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  • Hot Docs vote for ‘Surgeon,’ ‘Junior’
    Sunday April 27th 2008

    “The English Surgeon” and “Junior” nabbed the Hot Docs Festival’s top prizes in Toronto on Friday night, which saw 10 awards and C$30,000 presented. “Surgeon,” aired by the BBC but attracting theatrical interest outside the U.K., picked up the Intl. Feature award. Best Canadian feature winner “Junior” — about young hockey players — was cited by the Canadian feature jury as “a truly authentic drama that penetrates the lives of small town icons.” More awards will be unveiled on Monday.

  • CNN sued for $1.3 bil over Cafferty remarks
    Sunday April 27th 2008

    HONG KONG – A Chinese primary school teacher and a beautician have filed a suit against CNN in New York over remarks they say insulted the Chinese people and are seeking $1.3 billion in compensation — $1 per person in China, a Hong Kong newspaper reported. The case against the[…]

  • Spike Lee, Nokia team for cell phone pic
    Saturday April 26th 2008

    Filmmaker Spike Lee has linked up with Nokia to direct a movie made with cell phone footage from everyday people in what he calls the democratization of film. The film by Nokia Productions will consist of three acts. An “assignment” for each act will be announced online and people will then have four weeks to produce their submission.

  • Mark Urman is new ThinkFilm head
    Saturday April 26th 2008

    ThinkFilm co-founder Mark Urman has been promoted to president of the Capco-owned specialty film distributor. The official boost for the longtime head of U.S. theatrical had been expected for months. Urman has operated as the de facto boss of the company as plans for the Toronto office’s closure were being finalized, well before co-founder Jeff Sackman announced his departure last week.

  • Jimmy Fallon will be in O’Brien’s chair
    Friday April 25th 2008

    After months of speculation, Jimmy Fallon has sealed a deal to succeed “Late Night” host Conan O’Brien on NBC in 2009, sources said. O’Brien, whose show airs at 12:35 a.m., is moving into the 11:35 p.m. slot next year after “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno’s retirement, which was announced in 2004. NBC is expected to make the announcement May 12 during its upfront event in New York.

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  • Hot Docs vote for ‘Surgeon,’ ‘Junior’
    Sunday April 27th 2008

    “The English Surgeon” and “Junior” nabbed the Hot Docs Festival’s top prizes in Toronto on Friday night, which saw 10 awards and C$30,000 presented. “Surgeon,” aired by the BBC but attracting theatrical interest outside the U.K., picked up the Intl. Feature award. Best Canadian feature winner “Junior” — about young hockey players — was cited by the Canadian feature jury as “a truly authentic drama that penetrates the lives of small town icons.” More awards will be unveiled on Monday.

  • CNN sued for $1.3 bil over Cafferty remarks
    Sunday April 27th 2008

    HONG KONG – A Chinese primary school teacher and a beautician have filed a suit against CNN in New York over remarks they say insulted the Chinese people and are seeking $1.3 billion in compensation — $1 per person in China, a Hong Kong newspaper reported. The case against the[…]

  • Spike Lee, Nokia team for cell phone pic
    Saturday April 26th 2008

    Filmmaker Spike Lee has linked up with Nokia to direct a movie made with cell phone footage from everyday people in what he calls the democratization of film. The film by Nokia Productions will consist of three acts. An “assignment” for each act will be announced online and people will then have four weeks to produce their submission.

  • Mark Urman is new ThinkFilm head
    Saturday April 26th 2008

    ThinkFilm co-founder Mark Urman has been promoted to president of the Capco-owned specialty film distributor. The official boost for the longtime head of U.S. theatrical had been expected for months. Urman has operated as the de facto boss of the company as plans for the Toronto office’s closure were being finalized, well before co-founder Jeff Sackman announced his departure last week.

  • Jimmy Fallon will be in O’Brien’s chair
    Friday April 25th 2008

    After months of speculation, Jimmy Fallon has sealed a deal to succeed “Late Night” host Conan O’Brien on NBC in 2009, sources said. O’Brien, whose show airs at 12:35 a.m., is moving into the 11:35 p.m. slot next year after “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno’s retirement, which was announced in 2004. NBC is expected to make the announcement May 12 during its upfront event in New York.

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Archives for: April 20085
  • Hot Docs vote for ‘Surgeon,’ ‘Junior’
    Sunday April 27th 2008

    “The English Surgeon” and “Junior” nabbed the Hot Docs Festival’s top prizes in Toronto on Friday night, which saw 10 awards and C$30,000 presented. “Surgeon,” aired by the BBC but attracting theatrical interest outside the U.K., picked up the Intl. Feature award. Best Canadian feature winner “Junior” — about young hockey players — was cited by the Canadian feature jury as “a truly authentic drama that penetrates the lives of small town icons.” More awards will be unveiled on Monday.

  • CNN sued for $1.3 bil over Cafferty remarks
    Sunday April 27th 2008

    HONG KONG – A Chinese primary school teacher and a beautician have filed a suit against CNN in New York over remarks they say insulted the Chinese people and are seeking $1.3 billion in compensation — $1 per person in China, a Hong Kong newspaper reported. The case against the[…]

  • Spike Lee, Nokia team for cell phone pic
    Saturday April 26th 2008

    Filmmaker Spike Lee has linked up with Nokia to direct a movie made with cell phone footage from everyday people in what he calls the democratization of film. The film by Nokia Productions will consist of three acts. An “assignment” for each act will be announced online and people will then have four weeks to produce their submission.

  • Mark Urman is new ThinkFilm head
    Saturday April 26th 2008

    ThinkFilm co-founder Mark Urman has been promoted to president of the Capco-owned specialty film distributor. The official boost for the longtime head of U.S. theatrical had been expected for months. Urman has operated as the de facto boss of the company as plans for the Toronto office’s closure were being finalized, well before co-founder Jeff Sackman announced his departure last week.

  • Jimmy Fallon will be in O’Brien’s chair
    Friday April 25th 2008

    After months of speculation, Jimmy Fallon has sealed a deal to succeed “Late Night” host Conan O’Brien on NBC in 2009, sources said. O’Brien, whose show airs at 12:35 a.m., is moving into the 11:35 p.m. slot next year after “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno’s retirement, which was announced in 2004. NBC is expected to make the announcement May 12 during its upfront event in New York.

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