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Beverly Hills, CA – Actress Milla Jovovich will host the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Scientific and Technical Awards on Saturday, February 11, at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills. Jovovich will present 10 awards to 30 individual recipients during the evening.
Jovovich is the star of “The Fifth Element” and the “Resident Evil” franchise. She will next be seen in the feature “Resident Evil: Retribution.”
Portions of the Scientific and Technical Awards presentation will be included in the Oscar ceremony.
UPDATED: Sixteen background actors were injured and 11 were taken to the hospital today after an accident on the Toronto set of Sony/Screen Gems’ Resident Evil: Retribution. The incident occurred at Cinespace Film Studios when the actors, dressed as zombies, fell through a gap in a 4-foot-high platform that separated from the set, causing leg, back and arm injuries, none of which were life-threatening, authorities said. According to production companies Davis Films/Impact Pictures and Constantin Film International, seven of the actors have already returned to the set. “It is with regret that we confirm this unfortunate accident,” the companies said in a just-released statement. “The thoughts of everyone involved in the production are with those who have been injured, and we hope that all have a quick and complete recovery. The filmmakers are continuing to work closely with the authorities in responding to this accident.”
EXCLUSIVE FROM TORONTO: In the second major acquisition of the day at the Toronto Film Festival, Dirty Girl is near a deal to be acquired by The Weinstein Co for distribution in the U.S., France, UK, Australia/New Zealand, and South Africa. I’m told there is a guaranteed theatrical release, and that the deal is north of $3 million. The deal is coming together quickly, and in short proximity of the film making its Toronto premiere this evening. The Abe Sylvia-directed indie is set in the 1980s and is about a young lady
SATURDAY PM:/SUNDAY AM UPDATE: Great to finally be on vacation, and even better that it’s a sloooow weekend at the box office while I’m gone.Sony is responsible for 54% of this quiet weekend’s estimated $75M box office grosses, and this is the studio’s 5th No. 1 opener this year:
1. Resident Evil: …