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‘It Never Needed to Go This Long’

Five months of agony delivered the WGA a historic deal. Here’s how the writers won — and why they’re still angry.
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The Movies Fantasy League Is Off to the Races

The league has officially started, so let the points roll in!
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Cellooo, It’s Time to Go Back to School of Rock

Twenty years later, one great rock show can still change the world.
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    The Movies Fantasy League Is Off to the RacesThe league has officially started, so let the points roll in!
  14. the industry
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