The Video Premiere Awards nominations are in

Variety and Video Business announced the nominees today
for the Video Premiere Awards to recognize the original creative
work produced specifically for home video programming. The awards cover
all forms of home video, but have a strong focus on DVD. The awards will
be held on October 23rd.

With the help of Disney, Fox, DreamWorks, Warner, Artisan and USA Home
Entertainment, more than $100,000, or half of the money generated from
full sponsors of the show, is being donated to United Way’s September 11th
Fund for the victims and families of the victims of the terrorist acts. Half of all ticket sales to the show will also be donated to the relief effort.

The full list of categories and nominations are available in Monday’s
Daily Variety and online at
. The categories relating directly
to DVD are listed below.

Best Overall New Extra Features, new release:

  • “Dinosaur,” producer: David Jessen (Buena Vista)
  • “Dr. Seuss“ How The Grinch Stole Christmas,” produced by Colleen
    Benn and Marian Mansi (Universal)
  • “Hannibal,” produced by Charles De Lauzirika (MGM)
  • “Into the Arms of Strangers,” produced by Paul Hemstreet and
    Jeffrey Lerner (Warner)
  • “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider,” produced by LightSource & Imagery
  • “Shrek,” produced by Mark Rowen (DreamWorks)
  • “Thirteen Days,” produced by Alita Holly (New Line-Warner)

Best Overall New Extra Features, library title:

  • “Die Hard Five Star Collection” (Fox)
  • “Forrest Gump,” produced by LightSource & Imagery (Paramount)
  • “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” producer: David Jessen (Buena
  • “Star Trek: The Motion Picture” (Paramount)
  • “Star Wars: Episode One — Phantom Menace,” executive producer at
    Lucasfilm, Jim Ward (Fox)
  • “Superman,” produced by Paul Hemstreet, Jonathan Gaines, and
    Michael Thau (Warner)
  • “Total Recall,” produced by Automat Pictures, Inc. (Artisan)

Best Original Retrospective Documentary:

  • “The Beginning” – directed and photographed by Jon Shenk – “Stars
    Wars: Episode One – The Phantom Menace” (Fox)
  • “Blonde Poison: The Making of Basic Instinct,” produced and
    directed by Jeffrey Schwarz – “Basic Instinct” (Artisan)
  • “Cleopatra: The Film That Changed Hollywood,” directed by Brent
    Zacky and Kevin Burns, written by Brent Zacky, Kevin Burns and Monica
    Bider, produced by Brent Zacky – “Cleopatra Five Star Collection” (Fox)
  • “The Matrix Revisted,” directed by Josh Oreck (Warner)
  • “Other Voices — Back Through Time: Creating ”The Terminator’,”
    produced and directed by Van Ling- “The Terminator” (MGM)
  • “Rear Window Ethics: Remembering and Restoring a Hitchcock
    Classic,” written, directed and produced by Laurent Bouzereau – “Rear
    Window” (Universal)
  • “Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures,” produced/directed by Jan
    Harlan (Warner)

Best New, Enhanced or Reconstructed Movie Scenes:

  • “Shrek” (DreamWorks)
  • “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” Jeff Kurtti and Michael Pellerin
    (Buena Vista)
  • “Something’s Gotta Give,” — “Marilyn Monroe: The Final Days”
    (Marilyn Monroe: The Diamond Collection), produced by Kevin Burns and
    Patty Ivins (Fox)
  • “Star Trek: The Motion Picture – Director’s Edition,” David C.
    Fein, producer: Michael Matessino, restoration supervisor; Daren R.
    Dochterman, visual effects supervisor (Paramount)
  • “Star Wars – Episode One: The Phantom Menace,” ILM production
    supervised by Pablo Helman (Fox)

Best Audio Commentary:

  • John Cleese, Eric Idle and Michael Palin – “Monty Python and the
    Holy Grail” (Columbia TriStar)
  • Francis Ford Coppola – “The Godfather” (Paramount)
  • Roger Ebert – “Citizen Kane” (Warner)
  • George Lucas, Rick McCallum, Ben Burtt, Rob Coleman, John Knoll,
    Dennis Muren, Scott Squires – “Star Wars: Episode One – The Phantom
    Menace” (Fox)
  • Rob Reiner – “When Harry Met Sally” (MGM)
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger and Paul Verhoeven – “Total Recall” (Artisan)

  • Robert Wise, Douglas Trumbull, John Dykstra, Jerry Goldsmith and
    Stephen Collins – “Star Trek: The Motion Picture” (Paramount)

Best DVD Menu Design:

  • 1K Studios, “Hannibal” (MGM)
  • “Shrek,” PDI/DreamWorks (DreamWorks)
  • Castle Digital, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” (Buena Vista)
  • 1K Studios, “Star Trek: The Motion Picture” (Paramount)
  • Van Ling, “Star Wars: Episode One – The Phantom Menace” (Fox)
  • Georgopoulos Design, “The Terminator” (MGM)
  • Ritek Digital Studios, “Total Recall” (Artisan)

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