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Film And Tourism Meet On "Mercy Street"

Many states and cities have created incentive programs for filmmakers and production companies. Ahead of 'Mercy Street's premiere, we consider the appeal of Hollywood in Virginia and the potential therein.

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Stay Tuned For Some Great New TV In 2016

Last year was all about change in the television industry. Our TV critic says the new year brings a host of exciting shows, from platforms old and new.
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Ray Liotta On 'Goodfellas,' Acting And His Return To TV

"When I first started," Liotta says, "television was kind of like the wasteland. ... Now [it's] very respected." He plays a corrupt NYC police lieutenant on the new NBC series Shades of Blue.
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State Of The Union Is Not Expected To Generate Big TV Ratings

President Obama hopes to use the speech to frame his last year in office and the 2016 campaign. The political spotlight, however, is increasingly shifting to the people running to replace him.
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ABC Family Channel To Change Its Name To Freeform Network

The cable channel is dropping the word family from its title for the first time in more than 25 years. The move shows how competition has forced TV channels to hone in on their most important viewers.
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'60s 'Dish' Maggie Smith Says, 'That Was Never Me'

"It must be lovely to be beautiful, but that's a really difficult thing to lose," says Smith, now 81. Best known in the U.S. for her role in Downton Abbey, she's now starring in The Lady in the Van.
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Golden Globes Deliver Surprises In Television Categories

This year's Golden Globes did not come without some surprises, especially in the TV categories. Amazon's Mozart in the Jungle won best TV comedy, and the show's main character, Gael Garcia Bernal, won best actor in the category. USA's Mr. Robot beat out Fox's Empire and HBO's Game of Thrones in the Best TV drama category. NPR reviews some of these unexpected wins.
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'East Los High' Isn't Just A Soapy Teen Drama — It's Also A Science Experiment

Social scientists and health workers worked with screenwriters and studio execs to create a binge-worthy show designed to help young Latinas make healthy life choices.
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'Revenant,' 'Martian' Take Top Honors At Golden Globe Awards

At the Golden Globe awards Sunday night, The Revenant won for best drama film and The Martian won for best comedy. Those were just two of the awards handed out during a ceremony in Beverly Hills.
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Here Are The Winners Of The Golden Globes

At the Sunday night ceremony, The Martian won for best motion picture, comedy, while The Revenant won in the drama category. Here is the full list of winners — and the fellow nominees they beat out.

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