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Cartoon Movie reveals winners, upcoming animations

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Cartoon Movie reveals winners, upcoming animations
Oscar-nominated My Life As A Courgette wins two prizes as industry present upcoming animations.

The Swiss-French animated feature My Life As A Courgette picked up two of the Cartoon Tributes at the 19th edition of Cartoon Movie (March 8-10) after voting by the co-production market’s participants.

The distinction of European producer of the year went to Max Karli and Pauline Gygax’s Geneva-based Rita Productions together with their French partners Blue Spirit Productions and distributor Gebeka Films for the stop-motion comedy-drama, which faced stiff competition from the production teams of Richard The Stork and Ethel & Ernest.

In addition, the animation community gathered in Bordeaux voted Courgette’s director Claude Barras as European director of the year.

My Life As a Courgette won Césars in France last month for best animated feature and best adapted screenplay after receiving the European Film Award for best European animated feature in Wroclaw in December and being nominated for a best
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Newswire: The Obamas were also intrigued by the curiously literal title of Monster Trucks

Barack Obama and his family were famously big movie buffs, taking advantage of the White House movie theater for a number of screenings of fresh movie releases. Pretty much any new movie release, in fact; that’s according to The Hollywood Reporter, which notes that some of the Obamas’ final choices included La La Land, several other Oscar contenders, and Monster Trucks.

The report doesn’t make it clear which Obama specifically requested the film, which—in case you forgot—is about a monster that is also a truck. Weinstein intern Malia? Sasha? Michelle? Barry O. himself? We might never know. Still, the Obamas’ presidential movie habit isn’t new; Bill Clinton apparently had a similar love, although he got most of his movies on DVD. “George W. Bush, not so much,” said one studio executive who fielded presidential requests.

Meanwhile, Donald Trump has only asked for two movies to
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Mindy Newell: The Great Hate

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I did a little bit of research for today’s column just to make sure I had my facts right, Googling “Jewish influence on comic books” in honor of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. There were 509,000 hits, from Den of Geek’s Mensch of Steel: Superman’s Jewish Roots to the Daily Beast’s Superman is Jewish?: The Hebrew Roots of America’s Greatest Superhero to Stormfront’s How and Why the Jews Stole the Comic Book Industry.

Wait. What?

Stormfront is a white supremacist site whose “welcome” page reads:

“We are a community of racial realists and idealists. We are White Nationalists who support true diversity and a homeland for all peoples. Thousands of organizations promote the interests, values and heritage of non-White (sic) minorities. We promote ours.

“We are the voice of the new, embattled white minority!

“Tell the truth and fear no one!”

The article is a mixture of facts,
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Castle Deleted Scene: Beckett Solves Bff Lanie's 'Deathly' Problem

Castle Deleted Scene: Beckett Solves Bff Lanie's 'Deathly' Problem
Kate Beckett feels out a foe and and then problem-solves for a friend in a deleted scene from the eighth and final season of ABC’s Castle.

RelatedCastle‘s Original Cliffhanger Ending Missing From Final Season DVD Extras — Here’s Why

In the episode “Dead Again,” Jonathan Silverman winningly guest-starred as a mild-mannered city safety inspector who repeatedly is declared dead… only to rejoin the living. In the clip above, Beckett (played by Stana Katic) trades pleasantries with public defender Caleb Brown (Kristofer Polaha) — all while secretly suspecting he has ties to LokSat — before the matter of Lanie’s
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Castle's Original Cliffhanger Ending/ Season 9 Set-Up Is Missing From Final Season DVD Extras — Here's Why

Castle's Original Cliffhanger Ending/ Season 9 Set-Up Is Missing From Final Season DVD Extras — Here's Why
Castle fans looking to experience exactly how Season 8 was supposed to end — in a way that teed up a Beckett-less Season 9 — won’t find that “extra” on the ABC series’ final DVD set.

