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    Academy Invites 176; Terrence Malick, Lucy Walker, Michel Hazanavicius and the Dardennes Make the Cut

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has extended invites to join the organization to 176 artists and executives. Per usual, the list is a doozy of newcomers and established talent. Big names to finally make the cut include: Terrence Malik who was nominated last year for "The Tr...

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    Trailer Watch: First Look at Oscar-Contender & Sundance Winner 'The Sessions' with Hawkes, Hunt & Macy

    The first trailer for Ben Lewin's nuanced and delicate drama, "The Sessions," has landed...

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    Academy Changes Rules for 85th Oscars on Foreign-Language Film, Makeup, Music & VFX Categories

    The Academy's Board of Governors has approved the rules for the 85th Academy Awards. The most changes are in the Music, Foreign Language, Makeup and Visual Effects categories...

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    Academy Approves New Rules For Oscars

    The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences approved rules for next year's Oscars. The rules will most significantly affect the Music, Foreign Language Film, Makeup and Visual Effects categories.

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    Palm Springs Int'l Shortfest: Winners, Favorites & Trailers for Doc 'Battle of the Jazz Guitarist' and Oscar-Eligible 'Behind the Mirrors'

    The 2012 Palm Springs International ShortFest received 3,000 submissions this year, and 324 lucky shorts were chosen to screen at the Camelot Theaters, a welcome respite from the oppressive heat where Palm Springs locals and out-of-towners delight in the films featured by the festival...

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    Will BAFTA's Trim to Two Voting Rounds Oscarize Awards?

    BAFTA announced today a major reworking of its 2013 British Academy Awards votings system. The most radical difference is that there will now be two rounds of polling, as opposed to three.

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    Academy Hires Jasmine Madatian To Supervise Publicity

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is bringing in publicity veteran Jasmine Madatian to replace Leslie Unger, who oversaw the massive media coverage of the Oscars until her resignation last November. What you need in that job is a powerfully organized and experienced traffic cop. Mad...

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    Are you Palme or Cesar?

    On my way out from my interview with Sophie Dulac I picked up the magazine Signe Barriere and found this important quiz by Ariane Massenet in Signe Barriere, Spring 2012. Oh la la, so French!

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    Why is Clybourne Park on Broadway and not Water by the Spoonful?

    This article in the LA Times: Quiara Alegría Hudes, post-Pulitzer, eyes the next chapter got me going about prizes and the treatment of women. 

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