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#Super Bowl Ads: Betty White Snickers Ad

  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 8, 2010 1:00 AM
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More: Video, TV, Marketing

#Super Bowl Ads: Leno, Oprah and Letterman Promote The Late Show

Clearly, Jay Leno and David Letterman were not in the same room together for this Late Show Super Bowl spot. Amusing. Leno must be figuring that he'll come out ahead on this one. UPDATE: EW has the back story. It was Dave's idea. Oprah Winfrey tweeted as follows: Yes that was REAL D, J and me. Shot Tuesday nite in New York undercover at D's studio.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 8, 2010 12:36 AM
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Saturday Night Live Does Oscar Nominations

Saturday Night Live Does Oscar Nominations
[Hat Tip: @AwardsDaily]
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 7, 2010 7:46 AM
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More: Awards, Video, TV, Oscars

JP Morgan Raises Financing for Digital Theaters

JP Morgan has raised some $700 million to finance the digital conversion of thousands of screens around the country, reports the LAT. This will boost 3-D exhibition on some 12,000 screens around the country, which everyone wants, post-Avatar, which has broken worldwide records thanks to 3-D premium ticket prices. Studios are fighting over about 3500 current 3-D screens. The funding was delayed by the credit crisis.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 6, 2010 2:03 AM
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Bloggers R Us: Condon Developing Hollywood Blogger Show

Is it Finke, Waxman or Thompson?
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 5, 2010 8:46 AM
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More: TV, Media, HBO

Oscar Watch: Academy Rules on Best Picture Producers

The Academy has ruled on the remaining two best picture nominees' producer credits. They like to limit them to three (hence the Crash imbroglio that eliminated angry financeer Bob Yari). But in this case, The Blind Side has three, The Hurt Locker, four.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 5, 2010 3:33 AM
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Santa Barbara Film Fest: Opener, Bullock, Cameron, Panels

I'm in Santa Barbara for its 25th film fest: 196 films, 18 world premieres, 28 U.S. premieres and a program from 45 countries. The festival runs through Sunday, Feb. 14. Per usual, I'm ensconced in a twee bungalow at the Simpson House--sweet muffins on arrival, Laura Ashley decor, fringed pillows and lamp shades, white venetian blinds, stone fireplace, hot tub, soft bed, classical music.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 5, 2010 2:40 AM
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Sundance Watch: Relativity/Rogue Grabs Catfish

While Paramount did screen Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman's Catfish for a recruited preview on Tuesday night, they did not seal a deal Wednesday. Instead, scooping up U.S., Canada and UK distribution rights to the movie was Relativity's Rogue label (the old Focus Features genre label that they bought from Universal), which plans to release the controversial social media doc through Universal. Director Brett Ratner enthusiastically brought the film to Relativity CEO Ryan Kavanaugh and plans to both exec produce and promote it.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 4, 2010 6:11 AM
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SXSW Unveils Line-Up

The nine-day film SXSW film fest opens March 12 with the world premiere of Matthew Vaughn's Kick-Ass, starring Aaron Johnson, Cholë Grace Moretz and Christopher Mintz-Plasse, who will all attend a Conversation panel at the SXSW Film Conference, along with the comic's writers, Mark Millar and John S. Romita.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 4, 2010 5:00 AM
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Super Bowl Movie Ads: Shutter Island, Prince of Persia, Alice in Wonderland, Last Airbender

I don't watch the Super Bowl game. I watch the ads. CBS has sold out the spots, reports the LAT:
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 4, 2010 4:24 AM
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