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NBC announces two new dramas

NEW YORK, March 20 (UPI) -- NBC Monday announced it had given early orders for two new dramas -- one starring Dana Delany, Timothy Hutton and others from the makers of "Crash."

'Crash' upsets 'Brokeback' for top Oscar

LOS ANGELES, March 5 (UPI) -- "Crash" won three of the six Academy Awards it was nominated for Sunday night, including best film, original screenplay and film editing.

'Brokeback' takes top Orange Bafta

LONDON, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Ang Lee's gay western, "Brokeback Mountain," won Orange Baftas in London Sunday night for best film, best director and best supporting actor.

'Crash' producer loses Oscar bid

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- "Crash" financier Bob Yari will not be part of the production team up for an Academy Award, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has ruled.

'Brokeback,' 'Crash' honored by WGA

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- "Brokeback Mountain" was named best adapted screenplay and "Crash" won the top original screenplay award from the Writers Guild of America.

'Bond' shooting begins sans leading lady

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Filming is under way on the newest James Bond flick without a Bond girl or villain, it was reported Wednesday.

'Brokeback Mountain' gets eight Oscar nods

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Ang Lee's "Brokeback Mountain" received eight nominations for the 78th annual Academy Awards announced in Beverly Hills, Calif., Tuesday morning.

Directors Guild reveals top nominees

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Three first-time nominees were among the five film directors nominated Thursday for the Directors Guild of America's top feature film award.

'Constant Gardener' is critic's favorite

LONDON, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- "The Constant Gardener" garnered seven nominations Wednesday to lead the field for the 26th London Film Critics' Circle Awards.

Eastwood to show both sides in WWII battle

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Actor/director Clint Eastwood is working on two films that will tell the story of the World War II battle of Iwo Jima from both sides. "Flags of Our Fathers," telling the U.S. perspective of the battle, and the tentatively titled "Lamps Before the Wind,"

Crew filling up for 'Casino Royale'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- "Million Dollar Baby" writer Paul Haggis has been tapped to write the next film in the James Bond series for Sony and MGM.

Eastwood assembling cast for WWII epic

LOS ANGELES, July 29 (UPI) -- Actor Paul Walker will help re-enact the emotional Iwo Jima U.S. flag raising in Clint Eastwood's World War II epic "Flags of Our Fathers."

Paul Haggis to write/direct for NBC

BURBANK, Calif., July 25 (UPI) -- Emmy and Oscar-winning writer/director Paul Haggis is at the helm of an NBC TV mid-season drama called "The Black Donnellys."

Clint Eastwood casts Iwo Jima movie

LOS ANGELES, July 7 (UPI) -- Clint Eastwood has selected Ryan Phillippe, Jesse Bradford and Adam Beach to star in his next project, about the raising of the flag on Iwo Jima.

Warner Bros. commits to Iraq War film

HOLLYWOOD, March 2 (UPI) -- Warner Bros. has engaged Paul Haggis, who wrote the screenplay for "Million Dollar Baby," to write and direct a gritty film about Iraq War veterans.

Nominees for 77th Academy Awards

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Here is a list of nominees for the 77th Academy Awards, which were announced Tuesday:

Writers Guild announces nominees

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- The Writers Guild of America announced nominees Friday for its feature awards.

Spileberg, Eastwood to make WWII movie

LOS ANGELES, July 9 (UPI) -- Steven Spielberg and Clint Eastwood will collaborate on a movie about the Battle of Iwo Jima, The Hollywood Reporter said Friday.

Cast for 'Crash' expands

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Nine actors are confirmed to be on board for roles in Bull's Entertainment's "Crash," the Hollywood Reporter said Thursday.

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WGA honors 'Frasier' creator, 9-11 victim

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- The Writers Guild of America, west has announced that David Angell -- the co-creator of "Frasier" and "Wings" who was killed in the Sept. 11 terrorist attack --
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