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Vera Farmiga And Andy Garcia To Find Romance In Admissions

After drawing notice with his award-winning film short The Response, Nyu Grad school graduate Adam Rodgers has gone into pre-production for his first feature film, Admissions. To be clear, this is not the Paul Rudd-Tina Fey vehicle. That's called Admission. And though both comedies are set on a college campus, Rodgers' Admissions doesn't center on the school's staff. Instead his feature focuses on a two (presumably single) parents who meet while taking their vexing children on a campus tour. Bringing some intrigue to Rodgers' debut is Vera Farmiga and Andy Garcia, who THR reports have signed on to front the film. Farmiga, who most recently appeared in the action-mystery Safe House, is set to play a free-spirit who sparks a connection with Garcia's uptight heart surgeon. When each is spurned by their respective ungrateful teenaged child, they decide to abandon the tour. From there they set off on
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Vera Farmiga & Andy Garcia To Get Romantic In Adam Rodgers' 'Admissions'

Vera Farmiga & Andy Garcia To Get Romantic In Adam Rodgers' 'Admissions'
After a starring role in an adaptation of "A View From The Bridge" fell apart last year, Vera Farmiga's latest run of films have been dominated by supporting turns ("Source Code," "Goats" and "Safe House"), although she did get her directorial debut "Higher Ground" into theaters last year as well.

The 2010 Oscar nominee is set to kick back in leading lady status now and will star opposite Andy Garcia in Adam Rodgers' romantic dramedy "Admissions." Not to be confused with the upcoming Paul Weitz comedy titled "Admission" (whose title isn't pluralised), Rodgers' film is a tale that is part of the increasingly popular 24-hour romancers centering on "a once-in-a-lifetime relationship that develops between two strangers over the course of a single day."

Farmiga plays Edith, a free-spirited mom taking her driven daughter Audrey on a walking tour of a beautiful small collegewho meets Garcia's buttoned-up heart surgeon George,
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Oscar 2010: Short Live Action Film Semi-Finalists

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the 10 semi-finalists in the live action short film category of the 2010 Academy Awards. Seventy-one pictures had originally qualified. The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order: The Door, Juanita Wilson, director, and James Flynn, producer (Octagon Films Ltd.) The Ground Beneath, Rene Hernandez, director, and Kristina Ceyton, producer (Passion Pictures) Hotel, Tim Conrad, director-producer (Oyster Films) Instead of Abracadabra, Patrik Eklund, director, and Mathias Fjellstrom, producer (Direktorn & Fabrikorn) Kavi, Gregg Helvey, director-producer (Gregg Helvey) Miracle Fish, Luke Doolan, director, and Drew Bailey, producer (Druid Films) The New Tenants, Joachim Back, director, and Tivi Magnusson, producer (Park Pictures) The Response, Adam Rodgers, director, and Sig Libowitz, producer (Look at the Moon Productions) Short Term 12, [...]
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Live-action shorts vie for Oscar nom

  Ten live-action short films -- ranging from director Juanita Wilson and producer James Flynn's "The Door," which looks at a Russian father and daughter, to director Tristram Shapeero and producer Daniel Jewel's "Sidney Turtlebaum," about an eccentric gay Jewish man in London -- have been shortlisted for the best live-action short film Oscar.

On Friday, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences released the list of ten, from which three to five nominees will be chosen.

In addition to "Door" and "Turtlebaum," the contenders are: "The Ground Beneath," Rene Hernandez, director, and Kristina Ceyton, producer (Passion Pictures); "Hotel," Tim Conrad, director-producer (Oyster Films); "Instead of Abracadabra," Patrik Eklund, director, and Mathias Fjellstrom, producer (Direktorn & Fabrikorn); "Kavi," Gregg Helvey, director-producer; "Miracle Fish," Luke Doolan, director, and Drew Bailey, producer (Druid Films); "The New Tenants," Joachim Back, director, and Tivi Magnusson, producer (Park Pictures); "The Response," Adam Rodgers, director,
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