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No More 'Screeners' for Critics, Academy Insiders
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No More 'Screeners' for Critics, Academy Insiders

No More 'Screeners' for Critics, Academy Insiders

No More 'Screeners' for Critics, Academy Insiders
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NPR's Karen Grigsby Bates speaks with Dallas Observer critic Robert Wilonsky about the recent uproar caused by the decision of major movie studios to ban distribution of "screeners" — the free DVD and videotape copies of films previously provided as a courtesy to critics, and to Hollywood insiders to promote Academy Award nominations.

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