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    Movie Futures Exchange: Healthy Financing or Legalized Gambling?

    Despite considerable opposition from the studios and their lobbying arm the MPAA, on Friday the Commodities Futures Trading Commission unanimously approved one of two box office futures exchanges. The question seems to be whether wagering on box office performance is a healthy way to raise film fina...

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    MPAA Fights Cantor Exchange

    It does not surprise me that the MPAA is protesting Cantor Fitzgerald's launch of a Hollywood futures market, the Cantor Exchange.

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    Weekend Fest Duel: Classic Films vs. Fest Of Books

    TCM’s first-ever Classic Film Festival launches April 22nd, running 50 classic films and wide-ranging panels over four days at three landmark venues--Grauman’s Chinese, the Egyptian and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.

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    Oscar Coverage Round-Up

    IndieWIRE's Sophia Savage culls the best of the Award coverage leading up to the Big Show Sunday night:

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    Vanity Fair's Leibovitz Shoots Directors and Stars

    At their best, the photos in Annie Leibovitz's 2010 Hollywood photo gallery capture feelings between the movie directors and their stars. This one of Quentin Tarantino and straight man Christoph Waltz--who will get an Oscar, even if his boss does not---is my favorite.

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    Haiti Needs Hollywood's Support

    Over coffee today with outgoing MPAA chairman Dan Glickman--who served as Agriculture Secretary in the Clinton administration and plans to return to public service on September 1 when he stops repping the Hollywood studios in Washington--he made clear how much devastated Haiti, which is just 300 mil...

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    Film Quiz: Six Drawings, No Stars

    Artist Paul Rogers sketched images from his favorite movies and designed several sets of six pictures as tough "get this movie" quizzes. No stars. I got most of them, but was stumped by a few. One quiz is on the jump; or you can test your mettle.

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    Ten Things I Learned at the Governors Awards

    1. The Governors Awards will not be televised. At the orange Grand Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland Saturday night, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences gave out four honorary Oscars at a new annual event on the awards calendar. Academy executive director Bruce Davis, president Tom Sher...

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    Downsizing: Hollywood Goes on a Permanent Diet

    The studio glory days are over, and everyone knows it. Diminishing expectations and returns are the new normal. (Here's Disney chief Robert Iger's gloomy take.) Palpable anxiety is everywhere as the game of corporate musical chairs keeps removing one chair after another. Folks are scrambling to hang...

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