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Writ Large Promotes Lea Dizon to Manager, Hires Courtney Conwell

Lit management company Writ Large is looking to make expansions in the company by hiring Courtney Conwell as a new manager and promoting Lea Dizon to manager.

Conwell comes to Writ Large from John Hamburg’s production company where she served as a development executive most recently working on the Fox comedy “Why Him?” At Writ Large she will be fully focused on representing writers and directors.

She had also previously worked with such writers and directors such as Stephanie Savage, Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi and Karyn Kusama.

Dizon began working at Circle of Confusion as an assistant before leaving the company to help start Writ Large with the co-founding partners serving as the as the film and TV coordinator. Her clients include Rick Spears, whose script “Black Bats” went through the Sundance Producer Lab; Sudhanshu Saria, who wrote and directed the movie “Loev”, which premiered at SXSW this year and Yaelle Kayam,
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Golden Globes 2014: Screengrab recap

Golden Globes 2014: Screengrab recap
I took way too many photos of my TV screen during the Golden Globes. Some of them made the cut. (Who can say what “some” means, really?) Join me in a visual adventure through Tina and Amy’s gladiating, Martin Scorsese’s unbridled enthusiasm at a vagina joke, Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ gluttony, and more:

Switch hit: Amy Poehler really did look amazing tonight.

Tina and Amy’s Scandal/Blue Steel moment: Chilling!

Lots of cuts to intense Jon Voight in the audience. Is this why Jennifer Lawrence was scared?

Elisabeth Moss (Best Actress in a Mini-Series) had a big night: Flipping off E!
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Watch 22 glorious minutes of 'Parks and Recreation' season 5 bloopers -- Video

Watch 22 glorious minutes of 'Parks and Recreation' season 5 bloopers -- Video
A Parks and Rec gag reel that’s as long as an actual episode of Parks and Rec? That sounds like Lit-trally the greatest thing that has ever existed.

Warning: Nsfw language ahead, along with many scenes of Chris Pratt giggling.

We begin with actor Jon Glaser, who introduces the reel in character as Councilman Jamm. The bit also involves an Office-style documentary crew — something we’ll probably never see on an actual episode of Parks. (Which is a good thing, because I couldn’t handle Leslie and Ben’s marriage being threatened by a cute gaffer or whatever.
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Fall TV Wish List: What we want from the new (and last?) season of 'Parks and Recreation'

Here at EW, Fall TV Wish List is a new weekly series in which our TV critics Melissa Maerz and Jeff Jensen weigh in on what they hope the coming season will bring for some of their favorite shows. Today: NBC’s Parks and Recreation, which premieres its sixth season on Sept. 26.

Where We Left Off

Ace “detective” work by Bert Macklin revealed that manly-man master woodsman Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman) and his mustache (as himself) had conceived a child with his single mom girlfriend Diane (Lucy Lawless). After refusing to sell Rent-a-Swag to a mystery buyer (Diddy?!), Tom (Aziz Ansari
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Rob Lowe Tells the Origin of ‘Literally,’ His Parks and Rec Catchphrase

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Rob Lowe Tells the Origin of ‘Literally,’ His Parks and Rec Catchphrase
The way Rob Lowe pronounces the word “literally” on Parks and Recreation is nothing short of magic. It’s not like when people say nuke-u-ler when they mean nuclear; that just makes us stabby. When Chris Traeger says Lit-ruh-lee, it takes on great importance, underscoring just how excited he is about literally everything. (“Every time I cleanse, I can literally feel the toxins leaving my body!”) So how did this signature word come to pass? We cornered Lowe during a recent visit to the Parks and Rec set to demand his origin story.“I think I just leaned into that word really hard a couple of times and it made [showrunner Mike Schur] laugh,” said Lowe. “The next thing you know it just became one of Chris’s things, but it was never designed that way. It was merely a word in a sentence. I think I just took a really big,
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Underground Film Links: August 5, 2012

This Week’s Must Read: Pfft, forget the Sight & Sound polls — Hey, they never ask for my opinion! — the One+One Filmmaking Journal has compiled a great list of 10 films they love and which you must see, none of which we can really argue with. The list includes films by George Kuchar, Jeff Keen, Derek Jarman, Shuji Terayama and, of course, several more — including one film we ourselves saw and loved just recently, the bat-shit crazy Hausu by Nobuhiko Obayashi.If you want some awesome Sunday experimental film browsing, then a great stop is the Mono No Aware filmmaking workshop films!If you live in Toronto, or want to live there, the Images Festival is looking to hire a programmer for next year’s festival.Film Journal International reviews Pip Chodorov’s Free Radicals: A History of Experimental Film, which has been screening at the Anthology Film Archives. The review asks the question,
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'Parks and Recreation' is neither Team Edward nor Team Jacob

In addition to being very funny, "Parks and Recreation" also gets quite a few details right about the way local government works in a small(ish) city. Those details might be exaggerated -- as they were in this week's "Time Capsule" episode -- but there's a lot of truth behind them.

If you've ever seen a city council or county board meeting get hijacked by a handful of citizens with axes to grind, you know that the argument over whether "Twilight" deserves to be in a Pawnee time capsule isn't that far from reality. We'll grant you that most of those arguments are not about best-selling Ya fiction, but the show got the tenor of the I'm right-you're wrong argument about whether "Twilight" was too Christian or not Christian enough, and whether pet ashes and paintings belonged in time capsule 4 or time capsule 9, just about exactly right.

The show also
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