Weinsteins close to snatching Miramax back from Disney?

According to THR, the Weinsteins are close to a winning bid in the Miramax auction and could take back operating control of the arthouse studio they founded in 1979, then sold to Disney for $80 million in 1993. Disney’s recently shuttered niche division boasts a 611-title film library. Miramax founders Harvey and Bob Weinstein have …
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Fox wants to turn you into a Na’vi to celebrate Avatar DVD release

To commemorate the launch of Avatar on Blu-ray and DVD, Fox Home Entertainment technology company Inwindow Outdoor, will unveil an interactive digital exhibition. The exhibition uses state-of-the-art facial recognition technology to morph shoppers’ faces in real time into the natives of Pandora, the Na’vi. The Avatar face-morphing exhibition is a large, freestanding structure that will …
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Actor James Caan’s Openfilm to award $1 million film financing prize in indie film contest

Online global independent film community Openfilm announced that it will award $1 million to independent filmmakers over the next 20 months. One independent filmmaker will be selected to receive $50,000 in cash and $200,000 in financing every 5 months by the Openfilm community of 20,000 registered film enthusiasts, along with some of the world’s preeminent …
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