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    Eugene Hernandez: The *new* Miramax?

    March 3, 2010, Somewhere Over the United States - "I think festivals need to reinvent themselves," Geoff Gilmore told my colleague Brian Brooks yesterday, during a phone conversation.

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    Oscar Week: Parties, Panels, Indie Spirits, Best Oscar Stories, Hurt Locker Lawsuit, Cohen

    I'm plotting my Oscar-week course of action. I must decide which parties and panels and events to cover, and which stories to write when and how. Last year at the Oscar red carpet bleachers I live-blogged in evening garb from my place on a bench with the likes of A.P., Reuters, LAT, and the London D...

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    Hollywood's All-Star 'Alice'

    Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland has always held great appeal for Hollywood. Johnny Depp is a big lure, but back in 1933 Paramount put almost all of the studio’s star-power into its production, including Gary Cooper, Cary Grant, and virtually every actor it had under contract—including W.C. Fiel...

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    secret's out -- Leonard Looks at The Young Victoria

    .syn{font-family:Arial;font-size:11px;padding:5px;width:470px;background:#585858;border-top:1px solid #777777;color:#ccc;} .syn a {color:#ccc;}The Young Victoria Leonard Maltin's Secret's Out | Movie Trailers

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    UPDATE: Tribeca Moves Into Distribution, Launches Virtual Film Fest

    Robert DeNiro and Jane Rosenthal's Tribeca Enterprises is launching Tribeca Film, a new distribution initiative building on their annual Tribeca Film Festival in New York. Ten films are set to kick-off the new initiative.

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    Twilight Stars Hit Media with Remember Me, Yellow Handkerchief, Runaways, Oscars

    One of the dangers of hitting big in a franchise like Twilight is that that every blessed indie movie that can't get arrested suddenly gets a release. And everyone wants you to do press. Poor Kristen Stewart! After opening Twilight: New Moon last November, she hit Sundance like a freight train in Ja...

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    Academy Penalizes "Hurt Locker" Producer

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that should Kathryn Bigelow's "The Hurt Locker" be given the Best Picture Oscar, one of the film's four credited producers will not be there to celebrate.

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    Academy Penalizes Hurt Locker Producer Chartier

    As I predicted, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences is penalizing The Hurt Locker producer Nicolas Chartier for violating Academy campaign standards by sending an email to his friends that promoted The Hurt Locker and dissed Avatar. Later at the Academy's behest Chartier sent an apologetic...

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    ActionFest Rises In North Carolina; "Centurion" To Open

    This April, Asheville, North Carolina will be the home to the inaugural edition of ActionFest, a festival devoted "exclusively to action cinema, and to the people who make it possible, from filmmakers to stuntmen and fight choreographers." Created by Carolina Cinemas founder/Magnolia Pictures co-fou...

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