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Clint Eastwood is America’s Favorite Movie Star

Clint Eastwood is America’s Favorite Movie Star

Johnny Depp is number 2 and, last year’s favorite, Denzel Washington drops to number 3

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--2009 may be the year that brought the movies back. Between Avatar, the latest Harry Potter movie, Julie and Julia, New Moon from the Twilight series, and so many others, box office revenues topped $10 billion – a new record. Clearly people love going to the movies – and within all the various types of movies out there, everyone has their favorite movie star.

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2010 Boulder International Film Festival

47 Films and 31 Filmmakers Slated for 2010 Boulder International Film Festival Feb. 11-14

Opening Night Red-Carpet Gala to Feature Screening of ‘The Lightkeepers’ and Live Question and Answer Session with Award-Winning Actress Blythe Danner

BOULDER, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Named one of the “25 Coolest Film Festivals” this summer by MovieMaker Magazine, the Boulder International Film Festival (BIFF) brings films from around the world, conversations with directors, producers, screenwriters and actors, red carpet glamour and Hollywood stars all to the foot of the Rockies. The Festival takes place in beautiful Boulder, Colo., Feb. 11-14, and will bring films, filmmakers and international fans together for a four-day celebration of the fine art of filmmaking.

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Scripter Literary Achievement Award

Eric Roth Wins USC Libraries Scripter Literary Achievement Award

USC Libraries to honor Oscar winner at the Feb. 6, 2010, ceremony

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The USC Libraries have announced that screenwriter Eric Roth has won the 2010 Scripter Literary Achievement Award for his sustained contributions to the art of film adaptation. Roth previously won an Oscar for his adaptation of Winston Groom’s novel Forrest Gump and earned Oscar nominations for his work on Munich, The Insider and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, also a 2009 Scripter finalist.

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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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