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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Feb. 22, 2013.
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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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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012.
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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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UPI Almanac for Friday, Feb. 22, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Thursday, Feb. 22, 2007.
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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."

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Feb. 22, the 53rd day of 2006 with 312 to follow.
By United Press International

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.

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Feb. 22, the 53rd day of 2005 with 312 to follow.
By United Press International

Stars line up for DGA Honors

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Oprah Winfrey, Martin Scorcese and Mike Nichols head the list of presenters for the upcoming Directors Guild of America Honors, the DGA has announced.

Filmmaker Demme hits U.S. foreign policy

VENICE, Italy, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Filmmaker Jonathan Demme criticized U.S. foreign policy at the Venice International Film Festival, The Hollywood Reporter said Friday.

Analysis: Haiti's challenge on film

LOS ANGELES, April 22 (UPI) -- Two centuries after Haiti declared its independence from France, the Caribbean island nation has yet to enjoy the prosperity that self-determination promises, a
PAT NASON, UPI Los Angeles

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Feb. 22, the 53rd day of 2004 with 313 to follow.
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Two in Hollywood want to support N.J. boy

HOLLYWOOD, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Both a Hollywood director and a screenwriter have offered to buy a controversial drawing that landed a 14-year-old New Jersey boy in detention.

MPAA: videocassette ban will remain

HOLLYWOOD, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- The Motion Picture Association of America says it will not lift its ban on distributing videocassette and DVD copies of movies for the film awards season.

'Manchurian Candidate' remake on

LOS ANGELES, June 27 (UPI) -- Liev Schreiber will join Denzel Washington and Meryl Streep in the Jonathan Demme-directed remake of "The Manchurian Candidate" at Paramount Pictures.

Hollywood Digest

BOX-OFFICE PREVIEW Action-comedy, hip-hop comedy, an adaptation from popular juvenile literature, old folkies and a Latina-based comedy are playing in U.S. theaters this weekend.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Video of the Week: 'Red Dragon'

LOS ANGELES, March 31 (UPI) -- The primordial human fear of being eaten has inspired three of Hollywood's all-time most profitable franchises: "Jaws," "Jurassic Park," and the Hannibal the Ca
STEVE SAILER, UPI National Correspondent

Video of the Week: 'Truth About Charlie'

LOS ANGELES, March 31 (UPI) -- "The Truth About Charlie" is hoping to do a little better when released Tuesday on DVD (26.98 list) and VHS (rental only) than it did in the theaters, where it
STEVE SAILER, UPI National Correspondent
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