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    Academy Tightens Some Oscar Campaign Rules, Allows More Direct Marketing to Members

    The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences constantly updates the regulations for how distributors, talent and campaigners market movies to Academy voters. According to outgoing Academy President Tom Sherak, “these rules help us maintain a level playing field for all o...

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    Academy Announces New Campaign Rules For 2013 Oscars

    The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has updated regulations for how "companies and individuals may market movies and achievements eligible for the 85th Academy Awards to Academy members." The changes pertain to screenings that feature live filmmaker pa...

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    The Amazing Race: Is 'The Dark Knight Rises' A Serious Best Picture Contender?

    With the first wave of the TIFF line-up announced, and Venice unveiling their slate tomorrow, the promise of films not about explosions is getting ever-closer, even if we have to get through the likes of "Total Recall" first. So with the awards season just around the corner, it seemed like a good ti...

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    Trailer Watch: Ang Lee's 3-D Epic 'Life of Pi' Heads for Oscar

    Listening to masters Ang Lee and Martin Scorsese talk about the process of learning how to direct in 3-D was one of the highlights of CinemaCon. They embrace the technology while taking advantage of how it enhances their storytelling; they intellectually gauge how the placement of the camera will im...

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    Producer Janet Yang to Receive 2012 Asian American Media Award

    Tonight, on the opening night of the 2012 Asian American International Film Festival, Asian CineVision will award Janet Yang with the 2012 Asian American Media Award.

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    Toronto Line-up Launches Oscar Race; What Will Show Up in Venice? Fantastic Fest?

    Many likely Oscar contenders are spoken for in the Toronto line-up, from Ben Affleck's "Argo" to FDR tale "Hyde Park on Hudson." "Looper" may seem like an odd TIFF fest opener--the festival has stepped away from having to book Canadian films--unless you consider Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis...

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    The Weinstein Brothers Honored with PGA's Milestone Award

    Awards season maestros Bob and Harvey Weinstein are recipients of the Producers Guild of America's 2013 Milestone Award. The brothers will be presented with the award at the 24th annual PGA Awards on January 26, 2013...

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    Harvey and Bob Weinstein to Receive PGA's Milestone Award

    Brothers Bob and Harvey Weinstein, two of the film industry's most respected and feared producers, are being honored at the 24th Annual Producers Guild Awards on Saturday, January 26, 2013, with the 2013 Milestone Award.

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    Oscar Talk is Back for Mid-Summer Status Report

    Kris Tapley of In Contention and I resumed our Skype conversations to address the midsummer state of the Oscar race. We talk "Django Unchained," "The Master," "Beasts of the Southern Wild," "The Sessions," "Lincoln," "On the Road," "Ze...

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    Approaching Peak Vagina: Lena Dunham and Amy Poehler Score Rare Female Double Emmy Writing Nominations

    The Emmy nominations were released yesterday.  There is a lot of good news to recognize most especially the fact that two women -- Lean Dunham and Amy Poehler -- were nominated for their comedy writing.  According to Nellie at Deadline having two women nominated for comedy writing is a big...

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