Nominees in the major categories:

Best Action
Avatar "Theatrical Trailer", 20th Century Fox, Wild Card; Gamer "Trailer 1A", Lionsgate, Seismic Productions; Iron Man 2: "Mr. Stark", Paramount Pictures, Create Advertising Group; Sherlock Holmes, Warner Bros., Mojo

Best Animation/Family
Alice in Wonderland: "Return", Walt Disney Pictures, Create Advertising Group & Trailer Park; How to Train Your Dragon "Prepare" (Trailer #3), Paramount Pictures, Aspect Ratio; The Karate Kid: "Trailer 2", Columbia Pictures, Vibe Creative, Inc.
Shrek Forever After "Best Ever" (Trailer #2), Paramount Pictures, Aspect Ratio

Best Comedy
Get Him to the Greek "Trailer 4: The Job/Red", Universal, Workshop Creative; Hot Tub Time Machine "Guys Weekend", MGM/UA, Ignition Creative; I Can Do Bad All by Myself "Trailer 1A", Lionsgate, Seismic Productions; Youth in Revolt, The Weinstein Company, Motive

Best Documentary
Art of the Steal, IFC Films, Mark Woollen & Associates; The Cove, Roadside Attractions/Lionsgate, AV Squad; The September Issue "Icon Trailer", Roadside Attractions, Trailer Park; This Is It "Inspire", Sony Pictures Entertainment, Create Advertising Group

Best Drama
Brothers "Moving On/U2", Lionsgate, Seismic Productions; Crazy Heart, Fox Searchlight, Motive; The Messenger, Oscilloscope Pictures, Mark Woollen & Associates; Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire, Lionsgate, Mojo

Best Horror
Antichrist, IFC Films, Kinetic Trailers; The Crazies "Changing", Overture Films/Participant Media, Buddha Jones; The Fourth Kind "The Truth", Universal, The Cimarron Group; A Nightmare on Elm Street "Wake Up/Clash (Trailer 4)", Warner Bros., Aspect Ratio

Best Independent
Away We Go "Trailer 2", Focus Features, Mark Woollen & Associates; The Good Heart "Greenband Theatrical", Magnolia Pictures, Kinetic Trailers; Harry Brown, Samuel Goldwyn Films/DP, Alkemi Entertainment; A Serious Man "Trailer 3", Focus Features, Mark Woollen & Associates

Best Music
Crazy Heart, Fox Searchlight, Motive; Greenberg "Trailer 1", Focus Features, Mark Woollen & Associates; It Might Get Loud "Three Icons", Sony Pictures Classics, The Grossmyth Company; This Is It "Domestic Trailer 1", Sony Pictures Entertainment, Create Advertising Group

Best Romance
Bright Star, Pathe, Mojo; New York I Love You, Vivendi Entertainment, Mark Woollen & Associates; The Time Traveler's Wife, New Line Cinema, Mojo; The Young Victoria, Apparition/GK Films, Mojo

Best Thriller
District 9 "Domestic Trailer - Warning", Sony Pictures Entertainment, Create Advertising Group; Gamer "Trailer 1A", Lionsgate, Seismic Productions; Salt "Salt Trailer #2", Sony Pictures Entertainment, Vibe Creative, Inc.; Shutter Island "Domestic Trailer", Paramount Pictures, Ignition Creative

 

Golden Fleece
All About Steve "Trailer A", 20th Century Fox, The Refinery; Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, First Look Studios, Mob Scene; Cop Out "Tradition", Warner Bros., Create Advertising Group; The Invention of Lying, Universal, Empire Design

Most Original Trailer
Cemetery Junction "Teaser", Sony Pictures Entertainment, Empire Design; The Limits of Control, Focus Features, Big Science Film; MicMacs "Boom", Sony Pictures Classics, The Grossmyth Company; A Serious Man "Trailer 3", Focus Features, Mark Woollen & Associates

Summer 2010 Blockbuster Trailer
The A-Team "Payback", 20th Century Fox, mOcean; Inception "City", Warner Bros., BLT AV; Knight and Day, 20th Century Fox, Wild Card; Toy Story 3 "New Story", Disney/Pixar, CMP

Trashiest Trailer
Bitch Slap "Bitch Slapped", Bombshell Pictures, Acme Trailer Company; Human Centipede, IFC Films, Kinetic Trailers; The Last Resort, Lionsgate, Hungry Monster; Entertainment Train, Lionsgate, Lionsgate

Read the full list of nominees here.

