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Israel bypassed in Oscars race

By Tom Tugend

5 hours ago

"Ida" a Polish film nominated for best foreign-language film for this year's Academy Awards.

Israel is out, but a Polish Holocaust-related film is in, as movies from nine countries advanced on Nov. 19 in the Oscar race for best foreign-language film.

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  • Sony Pictures CEO consulted U.S. State Dept on film, leaked emails show

    by James Pearson, Reuters

    2 days ago

    The head of Sony Pictures consulted with a senior U.S. official in June, days after North Korea threatened "merciless countermeasures" over the release of an upcoming film featuring a plot to assassinate leader Kim Jong Un, leaked emails show.

    In an internal June 26 email seen by...

  • Sony pulls release of ‘Interview’ as U.S determines N.Korea behind attack

    by Eric Kelsey, Lisa Richwine and Piya Sinha-Roy, Reuters

    2 days ago

    Sony Pictures on Wednesday pulled the theatrical release of its North Korea comedy "The Interview," hours before a U.S. government source said investigators determined that North Korea was behind a cyberattack on Sony over the film.

    Hackers attacked Sony Corp last month, leaking...

  • New York premiere of North Korea comedy canceled after threats

    by Jim Finkle and Mark Hosenball, Reuters

    2 days ago

    The New York premiere of "The Interview," a Sony Pictures comedy about the assassination of North Korean President Kim Jong-Un, has been canceled and a source said one theatre chain had scrapped plans to show it, after threats from a hacking group.

    The hackers, who said they were...

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  • A TV pilgrimage to Jerusalem and other holy sites

    By Tom Tugend

    3 days ago

    Every religion has its pilgrimage, and PBS’ “Sacred Journeys” provides a lively visual guide to six of the best-known destinations for the devout.

    On Dec. 23, series host Bruce Feiler visits Jerusalem, and while the date might indicate a link to Christmas, the focus is on Sukkot,...

  • Ex-Sony employees sue, claim company failed to protect data

    by David Ingram, Reuters

    3 days ago

    Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc has been sued in a class action by two people who described themselves as former employees and accused the company of failing to protect employee data.

    The lawsuit against Sony Corp's Hollywood movie studio, filed on Monday in federal court in Los...

  • Sony studio chiefs aim to reassure employees after damaging hack

    by Dana Feldman, Reuters

    4 days ago

    Executives at Sony Corp's Hollywood movie studio sought to reassure employees on Monday that the studio would recover from a massive cyber attack that exposed internal emails and sensitive employee data.

    Michael Lynton, CEO and Chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment, and...

  • How ‘Transparent’ became the most important new series of the year

    by Shannon Houston

    4 days ago

    There's a phrase that has become popular among the kids today--'in your feelings,' or 'in my feelings.' As in, 'Oh, I was just all in my feelings the other day.' It's a way of admitting to being emotional, perhaps to a fault, and humorously exposing that vulnerability, owning it to...

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