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Morning Shots: William Faulkner Is Not TV, He's HBO

This 1950 file photo shows American novelist William Faulkner at his home in Rowan Oaks near Oxford, Miss., in 1950. i i

hide captionThis 1950 file photo shows American novelist William Faulkner at his home in Rowan Oaks near Oxford, Miss., in 1950.

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This 1950 file photo shows American novelist William Faulkner at his home in Rowan Oaks near Oxford, Miss., in 1950.

This 1950 file photo shows American novelist William Faulkner at his home in Rowan Oaks near Oxford, Miss., in 1950.

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David Milch, who created Deadwood and NYPD Blue, has a new deal to adapt the works of William Faulkner for HBO. So that's ... ambitious.

Jesse Eisenberg only appears very briefly in the horror film Camp Hell, but his face and name are prominently featured in the marketing. And he's suing.

Slashfilm has rounded up some interesting Q&As about screenwriting and credits. As we head into awards season, this is especially good stuff to know.

Stephen Adly Guirgis, who wrote the Tony-nominated play The Mother[bleep]er With The Hat, is not at all happy about the casting of white actors to play the Puerto Rican lead characters in a regional production, and he's saying so.

The Grammy nominations were announced last night, and if you had your money on Seth MacFarlane's album being nominated alongside those of Tony Bennett and Barbra Streisand, you win!

The Hollywood Reporter puts together some great roundtable discussions, and I'm sure its 2011 directors' chat is among them (I haven't yet watched it all). But I sure wish they could have found one woman, given how many terrific female directors there are. Lynne Ramsay, perhaps, who directed We Need To Talk About Kevin? Kelly Reichardt, who directed Meek's Cutoff? Phyllida Lloyd, who directed Meryl Streep in The Iron Lady? Somebody? Maybe? Anybody?

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