indieWIRE’s snapshot of news and views from around the web on Monday.
Studios Hoping to Pick Up Oscar Slack
Pegged to David Fincher’s “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” a look at studio prospects for Oscar season. [NYT]
Weinstein Getting Into Oscar Race
Daldry’s “The Reader” set for ’08 release, despite reported recent battle between producer Scott Rudin and Harvey Weinstein. [VAR]
$1 billion to go to equipping 15,000 movie theaters with digital projection systems. [HR]
“Bashir” Out of Doc Oscar Race
Sony Classics faced decision about having film at NYFF or qualifying it for Academy Awards. [AJ Schnack]
Where are the women?
Why are women an endangered species in the field of film criticism? [AlterNet]