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Los Angeles, CA -- Prime Focus, the global visual entertainment services group, today announced a significant capital investment and expansion of its global Stereoscopic 3D (S3D) pipeline.

Finishing touches are underway at the company's new 65,000 square foot world headquarters in Mumbai, which will house seven S3D theaters and over 600 artist seats, along with a complete slate of visual effects, post and production services.

At its Hollywood studio, efforts will be re-focused exclusively on delivering S3D creative services including 2D-to-3D conversions and S3D editorial & visual effects for entertainment clients in film, television, advertising, and mobile content. To support this expansion, Prime Focus is building out 200 new artist seats, and has upgraded much of its pre-existing post infrastructure (DI suites, Telecine Bays, and Theatres) into S3D-enabled spaces supporting both RealD and Dolby stereo projection. In addition, plans are in progress to build a new 45-seat stereo-enabled screening room.

The Hollywood studio has also hired notable stereoscopic supervisor Jeremy Nicolaides, whose credits include "Alice in Wonderland," "Arabia 3D," "G-Force 3D," "Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D," "U2 3D" and more. Additionally, Prime Focus producer Bridgitte Krupke has been appointed Executive Producer, and Chris Del Conte as Senior Producer, both overseeing 2D-to-3D conversion projects.

At Prime Focus London, a 2D-to-3D conversion pipeline has recently been installed, and the company plans to expand into a new space to accommodate an additional 200 visual effects artists.

All of Prime Focus' 16 international locations are connected over its Global Digital PipelineTM. At its heart is CLEARTM, the company's proprietary Content Lifecycle Management platform that acts as a collaborative digital workspace where media assets can be archived, accessed, managed and ultimately distributed.

"All of these efforts are in response to the growing demand from our clients who are clamoring for high-quality S3D content," said Namit Malhotra, Global CEO and Founder, Prime Focus. "Our global expansion will give us the capacity to support many more projects simultaneously."

 

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cannesrobinhood.pngUniversal is reporting that Robin Hood's international gross on its first day of release is $6 million. That comes from openings in France, Belgium and Switzerland and previews in 10 other markets including UK, Germany, Italy and Russia. The period pic is already playing at approximately 3,800 locations. On Friday, the film opens in 56 territories for a location count of 6,930. Only China, Japan and few other smaller markets have to wait until June to see Russell Crowe take on the iconic role. 

BoxOffice.com is currently predicting a $36 million domestic opening weekend.

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After finding enormous success with Avatar, James Cameron continues to predict a bright future for 3D.

Speaking at a technology forum in Seoul, South Korea on Thursday, Cameron says that 3D will become the standard for film, television and online content in less than 25 years.

The director also dropped an interesting tidbit about a planned sequel to Avatar, saying that he estimates it will take three years to shoot. An official release date will be announced in the next couple of months.

Read the rest of what Cameron has to say here.

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Brussels - The Hamburg District Court has ordered an injunction against CB3Rob Ltd & Co KG (Cyberbunker) and its operator, Mr. Sven Olaf Kamphuis, restraining them from connecting The Pirate Bay site to the Internet. The injunction application was brought by the Motion Picture Association's member companies.

If the defendants fail to comply with the order, they will be subject to a fine of up to € 250,000 for each instance of infringement or, if this cannot be enforced, up to two years imprisonment for the operators of Cyberbunker.

This landmark decision is the first time a German court has confirmed that a provider of Internet routing services can be held responsible for copyright infringement. The court ruled that Cyberbunker could reasonably be expected, following warning notices from the MPA, to prevent access to The Pirate Bay.

The court further ruled that provisions of the E-Commerce Directive on which Cyberbunker sought to rely (the ‘mere conduit' defense) were not available in the circumstances.

This injunction against Cyberbunker usefully supplements the criminal conviction last year of The Pirate Bay operators for copyright infringement in their home territory of Sweden. Litigation is continuing against other facilitators in Sweden who are hosting trackers.

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