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  • 'Animal Kingdom' and 'Mother and Child' are first DVD screeners of Oscar season

    Being first out of the gate often matters a lot in the Oscar derby. "Frozen River" and "Little Miss Sunshine" reaped top nominations in 2008 and 2006, respectively, after being the first DVDs shipped to academy members. This year, that distinction goes to two
  • When is the best time to ship a DVD screener to Oscar voters?

    I was dishing with one of the top Oscar consultants Monday about successful DVD campaign strategies in the recent derby. Now that the winners are known, it's fascinating to look back at Gold Derby's calendar that recorded when the DVDs landed in the...

    Shrewd DVD strategies reap rewards with Oscar nominations

    So how did "A Serious Man" pull off that underdog Oscar nomination for best picture? Perhaps because it was among the first wave of DVD screeners shipped to academy members, long before the deluge of discs that arrived during the holiday season. Such an...

    Screeners update: When Oscar voters received DVDs

    Over the next two weeks, Oscar voters will receive the last key DVD screeners in the mail. This Tuesday, Paramount will ship discs of "Up in the Air," "Star Trek" and "The Lovely Bones." Between Monday and Dec. 14, Weinstein Co. will send out "Nine," "The...

    Oscar screeners update: When voters received campaign DVDs

    The general membership of the motion-picture academy received these DVDs around these dates: DEC. 12: "Me and Orson Welles," "Loss of a Teardrop Diamond" DEC. 11: "Invictus," "Star Trek," "The Lovely Bones," "Up in the Air," "Creation," "Inglourious...