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Pixar to lay off 60 in California

Pixar to lay off 60 in California

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Pixar Animation Studios announced it is laying off about 60 staffers at its headquarters in Emeryville, Calif., after the release delay for "The Good Dinosaur."
Bill Murray to star in HBO's 'Olive Kitteridge' miniseries

Bill Murray to star in HBO's 'Olive Kitteridge' miniseries

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Bill Murray and Frances McDormand are to co-star in HBO's adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, "Olive Kitteridge," Hollywood's Deadline.com said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, June 23, 2013.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, June 23, 2012.
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'Madagascar 3' to premiere at Cannes

'Madagascar 3' to premiere at Cannes

CANNES, France, March 15 (UPI) -- The animated adventure "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted" will have its world premiere at France's Cannes Film Festival in May, The Hollywood Reporter said.
'Moonrise Kingdom' to open Cannes fest

'Moonrise Kingdom' to open Cannes fest

CANNES, France, March 9 (UPI) -- Wes Anderson's summer-camp comedy "Moonrise Kingdom" is to open the 65th Cannes Film Festival, organizers said Friday.
McDormand to be film fest chair

McDormand to be film fest chair

SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Frances McDormand is to head up the jury at Spain's San Sebastian film festival this month, organizers said.
Parsons joins 'Good People' cast

Parsons joins 'Good People' cast

NEW YORK, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Octogenarian actress Estelle Parsons has joined the cast of the upcoming stage production of "Good People," the Manhattan Theatre Club said Monday.
Tate Donovan joins 'Good People' cast

Tate Donovan joins 'Good People' cast

NEW YORK, July 14 (UPI) -- Actor Tate Donovan has joined the cast of the upcoming stage production of "Good People," the Manhattan Theatre Club said Wednesday.
McDormand to star in B'way's 'People' play

McDormand to star in B'way's 'People' play

NEW YORK, July 7 (UPI) -- Frances McDormand is to headline the world premiere of David Lindsay-Abaire's stage drama "Good People," the Manhattan Theatre Club announced.

Coen brothers' 'Burn' is No. 1

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Four new movies, led by the Coen brothers' "Burn After Reading," were the favorites in U.S. theaters this weekend, Box Office Mojo said Sunday.
Costumer happy to dress Clooney, Pitt

Costumer happy to dress Clooney, Pitt

VENICE, Italy, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Hollywood costume designer Mary Zophres says she considers herself lucky to have worked with George Clooney and Brad Pitt on their looks for their latest film.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, June 23, 2008.
By United Press International
'Burn After Reading' to open Venice fest

'Burn After Reading' to open Venice fest

VENICE, Italy, April 29 (UPI) -- "Burn After Reading," a movie by U.S. film-making brothers Joel and Ethan Coen, will open the 65th Venice Film Festival, a festival representative said.
New Coen brothers film to open Sept. 12

New Coen brothers film to open Sept. 12

NEW YORK, March 3 (UPI) -- Focus Features announced Joel and Ethan Coen's new dark spy-comedy "Burn After Reading" is to hit U.S. theaters Sept. 12.
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TOR2000090804 -8 SEPTEMBER 2000 -TORONTO,ONTARIO, CANADA: Director Cameron Crowe and actress Frances McDormand respond to questions at the press conference for "Almost Famous" during the Toronto International Film Festival today September 8. UPI cc /Christine Chew
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Frances Louise McDormand (born June 23, 1957) is an American film, stage, and television actress. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1996 for her role as Marge Gunderson in Fargo. She has also been nominated for the Academy Award For Best Supporting Actress three times for her performances in Mississippi Burning, Almost Famous, and North Country. She has been nominated for four Golden Globes, three BAFTA Awards, two Tony Awards,and an Emmy Award.

McDormand was born in Chicago, Illinois and was adopted by the McDormands, a Canadian couple - Noreen, a registered nurse and receptionist, and Vernon, a Disciples of Christ pastor. She has said that her biological mother may have been one of the parishioners at Vernon's church. She has a sister, Dorothy A. McDormand, who is an ordained Disciples of Christ minister and chaplain, as well as another sibling, both of whom were adopted by the McDormands, who had no biological children. As her father specialized in restoring congregations, he frequently moved their family, and they lived in several small towns in Illinois, Georgia, Kentucky and Tennessee, before settling in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area town of Monessen, where she graduated from high school in 1975. She attended Bethany College, West Virginia, and earned a B.A. in Theater in 1979.

In 1982, McDormand earned an M.F.A. from the Yale University School of Drama. She was a roommate of Holly Hunter at the time. Her first professional acting job was in Trinidad and Tobago, performing in a play written by poet Derek Walcott and funded by the MacArthur Foundation.

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