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Monthly Archives: January 2012

Oscar-nominated “Rango” set for limited re-release



Rango

The now Academy Award-nominated “Rango,” from director Gore Verbinski and starring the voice of Johnny Depp, saddles up for a one-week limited engagement at the ArcLight Hollywood beginning this Friday, January 27.

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Longtime television actor James Farentino dies, 73


James Farentino

Television actor James Farentino, one of Universal Studios’ last contract players in the 1960s, died Tuesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after a long illness, his family’s spokesman said. He was 73.

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Gregg Taylor named head of development for DWA



DreamWorks Animation SKG

Gregg Taylor has been named head of development for DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc., a role previously held by Alex Schwartz, the studio announced Tuesday.

Schwartz will serve as a producer on the studio’s feature film Mr. Peabody & Sherman, scheduled for release on March 14, 2014. Taylor will oversee the development of all projects at DWA.

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Actor Patton Oswalt to host 39th Annual Annies



Patton Oswalt

Patton Oswalt, recently nominated by the Chicago, Toronto and Los Angeles Film Critics’ Associations for his performance in Young Adult starring opposite Charlize Theron, will host this year’s 39th Annual Annie Awards on Saturday, February 4 at UCLA’s Royce Hall, organizers announced Monday.

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