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MOVIE REVIEWS - PAST, PRESENT AND CLASSIC
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YouTube said Monday that it will allow more of its users to share in the advertising dollars generated from its videos. For the second time this year, the Google-owned site is expanding its partnership program that splits ad revenue with a select group of content owners whose vids play on the site and with the websites of syndication partners.
Now the program is open to all content creators who own the copyrights to the audio and video they post, regularly post to the site and live in the U.S. or Canada. In May, YouTube said it had revenue-sharing deals with more than 1,000 partners, including media companies CBS, the BBC, Sundance Channel, the NBA and Sony BMG, as well as independent content creators like lonelygirl15.
YouTube said it hopes the program will encourage users to “create compelling, engaging and viral content” for the site. It also hopes the expansion of the number of vids will encourage more marketers to consider buying ad time on YouTube.
'NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN' TOPS N.Y. FILM CRITICS
"No Country for Old Men" was the big winner in Monday's voting for the New York Film Critics Circle awards, winning best film and three other prizes.
The Cormac McCarthy adaptation, has been riding a wave of critical buzz since its Cannes preem,
NEW YORK FILM CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDS:
ACTOR Daniel Day-Lewis, "There Will Be Blood"
ACTRESS Julie Christie, "Away from Her"
DIRECTOR Joel and Ethan Coen, "No Country for Old Men"
SUPPORTING ACTOR Javier Bardem, "No Country for Old Men"
SUPPORTING ACTRESS Amy Ryan, "Gone Baby Gone"
SCREENPLAY Joel and Ethan Coen, "No Country for Old Men"
CINEMATOGRAPHER Robert Elswit, "There Will Be Blood"
FOREIGN FILM "The Lives of Others"
ANIMATED FILM "Persepolis"
FIRST FILM Sarah Polley, "Away from Her"
DOCUMENTARY "No End in Sight"
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT Sidney Lumet
SPECIAL CRITICS' AWARD Charles Burnett, "Killer of Sheep"