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Meet John Sloss, The Man Behind Some Of Your Favorite Indie Films

Sloss is a lawyer, talent manager, sales agent and producer for films like Boys Don't Cry, The Fog of War and Boyhood. "He's a bulldog; he fights for the films he believes in," one filmmaker says.
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King Of Condensed Films: Meet Chuck Workman, The Oscars' Montage Master

It's a classic element of the Oscars telecast: that sequence of clips paying tribute to film industry greats. Chuck Workman created them for 20 years, and likens his craft to making a fruitcake.
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Tibetan Villagers Pose Before Backdrops, Earn Oscar Nomination

They're photographed in front of Asian scenes, a beach, Disneyland. It's a fictional film called Butter Lamp. And it has a real message.
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'I'll Take Insanely Hard Oscar Trivia For 400, Alex'

Can you name the longest title of a film nominated for best picture? Or most Oscar-nominated family? At O'Brien's Irish Pub in Santa Monica, the trivia night regulars are former game show champions.
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The Oscars Are Coming, With 1 Big Hit And Few Close Contests

Linda Holmes and movie critic Bob Mondello sit down with Audie Cornish to talk about the upcoming Oscars.
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In These Six 'Wild Tales,' Humans Morph Into Destructive Forces Of Nature

The Argentinean film co-produced by Pedro Almodovar is up for an Oscar for best foreign language film. It features a drunk teenager who runs over a woman and an angry bride at a glitzy Jewish wedding.
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As 'Hollywood Jobs' Turns 10, We Follow Up With The Folks In The Credits

NPR's Susan Stamberg has talked to everyone from focus pullers to foley artists. She finds that in the last 10 years, technology and out-of-state tax incentives have been Hollywood game-changers.
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Good Acting, Directing And Story Make 'McFarland USA' Effective

McFarland USA is an apologetically inspirational Disney sports movie. Kevin Costner plays a coach who starts a high school cross-country team of Mexican-American kids in California's Central Valley.
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Argentine Oscar Nominee 'Wild Tales' Lives Up To Its Title

NPR movie critic Bob Mondello says the Argentine nominee for best foreign language film, Wild Tales, is an anthology of darkly comic stories that definitely lives up to its title.
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Hollywood Food Stylists Know: You Can't Film Styrofoam Cake And Eat It, Too

Melissa McSorley's job is to make food look good — and last — on camera. Sometimes that means cooking 800 Cubano sandwiches, other times it means scooping butter instead of ice cream.

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