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Juno
Director: Jason Reitman (Dir)
Release Date:   25 Dec 2007
Premiere Information:   Toronto Film Festival screening: 8 Sep 2007; AFI Fest screening: 5 Nov 2007; Los Angeles and New York openings: 5 Dec 2007.
Production Date:   19 Feb--week of 17 Apr 2007 in Vancouver, Canada
Duration (in mins):   91-92 or 95-96
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Cast:   Ellen Page (Juno MacGuff)  
    Michael Cera (Paulie Bleeker)  
    Jennifer Garner (Vanessa Loring)  
    Jason Bateman (Mark Loring)  
    Allison Janney (Bren [Brenda] MacGuff)  
    J. K. Simmons (Mac MacGuff)  
    Olivia Thirlby (Leah)  
    Eileen Pedde (Gerta Rauss)  
    Rainn Wilson (Rollo [Convenience store clerk])  
    Daniel Clark (Steve Rendazo)  
    Darla Vandenbossche (Bleeker's mom)  
    Aman Johal (Vijay)  
    Valerie Tian (Su-Chin)  
    Emily Perkins (Punk receptionist)  
    Kaaren De Zilva (Ultrasound technician)  
    Steven Christopher Parker (Guy lab partner)  
    Candice Accola (Girl lab partner)  
    Sierra Pitkin (Liberty Bell)  
    Cut Chemist (Chemistry teacher)  
    Eve Harlow (Tough girl)  
    Kirsten Williamson (Nurse)  
    Emily Tennant (Pretty-to-goth girl)  
    Ashley Whillans (Katrina De Voort)  
    Jeff Witzke (Track announcer)  
    Colin McSween (Keith)  
    Peggy Logan (Sex ed teacher)  
    Cameron Bright (RPG nerd)  
    Joy Galmut (Delivery room doctor)  
    Wendy Russell (Vanessa's friend #1)  
    Robyn Ross (Vanessa's friend #2)  
  Dancing Elk track team: Dallas Hanson    
    Bryson Russell    
    Derek Mann    
    Keith Frost    
    Grayson Grant    
    Robin Watts    
    Tyler Watts    
  [And] Brandon Barton    
    Jeff Witzke (Dad smile photo)  
    Josephine Reitman (Kid smile photo)  
    Oliver Gorin (Kid smile photo)  
    Ethan Steelberg (Kid smile photo)  
    Matthew Sanders (Ultrasound baby)  

Summary: In early autumn, after three separate pregnancy tests confirm positive results, sixteen-year-old Minnesota punk music aficionado Juno MacGuff accepts that she is pregnant after a single sexual experience on an easy chair with her friend, Paulie Bleeker. Returning home from the convenience store after taking the final test, Juno calls her best friend Leah on her telephone that looks like a hamburger and has some difficulty in convincing Leah of the seriousness of her situation. The next morning, Juno greets Paulie outside his home as he is about to join up with the Dancing Elk track team, of which he is a member. In her characteristically sardonic manner, Juno reveals that she is pregnant and, although stunned, Paulie asks her what they should do. Juno announces that she will "nip it in the bud" and heads off to school for the day. That afternoon, Juno telephones Women Now to arrange for an abortion. Upon arriving at the clinic later, Juno is surprised to run into Su-Chin, a classmate who is picketing against abortion. After Su-Chin fervently advises Juno against going through with her plans, insisting that the fetus has feelings and fingernails, Juno goes inside the clinic where she is unexpectedly disconcerted by the receptionist’s offer of a flavored condom. Further unsettled by the other people waiting at the clinic, Juno bolts, going to Leah to confess that she has decided to have the baby and give it up to some unfortunate couple who cannot conceive or a lesbian couple. Leah excitedly suggests perusing the local Penny Saver for ads by hopeful adopters and although Juno scoffs, insisting that she wants the child to have cool parents, the girls soon find an advertisement placed by Mark and Vanessa Loring, a well-to-do suburban couple. That evening, with Leah on hand for moral support, Juno informs her father Mac and stepmother Brenda about her condition, but hastily explains that she has found a potentially ideal couple to adopt. Taken aback, Mac and Bren nevertheless offer to help Juno, with Mac insisting on accompanying her to the meeting with the Lorings. A day later, Juno and Mac travel about an hour away to the Lorings' large, comfortable home where their attorney, Gerta Rauss, oversees the discussion. After Juno reveals that she is twelve weeks pregnant and expects to deliver in May, Vanessa explains that the couple is more than willing to conduct an open adoption, which means that Juno will receive regular updates on the child’s progress. Startled, Juno insists on an old-fashioned, closed adoption so she will have no contact with the child. Vanessa and Mark propose to pay for all of Juno’s medical expenses and when they warily inquire if she expects further remuneration, she hotly refuses. Later, after visiting the upstairs bathroom, Juno is distracted by Vanessa’s abundant toiletries, then by a room filled with guitars and electrical musical equipment. Joining her, Mark admits he once belonged to a rock band and the two discuss various music groups. When they begin singing together, however, an exasperated Vanessa intervenes. Mark explains that his wife is anxious about