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Mad dash to make a short list

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With an unprecedented number of foreign-language Oscar submissions and an earlier nominations deadline than usual, angst is rampant among filmmakers, distribs and publicists who are trying to be…

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Doha org commits to region

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The fourth installment of the Doha Tribeca Film Festival, the annual culmination of the film production and education activities of the Doha Film Institute, will open with a film that oozes local…

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time to party in china?

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From Bruce Springsteen to Karl Rove, from Twitter to traditional media, showbiz played a key role in the 2012 election. A look at the industry’s winners and losers — and a few players who fall into…

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Japanese helmer eyes breakout

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Based on a popular comic and TV toon about a reformed samurai assassin, Keishi Otomo's live-action period swashbuckler "Rurouni Kenshin" has become a smash since its Aug. 25 bow, with Warner…

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Studios fascinated by China changes

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Xi Jinping, the man poised to take over as China's supreme leader, is a movie fan who apparently loves "Saving Private Ryan." Whether that translates into a desire to help Hollywood is an open…

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