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July 2012

Hawk Koch Elected Academy President

Hawk Koch Elected Academy President

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(Press Release) Beverly Hills, CA – Producer Hawk Koch was elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences tonight (July 31) by the organization’s Board of Governors. This will be his first term in the office. Koch, who is beginning his ninth year as a governor representing the Producers Branch, has served as first vice president of the Academy during the past year. He previously served three…

Beasts of the Southern Wild soundtrack on iTunes

Beasts of the Southern Wild soundtrack on iTunes

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The BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD soundtrack, scored by director Benh Zeitlin and composer Dan Romer, is now available on iTunes. Experience the music that critics are calling “a superbly evocative musical score” (Claudia Puig, USA Today) and “familiar, even though you are sure you’ve never heard it before” (A.O. Scott, The New York Times), in our new spot by clicking here, or visiting the official BEASTS web site.

TIFF Spliff: Snoop Dogg is Reincarnated

TIFF Spliff: Snoop Dogg is Reincarnated

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The Dark Knight Rises, Inception edition

The Dark Knight Rises, Inception edition

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from @TDKRMovieUK #TDKR hasn’t quite reached cinemas yet, but it has hit the streets of Madrid with this incredible street art. (via @Loop1e)

Keaton, De Niro, Sarandon in Big Wedding

Keaton, De Niro, Sarandon in Big Wedding

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“A long-divorced couple fakes being married as their family unites for a wedding.” (thanks Jon Pace)

Daniel Craig in Skyfall, international trailer

Daniel Craig in Skyfall, international trailer

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OscarWatch: The Master, To the Wonder Head to Venice

OscarWatch: The Master, To the Wonder Head to Venice

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UPDATE: The Master has now been added to the TIFF lineup as well. Whether Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master would go to Venice or not seemed to be in dispute over the past few days but now it looks like The Master and Terrence Malick’s To the Wonder will take a bow at la Biennale between August 29 and September 8.  It really is a smart move for both because…

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Peter Jackson Announces There Will Be Three Hobbit Movies

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Peter Jackson just posted this letter to his Facebook fan page: It is only at the end of a shoot that you finally get the chance to sit down and have a look at the film you have made. Recently Fran, Phil and I did just this when we watched for the first time an early cut of the first movie – and a large chunk of the second. We were really pleased with the…

Moonrise Kingdom, Prometheus dominate AD FORUM Halfway Awards

Moonrise Kingdom, Prometheus dominate AD FORUM Halfway Awards

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Moonrise Kingdom won five kudos, including best picture, ensemble and original screenplay, while Prometheus took supporting actor and a slew of tech honors, in the AD Forum awards for the first half of 2012. Best director went to Nuri Bilge Ceylan for the stunning Turkish mystery Once Upon a Time in Anatolia, which also won cinematography. However, the Dardenne brothers’ The Kid with a Bike took home best foreign-language film,…

Hans Zimmer composes Aurora track for Colorado victims

Hans Zimmer composes Aurora track for Colorado victims

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You can listen to a sample here, and download the 8 1/2 -minute elegy for a donation of 10 cents to $2500. All proceeds go to the Aurora Victim Relief Fund, for the families and friends they left behind. (via HitFix)