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Event Coverage

Find a news report that advances some event - an exhibit, a movie opening, a festival. What are the sources used in the story? What is the angle of the story? How has the reporter crafted something more than a listing?

The advance I found is for a movie premiere, found at Variety. It promoting the release of the new Indian Jones film, "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" at the Cannes Film Festival on May 18. The authors seem to be fans of Steven Spielberg, as they talk about him with an air of praise. This is the main angle of their story - that Spielberg will "grace" the Cannes Film Festival with his presence. The source used is Baseline Studio Systems, which provides background information on Spielberg, actors in the film, and the Cannes Film Festival. This is more than a listing for the movie premiere, because it takes a position and stays with it. It adds detail about Spielberg's genius as a film maker and how honored the authors are that he will be at the Festival. This is more than a cut-and-dry listing, as it adds flavor in about the movie director's high status in the filmmaking community.