Feb 22, 2013
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Oscar-nominated shorts pulled from YouTube in response to Hollywood pressure
The five films nominated for the Best Animated Short Film were pulled from the web this week, just days ahead of Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremony. The move was reportedly spurred by Carter Pilcher, CEO of distributor Shorts International. In a February 14th letter obtained by Deadline, Pilcher urged the Oscar nominees to remove their works from the internet, arguing that online streaming would result in “significant, if not irreparable damage” to their theatrical release.

Oscar-nominated shorts pulled from YouTube in response to Hollywood pressure

The five films nominated for the Best Animated Short Film were pulled from the web this week, just days ahead of Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremony. The move was reportedly spurred by Carter Pilcher, CEO of distributor Shorts International. In a February 14th letter obtained by Deadline, Pilcher urged the Oscar nominees to remove their works from the internet, arguing that online streaming would result in “significant, if not irreparable damage” to their theatrical release.

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