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Oscar doc altered at widows' request...
May 1, 2000

Oscar doc altered at widows’ request

After winning an Oscar for their 91-minute film One Day in September, Arthur Cohn and Kevin Macdonald have agreed to re-edit their creation in order to alter 37 seconds of footage. The film, which documents the massacre of 11 Israeli athletes during the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, contained graphic footage of some of the murdered men’s bodies. At the request of two of the athletes’ widows, the filmmakers have agreed to blur out portions of the film, at a cost of about US$100,000. Although Cohn is concerned that the edits will undermine some of the film’s impact, he agreed to make the changes ‘out of respect for the families.’ This award was Cohn’s fifth Oscar.

Wildscreen expands trade show

Phil Brown Production Resource Consultants of Congresbury, U.K., have been taken on to run the expanded trade show portion of Wildscreen 2000. The bi-annual Bristol event will feature about 60 stands, plus a demonstration zone and area for corporate entertaining. The trade show is being moved to the Bristol Industrial Museum, and will run for three days (October 7 to 10) as opposed to two.

Global Vision buys computerized image bank

Montreal post house Global Vision has acquired 85% of the shares of stock images

company Ocean Images. ‘This agreement will allow us to offer our local and international clients a computerized image bank for use in documentaries and commercials,’ says Mathieu Lefebvre, Global Vision’s vp for operations and business development. The remaining 15% of Ocean Images shares are held by Ocean Diffusion, a subsidiary of Fiducie Ocean, which is controlled by the Cinematheque Quebecoise. Playback

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