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    AFP: Portuguese film festival throws spotlight on mobile phone movies

    Portugal has held its first-ever film festival featuring short movies made with mobile telephones, which are growing more and more popular around the world. More than 30 international films ranging in length from 30 seconds to 10 minutes were shown on a normal screen along with regular movies as par...

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    AP: Weinstein Tells Magazine Dench Snubbed

    Harvey Weinstein says Judi Dench was snubbed by three network talk shows because of her age while promoting "Mrs. Henderson Presents," according to New York magazine. Dench, 71, was nominated Tuesday for an Oscar for her performance in the film, which was distributed by Weinstein's new production co...

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    A "Woman" of No Importance: Mike Barker's "A Good Woman"

    "A Good Woman," the original title of Oscar Wilde's 1892 play "Lady Windermere's Fan," is a film about the same characters we've met in the play's previous incarnations, only this time many of them are Americans and they're on the shores of the Italian Riviera in 1930. This shuffle of accents, cost...

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    Production Report: "The Desealer", "Dirty Hands", "Have You Seen Andy?", "The Insurgents", "Sanctifi

    [EDITOR'S NOTE: indieWIRE's monthly production report looks at independent films in various stages of production. If you'd like to tell us about a film in production for future columns, please contact us.]

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    A Bull Market for "Tristram Shandy"; Rang De Basanti Goes Strong

    The latest indieWIRE Box Office Tracker (iWBOT) is topped by Michael Winterbottom's post-modernist meta-adaptation, "Tristram Shandy" and an Indian film, "Rang De Basanti," that compares the disillusioned youth of today with that country's courageous anti-colonial revolutionaries. They finished firs...

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    DISPATCH FROM AWARDS SEASON: The Oscar Nominations: Serious Films Stand to Make Some Serious Money

    Somehow it seems particularly fitting that the announcement of this year's Oscar nominations came on a day filled with numerous breaking news stories: the appointment of a new U.S. Supreme Court Justice; the same day a network television anchor was transported home in serious condition following a b...

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    "Son of the Mask," Tom Cruise Earn Razzie Nominations

    Sequels and remakes dominated the nominations for this year's Razzie awards, which recognize the worst of Hollywood. "Son of the Mask" led with eight nominations, including worst picture, worst actor (Jamie Kennedy) and worst supporting actor (Alan Cumming and Bob Hoskins). "Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo," "Dirty Love," "The Dukes of Hazzard" and "The House of Wax" were also nominated in the worst picture category. Tom Cruise was twice nominated in a new Razzie category, most tiresome tabloid targets. Cruise also received a worst actor nomination for his work in "War of the Worlds." Razzie recipients will be announced on March 4, a day befor...

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    The Oscar Nominees: Reacting To The Big News

    Films from Indiewood, the specialty divisions of the Hollywood studios, dominated the nominations for the 78th Academy Awards Tuesday, giving many film festival favorites exciting moments in their career. Many of the Oscar nominees themselves heard the news the same way that most people did Tuesday ...

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    Independent Lens Online Shorts Festival

    ITVS and PBS have announced the inaugural edition of the Independent Lens Online Shorts Festival, set to launch this fall. The festival seeks submissions in all genres of 10 minutes or less in length. The grand prize winning short will be broadcast on the PBS weekly anthology series Independent Lens...

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    Artist Nam June Paik Dies

    Korean-born artist Nam June Paik has died at age 74. He is credited with "inventing video art in the 1960s by combining multiple TV screens with sculpture, music and live performers. ... 'He really led the development of a new art form, bringing the moving image into the modern art world,' said John Hanhardt, senior curator of film and media arts at the Guggenheim." Paik also referred to an "electronic super highway" in a 1974 report, decades before the Internet entered widespread use. Although Paik moved to New York in 1964, his artwork was shown in his native country including at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul. The Nam June Paik Museum is ...

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