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    Academy Goes Digital with New Rules

    The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has approved rules for the 87th Academy Awards. The full list of changes is below.

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    Adopt Films Grabs U.S. Rights to Palme d'Or Winner 'Winter Sleep'

    Adopt Films has secured the U.S. distribution rights to Nuri Bilge Ceylan's "Winter Sleep," which won the Palme d'Or at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

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    Palm Springs International Shortfest Winners and Panel Takeaways

    A record 500 filmmakers from 37 countries attended the 20th annual Palm Springs International Shortfest (June 17-23). The largest short film festival and only short film market in North America screened 330 short films out of 3000 submissions. The Fest awarded more than $115,000 in prizes, including...

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    The World Cup Is a Bigger Deal on Facebook than the Oscars, Super Bowl and Winter Olympics Put Together

    The international community (that's everything outside of these 50 states) loves soccer. As in, loves it. And yes, we know that in the U.S., but sometimes it's worth reminding ourselves that our ever-beloved sporting events pale in comparison to the global phenomenon of soccer...uh, football.

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    Oscar Watch: DreamWorks' 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' Leads Animation Race

    Looking for a summer Oscar contender? 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' is the frontrunner for animated feature. DreamWorks Animation's Jeffrey Katzenberg and producer Bonnie Arnold take us behind the making of the movie.

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    Welcome to Screen Talk, Indiewire's New Weekly Podcast, with New Co-Host

    Some of you may remember Oscar Talk, an awards-focused podcast I did for some years with In Contention's Kris Tapley. We said goodbye to that after the last Oscars, and now I'm starting up again with a new podcast, Screen Talk, and new producer and sparring partner, Indiewire's New York-based critic...

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    300+ Films to Vie for 4 Oscar-Qualifying Spots at 20th Palm Springs Shortfest

    The Palm Springs International Shortfest is a big deal: one of only 70 or so Oscar-qualifying festivals for shorts, it qualifies the first-place winners of its four competitions to compete for the Academy Award; only the sprawling Los Angeles Film Festival qualifies more for Oscar contention.

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    Oscars: Can 'Foxcatcher,' 'Eleanor Rigby' & 'Mr. Turner' Go From Cannes To Awards Success?

    Though there’s still a couple of days and a few high-profile premieres to come, things are starting to wind down here in Cannes. So while that means a chance to catch up on reviews, and on stuff we missed earlier in the festival, it’s also a opportunity to have a breath and take stock of what’s come...

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    How to Air Your Short at the Oscars

    Producers: check out this PGA short film competition. Win, and a portion of your short will air during the Oscar show on February 22, 2015.

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    Meron and Zadan Return for Third Round as Oscar Producers

    The fact that producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are returning to produce the Oscars for the third time running is no surprise. I took it for granted that they would come back for another round. Their last two shows --with hosts Seth MacFarlane and Ellen DeGeneres, respectively--played well enough...

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