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Oscar-nominated Shorts to Screen Theatrically on February 10

Photo of Jacob Combs By Jacob Combs | Thompson on Hollywood January 26, 2012 at 10:30PM

ShortsHD and Magnolia Pictures are teaming up for the theatrical release of the 2012 Oscar-nominated short firms, including those for animation, live action and documentary.
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La Luna
Pixar's "La Luna."

ShortsHD and Magnolia Pictures are teaming up for the theatrical release of the 2012 Oscar-nominated short firms, including those for animation, live action and documentary.  The nominees will be screened by category in more than 200 theaters in the U.S. and Canada on February 10.

Last year's short film theatrical release, the sixth since the program began in 2005, was a successl, grossing over $1.3 million in the U.S.  In addition to the theatrical run, the short film nominees will also be released on iTunes on February 21 and will be available on cable through iN DEMAND's movies on demand service.

This article is related to: Oscars, Shorts


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.