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    Academy Reveals the Five Winning Writers for the 2012 Nicholl Fellowships

    Five lucky screenwriters received some great news today when the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences revealed those selected as winners of the 2012 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition. Each writer will collect their $35,000 prize with the understanding that they will ea...

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    'Stand Up Guys' with Pacino, Walken, Arkin: Review, Trailer, Awards Run (VIDEO)

    Grabbing the boomer audience is like shooting fish in a barrel. They're starved for movies about them. So actor-director Fisher Stevens assembled three veterans at the top of their game--Al Pacino, Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin--and let them run with the ball.

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    Oscars: Why 'Skyfall' Isn't Going To Be A Best Picture Nominee

    This week sees the 23rd James Bond film, "Skyfall," hit theaters in the U.K. and elsewhere in Europe, ahead of the film's U.S. release on November 9th. About ten days ago, it screened to critics, this writer included, to probably the most wildly positive reaction ever seen to a film in the franchise...

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    Australia Launches Literary Award for Women - The Stella Prize

    Australia has launched its first major literary award for women writers inspired by the UK Women’s Prize for fiction.

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    Cinema Eye Honors Nominees Announced November 2 at AFI Fest

    Nominations for the 6th annual Cinema Eye Honors will be announced November 2 at an AFI Fest reception at the Roosevelt Hotel. Honoring nonfiction filmmaking, the Cinema Eye Honors will announce ten feature film nominees as well as Outstanding Short Film.

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    For Your Consideration: Independent Spirit Awards Have Plenty to Choose From (But Don't Expect Much Oscar Crossover)

    With nominations announced Tuesday, the Spirits promise to be a surprising representation of the year in American independent film. But will this year’s event be much less Oscar-friendly than last year’s?

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    Temple's 'London - The Modern Babylon' Among Documentary Nominees for European Film Awards

    The European Film Academy announced nominations in the documentary category for the 25th European Film Awards. The nominations come from a committee that includes Brit producer Nik Powell, deputy chairman of the EFA board, EFA Members Francine Brücher (Switzerland) and Despina Mouzaki (Greece), and...

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    European Film Awards Announce 2012 Documentary Nominees

    The European Film Academy announced the nominations for their annual documentary award. A committee consisting of Nik Powell, director of the NFTS and deputy chairman of the EFA Board (UK), EFA Members Francine Brücher (Switzerland) and Despina Mouzaki (Greece), and the documentary experts Claa...

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    Academy Sets November 1 Deadline for Animated Feature Entries

    The deadline is looming for animated feature entries for the Academy Awards. For an animated feature to qualify for the 85th Academy Awards, filmmakers must submit their entries with supporting materials by 5 p.m. PT on Thursday, November 1.

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    Watch Clip: Zemeckis’ Harrowing Plane Crash in 'Flight,' Starring Washington

    Check out this tour-de-force clip from the beginning of Bob Zemeckis's return to live-action, "Flight" (Nov. 2). The Paramount movie, which closed the New York Film Festival, showcases Denzel Washington at his best as an alcoholic captain who miraculously saves a diving plane and most of the passeng...

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