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Dolby Labs Serves Up a Video Appetizer for Oscars

March 2, 2014 | 12:36 pm

Dolby Labs Serves Up a Video Appetizer for Oscars

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Audio technology company releases a nifty little animated short on the art of movie sound.

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Searching For That Memorable Oscar Moment

February 25, 2012 | 5:42 pm

Searching For That Memorable Oscar Moment

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Reported by Scott Shafer on The California Report Millions of people will tune in Sunday hoping to see a memorable Oscar moment, like the famous one from 1985 best-actress winner Sally Field, in which she exclaimed, “you like me. Right now, you like me!” “People like it because it was very spontaneous, very from the […]

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I Was an Extra on the Set of <i>Moneyball</i>

January 24, 2012 | 1:24 pm

I Was an Extra on the Set of Moneyball

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Moneyball, the film about Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane and the team’s historic 20-game winning streak of 2002, was nominated today for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Brad Pitt as Beane), and Best Adapted Screenplay (Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin; story by Stan Chervin, from Berkeley author Michael Lewis’s nonfiction book). […]

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March 1, 2011 | 11:39 am

Videos: The Pixar Way

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With Toy Story 3‘s Best Animated Feature win at the Academy Awards on Sunday, films by Pixar Studios have now emerged victorious in 5 of 11 years, including the last four, since the category was inaugurated in 2001. Toy Story 3 was also the top-grossing film of the year, capping a long string of Pixar […]

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When It Comes to Best Picture, Academy Votes Oakland-Style

February 25, 2011 | 4:09 pm

When It Comes to Best Picture, Academy Votes Oakland-Style

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The California Report’s Scott Shafer recently interviewed blogger Steve Pond, who writes extensively about The Academy Awards for The Wrap. Among other things, Pond talked about the ranked-choice voting system that the expanded best-picture category now employs. Who knew! Some studio should have put Jean Quan on the payroll. Boy, it’s one thing to institute […]

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