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Madsen Oscar Nom Heightens Artworks' Retail Interest

25 Jan, 2005 By: Erik Gruenwedel

It has been a heady day for actress Virginia Madsen and MTI Home Video.

Madsen today received a best supporting actress nomination (as did co-star Thomas Haden Church) for Sideways, described as a bittersweet college buddy road trip through the California wine country.

In MTI's Artworks, released today, Madsen plays an aspiring painter and daughter of a local police chief who becomes embroiled in a scheme to steal art from unappreciative owners.

“It has been fun getting calls from mass merchants this early in a film's release,” said Larry Brahms, MTI president. “Artworks entered into the rental chains today, and based on the amount of prerelease interest in this title, and Virginia [Madsen], we are looking forward to seeing how the film performs in the coming months.”

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