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  1. How Michael Barker and Tom Bernard Became Kings of the Art House

    12:54 pm 9/8/2011

    As Sony Pictures Classics celebrates 20 years, the co-presidents spill all to THR about their close partnership, what it's like to work with Ang Lee and Pedro Almodovar and how it feels to give Woody Allen his biggest hit ever.Read more

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  2. Telluride 2011: Sights and Sounds

    10:48 pm 9/4/2011

    A recap of this weekend's events, parties, and buzz at the Colorado festival.Read more

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  3. EXECUTIVE SUITE: Sony Pictures Classics' Tom Bernard and Michael Barker

    12:45 pm 2/1/2011

    Rare is the Hollywood couple that stays together 30 years. Tom Bernard and Michael Barker first paired at United Artists and Orion Classics before co-founding Sony Pictures Classics in 1992. The New York-based specialty arm has never been Sony’s most profitable division, but with scores of Oscar nominations (seven more this year for such films as "Animal Kingdom" and "Inside Job"), the duo’s indie outfit has long championed obscure artists and low-budget gems. Bernard, 59, and Barker, 57—each married with grown kids—were again active at Sundance, where they picked up the psychological thriller "Take Shelter" and the Irish comedy "The Guard." The key to a long, healthy partnership? They still eat lunch together every day.Read more

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  4. Michael Barker and Tom Bernard

    6:00 am 2/1/2011

    EXECUTIVE SUITE: Partners for 30 years, the Sony Pictures Classics duo again made a mark on Sundance.Read more

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