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    I saw this dazzling film last night at a screening at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The film's director Alejandro González Iñárritu introduced the film and seemed to be quite touched by the audience's warm reception. He spoke of the difficulty of interlocking the stories within the script and spending a year on the film's complex shoot. It's a winding experience not unlike his most recent film, '21 Grams'. It's harrowing, terrifying, frustrating and liberating by the end of the journey. A journey that spans three continents and involves many people and languages. It's about communication and connection, and what happens when we can't or won't. With our humanity is at the base of it all - the best and worst of it at the best and worst of times.

    The film features a very interesting cast that includes Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Gael Garcia Bernal, Michael Pena, Clifton Collins Jr. and many non-actors chosen from the villages and towns where the film was shot including Morocco, Mexico and Japan.

    'Babel' is rated R
    opens in Los Angeles and New York October 27th,
    and expands to wide release November 10th
    http://www.paramountvantage.com/babel/
    Last edited by ALIASd; 10-25-2006, 11:14 AM.
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    The Power of Babel

    Unraveling the fragile threads that connect us

    By Richard Schickel
    TIME
    Posted Sunday, Oct. 22, 2006

    From the Oct. 30, 2006 issue of TIME magazine
    http://www.time.com/time/magazine/ar...549314,00.html
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      I haven't seen it yet but I've seen the preview and it looks very interesting! My wife and I both think that Gael Garcia Bernal is an amazing actor. Does he play a good part in the movie or is it small?

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        Originally posted by cal4iri View Post
        I haven't seen it yet but I've seen the preview and it looks very interesting! My wife and I both think that Gael Garcia Bernal is an amazing actor. Does he play a good part in the movie or is it small?
        Agreed, he is a wonderful actor. He has a sizable and pivotal role in 'Babel'. I hope you both get a chance to see the film, it opens here in Los Angeles and in New York Friday and goes into wider distribution in the next few weeks.
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          From The Hollywood Reporter:

          Babel
          Bottom Line: Excrutiating and unforgettable.

          October 25, 2006
          By Ray Bennett
          The Hollywood Reporter

          Brad Pitt is among the ensemble cast of this drama that spans four countries on three continents and tells the story of random fate and the perils of being unable to communicate.


          This review was written for the Festival de Cannes screening of "Babel."

          Tense, relentless and difficult to watch at times, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's "Babel" is an emotionally shattering drama in which a simple act of kindness leads to events that pierce our veneer of civilization and bring on the white noise of terror.

          Inarritu and screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga involve six families, most of them not known to one another, in four countries on three continents in their story of random fate and the perils of being unable to communicate.

          Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett and Gael Garcia Bernal give committed ensemble performances alongside seasoned character performers and non-actors as the story ranges from Morocco to San Diego to Tokyo.
          The filmmakers succeed brilliantly in weaving these stories together, taking time to explore depth of character and relationships. The suspense builds throughout as everyone involved becomes lost in a place they don't understand with people they don't know if they can trust.

          Several astonishing Tokyo sequences replicate what it might be like to be deaf-mute, and equal imagination is applied to scenes at night in the wasteland of the Mexico/California border and the barren mountains of Morocco.

          This is not a fear-mongering movie, but it is unpredictable and shocking, with compassion hanging on for dear life.
          Babel
          Paramount Pictures
          Anonymous Content


          Credits:
          Producer: Inarritu
          Producer: Jon Kilik
          Producer: Steve Golin
          Director: Alejandro Inarritu
          Director of Photography: Rodrigo Prieto
          Editor: Stephen Mirrione
          Editor: Douglas Crise
          Screenwriter: Guillermo Arriaga from an idea by Arriaga and Inarritu
          Composer: Gustavo Santaolalla
          Production Designer: Brigitte Broch

          Cast:
          Richard: Brad Pitt
          Susan: Cate Blanchett
          Santiago: Gael Bernal
          Yasujiro: Koji Yakusho
          Amelia: Adriana Barraza
          Chieko: Rinko Kikuchi
          Ahmed: Said Tarchani
          Yussef: Boubker El Caid
          Debbie: Elle Fanning
          Mike: Nathan Gamble
          Anwar: Mohamed Akhzam
          Tom: Peter Wight
          Hassan: Abdelkader Bara
          Abdullah: Mustapha Rachidi
          Alarid: Driss Roukhe

          Running time: 142 min.

          http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/...6143&&rid=6672
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            If we can find a babysitter for our 2 daughters then we're for sure going!
            Thanks for the info!!

