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Hollywood Analysis: A filmmaker's chutzpah

LOS ANGELES, March 24 (UPI) -- Michael Moore's anti-war, anti-Bush tirade was one of the more watchable moments at the 75th Academy Awards -- but whether it changed minds is another question.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Analysis: War is 75th Oscars' backdrop

LOS ANGELES, March 24 (UPI) -- The Academy Awards celebrated its 75th anniversary in Los Angeles Sunday, but the ceremony was largely preoccupied with controversy over a U.S.-led war in Iraq.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Analysis: Oscars walking a fine line

LOS ANGELES, March 20 (UPI) -- Instead of walking the traditional red carpet, celebrities will be walking a fine line Sunday at the 75th Anniversary Academy Awards in Hollywood.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Entertainment Today: Showbiz News

The Academy Awards is set go on Sunday, but if the United States is at war the show will reflect the seriousness of the occasion.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Academy cancels red carpet Oscar arrivals

LOS ANGELES, March 18 (UPI) -- The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced in Beverly Hills, Calif., Tuesday that the Academy Awards will go on Sunday without a red carpet arrival line.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Academy cancels red carpet Oscar arrivals

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., March 18 (UPI) --

Hollywood Digest

PUNDITS LIKE 'CHICAGO'
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Digest

U2 WILL PERFORM ON OSCARS TELECAST
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Feature: Setting Oscar's 'diamond'

LOS ANGELES, March 13 (UPI) -- Don't expect the set for the 75th Academy Awards telecast to be dripping with diamonds -- that's too obvious a choice for production designer Roy Christopher.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Digest

HBO has told the cast and crew of "The Sopranos" that production on the show's fifth season is on hold because of a contract battle with James Gandolfini.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Digest

What's happening in Hollywood.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Entertainment Today: Showbiz News

The musicians' strike that darkened Broadway for four days ended Tuesday when the players' union settled a contract dispute with show producers.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

"A Midsummer Night's Rave" debuted Sunday night at the South By Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas. The film is a modern adaptation of William Shakespeare's play "A Midsummer Night's Dream" set in a rave two years in the future.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Hollywood Digest

Once again, the Hollywood awards season is lucrative for pirates, who have flooded the market with copies of studio "screeners" issued to promote Oscar campaigns.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Digest

What's happening in Hollywood.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter
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Gil Cates
Gil Cates (L), producer of the Oscar telecast and his wife Dr. Judith Reichman attend the 60th annual Directors Guild of America Awards in Los Angeles on January 26, 2008.(UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)
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Gilbert “Gil” Cates (born June 6, 1934) is an American film director and television producer. He is probably best known for producing the annual Academy Award shows. In September 2007, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that he would be producing the 80th Academy Awards, his 14th time. The awards took place on Sunday February 24, 2008. Cates directed the feature films I Never Sang for My Father (1970) and Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams (1973).

Cates was born Gilbert Katz in New York City, the son of Nina (née Peltzman) and Nathan Katz, who was a dress manufacturer. He is the uncle of noted actress Phoebe Cates.

King Vidor (1936) · Frank Capra (1939) · George Stevens (1941) · Mark Sandrich (1943) · John Cromwell (1944) · George Marshall (1948) · Joseph L. Mankiewicz (1950) · George Sidney (1951) · Frank Capra (1960) · George Sidney (1961) · Delbert Mann (1967) · Robert Wise (1971) · Robert Aldrich (1975) · George Schaefer (1979) · Jud Taylor (1981) · Gilbert Cates (1983) · Franklin Schaffner (1987) · Gene Reynolds (1993) · Jack Shea (1997) · Martha Coolidge (2002) · Michael Apted (2003)

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Gil Cates."
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