RelatedCastle EPs Thank Fans for Watching ‘A Love Story for the Ages’

TVLine has confirmed that among the deleted scenes on Castle: The Complete Eighth Season (available Aug. 23), not included is the cliffhanger ending that was to close Season 8 in the event of renewal. (Because ABC cancelled the drama five days prior to the finale, producers were able to tack on a coda that leaped
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Watch a Young Barack Obama Woo Michelle in 'Southside With You' Trailer

Watch a Young Barack Obama Woo Michelle in 'Southside With You' Trailer
First dates are simply the worst, a nightmare of polite small-talk about siblings and hometowns, held-in flatulence and desperate hopes that the person eating dinner across the table isn't a serial killer. Not so for Barack and Michelle Obama, or at least, not according to the Sundance breakout Southside With You, which opens in theaters on August 26th.

Before the First Couple assumed their rightful place as the black JFK and Jackie O., they were two youngsters making tentative steps toward romance. But Richard Tanne's account of the meet-cute
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‘Brooklyn’ Director John Crowley Praises Key Collaborations

‘Brooklyn’ Director John Crowley Praises Key Collaborations
Fox Searchlight’s “Brooklyn” was filmed on a tight budget, mostly in Montreal, a challenge for artisans to re-create 1950s New York and Ireland. Director John Crowley spoke with Variety about his key collaborators.

Cinematography, Yves Belanger

I saw “Dallas Buyers Club” and he seemed to have an intuitive feel for actors’ faces. That’s what we really needed in this film. Photographing a small town in Ireland is tricky; it can easily turn into picture-postcard pretty. I wanted to create an emotional connection between Eilis (Saoirse Ronan) and the audience. The look is the Dardenne brothers meet John Ford, if that’s not too glib. It’s the contained-focus naturalism that’s European and contemporary, with something classical and American.

Editor, Jake Roberts

The editing is very linear, in the best sense of the word. With Saoirse’s performance, it wasn’t about “discovering” the film through editing. It
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Photos of Barack Obama Petting a Dog Can Get Us Through Even the Most Stressful of Times

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Whether he’s inspiring hope among downtrodden citizens, playing with kids, pets, or simply chilling in fast casual restaurants around the country, we can’t get enough of President Obama‘s heartwarming disposition. As he celebrates his 53rd birthday today, he’s still juggling international crises and humanitarian issues here at home. However, since he’s so level-headed, he’s always been able to quell any anxiety we may have.

He also visits Chipotle, listens to Beyoncé, and puts up with Zach Galifianakis. What’s not to love? With Congress currently taking its annual recess, we sincerely hope Barry O. is enjoying his day and getting through any episodes of House of Cards lingering on his Netflix queue. Since we appreciate his ability to keep us calm, we’ve compiled photos of Obama’s most comforting moments. Because the sight of Potus petting a fluffy dog is a birthday gift to us.
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Photos of Barack Obama Petting a Dog Can Get Us Through Even the Most Stressful of Times

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Whether he’s inspiring hope among downtrodden citizens, playing with kids, pets, or simply chilling in fast casual restaurants around the country, we can’t get enough of President Obama‘s heartwarming disposition. As he celebrates his 53rd birthday today, he’s still juggling international crises and humanitarian issues here at home. However, since he’s so level-headed, he’s always been able to quell any anxiety we may have.

He also visits Chipotle, listens to Beyoncé, and puts up with Zach Galifianakis. What’s not to love? With Congress currently taking its annual recess, we sincerely hope Barry O. is enjoying his day and getting through any episodes of House of Cards lingering on his Netflix queue. Since we appreciate his ability to keep us calm, we’ve compiled photos of Obama’s most comforting moments. Because the sight of Potus petting a fluffy dog is a birthday gift to us.
See full article at VH1.com »

Naya Rivera Turns Her Back To Rumors, James Franco Challenges Ellen’s Selfie Game + More Of What You Missed On Instagram

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After a week of speculation that Naya Rivera had been dropped by both her Glee family and her record label, the actress sought refuge poolside. It’s like that old saying goes: When life hands you lemons, throw on a tiny bikini and post butt selfies to Instagram.