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              Originally posted by cal4iri View Post
              If we can find a babysitter for our 2 daughters then we're for sure going!
              Thanks for the info!!
              The film should have extra resonance for you as parents I'm sure, enjoy.
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                Lost in Translation How the director of ''21 Grams'' pushed Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, and a multinational cast through ''Babel,'' his epic four-sided saga of sex, drugs, guns, and terrorism spanning three continents and several gulfs of misunderstanding by Christine Spines

                'FRENETIC ANXIETY' That's how Pitt recalls his state while filming Babel with Blanchett in sweltering Morocco

                Mixing politics and moviemaking has always been a dangerous game. One false move can mean the difference between Traffic and All the King's Men. But González Iñárritu's single-minded determination about the project persuaded some of Hollywood's biggest power players — Pitt, Blanchett, and Paramount's Brad Grey, who agreed to back the movie in his first week on the job as the studio's new chairman — to take a risk. It's a gamble that's already begun paying off: González Iñárritu collected the Best Director award at this year's Cannes film festival, and the movie drew a raft of raves at Toronto. Now Babel looks poised to be one of this year's leading dark-horse Oscar contenders. And Pitt's nakedly emotional performance has placed him in the Academy Awards running for the first time since being nominated for Best Supporting Actor in 1996 for 12 Monkeys.
                http://www.ew.com/ew/report/0,6115,1551081_1_0_,00.html
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                  ArcLight Theatres in Hollywood
                  Friday, November 10, 2006
                  Mexican film director Alejandro González Iñárritu will be in the ArcLight lobby Friday, 11/10, 7:30-8:00pm, to sign his book "Babel: A Film by Alejandro González Iñárritu." This book combines seductive images and firsthand remarks, creating a visual recollection of the parallel stories and real-life characters that revolved around the unique experience of shooting BABEL, and the unexpected ways in which fiction and reality collide.
                  Book signing is open to the public; due to time constraints, only copies of the book (available for purchase in the ArcLight gift shop) will be signed.

                  Friday, 11/10, at 8:10pm, Alejandro González Iñárritu will do a Q&A preceding the showing of BABEL.

                  BABEL
                  Winner of the Best Director prize at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival, BABEL is the third in the director's trilogy of AMORES PERROS and 21 GRAMS. BABEL has three stories, set in Morocco, Tunisia, Mexico and Japan. The story begins with a tragedy striking a married couple on vacation.


                  Rating R - for violence, some graphic nudity, sexual content, language and some drug use
                  Running Time 143 minutes
                  Genre Drama
                  Director(s) Alejandro González Iñárritu
                  Cast Cate Blanchett, Brad Pitt, Gael García Bernal, Rinko Kikuchi
                  Release Date Fri Oct 27
                  http://www.arclightcinemas.com/(fksh...ABEL&visLang=1
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                    Saw this over the weekend...

                    It was FANTASTIC. I didn't feel lead in one direction at the end of the film, or like the director's opinion's were shoved down my throat, but instead, I felt contemplative.

                    I've never really felt that way after a movie before...

                    Go see it NOW!

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                      Palm Springs to fete 'Babel' cast, director

                      The Hollywood Reporter Staff report
                      Dec 1, 2006

                      The 18th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival, which runs Jan. 4-15, will honor the cast of "Babel" with the fest's first-ever Ensemble Performance Award and will recognize the film's director, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, with its Director of the Year Award at its annual awards gala Jan. 6 at the Palm Springs Convention Center.

                      Cast members Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Adriana Barraza and Rinko Kikuchi are expected to attend, along with Inarritu.

                      "Babel' is truly a remarkable film, featuring a diverse cast of both actors and nonactors, all of whom contributed immeasurably to the power of this unique film," festival chairman Earl Greenburg said Thursday.
                      http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/...119d74cca2ec97
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                        I can't wait to see this film. It really looks great!
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                          'Babel' gets 7 Golden Globe nominations

                          Associated Press

                          Dec 14, 2006

                          The international drama "Babel" received a leading seven Golden Globe nominations Thursday morning, including best dramatic picture and acting honors for Brad Pitt and Rinko Kikuchi. It was written by Guillermo Arriaga and directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu.

                          Elsewhere, Mel Gibson's bloody epic "Apocalypto" and Clint Eastwood's World War II saga "Letters from Iwo Jima" were nominated for foreign language Golden Globes, potentially boosting their prospects for the upcoming Academy Awards.

                          Under Globe rules "Apocalypto" and "Letters From Iwo Jima" were eligible only in the foreign language category, not the best picture category.

