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'Les Mis,' 'Brave' win CAS awards

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- The "Les Miserables" sound mixing team won the Cinema Audio Society award for a live action feature at the 49th annual CAS Awards Saturday in Los Angeles.

'Silence!' extends run through Sept. 2

NEW YORK, March 27 (UPI) -- The producers of the off-Broadway show "Silence! The Musical" have extended the run of the unauthorized parody of "The Silence of the Lambs" through Sept. 2.

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Hathaway amazed to get 'Rachel' script

Hathaway amazed to get 'Rachel' script

NEW YORK, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Anne Hathaway said she was amazed to hear U.S. director Jonathan Demme wanted her to play an acid-tongued, recovering drug addict in his new movie.

After Clooney, Venice fest features indies

VENICE, Italy, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- George Clooney will kick off the 2008 Venice Film Festival with his latest effort but after that independent movies will hold sway, officials said.
Scorsese drops out of Marley project

Scorsese drops out of Marley project

LOS ANGELES, May 22 (UPI) -- U.S. filmmaker Martin Scorsese reportedly will not be directing a planned Bob Marley documentary due to scheduling conflicts.

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Demme denied access to key Carter speech

WALTHAM, Mass., Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Brandeis University has denied director Jonathan Demme access to a speech by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, which Demme wanted to shoot for a film.

Demme to head Jimmy Carter documentary

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Director Jonathan Demme has been tabbed to head a film documentary about former U.S. President Jimmy Carter entitled "He Comes in Peace."

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Today is Wednesday, Feb. 22, the 53rd day of 2006 with 312 to follow.
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H'Wood up in arms over 'Bubble' releases

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- The release of Steven Soderbergh's art house film "Bubble" at theaters, cable TV and DVD over the next four days has sparked an entertainment industry debate.

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Today is Tuesday, Feb. 22, the 53rd day of 2005 with 312 to follow.
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Jonathan Demme
Jonathan Demme poses for pictures at the premiere of "The Agronomist" at the Chelsea West Cinemas in New York on April 13, 2004. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)

Robert Jonathan Demme (born February 22, 1944) is an American filmmaker, producer and screenwriter. He is best known for directing The Silence of the Lambs, which won him the Academy Award for Best Director.

Demme was born in Baldwin, Nassau County, New York in 1944. He is a graduate of the University of Florida. He also was the uncle of Ted Demme, who died in 2002. He is currently a member of the steering committee of the Friends of the Apollo Theater in Oberlin, Ohio, along with Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman. Demme has three children by two marriages: Ramona, Brooklyn, Josephine.

During the 1980s, Demme had a brief romantic relationship with rock singer Belinda Carlisle, who appeared in his movie Swing Shift.

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