Writers guild announces award winners in LA, New York

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- The Writers Guild of America named "Her" the Best Original Screenplay and "Captain Phillips" Best Adapted Screenplay at ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York.
Canadian Alice Munro wins 2013 Nobel Prize in literature

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STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Canadian author Alice Munro was awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in literature Thursday, the Swedish Academy announced.

40 films purchased at Toronto Film Fest

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TORONTO, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Canadian actress and film director Sarah Polley says she is more than three months pregnant with her first child.
Polley gets place on Canada's Walk of Fame

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TORONTO, June 9 (UPI) -- "Splice" star Sarah Polley is among the seven celebrities to be honored with a place on Canada's Walk of Fame this year, organizers said.
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Brody's 'Splice' gets a U.S. release date

BURBANK, Calif., March 24 (UPI) -- Warner Bros. Pictures says it plans to release a science-fiction thriller called "Splice" and starring Adrien Brody in U.S. theaters this June.
'Away,' 'Promises' win big at Genies

'Away,' 'Promises' win big at Genies

TORONTO, March 4 (UPI) -- "Away From Her" won seven prizes, including one for best picture, at the 28th annual Genie Awards at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

'John Adams' miniseries to premiere in Va.

RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- HBO announced Wednesday it is planning to premiere its historical miniseries "John Adams" at the Byrd Theatre in Richmond, Va.

HBO to air Adams mini-series next month

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Stars planning to attend Oscars lunch

BEVERLY HILLS , Calif., Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Oscar nominees George Clooney, Viggo Mortensen, Julie Christie, Laura Linney and Ellen Page are set to attend an upcoming Hollywood luncheon in their honor.

'Enchanted,' 'Juno' win WFCC awards

NEW YORK, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- The New York-based Women Film Critics Circle has announced a tie between "Away from Her" and "Talk to Me" for its 2007 best picture by a woman prize.

Critics name 'No Country' year's best film

NEW YORK, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- The New York Film Critics Circle has named the Coen brothers' "No Country for Old Men" the best picture of 2007.

Brody, Polley sign on for 'Splice'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Sarah Polley and Adrien Brody have joined the cast of the upcoming sci-fi picture "Splice," the Hollywood Reporter said Thursday.

'Aquamarine' director to helm 'Ramona'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Hollywood filmmaker Elizabeth Allen has signed on to direct a movie based on Beverly Cleary’s classic "Ramona" series of books, Variety.com said Thursday.

Lionsgate gets Polley's 'Away from Her'

TORONTO, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Lionsgate won U.S. distribution rights to "Away from Her," directed by actress Sarah Polley, in one of the few bidding wars at the Toronto Film Festival.
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Sarah Polley
Sarah Polley (L) and Toni Collette arrive for the premiere of "My Blueberry Nights" on opening night of the 60th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France on May 16, 2007. (UPI Photo/Christine Chew)

Sarah Polley (born January 8, 1979) is a Canadian actress, singer, Genie Award-winning film director and Academy Award-nominated screenwriter. She has starred in such films as The Sweet Hereafter, Guinevere, Go, The Weight of Water, My Life Without Me, and Terry Gilliam's The Adventures of Baron Munchausen.

Polley, the youngest of five children, was born in Toronto, Ontario, the daughter of Diane, an actress and casting director, and Michael Polley, a British-born actor and insurance agent (he attended acting classes with Albert Finney in England before moving to Canada). Polley's mother died of cancer just after Polley's 11th birthday. Polley attended Subway Academy II then Earl Haig Secondary School, but dropped out before graduating.

Her first cinematic appearance was at the age of four, as Molly in the Disney film One Magic Christmas. At age eight, she was cast in the title role in the television series Ramona, based on Beverly Cleary's books. That same year, she also played one of the lead characters in Terry Gilliam's The Adventures of Baron Munchausen. Polley burst into the public eye the following year as Sara Stanley on the popular CBC television series Road to Avonlea. The series made her famous and financially independent, and she was hailed as "Canada's Sweetheart" by the popular press.

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