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Critics Choice Awards Winners

2010 Critics Choice Awards Nominees & * Winners

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2010 Dam Short Film Festival Announces Line-up

2010 Dam Short Film Festival Announces Line-up
Festival Celebrates 6th Anniversary
Festival runs February 11-13, 2010 in Boulder City, Nevada

“Our 6th anniversary should prove to be our best year yet,” said Lee Lanier, director of the Dam Short Film Society, “Not only are we in the historic Boulder Theatre, but we’re screening well over 100 short films.”  The festival takes place in downtown Boulder City over three days.  Categories include Drama, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Horror, Documentary, Animation, Student, and Nevada Filmmaker. The short films are grouped into 20 different programs.

‘A Prairie Home Companion’

Legendary Radio Show ‘A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor’ Comes to the Big Screen in a Digital Cinema Presentation This February

NCM Fathom, Prairie Home Productions, American Public Media and BY Experience Present A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor – LIVE in HD! in Nearly 500 U.S. Movie Theaters on February 4th with Encore Showing on February 9th

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Production begins on 'It's Kind Of A Funny Story'

PRODUCTION BEGINS IN NYC ON FOCUS FEATURES’

IT’S KIND OF A FUNNY STORY, STARRING KEIR GILCHRIST, ZACH GALIFIANAKIS, EMMA ROBERTS,

VIOLA DAVIS, ZOE KRAVITZ, AASIF MANDVI,

LAUREN GRAHAM, JIM GAFFIGAN

FOR WRITER/DIRECTORS ANNA BODEN & RYAN FLECK

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NEW YORK, November 30, 2009 – Acclaimed writer/directors Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck’s new film It’s Kind of a Funny Story begins production in New York City this week. Focus Features holds worldwide rights to the project, which it is co-financing with Wayfare Entertainment.

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Madison Media Institute Makes List

Madison Media Institute Makes Best Filmmaking School List

MADISON, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Madison Media Institute has been named one of the best filmmaking schools in the USA by Screenwriting Basics. A web based organization, Screenwriting Basics helps aspiring and professional screenwriters learn about screenwriting and writing screenplays as a paid profession.

“We are honored to become one of the best filmmaking schools in the country. Madison Media Institute is a small tech school but it works on big ideas and we are proud to have been recognized for that,” states Nella Citino, Video & Motion Graphics Department Chair, MMI. The program presently boasts about 100 students.

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Micah Sloat, Star Of “Paranormal Activity"

Micah Sloat, Star Of “Paranormal Activity,” Snagged His Role In The Recent Hit Film While Attending MI in 2006

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Micah Sloat has a very unique, almost retro kind of Musicians Institute success story.

Following his appearance in the recent box office smash “Paranormal Activity,” the musician and actor has emerged as one of the hottest new movie stars in Hollywood. The role came about through unorthodox channels. While attending MI’s Guitar Program in 2006, the Connecticut native answered a casting call for unknown actors who could improvise and work all night.

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Cinemark Launches Two New XD Digital Auditoriums

Cinemark Launches Two New XD Large Format Digital Auditoriums in Anchorage and Evanston

PLANO, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK), a leading motion picture exhibitor, today announced that two more Cinemark XD auditoriums, the company’s new large format digital solution, are scheduled to open at the Century 16 theatre in Anchorage, AK and the Century Evanston 18 theatre in Evanston, IL (Chicago area). Both Cinemark XD auditoriums will open on November 6th with the highly anticipated movie Disney’s A Christmas Carol in Real-D 3D.

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Cruise & Diaz in Knight & Day

Tom Cruise & Cameron Diaz in KNIGHT & DAY

Action-Comedy Now in Production from Director James Mangold

Its Working Title Was “Untitled Wichita Project”

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz are now before the cameras on the action comedy KNIGHT & DAY. The Twentieth Century Fox / New Regency co-production began principal photography under the working title “Untitled Wichita Project.”

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2009 Intelligent Use of Water Film Competition

Three Short Films Take Home Top Honors at the 2009 Intelligent Use of Water Film Competition

Water Plays A Starring Role As Inspirational Short Films Drive Awareness of The Need for Water Conservation At The 3rd Annual Environmentally Focused Film Competition

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Intelligent Use of Water™ Film Competition, an environmentally focused film competition that encourages amateur and experienced filmmakers to use the power of film to bring about a greater awareness of the need for responsible water use, crowned three short films with top honors at a final screening event held earlier this evening at The Getty Center in Los Angeles, California.

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Sex and the City 2

New Line Cinema’s “Sex and the City 2” Begins Filming in New York

Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda take another bite out of The Big Apple

BURBANK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--“Sex and the City 2,” the sequel to the 2008 summer blockbuster, has begun principle photography in—where else?—New York City. Returning in their starring roles as the four great friends are Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon. “It’s a great privilege to be spending time again with this beloved cast and crew and to be filming in New York City,” says Parker. “We look forward to the next few months of this adventure.”

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