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  1. 'All Is Lost' Director J.C. Chandor on Redford's Oscar Snub: 'Everyone Was Frustrated'

    2:49 pm 6/25/2014

    The filmmaker also gave THR an update on his next film, "A Most Violent Year," starring Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac, while Bennett Miller talked about believing in his "Foxcatcher" stars Steve Carell and Channing Tatum.Read more

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  2. LAFF: Sony Pictures Classics' Tom Bernard, Michael Barker Get Spirit of Independence Award

    12:23 pm 6/17/2014

    "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" collaborators Ang Lee and James Schamus joined in the conversation as the two co-presidents looked back at their string of Oscar winners.Read more

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  3. Lisa Cholodenko Named Los Angeles Film Festival Guest Director

    11:32 am 4/8/2014

    Sony Pictures Classics' Tom Bernard and Michael Barker to be honored with the Spirit of Independence Award.Read more

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  4. Tilda Swinton 'Doubtless' That Tom Hiddleston Does a Perfect Impression of Her

    6:30 pm 3/12/2014

    At a special screening of "Only Lovers Left Alive" in NYC on Wednesday, the art house actress recounted her "nocturnal" memories while filming Jim Jarmusch's vampire romance.Read more

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  5. Song One: Sundance Review

    9:44 pm 1/20/2014

    Anne Hathaway and Johnny Flynn play strangers who connect through unhappy circumstances in Kate Barker-Froyland’s music-driven drama about romantic love and family.Read more

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  6. Sundance Preview: Anne Hathaway Finds Love Amid the Brooklyn Music Scene in 'Song One'

    5:29 pm 1/7/2014

    Writer-director Kate Barker-Froyland, daughter of Sony Pictures Classics head Michael Barker, is about to make her mark with a different kind of screen musical.Read more

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  7. London Film Fest: Sony Pictures Classics' Michael Barker Talks Day-and-Date Releases, Patience

    7:27 am 10/16/2013

    Kicking off the Film London Production Finance Market, the co-president also discusses a possible return of big studios to lower-budget fare and the importance of casting.Read more

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  8. Sony Classics' Michael Barker and Tom Bernard Reveal Their Oscar Season Strategy

    10:59 am 9/11/2013

    The veteran distributors predict "Blue Jasmine" could be one of ten best picture noms and "Tim's Vermeer" could be the winning doc but fear that the new voting procedures could hurt foreign films from smaller countries.Read more

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  9. 'Austenland' Director, Distributor Embrace Fun, Female-Centric Film

    1:55 pm 8/13/2013

    Jerusha Hess and Sony Pictures Classics co-president Michael Barker talk about their attraction to the Jane Austen-themed romantic comedy, starring Keri Russell.Read more

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