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Venice Film Fest's Final Cut Workshop Announces Winners

VENICE – The Venice Film Market’s Final Cut in Venice workshop which provides support and partnership opportunities to films from Africa and Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine and Syria, has announced its winners. 241 more words

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Venice Film Review: 'Hill of Freedom'

The title could not be more of a red herring in Hong Sang-soo’s 16th feature, “Hill of Freedom,” its noble implications lending outward grandeur to a romantic triangle that reps a cream puff even by Hong’s trifling standards. 653 more words

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Israel, Germany, France Join Ridley Scott's 'Life in a Day' Format (EXCLUSIVE)

VENICE – Israel, Germany, and France are joining Ridley Scott’s user-generated feature format “Life in a Day,” the collective filmmaking project in which people in an individual country upload footage of their lives on a specified day and the material subsequently gets processed and edited by a director. 280 more words

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Top Ten Book Characters That Would Be Sitting At My Lunch Table

Top Ten Tuesday is an original concept started by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week a specific theme will be revealed at the website and book lovers are encouraged to share their answers to the theme either at the comment box or at their own blogs. 523 more words

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San Onofre Closure: Ratepayers Problem

For those of you living in Southern California, you are all too aware of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) closure. The plant has not been producing electricity since January of 2012. 569 more words

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OSCARS: Serbia Sends 'See You in Montevideo' to Academy Awards

LONDON — “See You in Montevideo,” directed by Dragan Bjelogrlic, has been selected as Serbia’s entry for the Academy Award for foreign-language film, according to the InSerbia News website. 122 more words

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Follow LitChat Twitter conversation with Lori Baker

Litchat organises live Twitter conversations with authors every Wednesday. The one-hour session starts at 4 pm USA Eastern Time (4 am Thursday for those in Malaysia). 388 more words

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