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    Inside Michael Moore's Oscar Documentary Reforms and His War on HBO: Pros and Cons

    At the Cinema Eye Honors Wednesday night, which honored Steve James' "The Interrupters," among other docs not on this year's Oscar shortlist, Oscar-winners Michael Moore and Alex Gibney hotly debated the proposed new Academy rules. New Academy governor Moore is right to take on the Oscar documentary...

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    "The New Black" (Explosive New Doc On Race, Sexuality & Church) Selected For Tribeca All Access Grant

    Skimming through the list of 10 new projects selected for the 9th annual Tribeca All Access Program (announced earlier today), I cam across this one in the documentary section...

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    DGA's Best Documentary Director Nominees Include Steve James, Martin Scorsese and Richard Press

    The Directors Guild of America has announced its nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary, three days after the DGA revealed their nominees for narrative filmmaking.

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    'Jane Eyre' & 'Dangerous Method' Among USC Scripter Award Nominees for Best Screenplay Adaptation

    The USC Libraries Scripter Award, which honors "the screenwriter(s) of the year's most accomplished cinematic adaptation as well as the author(s) of the written work upon which the screenplay is based," have announced their 2011 nominees.

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    Take That, Oscars! Academy-Snubbed "Interrupters" Wins Cinema Eye's Top Prize

    At last night's documentary community love fest that is the annual Cinema Eye Honors, Steve James' Oscar-snubbed "The Interrupters" took home the award for best feature film and best director. "The Interrupters" examines a group of Chicago citizens who organize to interve...

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    USC Scripter Award Nominations For Adapted Screenplays Include 'A Dangerous Method,' 'Jane Eyre'

    One of the awards I vote for is the University of Southern California's Scripter Awards. Like the AFI Awards, the Scripters are voted on by a mix of industry insiders (many of them screenwriters), academics and critics. The idea is to award the adaptation of a previous work, so these awards have...

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    Golden Globes Weekend Preview: Critics Choice, AFI, BAFTA Rising Stars, Parties

    It's a busy awards weekend in Hollywood. It all starts off with Thursday night's Critics Choice Movie Awards, which happens to air live on VH1 the night before Oscar ballots are due--at 5 PM Friday. Last year the CCMA chose 18 Oscar winners out of its 20 awards. (My winners' predictions ...

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    Indie Distributors Target Foreign Oscar Entries for Specialized Gold

    Distributors are changing their usual release patterns for this year's batch of foreign film Oscar contenders. They often wait until after the nominations to release the films. But this year more are going out early, ahead of the noms January 24.

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    Visual Effects Designer Douglas Trumbull to Receive Academy's Gordon E. Sawyer Award

    The Academy will award Douglas Trumbull, the visionary behind some of the most significant visual effects innovations in recent film history, its Gorden E. Sawyer Award.

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    Catherine Deneuve to Receive the Film Society of Lincoln Center Chaplin Award

    The Film Society of Lincoln Center will present French star Catherine Deneuve with the Society's Chaplin Award at a gala event to be held in New York City on April 2.

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