                          Jack Nicholson and Mark Wahlberg of "The Departed," Cate Blanchett for "Notes on a Scandal" and Jennifer Hudson and Eddie Murphy of "Dreamgirls" were among supporting acting nominees.

                          The musical penguin tale "Happy Feet," the talking autos comedy "Cars" and the spooky children's flick "Monster House" were nominated for best animated film of 2006.

                          Film and TV nominees for the 64th annual Globes were being announced in a ceremony at the Beverly Hilton.
                          http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/...72e6e3fe0e5b5c
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                            'Babel' leads Golden Globe nominations

                            Updated 12/14/2006 9:06 AM ET

                            By Anthony Breznican, USA TODAY

                            The multinational ensemble drama Babel led Golden Globe contenders Thursday with seven nominations including best dramatic picture and acting honors for Brad Pitt and Rinko Kikuchi.

                            Also nominated for best dramatic picture: the Robert Kennedy story Bobby, the mob tale The Departed, the suburban drama Little Children and the royalty-in-crisis The Queen.

                            Top movies competing for comedy or musical are Dreamgirls, Little Miss Sunshine, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, The Devil Wears Prada and Thank You For Smoking.

                            Sacha Baron Cohen, Johnny Depp, Toni Collete, Beyonce Knowles, and Meryl Streep collected top acting nominations.

                            Cohen was nominated for comedy or musical actor for his provocative Borat, while Depp was an unexpected nominee in the category for his reprise of the wobbly Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest.

                            Other competitors include Aaron Eckhart for Thank You For Smoking, Will Ferrell for Stranger Than Fiction and Chiwetel Ejiofor for Kinky Boots. Collette picked up a bid for the indie hit Little Miss Sunshine in the musical/comedy class, competing against Knowles for the glitzy Dreamgirls and Streep for the hellish fashionista in The Devil Wears Prada. Rounding out the nominees were Annette Bening for Running with Scissors and Renee Zellweger for Miss Potter.

                            Two major stars are competing against themselves: Clint Eastwood is up for best director for both Flags of Our Fathers and the upcoming Letters from Iwo Jima, which tell differing views on the World War II battle. And Leonardo DiCaprio is nominated twice for best dramatic actor for Blood Diamond and The Departed.

                            Other dramatic actor contenders were Forest Whitaker for The Last King of Scotland, Peter O?Toole for Venus, and Will Smith for The Pursuit of Happyness. Besides Eastwood, other directing nominees were Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu for Babel, Martin Scorsese for The Departed and Stephen Frears for The Queen.

                            Mel Gibson's bloody epic Apocalypto and Eastwood's Letters from Iwo Jima were nominated for foreign language film.

                            Jack Nicholson and Mark Wahlberg of The Departed, Cate Blanchett for Notes on a Scandal and Jennifer Hudson and Eddie Murphy of Dreamgirls were among supporting acting nominees.
                            The musical penguin tale Happy Feet, the talking autos comedy Cars and the spooky children's flick Monster House were nominated for best animated film of 2006.

                            Among the stars making the announcement this morning at the Beverly Hilton hotel were Jessica Biel, Rosario Dawson and Matthew Perry.

                            The awards, now in their 64th year, are determined by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, a group of international journalists who cover Hollywood for foreign news outlets.
                            The Golden Globe Awards owes much of its status to the popular NBC telecast, which focuses attention on the films during the critical run-up to the higher-profile Academy Awards.

                            The live ceremony telecast, set for Jan. 15 is known for irreverent moments, like Jack Nicholson mooning the audience, and other offbeat speeches from stars who otherwise play it super-serious come Oscar time.

                            The awards recognize both film and television, and this year there is a new category: animated feature. Previously films like Aladdin, The Lion King, and Toy Story ranked in the musical/comedy category. This year, Hollywood's animated efforts will fight it out in their own group.

                            One award recipient already announced is Warren Beatty, who will collected the Cecil B. DeMille life achievement honor, previously given to Anthony Hopkins, Harrison Ford, Barbra Streisand and Nicholson, among others.
                            http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/...ns-story_x.htm
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                              Golden Globe noms unveiled


                              "Babel" leads field with seven nods; DiCaprio, Eastwood do double duty.

                              "Babel" tops this year's nominations with seven nods including
                              best dramatic picture and best supporting actor for Brad Pitt.
                              (Paramount Vantage)

                              By Susan King
                              Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
                              December 14, 2006

                              The complex globe trotting drama "Babel" -- starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett -- dominated the 64th annual Golden Globe nominations announced Thursday with a field leading seven nominations, including nods for best picture and best director.

