6 January 2004

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    US Producers Guild nominate large-scale movies

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    The Producers Guild ofAmerica (PGA) has announced its line-up of nominees for the Darryl F ZanuckProducer of the Year Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures, which will be handedout at the 15th Annual PGA Awards on Jan 17 in Los Angeles.The films and accreditedproducers are:* Cold Mountain - Albert

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    Klockworx to take Weeping Camel into Japan

    2004-01-06T04:00:00Z

    Klockworx has acquired allrights in Japan to the Toronto Film Festival hit The Story Of The Weeping Camelfrom sales agent MenemshaEntertainment. In addition, New World Pictures bought rights to the film inThailand.The picture, a docu-dramaset in the Mongolian desert, charmed Toronto audiences with

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    Nemo, Bill, Seabiscuit on Oscar sound editing shortlist

    2004-01-06T04:00:00Z

    The Academy ofMotion Picture Arts And Sciences has unveiled a shortlist of seven titles inthe running for this year's achievement in sound editing Oscar.The titles are: FindingNemo, Kill Bill: Vol 1, The Last Samurai, The Lord Of The Rings: The Return OfThe King, Master And Commander, Pirates Of

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    Moscow fest set for revamp, appoints new artistic director

    2004-01-06T04:00:00Z

    The Moscow International Film Festival (18-27 June 2004) is to give itself a more business-like stance and a more Russian flavour and has appointed a new artistic director.Nadia Turincev, a Moscow-born executive, takes up the specially created post with immediate effect. She will remain in Paris,

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    Mike Nichols to get top honour from Directors Guild Of America

    2004-01-06T04:00:00Z

    Mike Nichols will receivethe Directors Guild of America's (DGA) Lifetime Achievement Award, the guild'shighest accolade, at the 56th Annual DGA Awards ceremony on Feb 7 in LosAngeles."There is hardly anentertainment medium that Mike Nichols hasn't pioneered and mastered," DGApresident Michael Apted

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    Indian war epic soldiers ahead at box office

    2004-01-06T04:00:00Z

    One of the most anticipated and biggest budget Indian films of the past year - the war movie L.O.C Kargil - opened to reasonable returns in its home territory on Dec 26.Set against the backdrop of the Indo Pakistan war in 1999, the four hour long feature directed by J. P. Dutta stars about 40 top

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    Fantasporto line-up reveals US accent

    2004-01-06T04:00:00Z

    North American films have a notable presence at the upcoming 24th edition of Portugal's leading Oporto International Film Festival (Feb 20-Mar 1), better known as Fantasporto.Twenty films make up the Fantasy Film selection of the Official Competition. The Director's Week competition will feature

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    Miyazaki's Howl delayed till end of 2004

    2004-01-06T04:00:00Z

    The release of Howl's Moving Castle, the new animation from Japanese hitmaker Hayao Miyazaki, will be moved back from July to November, sources at distributor Toho have revealed.The film, which was to be the tentpole of Toho's summer slate, has fallen far behind its production schedule,

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    Rings reigns as top Singapore film of 2003

    2004-01-06T04:00:00Z

    The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King reigned as the top grossing film in Singapore in 2003, according to figures from the Cinematograph Film Exhibitors Association.Although the third Lord Of The Rings opened only on Dec 18, 2003, it took $2.6m (S$4.45m) in box office receipts within two

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    BVI heads UK distributor rankings for 2003

    2004-01-06T04:00:00Z

    Buena Vista International has emerged as the leading distributor in the UK in 2003, with a £218m box office haul and 26.3% market share which was fuelled by hit films such as Finding Nemo and Pirates Of The Caribbean.UIP - which distributed films including Love Actually - was the second ranked