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Today in Soap Opera History (February 11)

1969: Ned Stuart arrived at Collinwood on Dark Shadows.

1986: Santa Barbara's Mason gave Mary a horse.

1993: Gh's Tiffany was determined to win custody of Lucas.

2000: Oltl's Nora interrupted Bo and Lindsay's wedding."Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times. This arises from the fact that they are produced by men who ever have been, and ever shall be, animated by the same passions, and thus they necessarily have the same results."

― Machiavelli

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

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1969: On Dark Shadows, Ned Stuart (Roger Davis, in his second role on the show) showed
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Clems wins agency of the year at Madc Awards

Clemenger Bbdo Melbourne was named agency of the year at the Melbourne Advertising & Design Club Awards tonight.

The agency won top honours for the second year running. However, rival Gpy&R Melbourne – which won more lions at Cannes this year than any Australian agency – did not enter for the second consecutive year. Last year, Patts Ecd Ben Coulson cited cost reasons for not supporting the event, which is Melbourne’s top awards show.

The awards list in full:

The Adstream Award for Agency of the Year


Clemenger Bbdo Melbourne

The Madc Award for Best in Show


Guilt Trips V/Line Agency McCann

The Madc Award for Lifetime Achievement


Scott Whybin, Whybin Tbwa

The Blackley Award for Creative Leader of the Year


Jason Williams, Leo Burnett

The Madc Award for Client of the Year


Carlton United Brewers

The Exit Films Award for Best Junior


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Bww TV: Next Broadway Sensation: Heat 1- Dimitri Moise

Dimitri Moise is extremely proud to be a part of Nymf's Next Broadway SensationHe is currently at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in the New Studio on Broadway studying Musical Theatre. Regional credits include Tim Wyatt in the Pre-Broadway Production of Johnny Baseball, Richie in A Chorus Line, Hud in Hair, and Sailor in Anything Goes. Nyu credits include Flick in Violet and Polynices in The Seven. Dimitri has also been seen in various new works such as IanBradley Cole in Bradley Cole, Rob in This Dark City, St. GoarDerek in The Lorelei, and Davu in Let it Rain. In addition, he has performed solo at Carnegie Hall, at the Laurie Beechman Theatre in Daniel Lincoln's Cabaret 4 Scores...and 7 Shows Ago, at the Daryl Roth Theatre in J. Oconor Navarro's New Composers Cabaret, and most recently at Radio City Music Hall this past May.
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When Silents Are Golden: Chaplin, Keaton, "Metropolis" and More New DVDs

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When Silents Are Golden: Chaplin, Keaton,
A look at what's new on DVD today:

"Modern Times"

Directed by Charlie Chaplin

Released by Criterion Collection

Granted, Warner Brothers released an extensive two-disc collection of arguably Charlie Chaplin's finest film back in 2003, but Criterion Collection is bringing the silent comedian to Blu-ray for the first time with a newly remastered edition of the Depression-era classic with an array of special features including the Dardenne brothers' 2003 tribute to the film, the 1916 two-reeler "The Rink," the Alistair Cooke home movie with Chaplin and Pauline Goddard, "All at Sea," two deleted sequences from the film, a new featurette on the film's special effects with Ben Burtt and Craig Barron and much more.

"Avatar: Extended Collector's Edition"

Directed by James Cameron

Released by Fox Home Entertainment

After a bare bones edition was released in April, James Cameron's box office world-beater receives a three-disc set with all the bells and
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Control sweeps British Independent Films Awards

  • No surprises at this years' 10th British Independent Film Awards - Anton CorbijnAnton Corbijn
[/link]'s Ian Curtis biopic Control took home a total of five awards including Best film. The only surprise of the evening seems to be the acting awards - Sam Riley losing out to Viggo Mortensen took Best actor for his take on a Russian undercover agent posing as a mobster and Judi Dench won for a film role that feels like it came out ages ago (Notes on a Scandal). Below is the full list of winners and noms (winners in double **)   Best British Independent Film    * And When Did You Last See Your Father?    ** Control     * Eastern Promises    * Hallam Foe    * Notes on a ScandalBest Performance by an Actress in a British Independent Film    * Anne Hathaway for Becoming Jane    * Tannishtha Chatterjee for Brick Lane    * Sophia Myles for Hallam Foe    * Kierston Wareing for It's a Free World...    ** Judi Dench
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Corbijn's biopic takes 'Control' of the Bifa with 10 Noms

[/link] and Anton Corbijn should pack lite on November 28th as Control, by far the best Brit indie film of the year, leads the way in terms of noms for the 10th at the British Independent Film Awards. And When Did You Last See Your Father? has also received a fair share of noms with 7, followed by Hallam Foe with six and Eastern Promises with five. Newcomer Sam Riley is a shoe-in for the acting and most promising newcomer awards, although it would be a treat to see Kierston Wareing take something home for her bit in Ken Loach's It's a Free World.... The jury comprises actors Hayley Atwell, Archie Panjabi, Kathy Burke, Tony Curran, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Matthew Macfadyen; directors Annie Griffin, Menhaj Huda, Neil Marshall and Peter Webber; London Film Festival artistic director Sandra Hebron; producer Mark Herbert; cinematographer Brian Tufano; distributor Will Clarke; and musician Nitin Sawhney.
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