Juno, because the couple had tried to adopt before and the mother had reneged at the last minute. Assuring the Lorings that she is “104 percent” sure she will give up the baby, Juno departs with Mac. In winter, as Juno’s pregnancy becomes obvious, she comes under critical scrutiny at school by both students and staff. At her ultrasound exam, though Juno tries to remain detached, she is pleased at the results but asks not to know the baby's gender so as to surprise Vanessa and Mark upon its birth. When the technician makes disparaging remarks about the irresponsibility of teen pregnancies, Bren angrily tells her off as Leah and Juno look on approvingly. On impulse, Juno drives out to the Lorings' to present them with the ultrasound scan, but finds Mark alone as Vanessa is working late. Mark reveals that he works mostly from home as a composer of advertising jingles. Upon comparing favorite horror movies with Juno, Mark puts on his favorite slasher film, which ends as Vanessa arrives home bearing numerous baby items. When Juno tells Vanessa that she should wait for all the presents she will receive at the baby shower, Vanessa admits that she does not feel she can have a shower because she continues to fear that Juno will get cold feet about the adoption. Later, at home after Juno tells Bren of her visit to the Lorings, her stepmother cautions her about intruding upon a married couple’s dynamics, but Juno dismisses her concern. Risking the disapproval of Mrs. Bleeker, Juno visits Paulie at home and they reminisce about their time together in a punk band. Admitting they have always enjoyed each other’s company, Paulie suggests they resume their romantic relationship but Juno remains evasive and suggests he see other girls. At the Lorings', Vanessa asks Mark his opinion about the paint color for the nursery, but he insists it is too soon to make such decisions. A few days later at the mall, Juno and Leah see Vanessa shopping with some of her friends and their children, and Juno is struck by how loving Vanessa is with the children. Greeting her moments later, Juno describes how odd it feels when the baby kicks. Shyly asking if she may touch Juno’s stomach, Vanessa hopes to feel the baby move. When initially there is no movement, Juno suggests that Vanessa speak to the baby in encouragement, and she is soon rewarded by the baby’s kick. In spring, the very pregnant Juno telephones Mark to thank him for a recent music disc he made for her. Upon learning from Leah that Paulie is taking a fellow classmate to the prom, Juno is unexpectedly jealous and upset, even though she knows that Paulie does not like the girl. Confronting him later, Juno accuses Paulie of hypocrisy and ignores his insistence that he and the girl are only friends. Annoyed, Juno drives to the Lorings' to deliver some music discs to Mark. Delighted by Mark’s gift of a Japanese comic book about a pregnant superhero, Juno relates that Mac named her after the Roman goddess Juno, the wife of the powerful Zeus. Upon listening to a slow song, Mark dances with Juno, then after a few moments, confesses that he is going to leave Vanessa. When Juno responds angrily, Mark demands to know why she visits constantly. Bewildered, Juno says she wants to feel a part of the people who want her baby, then pleads with Mark to stay with Vanessa to raise the baby. Regretfully, Mark professes that he is no longer in love with his wife and not yet ready to have a child. Upon Vanessa’s arrival moments later, Mark reveals his doubts and Vanessa insists he must grow up and accept that he will never be a rock star. Deeply distressed, Juno leaves the house and cries as she drives away. Later that same evening, after Mark contacts Gerta to start divorce proceedings, Juno leaves a note for Vanessa on the doormat. Back home, Juno confides in Mac that her faith in human nature has been deeply shaken and asks if couples really can remain devoted to each other and in love. Mac acknowledges that it is very difficult, but maintains that people who truly love someone despite their flaws tend to remain together. Pleased, Juno visits Paulie’s house the next day and leaves him a large supply of his favorite orange-flavored breath mints. Later, when the two meet at the track field, Juno confesses that she is in love with him because he is cool without trying, to which he shyly replies that he tries very hard. A few days later, when Juno goes into labor, Mac, Bren and little sister Liberty Bell rush her to the hospital. Although Juno does not contact Paulie because he has an important track meet, after winning and not seeing Juno in the bleachers, Paulie rushes to the hospital. He agrees with Juno's decision not to see the baby, a boy, then climbs into bed and comforts her while she gently sobs. As Juno had hoped and indicated in the note she left on the Lorings' doormat, Vanessa adopts the baby on her own. A few months later, Juno has returned to her life as a teenage student and to seeing and singing with Paulie, whom Juno regards as the best boyfriend ever. 