                              "Babel," which follows four interconnected stories on several different continents, was also nominated for best screenplay, three acting awards in the supporting categories, and best original score. With the surprisingly strong showing, the film that earned generally favorable reviews even as it did fairly tepid box office business finds itself a leading contender this awards season.

                              In a first for the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn.'s Golden Globe nominations, there were double nominations in the same category for Clint Eastwood and Leonardo DiCaprio.

                              DiCaprio received best actor nominations for best actor in a motion picture drama for his roles as a South African jewel-hunting mercenary in "Blood Diamond" and as an undercover cop infiltrating Boston's Irish mob in "The Departed." Other nominees in that category were Peter O'Toole as an aging actor who falls for a teenager in "Venus," Will Smith as a struggling single dad in "The Pursuit of Happyness" and Forest Whitaker as Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in "The Last King of Scotland."

                              Eastwood, a longtime Golden Globe favorite, is vying against himself in the best directory category for his World War II dramas "Flags of Our Fathers" and "Letters from Iwo Jima." "Letters," which is largely in Japanese, also received a nomination in the best foreign film category. Other best director nominees were Martin Scorsese for "The Departed" and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu for "Babel" and Stephen Frears for "The Queen," which looks at the crisis in the British monarch after the death of Princess Diana.
                              http://theenvelope.latimes.com/award...0,968442.story
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                                AFI AWARDS Screening Series: BABEL
                                Thursday, January 11, 2007

                                Q&A with Director Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu and Golden Globe nominated actors, Adriana Barraza and Rinko Kikuchi, follows screening.

                                BABEL is one of ten AFI Movies of the Year in the 2007 AFI AWARDS SCREENING SERIES, honoring excellence in the art of film within the context of a Year in Review. http://www.arclightcinemas.com/(wdns...ABEL&visLang=1
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                                  'Babel' Jumpstarts Paramount's 2007 Hi-Def Slate

                                  Author: ERIK GRUENWEDEL
                                  HomeMediaRetailing
                                  Posted: January 9, 2007


                                  Paramount Home Entertainment today announced its 2007 high-definition slate would bow with seven-time Golden Globe nominee BabelFlags Of Our FathersFace/OffPayback: Straight Up with Mel Gibson.

                                  Flags Of Our Fathers Feb. 6 streets on standard DVD for $29.99.

                                  Payback
                                  http://www.homemediaretailing.com/index.cfm?sec_id=2
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                                    'Babel,' Brits top Golden Globes
                                    'Dreamgirls' sings the right tune

                                    Forest Whitaker got dramatic.

                                    Sacha Baron Cohen took comedy gold.

                                    Martin Scorsese topped the director race.
                                    (Photo: Jeff Vespa/WireImage)

                                    The Golden Globes spread out the love Monday night, honoring a long-gestating musical, several beloved figures and a long list of British talent.
                                    Trophy winners almost all had familiarity on their side as films based on a play, books, other movies and real life nabbed the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn.'s 64th annual Golden Globes at the Beverly Hilton. Prizes were divided almost evenly between Americans and foreign talent.

                                    With three trophies, including top comedy or musical pic, Paramount/DreamWorks' "Dreamgirls" -- the well-known tuner that drew on Detroit's musical history -- led the way.

                                    The third part of Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's trilogy, "Babel," was chosen best drama, while the stories of Queen Elizabeth, Idi Amin, Boston cops 'n' robbers and a Gotham fashion editor received the other top prizes. And, let's not forget Borat.

                                    The wins only partially focused the Oscar race.
                                    Inarritu's "Babel," the leader in noms with seven, won only one award but it was an important one: best picture drama. Structured similarly to his last pic, 2003's "21 Grams," pic has been on the top of several critics groups' lists.

                                    Paramount received the biggest slap on the back: The Viacom company distributed both best picture winners.

                                    In each of the last two years, neither of the top Globe winners has gone on to win the Oscar. For more than three decades prior, the two awards groups lined up often.

                                    Pixar's "Cars" won the trophy for animated feature film, a new category in the Globes.

                                    "The Queen" was the only other multiple winner, receiving awards for its star Helen Mirren and writer Peter Morgan.

                                    Mirren and her fellow actress winner, Meryl Streep in "The Devil Wears Prada," secured their position as the front-runners for the femme acting Oscar. For Mirren, it was her first win for a film, having won an actress nod for "Losing Chase" in 1997.

                                    Streep won her sixth Globe, and used her time onstage to laud her fellow actress nominees and chide theater owners that don't support smaller films.

                                    "This has been a fun year to watch movies because of you gals," she said after reciting the first names of several actresses. "It makes you want to cry with gratitude -- until next year."

