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Moore for Cuba

Filmmaker eligible for Oscar, despite TV run
September 1, 2004

Although a pirated version of Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11 was shown in primetime on Cuban state television, it won’t cost him a chance at another Oscar nod. While the Academy restricts entry to films which have aired on TV or the Internet within nine months of their release, it was ruled that not even Moore can master every spin. ‘If somebody steals your movie and puts it on TV, we’re not going to penalize you for it,’ Academy spokesperson John Pavlik told Reuters.

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Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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