Production Company: Mandate Pictures (Lions Gate Entertainment)
  Mr. Mudd Productions  
  Dancing Elk Productions, LLC  
Production Text: A Jason Reitman Film
Distribution Company: Fox Searchlight Pictures (A News Corporation Company)
Director: Jason Reitman (Dir)
  Jason Blumenfeld (1st asst dir)
  Josy Capkun (2d asst dir)
  Gary Hawes (2d asst dir)
  Chad Belair (3rd asst dir)
Producer: Lianne Halfon (Prod)
  John Malkovich (Prod)
  Mason Novick (Prod)
  Russell Smith (Prod)
  Joe Drake (Exec prod)
  Nathan Kahane (Exec prod)
  Daniel Dubiecki (Exec prod)
  Jim Miller (Co-prod)
  Kelli Konop (Co-prod)
  Brad Van Arragon (Co-prod)
Writer: Diablo Cody (Wrt)
Photography: Eric Steelberg (Dir of photog)
  John Clothier (Cam op)
  Stewart Whelan (1st asst cam)
  Dean Morin (2d asst cam)
  Patrick Houge (2d asst cam/Cam loader)
  Dave Laurie (B-cam 1st asst)
  Ian Lavigne (B-cam 2d asst)
  John Dekker (Chief lighting tech)
  Andrew Towsen (Asst chief lighting tech)
  Randy Jablonka (Lighting tech)
  Dave Leblanc (Lighting tech)
  Michael Mayo (Rigging chief lighting tech)
  David Askey (Key grip)
  Marty Coady (Best boy grip)
  David Kershaw (Dolly grip)
  Vince Phillips (Grip)
  Stephan Burianyk (Grip)
  Igor Bueller (Grip)
  Doane Gregory (Still photog)
Art Direction: Steve Saklad (Prod des)
  Michael Diner (Art dir)
  Catherine Schroer (Art dir)
  Lori West (Art dept coord)
Film Editor: Dana E. Glauberman (Film ed)
  Clay Rawlins (1st asst ed)
  Yanosh Cuglove (Editorial intern)
  Executive Cutter (Negative cutter)
  Technicolor Creative Services, Vancouver (Laboratory and transfer services provided by)
  LA Digital Post (Post prod services provided by)
Set Decoration: Shane Vieau (Set dec)
  Melissa Grace Olson (Asst set dec)
  Michael Jovanovski (Set dresser)
  Paul Hartman (Set dresser)
  Sergio Lavilla (Set dresser)
  Mike Church (Set dresser)
  Sigrid Spade (Set dresser)
  Christopher Wishart (Set dresser)
  Bryan Korenberg (Prop master)
  Alex Cram (Asst prop master)
  John Beatty (Set const coord)
  Kevin Tomecek (Lead carpenter)
  Dale Manzies (Carpenter)
  Doug Currie (Paint coord)
  Dusty Kelly (Lead painter)
  Josi Bleuer (Key greensperson)
  D. J. Miller (Greens)
  Mike Carter (Greens)
  Johanna Manders (Greens)
Costumes: Monique Prudhomme (Cost des)
  Christine Coutts (Asst cost des)
  Maria Bradley (Cost for J. Garner)
  J. Paul Lavigne (Cost set supv)
  Lise Hache (Cost)
  Summer Eves (Truck cost)
Music: Mateo Messina (Mus)
  Peter Afterman (Mus supv)
  Margaret Yen (Mus supv)
  Nick South (Mus ed)
  Alison Litton (Mus coord)
Sound: James Kusan (Sd mixer)
  Tony Wyman (Boom op)
  Brad Kita (Sd asst)
  EarCandy, Inc. (Sd editorial by)
  Perry Robertson (Supv sd ed)
  Rickley W. Dumm (Sd ed)
  Richard Dwan Jr. (Sd ed)
  Fred Stahly (Sd ed)
  Kevin A. Zimmerman (1st asst sd ed)
  Barney Cabral (Supv ADR ed)
  Scott Sanders (Supv sd des/Re-rec mixer)
  Ken S. Polk (Re-rec mixer)
  J. Stanley Johnston (Re-rec mixer)
  Post Creations (Foley rec at)
  Nick Neutra (Foley supv)
  Michael Kreple (Foley mixer)
  Rick Owens (Foley artist)
  Gabe Serrano (Mix-recordist)
