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  • Matthew Weiner Opens Doors for New Talent on 'Mad Men' Production Team

    It's no secret that "Mad Men" launched the careers of most of its stars -- Jon Hamm was best known for a recurring role on "Providence" before he slipped into Don Draper's suits. Whether casting virtual unknowns like Christina Hendricks and Elisabeth Moss or giving vets like Harry Hamlin and Julia Ormond a chance to shine (and land Emmy noms), creator Matt Weiner clearly has an eye for talent.
  • Real 'Dog Day Afternoon' robber is focus of documentary 'The Dog'

    Real 'Dog Day Afternoon' robber is focus of documentary 'The Dog'
    A revisit to one of their favorite films, "Dog Day Afternoon," changed the careers of documentary filmmakers Allison Berg and Frank Keraudren. After watching the 1975 classic starring Al Pacino as a man attempting to rob a bank to pay for his lover's...

    Tom Sherak dies at 68; former head of motion picture academy

     Tom Sherak dies at 68; former head of motion picture academy
    Tom Sherak had a long career as a studio executive and was involved in hundreds of films, including "Black Hawk Down," "Mrs. Doubtfire" and "Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace." But Sherak is best known for the jobs he did for free or...

    Frank Pierson dies at 87; Oscar-winning screenwriter

    Frank Pierson dies at 87; Oscar-winning screenwriter
    A writer for as long as he could remember, Frank Pierson penned his most famous line, "What we've got here is failure to communicate," decades ago for the 1967 script "Cool Hand Luke." At the time, he thought there was no way such a refined line would...

    Oscars 2012: Who really chooses the winners?

     
    The Oscars, whose winners are announced on Sunday Feb. 26, are chosen by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. But who is this group made up of? And what do members like Denzel Washington, Frank Pierson and others think of its level of...