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2009-09-29 20:16:34

Mira Nair's Amelia is set to open the inaugural Doha Tribeca Film Festival in Qatar, organizers announced Tuesday. The movie about iconic aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart stars two-time Academy Award-winner Hilary Swank and Golden Globe-winner Richard Gere. Twelve of the other 32 films on the festival's slate have roots in the Middle East. Offering a diverse selection of titles from the international festival circuit, by both emerging and established directors, the Doha festival is to run from...

2008-09-29 06:00:23

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Film Independent announced today the recipient of the second annual Sloan Producers Grant. The organization also announced the fellows selected for Film Independent's annual Producers Lab, which runs in Los Angeles from September 29 through November 13, 2008. Anne Clements (Quinceanera) will teach the Lab, which is sponsored by Technicolor. The Sloan Producers Grant, sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, was awarded to Jim Young, who is...

2006-08-25 18:10:17

ROME (Reuters) - Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman will open Rome's first international film festival with her portrayal of U.S. photographer Diane Arbus, organizers said on Friday. Kidman plays Arbus in Steven Shainberg's "Fur," which premiers in Rome. "I love Italy and I feel great affinity with it," Kidman said in a statement issued by organizers of the Rome festival. "I am especially proud to be christening this important event." Kidman's presence in the capital will add to a...

2005-09-03 20:26:38

By Daniel Wallis KAMPALA (Reuters) - Geresom A.G. Musamali had never been to a cinema before he was chosen to join an unprecedented screenwriting course at a house on a hill overlooking the Ugandan edge of Lake Victoria. Set up by Indian director Mira Nair, Maisha Film Lab aims to give east Africa's faltering film industry a boost by unearthing local talent and training budding screenwriters for success. "I strive to reach the top having come from nothing in the film world," said...


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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
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  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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