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David Byrne joins Venice Film Fest jury

David Byrne joins Venice Film Fest jury

VENICE, Italy, July 9 (UPI) -- David Byrne of the Talking Heads is among the jury members announced by the Venice Film Festival.

'I'm Not There' director honors Ledger

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Todd Haynes paid tribute to Heath Ledger, the late star of his film "I'm Not There," at the 2008 Film Independent Spirit Awards Saturday in Santa Monica, Calif.
'I'm Not There' to get Altman Award

'I'm Not There' to get Altman Award

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Patricia Clarkson and Dennis Quaid are to present a prize to the team behind the film "I'm Not There" at the Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, Calif.
Ledger's family headed home

Ledger's family headed home

PERTH, Australia, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- The family of late Australian actor Heath Ledger has reportedly left Los Angeles and headed back home to bury him in his native Perth.

Lee, Pitt, Blanchett honored in Venice

VENICE, Italy, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Ang Lee’s sexy new drama, "Lust, Caution," and actors Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett were the big winners at the 64th Venice Film Festival this weekend.

Cate Blanchett to make transition to stage

LONDON, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Despite having five new films coming out next year, Australian actress Cate Blanchett is planning to alter her focus with a three-year stage work hiatus.

Ledger, Williams join Dylan biopic cast

LOS ANGELES, May 24 (UPI) -- "Brokeback Mountain" stars and real-life couple Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams are joining the cast of the Bob Dylan biopic, "I'm Not There."

Stars line up for Dylan biopic

NEW YORK, May 2 (UPI) -- Cate Blanchett and Colin Farrell are in talks to join the cast of "I'm Not There," a film biography of Bob Dylan.

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'CHICAGO,' 'PIANIST' ARE OSCAR'S BIG WINNERS
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2003 IFP Independent Spirit Award winners

SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 23 (UPI) -- Here is a list of winners at the 2003 IFP Independent Spirit Awards:

'Far from Heaven' sweeps IFP Spirit Awards

SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 23 (UPI) -- "Far from Heaven" was the big winner with five awards -- including best picture -- at the 2003 IFP Independent Spirit Awards.

'Far From Heaven' sweeps IFP Spirit Awards

SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 23 (UPI) --

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The longtime bassist for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Howie Epstein, has died.
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Nominees for 75th Academy Awards

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Here is a list of nominees for the 75th Academy Awards, announced Tuesday in Beverly Hills:

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Critics are describing the British documentary "Living with Michael Jackson" as a journalist's attempt to understand, not exploit, his subject.
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Writers Guild of America Awards nominees

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Here is a list of nominees for the 55th Annual Writers Guild of America Awards, announced Thursday in Los Angeles.

Nominees at 60th Annual Golden Globes

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Here is a list of nominees for the 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards, to be presented Sunday by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association:

Nominees for 60th Golden Globe Awards

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Here is a list of nominees for the 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards, announced Thursday in Beverly Hills by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association:

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New York Film Critics Online has declared the musical "Chicago" the Best Picture of 2002.
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6 Indie nominations for 'Lovely & Amazing'

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- "Lovely & Amazing," a comedy about the relationship among a mother and her three daughters, led the field with six nominations as the IFP Independent Spirit Award nominees for 2003 were announced in Los Angeles.

2003 Independent Spirit Awards nominees

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Here is a list of nominees for the 2003 Independent Spirit Awards, announced Thursday in Los Angeles.

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"Lovely & Amazing," "Far From Heaven" and "The Good Girl" were among the films nominated for multiple Independent Spirit Awards Wednesday.
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Interview: Dennis Quaid

TORONTO, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Getting into character for his latest screen endeavor of a married, closeted homosexual in the 1950s in "Far From Heaven" wasn't difficult says actor Dennis Qua
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