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    Berlinale: Take 'Ajami' Director Scandar Copti's Workshop on Directing Actors

    If you are attending the Berlinale, there's still time to register for Scandar Copti's two day workshop on directing actors. The intensive workshop, limited to 25 participants, takes place February 16-17 and will focus on Copti's method to elicit natural performances from actors.

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    Small Screen | "Yoo-Hoo, Mrs Goldberg," Mr. Von Sternberg, and Mr. Romero, You're on DVD!

    This week's DVD/Blu-Ray/VOD release list includes a film nominated for the Foreign Language Oscar, George A. Romero's latest, a box set of three from Josef Von Sternberg, and a profile of radio/early TV star Gertrude Berg. Aviva Kempner, who directed the Berg flick, "Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg" (critic...

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    Box Office: "Red" Trilogy Rides To Top; Oscar Nominees Expand To Mixed Results (UPDATED)

    The one-week only roadshow presentation of the "Red Riding" trilogy at New York's IFC Center led all specialty films this weekend, according to estimates provided by Rentrak earlier this afternoon. Adapted for the screen by Tony Grisoni from David Peace's series of novels, the trilogy consists of t...

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    cinemadaily | "Ajami," MoMA, More

    "The Israeli movie 'Ajami,' one of the five Oscar nominees for best foreign-language film, takes its name from a rough neighborhood in Jaffa, a mostly Arab city just south of Tel Aviv," writes the New York Times' A.O. Scott. "This particular urban conflict zone may be unfamiliar to most American vie...

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