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    News from LA: Oscars, Spirit Awards and Sony Acquires Hitler's Secretary Doc

    DAILY NEWS: News from LA: Oscars, Spirit Awards and Sony Acquires Hitler's Secretary Doc

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    Winners of the 74th Academy Awards

    Winners of the 74th Academy Awards

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    DAILY NEWS UPDATE: Spirit Award Winners

    DAILY NEWS: Spirit Award Winners

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    DAILY NEWS: Tribeca Film Fest News; New Merchant Ivory Film; Ordesky In the Spotlight

    DAILY NEWS: Tribeca Film Fest News; New Merchant Ivory Film; Ordesky In the Spotlightby Eugene Hernandez, Wendy Mitchell and Jacque Lynn Schiller/indieWIRE

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    FEATURE: Oscars 2002: Shorts Go for the Big Statues

    FEATURE: Oscars 2002: Shorts Go for the Big Statueswith articles by Tim LaTorre>> Avatar Takes on "Tosca"(indieWIRE/03.22.02) -- It's Academy Awards time and with all of the attention devoted to big Hollywood films like "A Beautiful Mind," "Lord of the Rings" and "Moulin Rouge," it's easy to overlook the awards that truly embody the independent spirit. I'm not speaking of the Independent Spirit Awards, but rather the prize that are right under Oscar's nose: the Academy Awards for live action and animated short films. Ten films from all over the world, five in each category, will compete for the same-sized statue as the big guys. As the short...

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    REVIEW: Small Scope, Huge Rewards; Campanella's "Son of the Bride"

    REVIEW: Small Scope, Huge Rewards; Campanella's "Son of the Bride"

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    DAILY NEWS: Avatar Sings "Tosca," Roy Named New Programming Director at Hamptons Fest and Finally,

    DAILY NEWS: Avatar Sings "Tosca," Roy Named New Programming Director at Hamptons Fest and Finally, "Happy Hour" in New Yorkwith articles by Eugene Hernandez and Brian Brooks/indieWIRE>> Avatar Takes on "Tosca"(indieWIRE/03.21.02) -- New York-based film distribution company AvatarFilms has acquired French director Benoit Jacquot's ("A Single Girl")"Tosca," the film company announced yesterday.The film, an adaptation of Puccini's opera, features three notableopera stars, Angela Gheorghiu, Roberto Alagna, and Ruggero Raimondi. Avatar Films specializes in foreign films and documentaries; itsprevious releases include "Kandahar" and "Nico and Dan...

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    FESTIVAL: Asian American Film Fest Celebrates 20 Years, Still Waiting For A Smash

    FESTIVAL: Asian American Film Fest Celebrates 20 Years, Still Waiting For A Smash

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    DAILY NEWS: Magnolia Pictures Puckers Up for "Lips," Artisan Taps Rokos for "Billy Liar," and Showt

    DAILY NEWS: Magnolia Pictures Puckers Up for "Lips," Artisan Taps Rokos for "Billy Liar," and Showtime Picks 9 from NYUwith articles by Matthew Ross and Brian Brooks/indieWIRE>> Magnolia Picks Up "Read My Lips"(indieWIRE/03.20.02) -- Magnolia Pictures, the nascent New York-baseddistributor run by Eamonn Bowles, has picked up all North American rights(excluding French-speaking Canada) to director Jacque Audiard's thriller"Read My Lips." Along with being selected as the opening night film forthe 2002 Rendezvous with French Cinema series at Lincoln Center, the filmrecently picked up three prizes at France's Cesar Awards, including bestactress h...

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    WORLD CINEMA REPORT: Argentina's Next Wave Struggles to Sustains Momentum Amid Economic Collapse

    WORLD CINEMA REPORT: Argentina's Next Wave Struggle Sustains Momentum Amid Economic Collapseby Anthony Kaufman(indieWIRE/03.20.02) -- Imagine you're a filmmaker: you received critical praise and festival plaudits the world over for your first film, and now you're preparing to shoot your second when, suddenly, the banks are shut down, financing organizations are broke, and the last thing on anyone's mind is the movies. Welcome to Argentina, where the latest wave of new talents, celebrated from New York to Rotterdam, is finding their country -- and film industry -- at a standstill."We're in a holding pattern," says Argentine director Juan Jose...

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