In addition to celebrities making time for some R&R, the first weekend in May proved to be a busy one on the social calender. The White House Correspondents’ Dinner welcomed stars of stage and screen to Washington, D.C. to mingle with politicos and catch a glimpse of Barry O. Mindy Kaling and Zooey Deschanel were quick to add princess Lupita Nyong’o to their clique during the annual fete, making the rest of us feel horrible about our inability to rock a bold lip. Meanwhile, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and her Veep counterpart, Joe Biden, strolled the halls of
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Sport urged to confront head injuries that can lead to dementia

Documentary examines rise in injuries in rugby union and other sports that can cause brain damage in later life

Barry O'Driscoll, the former medical adviser to the International Rugby Board, is under no illusion about the defining moment of Ireland's 13-13 draw with France in March last year. The decision to allow his nephew, the multi-capped centre Brian O'Driscoll, to return to the pitch after suffering concussion was an outrage, he said.

"If that had been allowed in the United States, during an American football match, then the officials involved would have been sacked," he said.

O'Driscoll – who resigned from the Irb's medical advisory board in 2012 in protest at its handling of the issues of concussion and brain injury – was speaking in the documentary, Head Games: The Global Concussion Crisis, which premiered in London last week. The American-made film focuses on what it describes as "a silent, global
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Galway Film Fleadh: Irish President Michael D. Higgins Guest of Honor at Closing Night Awards

Galway Film Fleadh: Irish President Michael D. Higgins Guest of Honor at Closing Night Awards
Imagine that you met a guy named Barry O’-something–or-other at Sundance, or Tribeca, a real film fan who’d come every year, watch films in the seat right beside you, and then went off at some point and was elected president of the country.“That Michael?!!” screeched one American, from deep within her film festival bubble, when told that one of her old Galway Film Fleadh friends -- someone she’d been meeting year after year -- was the same Michael D. Higgins who is currently president of Ireland and was Sunday night’s guest of honor at the Fleadh’s closing-night awards.Such is the hermetically sealed world of film festivals. But it makes sense that Higgins would have been a Fleadh habitue: A former member of the Irish Parliament for Galway he was the nation’s arts minister, too, before being elected to his current office in 2011. He’s a poet,
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Tribeca Film Review: ‘Run and Jump’

Tribeca Film Review: ‘Run and Jump’
In helmer Steph Green’s debut feature, “Run and Jump,” a family must adjust to life with father — specifically, a father who has suffered brain damage from a stroke, and who returns home with a camera-toting medical researcher in tow. The wife of the stroke victim — an extraordinarily vibrant, red-haired mother of two and a warm, coaxing hostess to the uptight researcher — helps the household accommodate the strangers in its midst. Skirting traumatic turmoil, “Run” discovers reserves of strength and joie de vivre that could prove irresistible to European and American auds.

The pic begins in medias res with Venetia (Maxine Peake) picking up her husband, Connor (Edward MacLiam), from the hospital where he spent a month in a coma and four months in recovery, and then collecting Ted Fielding (Will Forte), the American psychologist who will become the family’s houseguest and record Connor’s progress through the lens of his camera.
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Women we love to love and women we love to hate

Why is it that Jennifer Lawrence, Michelle Obama and Adele get all the love, while Anne Hathaway, Taylor Swift and Peaches Geldof get it in the neck?

As the dust begins to settle on awards season, it becomes clear that some famous women get a lot more love than others. Rightly or wrongly, there are those whom everyone wants to make their instant best friend, and those who get it in the neck. Why is Adele so robustly likable, while the equally successful Taylor Swift often comes across like a wounded deer? Why would so many of us run into the nearest pub to neck shots with Jennifer Lawrence, and leave Anne Hathaway waiting in the car? Using deeply scientific methodology, we've uncovered the reasons behind this puzzling phenomenon.

Five women we love to love

Meryl Streep

The thing is, you don't always want a celeb to be "down to
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Beth Ditto Was Arrested in Oregon, Yelled Obama's Name in the Street

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The headline about sums it all up, because that's exactly what happened: Beth Ditto, lead singer of Gossip, allegedly got all wasted and belligerent in a Oregon bar this past weekend, and when she was thrown out into the street, she kicked off her shoes and began chanting, "Obama! Obama! Obama" over and over again - or so says the police report. She was eventually arrested for drunk and disorderly conduct, and was released on her own recognizance. The end! No, but seriously, can we talk about how awesome Beth Ditto generally is when she's not doing silly things like getting thrown out of drinking establishments for overindulging on their product? Because Beth Ditto's still pretty awesome - and even if you didn't vote for President Obama, wouldn't Barry O be one of the first people you'd call to come and pick you up from a bar if you got into trouble?
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Commercial television revenues fall below $2bn in the six months to December

Commercial television advertising revenue has dropped by 3.24 per cent in the six months to December and dropped below the $2bn mark – with the Ten Network hardest hit.

