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By Christy Lochrie, for The Columbian
Natalie Portman is close to signing on board Darren Aronofsky's supernatural thriller project, "Black Swan
Local Prof does good
S.U. Film Prof and Syracuse International Film Fest founder Owen Shapiro has just returned from the Lake Placid Film Forum where he received kudos for his panel discussion.
Rochester giving it a try
Seems the Farrelly Brothers are getting set to build a film and media company in Rochester, NY. Rochester's channel 13 says...Hollywood filmmakers Peter and Bobby Farrelly, behind hits like "Dumb and Dumber" and "There's Something about Mary" are teaming up with CGI Communications and Buffalo Bills Hall-of-Famer Jim Kelly to create a new Rochester-based TV production company. The Farrelly Brothers will work with Fifth Year Productions to develop original programs and provide unique opportunities for all kinds of talent.
Selick on Coraline
S.U. Grad and SIFF Attendee Henry Sellick was interviewed about his latest flick "Coraline." He says, "I felt in reading the original manuscript which I read two years before the novel was published, I felt like I found my lost brother (laughs). There was just this creative connection with him. I loved Coraline. I loved that she doesn't have powers and super skills and that she's a regular kid who manages to beat such a dark, evil and twisted force."
In our great things never die category... Auburnian Theodore Case, the "Father of Sound Motion Pictures" is sending a smile down to of all people, the Fox News Crew, for setting up a "Fox Movietone News Site on their website. If you would like to see some of what made Fox-Case Movietone famous, check out; http://www.foxnews.com/movietonenews/index.html
Syracuse International Film Festival wins poster award