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Richard Glatzer, Indie Film Director Behind 'Still Alice,' Dies

Filmmaker Richard Glatzer, who directed a number of well regarded indie films with his husband, Wash Westmoreland, has died. Glatzer had Lou Gehrig's disease but chose to keep working.
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Disney Announces Title Of Stand-Alone 'Star Wars' Film

It'll be called Rogue One, and it's coming to theaters Dec. 16, 2016. The film stars Felicity Jones, most famous for her Academy Award-nominated performance in The Theory of Everything.
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Filmmaker Richard Glatzer, Who Wrote And Directed 'Still Alice,' Dies At 63

The cause was complications of ALS. He is survived by his husband, Wash Westmoreland, who co-wrote and co-directed Still Alice. They are also known for their 2006 film Quinceanera.
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No Joke: Hollywood Comedy Producer Finds Career In Prison Reform

Scott Budnick hit it big in Hollywood as an executive producer of the Hangover movies. Then, in 2013, he decided to leave it all behind and focus full time on helping young people in prison.

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