  Eric Thompson (ADR mixer)
  Travis Mackay (ADR recordist)
  Wildfire Stages (Post prod sd services by)
Special Effects: John Sleep (Spec eff supv)
  Rory Cutler (Spec eff tech)
  Ken Reynolds (Spec eff tech)
  Mike Bolan (Spec eff tech)
  Ian Korver (Spec eff tech)
  Cox FX Films, Inc (Visual eff)
  Cosmas Paul Bolger Jr. (Visual eff supv)
  Sharon Stetzel (Visual eff prod)
  Ken Locsmandi (Visual eff prod coord)
  Owen Holdren (CG supv)
  Brandon Flyte (CG artist)
  James Chu (CG artist)
  Go Aoyama (CG artist)
  Shadowplay Studio (Main and end titles by)
  Gareth Smith (Title des)
  Jenny Lee (Title des)
  Ari Sachter-Zeltzer (Main title prod)
Make Up: Victoria Down (Key makeup)
  Monica Huppert (Makeup)
  Sandy Cooper (Makeup)
  Ann Pala (Makeup for J. Garner)
  Lance Webb (Spec eff makeup)
  Sherry Gygli (Key hair)
  Robert Pandini (Hair)
Production Misc: Mindy Marin (Casting)
  Kara Lipson (Casting)
  Coreen Mayrs (Vancouver casting)
  Heike Brandstatter (Vancouver casting)
  Michael Williams (Unit prod mgr)
  Mary Lee (Mandate Pictures creative exec)
  Sue Levens (Prod accountant)
  Sydney LeClaire (Asst accountant)
  Tania Rosa (Asst accountant)
  Trevor Westerhoff (Prod coord)
  Sheryl Rhodes (Asst prod coord)
  Jeff Wonnenberg (2d asst prod coord)
  Peter Cummings (Clearance coord)
  Stephanie Rossel (Scr supv)
  Neil Robertson (Loc mgr)
  Christian Thoma (Asst loc mgr)
  Kris Kadzielski (Trainee asst loc mgr)
  Keli Moore (Loc coord)
  Chris MacDonnell (Loc scout)
  Holly Pinder (Key loc PA)
  Terry Wong (Prod asst)
  Corby Pinder (Prod asst)
  Dave Daniels (Prod asst)
  Alex Dias (Prod asst)
  Jason Faulkner (Guitar teacher)
  Hodges (Guitar teacher)
  Clif Kosterman (Transportation coord)
  Scott Delaplace (Transport capt)
  Shawn O'Hearn (Transportation co-capt)
  Darren Pearson (Security coord)
  T.V. Dinners Ltd. (Catering)
  Sandra Cinelli (Chef)
  Nicole Vaughan (Asst chef)
  Samantha Christian (Asst chef)
  Terri Willan (First aid/Craft services)
  Ronda Simpson (First aid/Craft services)
  Jack Schuster (Post prod supv)
  Omar Hassan-Reep (Post prod asst)
  Evan Godfrey (Asst to Mr. Reitman)
  Helen Estabrook (Asst to Mr. Reitman and Mr. Dubiecki)
  Soo Hugh (Asst to Mr. Drake)
  Rachel Chapman (Asst to Mr. Kahane)
  Emily Millard (Asst to Ms. Garner)
  Michael Stankevich (Asst to Mr. Mudd)
  Shelley Dardon (Asst to Mr. Mudd)
  Matt Reis (Asst to Mr. Novick)
  Lawra Robertson (Onset asst to the prods)
  Troy Sitter (Onset asst to the prods)
  Krista Kelloway (Onset asst to the prods)
  Jeremy Walker (Unit pub)
  Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz (US prod legal)
  Karyn Edwards (Canadian prod legal)
  Dewitt Stern (Insurance services)
Stand In: Katya Krotenko (Stand-in)
  Kyle Reifsnyder (Stand-in)
  Melissa Repka (Stand-in)
  Saskia Gould (Stand-in)
  Scott Ateah (Stunt coord)
Color Personnel: EFILM (Digital intermediate by)
  Natasha Leonnet (Colorist)
  Loan Phan (Digital intermediate prod)
  Martha Pike (Digital intermediate ed)
  Pat Clancey (Digital opticals)
  Tom Reiser (Col timing asst)
  Tim Krubsack (DI consultant)
