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How To Show the Media Whose Boss

What a world of difference there is in the way organizations handle problems when they are caught with their hands in the cookie jar.

While usually relatively minor, from a national media standpoint, almost every organization encounters major or minor problems each year as they have “run-ins” with the media. This is especially true today where citizen journalists can blast camphone videos or 140 character Tweets around the globe in the bat of an eye.

"World's Smallest Cinema" Hits the Road

Measuring just 126cm by 130cm, the "world’s smallest cinema" was unveiled today in London to mark the Virgin Media Shorts Awards.

Thomas Crown Affair Premiere at Edinburgh Odeon Cinema, Clerk Street

Pierce Brosnan and Rene Russo arrive at the European premiere of The Thomas Crown Affair. As with other Edinburgh Film Festival galas, this 1999 premiere was at the Odeon cinema on Clerk Street.

Strong Line-up for Edinburgh Film Festival 2009

The 63rd Edinburgh International Film Festival, kicking off at Cineworld on 17 June with Sam Mendes comedy Away We Go, will showcase 135 features from 33 countries over ten days to 28 June.

EIFF 2008 Programme Launch

The EIFF breaks away from its traditional August slot for a fortnight of film in June.

Watch The Century of Self online

The BBC's fascinating series about the shadow cast over the 20th Century by the ideas of Sigmund Freud.The Century of Self is an excellent four-part series from the BBC about the influence of Freud's ideas on the 20th Century.

Read the review below, or just watch (note there is stuttering in first few seconds).

Four Oscars for Coen Brothers

No Country For Old Men is big winner on Oscar night 2008.It was the Coen brothers' night as they scooped the Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay awards at the Oscars last night.

No Country For Old Men (An Extract)

Joel & Ethan Coen may win an Oscar for their adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's novel No Country For Old Men. Read an extract and get a discount on the book.

Oscar's Accountants Take Spotlight

The Academy likes Oltmanns and Rosas, the secretive agents of Oscar, to be safe and dull.Monty Python's sketch about the chartererd accountant who wanted to become a lion tamer (watch on YouTube) may have had fun sending up this "dull, dull, dull" profession.

The Oscars voting system

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences ballot system is still done in the same way as it was in 1936 - by hand.

This is a description of how the Academy decides Oscar-winners.