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American Sniper to Get Sneak Peek at AFI Fest

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Clint Eastwood’s Navy SEAL drama, which stars Bradley Cooper, is set to get an Oscar-qualifying run on Dec. 25

Clint Eastwood’s latest film, American Sniper, will get a sneak peek screening at AFI Fest. The drama will be shown at a screening on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 9 p.m. at the Egyptian Theatre.

“Clint Eastwood is an American icon. His are stories that stand the test of time, and we are proud and honored to unveil his latest masterpiece.”

—  A statement from AFI president Bob Gazzale

The Navy SEAL drama, which stars Bradley Cooper, is set to get an Oscar-qualifying run on Dec. 25 in select theaters before expanding Jan. 16. The film, a Warners/Village Roadshow co-production, is based on a 2012 autobiographical book written by Chris Kyle.

The title was adapted for the screen by Jason Dean Hall(Paranoia). Sienna Miller, Luke Grimes, Jake McDorman andKyle Gallner also feature in the cast of the drama….(read more)

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’50s Culture: 8th Grader’s Advice for Teens Glamour Guide Sparks Movie Deal

DreamWorks Acquires 8th Grader’s Journal On How ’50s Advice Guide Made Her Popular

DreamWorks Acquires 8th Grader’s Journal On How ’50s Advice Guide Made Her Popular

A dusty collection of social mores from the 1950s is proving particularly relevant to one modern teen.

Maya Van Wagenen turned to Betty Cornell’s Glamour Guide for Teens to help her fit in at school. The advice, featuring both moldy fashion tips and timeless cultural observations, did the trick for her. She even kept a journal to track her progress.

Now, the young girl’s musings are bound for the big screen.

That journal is the basis for a six-figure two book deal with Penguin Group. And now, at the ripe age of 15, Van Wagenen has become the youngest non-actor to ever make a feature deal at DreamWorks.

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