News Model Liliana Matthäus with Patrick Liotard-Vogt and Israeli socialite Hofit Golan in Switzerland

One of the social media company’s backers has made an apparently sudden exit of his own from his native Switzerland for St Kitts in the Caribbean

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Show me the money

Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan looked as if it had Sunday's Oscars in the can. That was until the brothers Weinstein put their money where the word-of-mouth is and backed Shakespeare in Love and Life is Beautiful with a $15m campaign. Now Hollywood is asking: have the men from Miramax bought their own acceptance speeches?

Monitor: Hollywood's Golden Globes - as seen by the world's newspapers

THE GLOBES' foreshadowing of the Oscars is an unlikely tie-in, given the massive gulf between the Oscar and Globe electorates. The Academy Awards are based on the votes of 5,000 members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences - actors, directors, producers and other veterans of the film industry. By contrast, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association polls 82 freelancers and other entertainment journalists. Unlike the over- the-top, but too-often stiff Academy Awards, the Golden Globes have been a hit with viewers because of their unpredictable nature.

Creative Industries: Profile Colin Leventhal: Leading man in the big British picture

Dana Rubin meets the executive put in place by American moguls to capitalise on the resurgent UK film industry

Film: Take a good look in the Miramax, boys

The US film company Miramax has brought ground-breaking movies to a mass audience since 1980. But, argues Geoffrey MacNab, with the launch of `Copland' next week the stress of reconciling art with commerce is beginning to tell.

Film: These days the Kid cuts grass in Kentucky

Sam Rockwell is best known as The Kid in `Box of Moonlight', an outcast living in a trailer in the middle of nowhere. Now he stars in `Lawn Dogs' as ... well, an outcast living in a trailer in the middle of nowhere. But, he tells Ryan Gilbey, there the similarity ends.

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The sideshow: 'Kids', Calvin Klein and the Rolling Stones

Roger Ebert called it "a blunt warning for kids engaging in risky behaviour, and a wake-up call for their parents...".
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