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Kaufman, Anthony
February 2004
Daily Variety;2/27/2004, Vol. 282 Issue 45, pB4
Trade Publication
Comments on the Independent Spirit Awards' policy of selecting films based on financial criteria. Increase in the budget ceiling; Decision of the nominating committee to present a Special Distinction Award to Focus Feature's "21 Grams," starring Sean Penn, Benecio del Toro and Naomi Watts; Attempt to refine the policy with the addition of the clause "economy of means" with particular attention paid to total budget and individual compensation.


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