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2011-07-28 19:22:00

LOS ANGELES, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The AFI Conservatory, a founding program of the American Film Institute, was voted the #1 film school in the world by The Hollywood Reporter. AFI's unique curriculum is world-renowned, centered on a hands-on, production-based training environment where Fellows (AFI's reference to students) collaborate to make films. Utilizing a European Conservatory model of small class sizes and learning by doing, Fellows enter the program with a focus on a...

2011-02-26 19:44:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, handed out top honors to Black Swan, Winter's Bone, 127 Hours, and The Kids Are All Right at this afternoon's 26th Film Independent Spirit Awards. The King's Speech, Exit Through the Gift Shop, Get Low, Tiny Furniture, and Daddy Longlegs also received awards at the ceremony, held in a tent on the beach in Santa Monica. Tune in...

2011-02-18 12:30:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Passionate discussions among movie fans flood the Internet during the last weeks prior to the Academy Awards ceremony. Many of these conversations take place in Twitter and may be indicative of an actor's or movie's popularity. But can it also predict the winners in Los Angeles? (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110218/FL51077LOGO ) E.Life, a social media monitoring and analysis vendor, used its Tweetmeter software to find out. It started...

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2009-06-16 17:57:46

Actress Natalie Portman is attached to play the lead in Darren Aronofsky's ballet thriller Black Swan, The Hollywood Reporter said. Portman would play a veteran ballerina locked in a competitive situation with a rival dancer who could be real, a supernatural apparition or a hallucination, the entertainment industry trade newspaper said. If negotiations go well, Aronofsky could start shooting Swan with Portman as early as this year, The Hollywood Reporter said. Aronofsky previously directed...

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2009-04-21 19:51:18

Christian Bale and Mark Wahlberg are in talks for the lead roles in director David O. Russell's Boston-set flick The Fighter. Variety.com said the story about boxer Irish Mickey Ward and Dicky Eklund, the ex-convict half-brother who trains him, is to begin shooting in July. Wahlberg is in negotiations to play the character of Ward and Bale the part of Eklund, the entertainment industry trade newspaper said. Wahlberg and Matt Damon were initially set to star in the movie with Darren Aronofsky...

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2009-02-21 22:27:10

The Wrestler was named best feature at the Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, Calif., Saturday night. The movie about a former pro wrestling icon who can't let go of his glory days also earned the award for cinematography, while star Mickey Rourke picked up the trophy for best lead actor. I went out and found the best actors I could find -- Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood and the legend Mickey Rourke, director Darren Aronofsky told the audience as he collected the evening's top...


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