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Rome: Mueller makes his mark

Marco MuellerMarco Mueller opens the Intl. Rome Film Festival with Bakhtiar Khudojnazarov’s new pic, “Waiting for the Sea.” Rome wasn't rebuilt in six months. But Marco Mueller has certainly put his distinctive stamp on what was previously a somewhat shapeless ...

Geena on gender

Geena Davis didn't intend to become the voice of female rights in Hollywood and beyond, but perhaps it was inevitable."I have, for most of my adult life, been drawn to causes that empower women and girls," says the "Thelma ...

Variety’s Holiday Gift Guide

The holiday shopping season is when Beverly Hills really shines -- and draws shoppers from all over the world. The Beverly Hills Conference and Visitors Bureau has created a month of holiday events -- including several ...

‘Playbook’ for honest emotions

'Silver Linings Playbook'Masanobu Takayanagi has made a career out of visually capturing raw emotion.He photographed Nick Nolte's Oscar-nominated turn in helmer Gavin O'Connor's "Warrior," and served as director of photography on Joe Carnahan's "The Grey."For his latest project, "Silver Linings ...

You schmooze, you (might not) lose

With more than 600 films released each year, the lines are long for actors who want Oscar and other kudos consideration.But it's not just about a great performance or even a committed actor that can vault a thesp to the ...

Oscar Wilde Awards honors Michael Burns

Michael Burns celebrates with Jennifer Lawrence at the world premiere of Lionsgate's 'The Hunger Games' on ar. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles.Michael Burns is looking forward to being in the spotlight tonight as the U.S.-Ireland Alliance honors the Lionsgate vice ...

Nom parade possible for plenty of pictures

Tommy Lee Jones and Daniel Day-Lewis have been generating praise in 'Lincoln.' Bryan Cranston and Ben Affleck in 'Argo.'Russell Crowe and Hugh Jackman play Javert and Jean Valjean in 'Les Miserables'Will we hear the voters sing?"Les Miserables," along with "Argo," "Lincoln" ...

Vfx thrive on technical difficulties

'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'TV viewers are well familiar with "technical difficulties" as a euphemism for technical problems.But for visual effects supervisors on an f/x-heavy picture, technical difficulties are a routine part of any tentpole -- and for ...
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