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L.A. fest whips out a Dillinger

Universal's "Public Enemies," starring Johnny Depp as John Dillinger, will screen as the Centerpiece Premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival, which runs June 18-28.

Homespun heroics was his forte

Horton Foote, the prolific playwright and screenwriter who gave enduring voice to the values of small-town America in such movies as "To Kill a Mockingbird," "Tender Mercies" and "The Trip to Bountiful" and plays like the Pulitzer Prize-winning "The Young Man From Atlanta," died Wednesday in Hartford, Conn. He was 92.

Nods keep coming for ‘Slumdog’

"Slumdog Millionaire's" triumphal march across the Hollywood awards landscape continued Sunday at the 59th annual ACE Eddie Awards, where the film's Chris Dickens took home the trophy for best edited feature film drama.


SAG offered one more endorsement to "Slumdog Millionaire" on Sunday night, handing it the prize for outstanding movie cast.

‘Slumdog’ fetches PGA prize

"Slumdog Millionaire" continues to hit the awards jackpot. The Mumbai-set tale of an orphan boy who strikes it rich was named best picture of the year at the Producers Guild of America's annual bash Saturday at the Hollywood Palladium.

Italy out of foreign Oscar race

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has whittled down the 65 foreign- language film submissions to a shortlist of nine that will compete for Oscar noms.


Brad Grey's tenure as Paramount Pictures Motion Pictures Group chairman and CEO received a vote of confidence Wednesday as Viacom extended his contract, which was set to expire next year, to 2014.

Toast writers

Joel and Ethan Coen, winners of last year's WGA Award for best adapted screenplay for "No Country for Old Men," were nominated in the original category Wednesday for their CIA comedy "Burn After Reading." Fellow WGA film nominees in the original category include Dustin Lance Black for "Milk," Woody Allen for "Vicky Cristina Barcelona," Tom McCarthy for "The Visitor" and Robert Siegel for "The Wrestler."

DW lines up production pair

As the new, post-Paramount DreamWorks continues to come into focus, Holly Bario and Mark Sourian have been named co-presidents of production.

OBITUARY- Far more than those blue eyes

Paul Newman, who combined Method training with matinee-idol looks to become the personification of the cool '60s rebel in such iconic roles as the reckless Hud, the defiant Cool Hand Luke and the hotshot Butch Cassidy, died Friday. Surrounded by friends and family, including his wife, Joanne Woodward, the actor and philanthropist passed away at his farmhouse home near Westport, Conn., after a long battle with cancer. He was 83.

Oscars just 35 weeks away

With Pixar's newest blue-chip animated movie "Wall-E" hitting theaters Friday, the 2008 Oscar race is finally off and running.

450 jobs cut as layoffs begin at NL

Time Warner on Monday began the process of downsizing New Line Cinema by laying off 450 employees in New York and Los Angeles.