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Jean Louis Piel, producer of 'Birth', 'My Blueberry Nights' and 'Burnt By The Sun' dies, aged 69

Jean Louis Piel, producer of 'Birth', 'My Blueberry Nights' and 'Burnt By The Sun' dies, aged 69
French producer worked with Wong Kar Wai, Wayne Wang, Nikita Mikhalkov, Zhang Yimou, Peter Greenaway and Jonathan Glazer.

France-born, Hong Kong based producer Jean Louis Piel, who worked with international filmmakers including Wong Kar Wai, Wayne Wang, Nikita Mikhalkov, Zhang Yimou, Peter Greenaway and Jonathan Glazer, has died of cancer at the age of 69.

Piel’s credits included Mikhalkov’s Close To Eden, which won the Golden Lion at the Venice film festival in 1991 and was nominated for the best foreign-language Oscar, and the Russian director’s Burnt By The Sun which won the Grand Prix at Cannes in 1994 and
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News Ltd's Kim Williams calls on gov to strengthen anti-piracy legislation

News Ltd chief executive Kim Williams has called on the government to strengthen legislation to stop rampant piracy.

Williams, speaking at the Australian International Movie Convention on the Gold Coast, called on the government to revamp the existing copyright framework to reflect the industry's shift from analogue to digital.

"What the Australian production and distribution industry needs are renovated legal underpinnings that acknowledge the primary right of copyright owners to exploit their work in the certain knowledge that theft will be prevented and punished equally," Williams said.

"Without that core commercial underpinning the outlook for our industry . the digital entertainment industry . is grim indeed. Whilst there is endless talk about the Nbn there is yet to be any formal acknowledgement that the legislative and enforcement frameworks are disastrously outmoded and defective to sustain any relevance in confronting a modern high speed digital delivery world.

"Without immediate and wholesale makeover we
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European Film Awards: Little Oscar Influence

Helen Mirren, Sylvia Syms in Stephen Frears' The Queen The European Film Awards usually don't have much of an influence on the Academy Awards. Part of the reason is that many of the European Academy's nominated movies aren't eligible for the Hollywood Academy's awards, whether because they were in the running earlier in the year or because they won't have their qualifying Los Angeles run in time for the following year's Oscars. In fact, some may never even get that chance. Besides, it's unclear how many of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' insular members actually know about the existence of the European Film Academy. Last year's Best Film and Best Director winner, Roman Polanski's The Ghost Writer, failed to receive a single Academy Award nomination despite mostly positive reviews from U.S. critics. Of the other five 2010 Best European Film nominees, only Juan José Campanella
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