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FOR LOVE OF COUNTRY

The writers and publishers of country music's most-performed country songs of the past year were honored Monday at the 46th annual ASCAP Country Music Awards in Nashville. Dave Berg was honored as songwriter of the year and Alan Jackson as songwriter/artist of the year. Reba McEntire received the Golden Note Award for career achievement.

CRUZ NEWS

Penelope Cruz — who's on screen in two current films, "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" and "Elegy" — will be honored as outstanding performer of the year at the Santa Barbara Film Festival, which runs Jan. 22-Feb.1. Cruz will receive the award at the Arlington Theatre on Jan. 31.

4K OK FOR MUVICO

Sony Electronics' Digital Cinema Solutions and Services group has signed an agreement with Muvico Entertainment to deploy its 4K projection technology. Per the deal, 176 new and existing screens at eight Muvico theaters will be covered in the DCSS group's virtual print fee-style deployment plan.

stanfield takes over

Colin Stanfield has been named executive director of the Nantucket Film Festival. He replaces Jill Burkhart, who will chair the board of directors. The next fest runs June 18-22 in Nantucket, Mass.
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