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HILLARY CLINTON AND STEVEN SPIELBERG TEAM UP ON WOMEN’S VOTING DRAMA: Hillary Clinton is making her first real foray into Hollywood as an exec producer. The former secretary of state is partnering with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television to bring Elaine Weiss’ book The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote to TV. The book follows women’s rights activists as they battled to secure the 19thAmendment. It also lays the foundation for the civil rights movement that came decades later. The show will be shopped to HBO, Showtime, Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and Apple. She’s not the only politico getting into Hollywood; Bill Clinton is adapting his book The President Is Missing with James Patterson for Showtime and the Obamas have inked a multi-year deal with Netflix.

HOW MUCH WOULD YOU PAY FOR HAN SOLO’S JACKET? U.K.-based auction house Prop Store is holding a huge sale of Hollywood items September 29th. Han Solo’s jacket from Star War is estimated to sell for 500,000 to 1,000,000 pounds ($650,000 to $1,300,000). It’s a cotton-wool blend with a polyester satin lining and a mandarin collar. Also up (and also one of Harrison Ford’s props): Indiana Jones' brown felt fedora from 1981's Raiders of the Lost Ark (est. $260,000 to $400,000). Plus, there’s Michael J. Fox’s Marty McFly's Back to the Future II hoverboard (est. $40,000 to $66,000). Want something more romantic? Bid on Rose's (Kate Winslet) farewell note to finance Cal (Billy Zane) from Titanic (est. $5,000t o $8,000).

MICHELLE WILLIAMS & ETHAN HAWKE HELPED SECURE $5M MOVIE THEATER RENO: Beloved art film house The Film Forum reopened Wednesday after a three-month reno funded by A-listers. The nonprofit has introduced Manhattanites to classics like Paris Is Burning and Amour since 1990. Now, visitors will find comfier seats, new carpeting and an upgraded sound system. Michelle Williams and artist Cindy Sherman teamed up on dinners that raised money, and Ethan Hawke hosted a screening and Q&A of his film First Reformed.

UNSEEN MONTY PYTHON SKETCHES FOUND: Previously unseen Monty Python sketches have been found in Michael Palin’s archives. The unused script ideas include plotlines following the goings-on at a bookshop in the Wild West and "amorous Pink Knight" storylines cut from Monty Python And the Holy Grail.

FOX WANTS TO MAKE SANDLOT PREQUEL: Fox is eyeing a prequel to the classic 1993 movie The Sandlot. The original director and writer David Mickey Evans is reportedly toiling away on a script with Austin Reynolds. The plot is being kept under wraps, but safe to say it will include plenty of baseball and big dogs.