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Org offers P&A coin to spur distribs

Marcos Prado's 'Artificial Paradises' is set in the drug-rave scene.Traditionally, movies from Brazil have not benefitted from the kind of public funding and international distribution support systems that, in Europe, often decide whether a film gets distribution at all, be ...

Vancouver hits the mark for ‘Arrow’

Vancouver is hitting all right marks for the creators of the new CW series, "Arrow" based on DC Comics' Green Arrow, aka playboy-billionaire-turned-vigilante Oliver Queen."Arrow" needed diverse locations and environments, since the storytelling alternates between various urban settings and ...

Bardem brings out the best in Bond

'Skyfall'To say Javier Bardem's Silva is unlike any adversary 007 has faced before is akin to comparing Moneypenny to the Mona Lisa: One leaves no mystery about what lies behind her suggestive smile, while the other is enigmatic enough to ...

New land of ‘Lincoln’

Virginia's Capitol in Richmond, designed by Thomas Jefferson, has played historic structures in many films, including 'Lincoln.''Lincoln'Steven Spielberg's high-profile "Lincoln" has cast the spotlight on Virginia as a shooting location. But while many films have shot in the Old Dominion ...

The sounds of cinema: ‘Anna Karenina’

"Anna Karenina" marks the third original-score nomination for Italian-born, London-based composer Dario Marianelli. "Pride & Prejudice" and "Atonement" preceded it, the latter won, and all three have been for director Joe Wright."Anna Karenina" may be the most musically ambitious yet. ...

‘Purge’ puts spotlight on Birn

Euro Film Promotion will showcase 10 up-and-comers at a press event Feb. 10 in Berlin:Laura BirnFinlandCredits: "Purge" (2012), "Naked Harbor" (2012), "August Fools" (2013)Birn's searing performance in Antti Jokinen's "Purge" as a young woman who betrays her sister in Soviet-occupied ...

High five for return to old rules

Eddie VedderThe music branch has finally come to its collective senses.That, at least, is the conclusion of many observers to this year's modification of the Oscar song rules, effectively reinstating the pre-2005 system of a definite five nominees and the ...

Decades fostering film earn Stevens Jr. an Oscar

Founding the American Film Institute and the Kennedy Center Honors spared George Stevens Jr. from decades of trying to be 'the second-best film director in my family.'George Stevens Jr. and Sidney PoitierGeorge Stevens Jr. chats with Kevin Spacey, top, and ...

Disney hits the comeback trail

Oscar is smiling on the Mouse House this season, bestowing no fewer than four nominations on Disney-branded animated films.A nod to Pixar's "Brave" isn't surprising, given Pixar's track record, and "Frankenweenie's" inclusion echoes the love the Academy showed Tim Burton's ...

Cinemart draws on local talent

WolfsonKoolevan Warmerdamvan den ElshoutJust as the festival is foregrounding Dutch movies this year, Rotterdam's co-production market CineMart is also making the most of local projects. "We are looking at how we can use the festival and the market to profile ...
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