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@Radical.Media to Produce Opening Film Segment for Oscar® Show


Beverly Hills, CA — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has engaged to produce the film segment that will open the 81st Academy Awards® telecast. The piece will be a celebration of the language of film and the spirit of moviemaking and will include guest appearances by some of today’s moviemaking icons. It will be directed by Bennett Miller, who was nominated for a Directing Oscar in 2005 for “Capote.”

This is the second association between and the Oscar show. In 2002 produced the film segment that opened for the 75th anniversary of the Academy Awards.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2008 will be presented on Sunday, February 22, 2009, at the Kodak Theatre at
Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.
About is a multi-platform integrated entertainment and media company that produces and distributes television, feature films, commercials, digital content and design. has produced award-winning projects, including the Academy Award®-winning documentary “The Fog of War”; the Grammy Award-winning “Concert for George”; the pilot episode of the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning series “Mad Men”; the Emmy-winning “10 Days That Unexpectedly Changed America” for the History Channel; the critically acclaimed series “Iconoclasts” for the Sundance Channel and the recent MTV documentary “Britney: For The Record.”


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