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CBS News Leads News Emmys With 34 Nominees Including 23 For "60 Minutes"

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The honors will be presented on Sept. 26 with Larry King receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award. Here's how the national award nominations stack up:   The Nominations: 32nd News & Documentary Emmy Awards CBS (34) 60 Minutes (23); The Sunday Morning (7); CBS Evening News with Katie Couric (4) PBS (32) Pov (12); Frontline (5); Independent Lens (4); Nature (2); Nova (2); PBS NewsHour (2); Bill Moyers Journal (1); Frontline Fall Image Campaign (1); Independent Lens: Deep Down A Story From the Heart of Coal Country (1); The New Recruits (1); Washington Week (1) NBC (19) Dateline (6); NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams (6); Education Nation (2); Dateline NBC: Shadows & Light (1); Decision 2010 (1); Meet the Press with David Gregory (1); NBC News/MSNBC (1); Today (1) National Geographic Channel (15) Explorer (4); Great Migrations (3); Restrepo: Afghan Outpost (3); A Promise to the Dead: The Exile Journey of Ariel Dorfman (1); How the Earth Changed History (1); Iceland Volcano Eruption (1); National Geographic Magazine online (1); Witness: Katrina (1) ABC (12) 20/20 (2); Boston Med (2); ABC News Special Events (1); ABC World News with Diane Sawyer (1); ABC World News,
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Canadian doc takes Manhattan for Oscar bid

Toronto – Some Oscar campaigns just take longer to launch than others.

Canadian filmmakers Peter Raymont and Michele Hozer debuted "Genius Within: The Inner Life Of Glenn Gould" at last year's Toronto International Film Festival, and are now taking a less-traveled road to Oscar consideration for their arthouse documentary: through Dan Talbot's Upper West Side Lincoln Plaza Cinemas.

It's the difference for a U.S. theatrical release of a Canadian movie between one built on hope or on deliberate strategy.

U.S. distributor Kino Lorber Raymont premiered the film about the late Canadian classic pianist Glenn Gould at the taste-making Lincoln Plaza on Sept. 9 after securing impressive reviews from the New York Times and The New Yorker.

Kino Lorber topper Richard Lorber said the positive NYC reviews and Lincoln Plaza release puts the picture on the radar screen of national theatre bookers as a crossover art film, with DVD and VOD
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Canada's Top Ten 2007: veterans Cronenberg, Arcand, Maddin and McDonald among this year's class

  • The Toronto International Film Festival Group (Tiffg) announced this year's top ten Canadian feature films including higher-profile pics and items from a set of new-comers. In addition, this year's group of 10 is actually a group of 20 - they've included a ten-list of short films as well. Chris LavisChris Lavis
[/link] and Maciek Szczerbowski's Madame Tutli-putli (whom we featured here on Ioncinema.com - read our Q and A with the pair of filmmakers here) is the short film that has fairly great chances at making an appearance at this year's Acamdey Awards. The top ten list is part of a series of Q&As by filmmakers and panel discussions to be held in Canada's cap - from January 25 to February 5 at Cinematheque Ontario in Toronto. In alphabetical order:l’ÂGE Des TÉNÈBRES – Denys Arcand (Alliance Odeon Films)AmalRichie Mehta (Seville Pictures)Continental, Un Film Sans Fusil – Stéphane Lafleur (Christal Films
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'Darkness,' 'Promises' on Toronto top 10

TORONTO -- Denys Arcand's The Age of Darkness and David Cronenberg's Eastern Promises on Tuesday landed on the Toronto International Film Festival's top 10 list of Canadian films for 2007.

Other titles making the Toronto festival cut include Peter Raymont's A Promise to the Dead: The Exile Journey of Ariel Dorfman, Richie Mehta's Amal, Martin Gero's Young People Fucking and Yung Chang's Up the Yangtze.

Also turning up on the annual list, which is chosen by a 10-member panel of industry professionals, is Stephane Lafleur's Continental, Un Film Sans Fusil, Jeremy Podeswa's Fugitive Pieces, Guy Maddin's My Winnipeg and Bruce McDonald's The Tracey Fragments.

The Toronto festival list encompasses home-grown films that opened in 2007, or appeared in a Canadian festival.

Toronto also released for the first time a top 10 list of home-grown short films, which includes works by Canadian directors Chris Lavis and Maciek Szcerzerbowski, Jeff Barnaby and Cam Christiansen.

"Both the top 10 features and shorts demonstrate the exceptional vitality and the cinematic achievements of our industry," said Piers Handling, director and CEO of the Toronto International Film Festival Group.

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