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    Sidney Poitier to Be Honored by Film Society of Lincoln Center, Star Presenters

    The Film Society of Lincoln Center will present Sidney Poitier with the 38th Annual Chaplin Award on May 2. The list of presenters set to honor Poitier includes Ben Kingsley, Bill Cosby, Chris Tucker, Dan Aykroyd, Danny Glover, Harry Belafonte, James Earl Jones, Lulu, Mary Louise Parker, Morgan Free...

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    Headline In Search of a Story: Franco's Oscar Night Did Not Hurt Your Highness Box Office

    Some online headline-mongering makes me crazy. Basically, the idea is to take a celebrity name and fashion a question around it. In this case, did James Franco's lousy Oscar hosting lead to last weekend's weak opening of Your Highness?

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    The Academy: Who's the Boss? President Tom Sherak Explains Changes

    As president of the Motion Picture Academy, Tom Sherak was very much the guiding force behind presenting Dawn Hudson to the board of governors before their ratifying vote Thursday night. The meeting lasted more than five hours before they brought new CEO Dawn Hudson and her COO partner Ric Robertson...

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    Dawn Hudson Takes Over Motion Picture Academy as CEO; Ric Robertson Reports to Her as COO

    With executive director Bruce Davis on his way out, the Academy Board of Governors met on Thursday to vote on who should succeed him. The heir apparent inside the Academy was 30-year veteran exec Ric Robertson, who had been lobbying for the job. The Academy had been interviewing prospective candidat...

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    New CEO Dawn Hudson Will Bring Change to Motion Picture Academy

    The Academy board of governors met well into the night Thursday as they debated the fate of 30-year Academy veteran Ric Robertson, who had lobbied long and hard to succeed outgoing executive director Bruce Davis.

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    Anne Hathaway Talks Hosting Oscars on Today Show: Will She Host Again? "Maybe...Perhaps No"

    Skip ahead to 3:09 for Anne Hathaway reminiscing on her Oscar hosting experience...Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

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    Ashland Independent Film Festival Runs April 7-11, Awards Shearer, Spurlock

    Thursday I'm heading up to Oregon's Ashland Independent Film Festival (the tenth), where I'll be interviewing this year's AIFF Rogue Award winners, Harry Shearer (This is Spinal Tap, The Big Uneasy) and Morgan Spurlock (The Greatest Movie Ever Sold). I will also check out Measure for Measure and Jul...

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    Women in Film LA Announces 2011 Crystal + Lucy Awards Honorees, Including Bening and Holmes

    Women in Film's 2011 Crystal + Lucy Awards honorees are listed below. WIF LA honors the industry's most "creative, dynamic and forceful" women, and will throw a gala fundraiser on June 16 in their honor and in support of WIF LA's educational and philanthropic programs. Says new WIF LA president, Cat...

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    Oscar-Winner In a Better World's Box Office Slashed by Harsh Reviews UPDATED

    Since when is winning an Oscar a bad thing? In his disparaging NYT review of In a Better World, A.O. Scott uses its recent foreign Oscar win as a warning sign: “In a Better World,” directed by the Danish filmmaker Susanne Bier and written by Anders Thomas Jensen, is an elegant, somber scourge for th...

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    Working Title's Fellner Talks Slate, Oscar Bait Anna Karenina & Tinker Tailor, Bad Movies

    What a difference an Oscar season makes. Back during the crash of 2008, when the indie market was in free fall, a new set of rules emerged: no dramas. That's how a little movie called The King's Speech was turned down by most Brit and U.S. backers, except UK's Momentum and Harvey Weinstein, who didn...

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