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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.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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