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    IW NEWS | Golden Globes Facing Show Without Stars

    The Screen Actors Guild said Friday night that its members would not attend the annual Golden Globe Awards on January 13th, supporting action against the event as part of the ongoing Writers Guild of America strike. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which runs the event, said tonight it hopes...

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    INSIDE WORD | "Full Grown Men" Wins $100,000 Undiscovered Gems Prize

    The Gem of 2007... "You all know that distribution is in crisis," said Emerging Pictures' Ira Deutchman on Thursday afternoon in Manhattan, "And anything we can do to get all these films to some sort of audience is better than nothing." The remarks came moments before the company announced David Munro's "Full Grown Men" as the winner of the winner of the 2007 indieWIRE: Undiscovered Gems audience award, sponsored by Sundance Channel and presented by The New York Times and Emerging Pictures. The film will get theatrical distribution through Emerging Pictures, backed by $50,000 in P&A plus a $50,000 license fee for the exclusive broadcast on Su...

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    "Atonement," "Wild," "Country," "Blood," and "Zodiac" Nominated for Scripter Prize

    The nominees have been announced for the 2008 USC Libraries Scripter Award, a prestigious annual screenwriting prize for adaptations. Selected by a 39-member committee are Christopher Hampton for "Atonement" (based on the novel by Ian McEwan), Sean Penn for "Into the Wild" (based on the book by Jon ...

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    LAT: 2008 Oscar Bait

    With awards season pundits already declaring the 2007 race a bust (blame those Iraq war films, a lack of big hits like "Titanic" and the ongoing writers strike), maybe it's time to consider who might be on stage next year at Hollywood's Kodak Theatre. Los Angeles Times reports.

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    AP: Lens pioneer Grafton to receive Oscar

    David A. Grafton, a designer of lenses used for optical effects, will receive an Academy Award. The Gordon E. Sawyer Award, presented to Hollywood technological innovators, will be given to Grafton Feb. 9 at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' dinner to honor scientific and technical ac...

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    CRITICS' POLL '07 | "There Will Be Blood" Hailed as Best of 2007 in iW Poll of 100+ Critics; "No End

    Paul Thomas Anderson's "There Will Be Blood" (which opened in two theaters over the weekend) recently dominated indieWIRE's annual survey of more than 100 North American film critics. The exceptional fifth feature by P.T. Anderson was named best film of the year in indieWIRE's poll of 106 film criti...

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    iW NEWS | Academy Ballots Sent

    Nomination ballots for the 80th Academy Awards were mailed Wednesday to the 5,829 voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Completed ballots must be returned to Pricewaterhouse Coopers by 5 p.m. on Saturday, January 12, 2008. Ballots received after the deadline will not be ...

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    NY TIMES | "4 Months" & "Ratatouille" for Scott, "Blood" & "Zodiac" for Dargis as Best of '07

    "Everyone knows that this is an arbitrary and subjective exercise -- that's part of the fun of it -- but this year I've found it especially difficult to commit to so narrow and exclusive a list," notes New York Times critic A.O. Scott in declaring Cristian Mungiu's "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days" and Brad Bird's "Ratatouille" the top two films of the year. Meanwhile, colleague Manohla Dargis said, "Top 10 lists are artificial exercises, assertions of critical ego, capricious and necessarily imperfect...More than anything they are a public ritual, which is their most valuable function." She picked Paul Thomas Anderson's "There Will Be Blood," a...

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    CRITICS' POLL 2007: The Critics Speak: State of Distribution, Politics, 'Shmabortion', Year of the A

    Included within their ballots in the 2007 indieWIRE Critics Poll are comments on the year in film from many of the 106 participants. Today, we offer the third in a three part series of edited comments from the critics. In Part 1, a look at some of the orphan #1 picks from the critics, while in Part ...

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    AP: New Oscar voters eager to cast ballots

    Although the writers strike has created a swirl of uncertainty, Hollywood's awards season will be business as usual Wednesday, when the academy mails Oscar nomination ballots to its 5,829 voting members. Sandy Cohen reports.

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