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Weinstein Proud of "Cold Mountain"

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Miramax co-chairman Harvey Weinsten was in Berlin for the opening of Cold Mountain at the Berlinale February 5. Recipient of seven Oscar nominations, Weinstein came with Anthony Minghella and actors Brendan Gleeson and Philip Seymour Hoffmann - but without Jude Law and Renee Zellwegger who were shooting in London, and Nicole Kidman in Australia attending to family business. The Miramax executive discussed with the press why Cold Mountain had not gotten key Oscar nods for best film and director....

Weinstein Proud of

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Miramax co-chairman Harvey Weinsten was in Berlin for the opening of Cold Mountain at the Berlinale February 5. Recipient of seven Oscar nominations, Weinstein came with Anthony Minghella and actors Brendan Gleeson and Philip Seymour Hoffmann - but without Jude Law and Renee Zellwegger who were shooting in London, and Nicole Kidman in Australia attending to family business. The Miramax executive discussed with the press why Cold Mountain had not gotten key Oscar nods for best film and director....

Weinstein Proud of "Cold Mountain"

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Miramax co-chairman Harvey Weinsten was in Berlin for the opening of Cold Mountain at the Berlinale February 5. Recipient of seven Oscar nominations, Weinstein came with Anthony Minghella and actors Brendan Gleeson and Philip Seymour Hoffmann - but without Jude Law and Renee Zellwegger who were shooting in London, and Nicole Kidman in Australia attending to family business. The Miramax executive discussed with the press why Cold Mountain had not gotten key Oscar nods for best film and director....

Pat Ferns Banff CEO, about the Festival silver anniversary

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BANFF to Celebrate 25th Anniversary with a Salute to CanadaLast week in Ottawa Pat Ferns, president and CEO of the Banff Television Foundation, unveiled the first details on the silver anniversary Banff Television Festival, June 13-17. During the Canadian Film and Television Production Association’s annual conference, Pat Ferns announced that Tuesday, June 15 will be a day of celebrations including a special Salute to Canada during the evening Tribute show. The Salute to Canada will feature th...

Oscar – and Latin Flair - is in the air at Santa Barbara

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Oscar – and Latin Flair - is in the air at Santa Barbara This year’s Santa Barbara Film Festival feels like an Academy Awards kick-off party thanks to appearances by directors, producers and screenwriters associated with Oscar hopefuls from Lord of the Rings to Monster. SBIFF unspooled Friday night with a screening of Argentina’s official Academy Award foreign language submission Valentin. Alejandro Agresti’s comedy, about a little boy who yearns for a mother, did not make it to the Osc...

Writers Guild of America award nominees

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The Writers Guild of America, west and East announced nominations for outstanding achievement in writing for the screen, television and radio during the 2003 season. SCREEN NOMINEES Original Screenplay BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM, Written by Gurinder Chadha and Paul Mayeda Berges and Guljit Bindra, Fox Searchlight Pictures DIRTY PRETTY THINGS, Written by Steven Knight, Miramax Films IN AMERICA, Written by Jim Sheridan & Naomi Sheridan & Kirsten Sheridan, Fox Searchlight Pictures LOST IN TRANSLATION, Wr...

The Santa Barbara full program

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Opening NightValentin2002 Argentina/The Netherlands 79 min 35mm Dir Alejandro AgrestiArgentina's Foreign Language Film Academy® submission. After the bitter separation of his parents and living with his eccentric grandmother, the life of a young boy begins to change in sweetly unanticipated ways when he opens up to the last in a long line of potential stepmothers. Director and cast to attend.Fri 1/30, 7:00pm GRAClosing NightReckoning, The2003 UK 110 min 35mm Dir Paul McGuigan This murder myst...

Big Sky Documentary Film Festival line up

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The 2004 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival will be held at the recently-restored Roxy Theater in downtown Missoula February 20-25, 2004. The festival will showcase 75 non-fiction films from all styles, formats and production dates, from the most innovative and timely new films to classics and rare historic works. "We are honored to show some of the best non-fiction films from around the world," said festival director Doug Hawes-Davis. "With over 500 entries, it was no easy task to choose this ye...

The treaty: a successful short on the circuit

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THE TREATY was honored as the BEST SHORT FILM at the 2003 Midwest Entertainment Industry Conference in Lexington, Kentucky. The MEIC is the nation's FIRST non-profit entertainment industry conference. The conference is an annual convergence of national entertainment industry personnel representing a wide spectrum of companies and services within the entertainment industry, and artists from the worlds of film, music, game development, and publishing. THE TREATY also made its international debut...

Fipresci awards in Mumbai and Rotterdam

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At the International Film Festival Mumbai(India, November 20-27, 2003)"Shadow Kill" (Nizhalkkuthu) by Adoor Gopalakrishnan (India, 2002)won the Prize of the International Critics"For its powerful cinematic exploration of the agony and helplessness of a hangman which dig as deep in the universal psyche as it does in Indian culture." A Special Mention went to: "Freaky Chakra" by V.K.Prakash (India, 2002), "For the extraordinarily light treatment of very serious emotions, inhibitions and aspiration...

Christopher Doyle will be honored at next Bangkok

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Christopher Doyle to receive first crystal lens award atthe 2004 Bangkok International Film Festival 11/25/2003 2:06:14 PM Renowned Cinematographer to Be Honored at Festival Cinematographer’s DayCelebrating the visual art of filmmaking, the 2004 Bangkok International Film Festival will bestow its first Crystal Lens Award upon Christopher Doyle (Rabbit-Proof Fence, The Quiet American) on January 31, 2004, following his participation in a Cinematographer’s Day program during January 29-30, 200...

Sales buzz from the booths.

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Reported sales from the market.Cinema Service (from Hong Kong) is reported to have sold The legend of the Evil Lake in 4 territories: Germany, Russia, Indonesia Thailand.Lions Gate bought world rights excluding Canada and France for the Jean Beaudin epic romance “New France” starring Depardieu and Tm rothUGC sold Tais Toi – « Ruby + Quentin » mismatch pal hit story from Francis Weber to Asian territories: Hong Kong, Taiwan and South KoreaVerdecchi Film sold twisted for Japan and Thail...

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