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2009-06-07 15:45:00

A diverse variety of people are meeting this week to review the "threats and opportunities" that the Internet creates regarding copyright privileges. 500 individuals from more than 55 countries will attend the 2nd World Copyright Summit at the Ronald Reagan Convention Center. Google, Microsoft, as well as envoys of movie, music and book rights societies will attend the summit planned by the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC), led by Bee Gees singer Robin...

2009-02-01 11:47:20

British director Danny Boyle was the best director of 2008 for his work on the critical smash Slumdog Millionaire, the Directors Guild of America says. The TV and film organization named Boyle, 52, the winner of the 2008 DGA best director award during its annual awards ceremony in Los Angeles Saturday, the Los Angeles Times said Sunday. While Boyle's directorial talents in regards to Slumdog had already been honored by the Golden Globes and British Independent Film Award, Saturday night's...

2009-02-01 02:34:00

OTHER WINNERS OF 2008 DGA AWARDS ANNOUNCED LOS ANGELES, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The winners of the 2008 Directors Guild of America Outstanding Directorial Achievement Awards and the recipients of the Guild's 2009 Career Achievement Awards were announced tonight during the 61st Annual DGA Awards Dinner at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles. Danny Boyle won the DGA's Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for Slumdog Millionaire. Following the welcome by...

2009-01-31 12:16:04

The Directors Guild of America says film director Carl Reiner will not be able to host its awards show in Los Angeles Saturday due to food poisoning. The entertainment industry group said the longtime host of the annual awards ceremony had been stricken with food poisoning and therefore would be absent at this year's 22nd DGA Awards, The Hollywood Reporter said Friday. The replacement host for the awards ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles will be actor Jon Cryer....

2009-01-10 14:11:38

The Directors Guild of America says nearly all of the films nominated for the U.S. group's best documentary award involve first-time nominees. The Hollywood Reporter said Friday the nominees for the guild's best documentary award for 2008 include Waltz with Bashir, The Judge and the General At the Death House Door, Man on Wire and Stranded: I've Come From a Plane that Crashed on the Mountains. Death co-creators Peter Gilbert and Stevie James are the only individuals involved with the...

2009-01-09 18:45:54

Mad Men, 30 Rock and director Paris Barclay were each nominated for two Directors Guild of America awards Friday. Winners of the prizes are to be announced Jan. 31 at the 61st annual DGA Awards dinner at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles. Alan Taylor is up for a DGA award for directing The Mountain King episode of the 1950s-set TV drama series Mad Men, while Matthew Weiner was nominated for the show's Meditations in an Emergency installment. Barclay earned a nod for...

Word of the Day
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'