Oscars cinematography award to be presented during toilet break, with adverts shown in its place

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Now, the Academy has been accused of a lot of things. Prejudices against black people. Prejudices against women.

Their latest decision shows they’re also seemingly prejudiced against cinematographers, film editors, short-film directors and make-up artists – all awards they have dumped to get the live TV ceremony under 3 hours. Or rather, to shove a few extra ad-breaks into the TV coverage.

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George Clooney launches tirade at Sony Pictures “carpetbagger” Daniel Loeb

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George Clooney is a canny operator. The director and actor has launched a tirade at the hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb, now a major stakeholder in Sony, who is campaigning to have the profitable Sony movie business partially sold off.

Clooney says it is becoming more and more difficult to get films like Argo green-lit – echoing the concerns of other top talent in Hollywood.

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Canon set up support shop in Hollywood ahead of November 3rd

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Canon have just announced they are opening a Professional Technology Centre in Hollywood on Sunset Boulevard.

Needless to say the November announcement now looks almost certain to mark a huge push by Canon into RED’s back yard.

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Exclusive Interview with Robert McLachlan ASC / CSC – Part 2

Robert McLachlan ASC,CSC is a leading director of photography, whom’s work includes The Golden Compass, the Final Destination franchise and network TV show Human Target – www.fox.com/humantarget – on which he used the Panasonic GH1 HDSLR.

I’m really pleased to bring you part 2 of my interview with Rob where we talk Human Target, Hollywood, HDSLR cameras and cinema.

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