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    H'wood Reporter: German pics take fresh look at Nazi era

    Perhaps no era in human history has provided more cinematic fodder than Germany's Nazi reign. But until recently, most filmmakers have steered clear of any attempts to humanize the period's everyday German, especially the myriad Nazi followers. Now, a new generation of Teutonic storytellers -- led b...

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    Palm Springs International Film Festival to Honor Cronenberg, Gyllenhaal and London

    The 17th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival will honor David Cronenberg with its 'Visionary Award,' Jake Gyllenhaal with the event's Desert Palm Achievement Award,' and Academy Award nominee Michael London with its 'Producer of the Year Award,' at the festival's annual awards gala, announced PSIFF board chairman Earl Greenburg. The awards gala will once again star Entertainment Tonight's Mary Hart on Saturday, January 7th at the new Palm Springs Convention Center. The event will also honor Terrence Howard with the 'Rising Star Award.' Founded in 1990 by then Mayor Sonny Bono, the PSIFF is scheduled from January 5-16. The event ...

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    Filmmaker Jenni Olson Named as Director for LGBT Distributor Wolfe Video

    Queer film distributor Wolfe Video has appointed Jenni Olson to the new position of director of E-commerce and consumer marketing. Olson, who previously worked for Wolfe as a consultant, assumes the new position immediately, reporting to the company's president Maria Lynn. In her new position, Olson will oversee all of Wolfe's e-commerce activities and online outreach initiatives as well as pursuing strategic partnerships and supporting Wolfe's Gateway marketing division which assists companies in reaching the expansive LGBT market. Olson is a former co-director of the San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, and founder of on...

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    "Memoirs of a Geisha" Director/Cast to attend Santa Barbara Film Festival Fundraiser

    Director Rob Marshall and cast members from the soon-to-be-released Sony Pictures film "Memoirs of a Geisha" will join a small audience for a benefit screening in Santa Barbara on December 2. The screening will serve as the fall benefit for the Santa Barbara International Film Festival as it gears u...

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    BBC: Madonna film spills few secrets

    A new documentary about Madonna gives fans an insight into the mixture of hard work and spirituality which drives the singer - but despite its title, there are few fresh revelations for fans."I'm Going to Tell You a Secret," which will be screened on [British network] Channel 4 next month, follows h...

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    Reuters: Dutch politician to make film on gays, Islam

    A Somali-born Dutch politician who received death threats after making a film critical of Islam plans a second movie about the faith's attitude to gays, Dutch news reports said on Thursday. Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a member of the Dutch Parliament, wrote the script to the short film "Submission" about viole...

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    AP: Hopkins to Receive Cecil B. DeMille Award

    Sir Anthony Hopkins will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement at the 63rd annual Golden Globe Awards, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association said Wednesday. Nominated for six Golden Globes since 1978, Hopkins is arguably the greatest living film actor, said Philip Berk, presi...

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    More Than Feminism and Chick Flicks, High Falls Film Festival Spotlights Women in Film

    As the home of suffragette Susan B. Anthony and headquarters for film company Eastman Kodak, it was only a matter of time before the two ideas came together to beget the High Falls Film Festival. Set upstate in Rochester, New York, the five year old festival is a celebration of women in film.

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    "Pride & Prejudice," "Capote," "Brokeback Mountain" (and more), and Why Audiences Matter

    Prior to the release of Joe Wright's "Pride & Prejudice" in the U.K. two months ago, the film's producers, Working Title, decided to shorten the original romantic ending of the movie, apparently feeling it was a bit too sappy for British audiences. Focus Features on the other hand, which opened ...

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    10 Titles Vying for Animated Oscar

    Ten feature films have been selected to compete for one of the 3 nominations in the Best Animated Feature Film category for the 2005 Academy Awards. Eligible features this year are: " Chicken Little", " Gulliver's Travel", " Hoodwinked", " Howl's Moving Castle", " Madagascar", " Robots", " Steamboy"...

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