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Next Factor: 'The Hunger Games' Star Willow Shields



Although Katniss was the role most big-name Hollywood actresses were vying for, her little sister Primrose has a very important role in "The Hunger Games." If Prim's name hadn't been called at the Reaping, Katniss would still be chilling back in District 12 with Gale instead of fighting for her life (and the entertainment of Panem and the Capitol).

Playing little Prim is a big deal for a fresh face like Willow Shields, and we'll be getting to know her better and better as "The Hunger Games" catches fire. Get the scoop now.

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Age: 12

Hometown: Albuquerque, Nm

What She's Done: This is Willow's first big role. She was in one episode of "In Plain Sight" and then had a small role in the Hallmark TV movie "Beyond the Blackboard."

What She's Doing Now: She's Primrose Everdeen, aka Prim, the little sister of Katniss.
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Michel Hazanavicius/The Artist, James Marsh/Project Nim: DGA Award Winners

Michel Hazanavicius, 2011 DGA winner Tom Hooper (The King's Speech), DGA Awards Outstanding Directorial Achievement In Feature Film * Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris David Fincher, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Alexander Payne, The Descendants Martin Scorsese, Hugo Documentary Film * James Marsh, Project Nim Joe Berlinger & Bruce Sinofsky, Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory Steve James,The Interrupters Richard Press, Bill Cunningham New York Martin Scorsese, George Harrison: Living in the Material World Movies For Television And Mini-series * Jon Cassar, The Kennedys (Reelz Channel) Jeff Bleckner, Hallmark Hall of Fame, Beyond the Blackboard (CBS) Stephen Gyllenhaal, Girl Fight (Lifetime) Demi Moore, Jennifer Aniston, Penelope Spheeris, Alicia Keys, Patty Jenkins, Five (Lifetime) Michael Stevens, Thurgood (HBO) Dramatic Series * Patty Jenkins, The Killing, “Pilot” (AMC) Michael Cuesta, Homeland, “Pilot” (Showtime) Vince Gilligan, Breaking Bad, “Face Off” (AMC) Tim Van Patten, Game of Thrones, “Winter is Coming” (Pilot) (HBO) Michael Waxman, Friday Night Lights,
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Michel Hazanavicius Wins 2012 DGA Award for "The Artist!" Check Complete List of Winners!

Michel Hazanavicius was the big winner at the 64th annual Directors Guild of America Awards. The director of the fantastic black-and-white silent film "The Artist" took home the award for the Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film category. Jon Cassar of "The Kennedys" received the 2012 DGA Award for the category of Movies for Television and Mini-Series.

Hosted by Kelsey Grammer, the DGA also honored Ed Sherin with the 2012 Honorary Life Member Award, Katy Garretson with the 2012 Frank Capra Achievement Award, and Dennis Mazzocco with the 2012 Franklin J. Schaffner Achievement Award.

It is now safe to bet that Hazanavicius will win the Best Director Award Oscar!

Here's the complete list of winners and nominees of the 2012 Directors Guild of America Awards (to check winners/nominees of other award-giving bodies, visit our Awards Avenue coverage right here)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement In Feature Film

*Winner Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist

Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris

David Fincher,
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DGA TV winners: 'The Kennedys,' 'The Killing,' 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'

DGA TV winners: 'The Kennedys,' 'The Killing,' 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'
The Directors Guild of America handed out eight prizes for television alongside the higher profile film awards on Saturday. The TV Movie/Miniseries award went to Jon Cassar ("The Kennedy") who won the 2006 Drama award for "24." (See full list of winners here) Among those he edged out were three neophyte helmers -- Jennifer Aniston, Demi Moore and Alicia Keys -- who worked on "Five" along with Penelope Spheeris and Patty Jenkins. This Lifetime anthology film which told the stories of five women coping with breast cancer. Also in the running were previous champ Jeff Bleckner for "Beyond the Blackboard," Stephen Gyllenhaal ("Girl Fight") and Michael Stevens ("Thurgood"). time co...
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'Revenge' star Emily VanCamp on the billboards, the boys, and an 'Everwood' update

ABC hasn't exactly gone for a subtle publicity push when it comes to its new Wednesday night thriller, "Revenge." There are advertisements on every bus stop and billboard in Los Angeles. They even sent us an iPad with the pilot episode screener loaded up -- and a top secret message from the lead character. Yes, much like the Hamptons residents that populate the series, the marketing team behind "Revenge" has little regard for the economic crisis. (And we love it.)

We'll let you in on a little secret, though. They didn't really have to do any of that. At least, not to snag our attention. (We would've watched the show even without the Godiva truffles that came with the iPad, though they were a nice touch, ABC.)

The real draw for "Revenge" is its lead actress, Emily VanCamp.

The show is only the latest in a series of smart career moves by VanCamp.
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The Hunger Games: Kalia Prescott and Ian Nelson Join the Cast

Just last week, there was a cornucopia of casting for the Gary Ross (Pleasantville) directed big-screen adaptation of the first novel in Suzanne Collins‘ best selling trilogy, The Hunger Games. Among them were Dayo Okeniyi (Slew Hampshire), Amandla Stenberg (Falling Skies), Levin Rambin (CSI: Miami, Wizards of Waverly Place), Jack Quaid (son of Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan), Willow Shields (Beyond the Blackboard) and Paula Malcomson (Caprica, Sons of Anarchy).

Now, Lionsgate has announced two more additions to the cast. Kalia Prescott, who was a young stunt performer in The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause and Red Dawn, and newcomer Ian Nelson have been chosen to portray unnamed tributes of District 3, which is known for its expertise with explosives in The Hunger Games.

The Hunger Games is slated to hit theaters on March 23rd, 2012.
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Newcomer Willow Shields Cast As Prim In The Hunger Games

One more actor down in the race to cast The Hunger Games! The Hollywood Reporter writes that the pivotal role of Katniss’s sister Primrose Everdeen will be played by Willow Shields. Newcomer Shields only has two credits to her name, but one of them, a TV movie called Beyond The Blackboard, will air this Sunday on CBS if you want to acquaint yourself with her. The role of Prim isn’t huge, but it’s certainly one of the most important characters in the story.

News of Shields’ casting comes a day after the announcement that Elizabeth Banks may play Effie Trinket in the film, and that District 1 tributes Marvel and Glimmer will be played by Jack Quaid and Leven Rambin.

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