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Country: United States
Language: English

Music:
Songs: "Tire Swing," "My Rollercoaster," "So Nice So Smart," "I Like Giants," "Reminders of Then," "12/26" and "Loose Lips," written and performed by Kimya Dawson; "Tree Hugger" and "Sleep," written by Kimya Dawson, performed by Kimya Dawson and Antsy Pants; "Once I Loved," written by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes and Ray Gilbert, performed by Astrud Gilberto, courtesy of The Verve Music Group, under license from Universal Music Enterprises; "All I Want Is You," written and performed by Barry Louis Polisar; "Besame Mucho," written by Consuelo Velazquez, performed by Trio Los Panchos, courtesy of SONY BMG Music Entertainment (Mexico) S.A. de C.V., by arrangement with SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT; "A Well Respected Man," written by Ray Davies, performed by The Kinks, courtesy of Sanctuary Records; "Doll Parts," written by Courtney Love; "I'm Sticking with You," written by Lou Reed, performed by The Velvet Underground, courtesy of Universal Records, under license from Universal Music Enterprises; "Dearest," written by Bob Gibson, Ellas McDaniel and Prentice Herman Polk, Jr., performed by Buddy Holly, courtesy of Geffen Records, under license from Universal Music Enterprises; "Why Bother," written by Christopher McBride, Ryan Parker, Chris Kemp and Sugar McGuinn, performed by tHe drop, courtesy of Loveless Records; "Superstar," written by Bonnie Bramlett, Delaney Bramlett and Leon Russell, performed by Sonic Youth, courtesy of Geffen Records, under license from Universal Music Enterprises; "Piazza, New York Catcher," written by Sarah Martin, Stuart Murdoch, Richard Colburn, Michael Cooke, Christopher Geddes, Stephen Jackson and Bob Kildea, performed by Belle & Sebastian, courtesy of Rough Trade Records Ltd.; "Expectations," written by Stuart Murdoch, Richard Colburn, Michael Cooke, Christopher Geddes, Stephen Jackson and Isobel Campbell, performed by Belle & Sebastian, courtesy of Jeepster Recordings and Matador Records; "All the Young Dudes," written by David Bowie, performed by Mott The Hopple, courtesy of Columbia Records, by arrangement with SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT; "Anyone Else but You," written by Adam Green and Kimya Dawson, performed by The Moldy Peaches, courtesy of Rough Trade Records Ltd.; "Sea of Love," written by Philip Baptiste and George Khoury, performed by Cat Power, courtesy of Matador Records; "Vampire," written by Leo Bear Creek, performed by Antsy Pants.
Composer: Philip Baptiste
  Leo Bear Creek
  David Bowie
  Bonnie Bramlett
  Delaney Bramlett
  Isobel Campbell
  Richard Colburn
  Michael Cooke
  Ray Davies
  Kimya Dawson
  Vinicius de Moraes
  Christopher Geddes
  Bob Gibson
  Ray Gilbert
  Adam Green
  Stephen Jackson
  Antonio Carlos Jobim
  Chris Kemp
  George Khoury
  Bob Kildea
  Courtney Love
  Sarah Martin
  Christopher McBride
  Ellas McDaniel
  Sugar McGuinn
  Stuart Murdoch
  Ryan Parker
  Barry Louis Polisar
  Prentice Herman Polk Jr.