And it was the capital cities which saw the biggest drop, totalling $67m, according to data released by Free TV Australia this afternoon.

The market overall shrank to $1.994m in the half year period, a drop of 3.24%nt compared to the same time last year.

Ten suffered the most, dropping from a 25.53% share between January and June last year to 21.57% in the second half.

Seven led with 40.29% of revenue and Nine second with 38%, a big improvement from the former Packer-owned network’s 31% in 2009, boosted by its Olympics year.

Overall free-to-air television revenues last year dropped $88 million to $3.810bn, down $2.3% from the $3.898bn in 2011.

But Ten is optimistic.

“Clearly 2012 was a tough year for Ten,” Network Ten Chief Sales Officer Barry O’Brien, said today.
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MasterChef: The Professionals signs up three more sponsors

The Ten Network has signed up three more sponsors for MasterChef: The Professionals, bringing the total to six.

The signings follow the three principal sponsors already announced – Coles, Fiat Chrysler and the Sunbeam Corporation.

Pasta brand Barilla Australia returns after backing MasterChef Australia last year, and Ten has secured two new sponsors in the BT Financial Group and Hewlett-Packard, the latter of which will use the series to promote its new Hp EnvyX2, a combined laptop and tablet.

Ten’s chief sales officer Barry O’Brien said MasterChef had “enduring appeal”, claiming it provided the deepest level of integration and tailored sponsorship on Australian television.

The series launches at 7.30pm on Sunday.

The post MasterChef: The Professionals signs up three more sponsors appeared first on mUmBRELLA.
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Nz government grilled for tenuous Hobbit job claim after $NZ67m subsidy

The New Zealand government's claim that The Hobbit films would create 3000 jobs was initially made by Peter Jackson.s production company and never independently verified, according to documents obtained by the Nz First party.

The documents also show that the government.s first query about jobs was made a year after it had already granted an estimated.$NZ67 million subsidy to Warners Bros and effectively removed the right of film workers to unionise amid threats to take the production offshore.

An email from a representative from the office of Nz prime minister John Key to Jackson's production company Wingnut Films said the Pm had asked how many jobs the Hobbit movies would create. (A copy of the emails can be found here.)

"The context is, if he's asked about.Labour's.industrial relations policy and how it might impact on the Nz.film industry he can say something like 'about 3000 people
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Mike Morrison returns to adland with Innocean role

A year after embarking on one of the most shortlived TV careers of all time, Mike Morrison has returned to adland as the MD of ad agency Innocean.

This time last year saw Morrison announced as James Warburton’s surprise choice for chief sales officer of Network Ten. He abruptly left the role in June and was replaced by former Phd boss Barry O’Brien.

Prior to his stint at Ten, Morrison spent four months as strategy director of Sapient Nitro. Before that he spent three years as chief strategy officer at Y&R Brands.

Innocean is best known as the in-house agency for car brands Kia and Hyundai. However, the agency has ambitions to land other clients.

In the announcement, Scott Lambert, creative director of Innocean, said: “Like the rest of the agency, I am thrilled to have Mike come on board. His experience and passion will play a
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The industry’s nicest

In this roundJohn Mescall

In this round up from the Encore and Mumbrella annual, we celebrate the nicest people working in the industry.

1. John Mescall, Ecd, McCann Australia

When was the last time you cried watching an ad? Mescall was behind The Impossible Orchestra – a 24-hour musical tribute to the 2.6m Australians who take care of sick or disabled loved ones – which got the audience blubbing. It was a campaign with heart, and that’s what Mescall (who devotes lots of his time working with charities) is all about. A genuine, bullshit-free bloke with bags of talent.

2. Mark Coad, CEO, PHd Australia

Unassuming and mild-mannered, Coad is not your typical big-talking CEO. And yet he could not have turned around former agency Omd without making some tough decisions. One of the most accomplished media operators in Australia, the Melburnian leads with an assured lack of fuss.

3. Suzie Shaw, MD, Host
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