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Media Watch: A Rocky Year for Hollywood Trades

A lot has changed in the last year for the Hollywood trades.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 4, 2010 1:22 AM
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Film Department, Overture, Apparition, Weinsteins Sell Sizzle In Tough Economy

As Mark Gill and Neil Sacker's Film Department seeks new funding via an IPO, they're announcing that they're plunking down some of their remaining cash on a new script produced by Michael De Luca, the original action-comedy True Memoirs of an International Assassin, written by Jeff Morris. Why telegraph this news?
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 3, 2010 11:33 AM
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Charlie Rose Oscar Panel: Scott, Insdorf, Zacharek, Stevens

Charlie Rose Oscar Panel: Scott, Insdorf, Zacharek, Stevens
It was great to see some new faces on Charlie Rose Tuesday night analyzing the Oscar nominations. Along with usual suspect A.O. Scott (critic for the NYT and At the Movies), Rose interviewed perky Columbia prof Annette Insdorf and two on-line critics, Louise Brooks-lookalike Dana Stevens (Slate) and Salon's red-maned Stephanie Zacharek.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 3, 2010 6:12 AM
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Oscar Momentum: Bright Star vs. Young Victoria

Oscar Momentum: Bright Star vs. Young Victoria
In the Oscar derby, what went wrong with Bright Star, which earned one Oscar nomination (for costume), and right with Young Victoria, which grabbed three?
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 3, 2010 3:40 AM
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Oscar Wrap-Ups, Reactions

USA Today's Anthony Breznikan shares his sleepover (with no sleep) at the Oscars with Anne Hathaway the night before nominations.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 3, 2010 3:15 AM
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Oscar Talk Episode 20: Parsing the Noms, Blind Side and Surprises

Oscar Talk Episode 20: Parsing the Noms, Blind Side and Surprises
While Kris Tapley and I were prepared for today's Academy Award nominations, a few things caught us by surprise. We discuss today's news and forecast where the Oscar race is heading: from Avatar vs. Hurt Locker to Bullock, Streep, those Inglourious Basterds and Up in the Air.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 2, 2010 10:35 AM
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Oscar Watch: Animated Surprise is 2-D The Secret of Kells

I checked out this The Secret of Kells trailer when the Annies nominated this little 2-D movie I had never heard of (Disney International has it in some territories). It's Irish. And it was nominated today instead of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Monsters vs. Aliens, Mary & Max, or Ponyo. Who knew?
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 2, 2010 10:22 AM
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Michel Gondry's Mia Doi Todd - Open Your Heart (Video)

Michel Gondry's latest music video for Mia Doi Todd's "Open Your Heart" makes me smile.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 2, 2010 9:11 AM
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Contributor Bios

SOPHIA SAVAGE, in addition to being a staff writer for Thompson on Hollywood! and indieWIRE since 2009, is an actor and filmmaker based out of Los Angeles. She studied film and theater at Smith College. Follow her on Twitter.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 2, 2010 4:07 AM
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Oscar Watch: Final Nominations Predictions

Oscar Watch: Final Nominations Predictions
Today, I picked up my credential to attend the Oscar nominations announcement bright and early Tuesday morning. I'll bring my laptop and file from there. I like getting the information packet that has all the stats and info about all the nominees. I have posted my final predictions, front runners and one long shot in all the categories except the shorts, which I have not seen.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 2, 2010 2:01 AM
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