  Lou Reed
  Leon Russell
  Consuelo Velazquez
Source Text:

Copyright Claimant Copyright Date Copyright Number
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation 5/12/2007 dd/mm/yyyy PA0001590062

PCA NO: 43795
Physical Properties: Sd: SDDS Sony Dynamic Digital Sound; Dolby Digital; dts Digital Sound in selected theatres
  col:
  Lenses/Prints: Deluxe; Kodak
  Widescreen/ratio: Panavision

 
Genre: Comedy
Sub-Genre: Teenage
 
Subjects (Major): Adolescents
  Adoption
  Family relationships
  Love
  Pregnancy
 
Subjects (Minor): Chairs
  Childbirth
  Clinics
  Comic books
  Composers
  Fathers and daughters
  Friendship
  High schools
  High school students
  Hospitals
  Lawyers
  Marriage
  Maturation
  Minnesota
  Rock music and musicians
  Sex
  Shopping malls
  Sisters
  Stepmothers
  Track and field athletics

Note: Juno opens with a live-action shot of “Juno MacGuff” on her family's lawn, standing in front of the easy chair that is later revealed to be the chair in which she and "Paulie Bleeker" had sex. As Juno drinks from a large jug of orange juice, she proceeds into town, at which point the live action morphs into animation, over which the credits appear. The live action resumes as Juno reaches a convenience store, following a written onscreen title that states “Autumn” in a hand-drawn style font. The title disappears with the sound of erasing. “Winter” and “Spring” are noted in the same manner later in the film. In the closing credits a list of acknowledgments includes the BC Film Commission, Minnesota Film Commission and the People of Vancouver, White Rock and Burnaby, British Columbia, where the film was shot.
       Ellen Page, as Juno, provides voice-over narration throughout the film. When Juno leaves the note at the front door of the Lorings' house, the audience does not know its contents. Near the end of the film, after "Vanessa Loring" adopts Juno's baby, a close-up shot of the note is shown as it appears in a frame on the wall of the baby's nursery: "Vanessa, if you're still in, I'm still in." Juno's independent, sardonic nature is illustrated throughout the story, sometimes through the words of her voice-over narration and observations about life, at other times through her clothes and habits. For example, when she tells "Paulie Bleeker" about her pregnancy, she is chewing on a pipe, sitting in the easy chair in which they had sex. Later in the story, Juno shows her feelings for Paulie by filling his mailbox with orange-flavored "TicTacs," his favorite mint.
       As explained in the film, “Juno” is the name of the mythical Roman goddess, called “Hera” by the Greeks. The name has associations with “youth” as well as with birth or midwifery. “Mac” and “Bren” refer to Juno throughout the film as “Junebug.” The Japanese comic book of the pregnant superhero, The Most Fruitful Yuki , presented to Juno by “Mark Loring,” is fictitious. As noted in several news items, actor Jason Bateman, who portrayed Mark, had appeared as the father of Michael Cera (Paulie) in the Fox Television cult comedy Arrested Development (2003--2006).
       A Jun 2005 DV article announced that Mandate Pictures would finance and distribute the screenwriting debut of Minneapolis-based writer Diablo Cody. According to an Oct 2006 LAT article, Cody was discovered by producer Mason Novick, who had read Cody’s Internet autobiographical web-log and later helped her publish her memoir: Candy Girl: A Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper . The article stated that Novick then asked Cody to develop ideas for a script, which resulted in the screenplay for Juno .
       A 10 Nov 2005 DV news item stated that director Brad Silberling was in discussions to direct Juno , and a 15 Nov 2005 HR item stated that Silberling was in "final negotiations," but a 7 Dec 2005 DV news item reported that he had been replaced by Jason Reitman. According to a 26 Jul 2006 DV item, Silberling had left the production due to "creative differences over casting." According to a HR news item on 4 Oct 2006, Reitman's production company, Hard C, was to produce with film, which Reitman's partner, Jim Miller, brought to Mandate. Hard C, however, is not listed in the onscreen credits.
       Following the national release of Juno on Christmas Day 2007, the picture performed beyond the expectations of Fox Searchlight executives. According to a 10 Jan 2008 LAT article, as of 8 Jan 2007, the film had taken in over $54,000,000 at the North American box office and was poised to surpass Sideways (2004, see below) as the company's highest grossing release. In addition to being selected by AFI as one of the Movies of the Year for 2007, Juno received the Best Film Award at the Cinema Rome Film Fest in Oct 2007. The film also received National Board of Review awards for Best Breakthrough Performance for Page and Best Screenplay and received three Golden Globe Nominations: for Best Actress, Best Screenplay and Best Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. Juno received three Film Independent Spirit Awards, for Best Feature, Best First Screenplay and Best Female Lead, and was nominated in the Best Director category. Page was also nominated for a Screen Actors Guild award in the category of Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role, and Cody received a Writers Guild of America Award for her original screenplay. The film also was nominated by the Producers Guild of America for its Darryl F. Zanuck Producer of the Year Award. The film won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and earned nominations for Best Actress, Best Directing and Best Picture. In addition, Juno was awarded a BAFTA for Original Screenplay, and Page was nominated for a BAFTA for Leading Actress. 

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