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Lessons learned from war

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The great Screener Wars pitted the indies vs. the majors. It turns out both sides won. The studios had big pics that they pushed hard during awards season. And while some of those titles were snubbed…

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Alcoa beat Eye

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To the Editor: In Michael Schneider’s otherwise excellent piece (“Eye tunes up for ‘Scrooge,'” Daily Variety, Jan. 20), the fact checkers slipped up. “Scrooge” will not be the first television…

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Faux bavery

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To the Editor: In the past month, I have seen much media attention paid to the film “Monster” and even more attention paid to Charlize Theron’s “brave” performance. People are curious about the film…

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Don’t shut down town

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The guilds need to get it together. Studios and talent agencies, as Daily Variety reported Tuesday, are starting to gird for a potential work stoppage pending negotiations by the Screen Actors Guild…

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And now a bounce?

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The race is on to convert Academy kudos into box office coin. Twentieth Century Fox's "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World" and Warner Bros.' "Mystic River" are among Oscar best pic…

Opatut ankles Food post

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Eileen Opatut has ankled her post as senior VP of programming and production for the Food Network. A cabler spokesman confirmed her departure but declined further comment other than to say she left…

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