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Studio Execs Protest New Oscar Rules

Hollywood studio executives chafe under new rules for the Academy Awards that bar them from sending free copies of their movies to other awards organizations. Opponents say the rules, combined with a shortened voting season, will prevent smaller-budget films from receiving recognition. NPR's Kim Masters reports.

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Kim Masters
Kim Masters covers the business of entertainment for NPR News. Her reports can be heard on NPR's award-winning Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition. She joined NPR in 2003.