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    Berlinale's Generation Program Announces Jury

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    Seligman Named Oscar Producer

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    Things I Learned at the Avatar Premiere

    James Cameron basked in the glow as Avatar, his latest industry-changing event-film, earned a standing ovation at the Mann Chinese Wednesday night. At the after party Cameron beamed as he stood between two tall women, wife Suzy Amis and ex-wife Kathryn Bigelow. "You're on a roll!" he said to the Hur...

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    Five Things I Learned from the SAG Nominations

    The Screen Actors Guild Award nominations are more revealing in many ways than the much-touted Golden Globes, because they reveal how the actors think. That's important because the actors branch of the Academy is by far the most dominant, some 1200 votes out of 6000. Thus you can glean from the nom...

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    "Precious," "Basterds," "Air" Lead SAG Nominations

    Jason Reitman's "Up In The Air," Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds" and Lee Daniels' "Precious: Based on the novel 'Push' by Sapphire" led the 16th annual Screen Actors Guild Award nominations, each taking three nods. "Air" took nominations for its three principal cast members - George Cloo...

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    Avatar's Cameron: Feminist

    When Rebecca Keegan interviewed me for her terrific Cameron book The Futurist: The Life and Films of James Cameron, I made a point of what a feminist he is. From Sigourney Weaver in Aliens to Linda Hamilton in Terminator 2, Cameron paved the way for such gun-toting action stars as Angelina Jolie. Ca...

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    Slamdance Adds Three Features; Shorts Competition Line up

    Slamdance unveiled additions to its 16th run, with three more features and its shorts competition line up today. Sixty-four films of all genres from around the world will compete in the festival's shorts competition. This compares to 86 which screened last year. The announcement follows last week's ...

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    Dreamworks Acquires WW I novel War Horse to Produce with Kennedy/Marshall

    DreamWorks Studios has acquired the rights to the World War I adventure novel War Horse for Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall and Revel Guest to produce. Lee Hall (Billy Elliot) is writing the script. Written by children's author Michael Morpurgo and first published in 1982, War Ho...

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    Sherlock Holmes: Early Reviews

    Yet again, a London premiere sparked early London reviews of a big movie, which in turn released the trades and others to post their reviews. While Sherlock Holmes, starring Robert Downey, Jr. as the pipe-smoking detective and Jude Law as his sidekick Dr. Watson, won't open stateside until December ...

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