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    Deadline Update: Why HBO Turned Down Keaton's Tilda, Finke vs. Academy and The Wrap

    You know that Nikki Finke was not happy when the HBO series Tilda bit the dust; Deadline announced the show's demise the Friday before the Oscars; the news was swiftly buried by Oscar weekend posts. While most HBO watchers probably don't care, many entertainment industry insiders and press were eage...

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    Academy Names Beauchamp and Keating Academy Film Scholars; Accepting Nicholl Fellowship Screenplays

    One of the reasons the Academy is so eager to get good ratings at the Oscars is that the ad revenue that they raise that night funds all their ongoing activity, from exhibitions and programming to the Academy Library. They also back film scholarship and the high-profile Nicholl Screenwriting Fellows...

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    Oscar Box Office Bump for King's Speech and Black Swan

    While Oscar wins can have a big impact on subsequent box office, some years they just don't. This year has seen a big boost in ticket sales from Oscar nominations on quite a few awards contenders. Anthony D'Alessandro looks at the numbers; see Oscar Bump Chart (below).Oscars have been handed out, bu...

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    Oscars 2011: Best of Vanity Fair's Oscar Party Photos

    Busy Philipps & Michelle Williams

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    Oscar-Winner Susanne Bier to Shoot All You Need is Love

    Susanne Bier has picked her follow-up to the Oscar-winning In a Better World. She will shoot comedy All You Need Is Love with a Danish cast on the Amalfi coast in Italy in May, she told Italian newspaper La Repubblica: "It's a tender story with a much lighter atmosphere than my previous works: enoug...

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    Oscars 2011: Red Carpet Videos: Directors Hooper, Ferguson, Fox, Junger, Granik, Walker

    Best Picture & Director Winner: Tom Hooper, The King's Speech

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    Oscars 2011: Red Carpet Videos: The Fighter and Social Network Producers, Pixar's Catmull, Murdoch

    Best Picture Nominees: Producers Dana Brunetti & Michael De Luca, The Social Network

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    Development Watch: Oscar Contenders at Work: Eisenberg & Leo, Brolin & Burton, Tarantino & Waltz

    - With the award season wrapped, Oscar nominees and winners can get back to work. This summer, Best Actor nominee Jesse Eisenberg and Best Supporting Actress winner Melissa "F-Word" Leo will shoot Predisposed, an independent comedy about a drug-addict mom and her son, set on the day of his interview at Julliard and her enlistment in rehab, where she must arrive intoxicated in order to be admitted without health insurance. This is not a new role for Leo: a short of the same name went to Sundance in 2009. Philip Dorling and Ron Nyswaner (Philadelphia) wrote the script, and while Dorling directed the short, Nyswaner will direct the feature. 30 R...

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