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ON THE 'ROAD' TO HONORS

The 20th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival will honor the cast of "Revolutionary Road" with its ensemble performance award at its Jan. 6 gala at the Palm Springs Convention Center. Cast members Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates, Michael Shannon, Kathryn Hahn, David Harbour and Zoe Kazan are expected to attend.

CAPRI LIKES QUENTIN

The 13th Capri Hollywood Honda International Film Festival, running Dec. 26-Jan. 2 in Capri, Italy, will present its Capri Legend Award to director Quentin Tarantino. Dennis Hopper also will attend to present the European premiere of the TV series "Crash."

FOURNIER AT PAR

Paramount has hired Teri Fournier, formerly of New Line, as executive vp legal affairs. Fournier will manage all legal matters related to the studio's film slate.

SUBSIDY SPAT

Germany's federal film board, the FFA, and the country's main exhibitors association are on a collision course over a levy German theaters pay to the board to subsidize German productions. German theaters hand over about €17 million ($22.5 million) annually to the FFA, paying 1.8%-2.3% of their boxoffice revenue. About 20 cinema chains sued the FFA this year. Now exhibitor association HDF has called on its members to follow suit. HDF members will vote on the measure Jan. 14.
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