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  • Producers Guild of America expands best picture list to 10 nominees (and admits it's an Oscar warm-up act)

     
    News that the Producers Guild of America is expanding its list of best picture nominees to 10 removes all doubt about the reason for the award's purpose. It doesn't exist chiefly because it's important to know what producers think is the best film of...
  • Oscars finally unveil telecast producers: Bill Mechanic and Adam Shankman

     
    Bill Mechanic and Adam Shankman are getting a late start, but they landed the lucky job of producing the next Oscars ceremony March 7. Last year the motion-picture academy unveiled Oscarcast bosses Bill Condon and Laurence Mark one month earlier on the...
  • Academy makes a safe pick for its Oscar show

     
    If you've been watching the National League championship series, seeing the Dodgers take it on the chin from the Phillies, you probably know what it means when a batter takes an emergency swing. It's what you do when you've got......
  • Presenters of the Academy Awards statuettes need a golden touch

    Presenters of the Academy Awards statuettes need a golden touch
    Perhaps the most conspicuous people onstage during the Oscar telecast -- those graceful creatures once known as "trophy girls" -- are also the most forgettable, gliding around like sophisticated stage props. This year, though, Oscar telecast producers...
  • Writers have a lot riding on a director

    Long before he became a lead negotiator for the Directors Guild of America, Gilbert Cates honed his skills as a fencer. In college he would spend hours some days lunging at "suspended doughnuts" to sharpen his aim before facing a human opponent. Cates...
  • The many lives of 'Dreamgirls'

    The many lives of 'Dreamgirls'
    Michael Bennett's "Dreamgirls" is one of the seminal Broadway musicals. Those who saw the original production, which opened in 1981, have strong memories of this kinetic, fast-paced show loosely based on the lives and successes of such R&B stars as the...