                                    Martin Scorsese, who has won only one Globe, nabbed his second for the star-laden "The Departed." He previously won in 2003 for "Gangs of New York." "The Departed" was based on the 2002 Japanese film "Mou Gaan Dou" ("Infernal Affairs") which Scorsese envisioned "in the Warner Bros. tradition of 'Public Enemy' and 'Angels With Dirty Faces.' We wound up making 'Devils With Dirty Faces.' "
                                    http://www.variety.com/awardcentral_...ryid=1985&cs=1
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                                      Yes, saw it over the weekend as well! Lucky us, we live a mile from a $2 Theatre where it was playing and I hope to hear more good reviews about this movie.




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                                        Oscar noms all over the map; 'Babel' hones int'l flavor

                                        By Gregg Kilday
                                        The Hollywood Reporter
                                        Jan 24, 2007

                                        The multilingual "Babel" clearly spoke Oscar's language Tuesday morning, when nominations for the 79th Annual Academy Awards were announced. The musical "Dreamgirls" might have earned the most nominations, eight, but it was shut out of the best picture race.

                                        Instead, it earned the unenviable distinction of becoming the first movie in Oscar history to fail to earn a best picture nomination while collecting the most noms.

                                        "Looking at the whole awards season, there is no clear front-runner," Miramax Films president Daniel Battsek said as he celebrated six noms for "The Queen" and one for Peter O'Toole's autumnal performance in "Venus."

                                        For best picture honors, "Babel," with seven noms, will compete against the crime drama "The Departed," the Japanese-language war film "Letters From Iwo Jima," the quirky comedy "Little Miss Sunshine" and "Queen," a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II under siege from the modern media.

                                        So far, though, a definite front-runner hasn't emerged during an awards season in which "Babel" earned the title of best drama at the Golden Globes but "Little Miss Sunshine" took the Producers Guild of America's film prize last weekend.

                                        "Babel" might tell a globe-hopping story of cultural misunderstandings, but the 5,830 voting members of the Academy seemed to be in a particularly international mood. In the acting categories, they nominated two actresses who deliver foreign-language performances: Penelope Cruz, who stars as a ghost-haunted widow in the Spanish-language "Volver," and Rinko Kikuchi, who plays a deaf student speaking Japanese and also signing in "Babel." Kikuchi's castmate Adriana Barraza, appearing in a role that combines English and Spanish dialogue, also was rewarded with a nomination.

                                        Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Guillermo del Toro and Alfonso Cuaron, the trio of Mexican-born directors dubbed the Three Amigos, all figured prominently as well. Gonzalez Inarritu's "Babel" picked up seven noms, del Toro's "Pan's Labyrinth" was close behind with six -- including a best foreign-language film nomination -- and Cuaron's "Children of Men" took three, including best adapted screenplay.

                                        In the best picture race, "Babel," with seven noms, will compete against the crime drama "The Departed," the Japanese-language war film "Letters From Iwo Jima," the quirky comedy "Little Miss Sunshine" and "Queen," a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II under siege from the modern media.
                                        Said IFC Entertainment president Jonathan Sehring, "If you look at a lot of nominated films and filmmakers -- from Alfonso Cuaron to 'Babel' to 'Pan's Labyrinth' -- you see that filmmaking is now a global world, and both Hollywood and audiences aren't intimidated by subtitles anymore." IFC was behind two of the foreign-language film nominees: Denmark's "After the Wedding" and Algeria's "Days of Glory."

                                        With several co-productions among rival studios showing up in this year's nominations, victory had many fathers. Under new chairman Brad Grey, Paramount Pictures staged a resurgence. After it picked up just three noms last year, it laid claim to 19 this time: eight for "Dreamgirls," which it co-produced with DreamWorks, now a division of Paramount, and then released; two from "Flags of Our Fathers," which DreamWorks co-produced with Warner Bros. Pictures; and nine on behalf of its specialty division Paramount Vantage, which distributed "Babel" and the documentary "An Inconvenient Truth."

                                        Warners tallied 18 noms, with "Departed" and "Blood Diamond" leading the pack with five each, while "Iwo Jima," which it co-produced with DreamWorks, received four. As for DreamWorks, it had a role in producing three films that accounted for 14 noms.

                                        The Walt Disney Co.'s Buena Vista distribution arm picked up 11 noms from the films that it released, but Disney claimed a chart-topping 20 noms by counting the seven belonging to its specialty division, Miramax, and two for animated shorts.
                                        http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/...e03656d809c342
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