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Daily indieWIRE Clicks: “Tower Heist,” Steve Jobs and More!

Daily indieWIRE Clicks: "Tower Heist," Steve Jobs and More!

Today on indieWIRE, we brought you a close look at the new film “Killing Bono,” some alternatives to “Tower Heist,” news from MOMA’s annual Contenders series, and more!

“Tower Heist” Is a Celebration of How Much Money It Will Make. Here Are Some Alternatives.
It’s harder to imagine a meatier—and more wasted—ensemble than what Brett Ratner has at his disposal in “Tower Heist.”

Watch: Clips From PBS Doc “Steve Jobs — One Last Thing”
“Steve Jobs — One Last Thing,” a new PBS documentary about the late Apple CEO, is now streaming in its entirety on pbs.org/video starting today.

SnagFilms Gets Exclusive Digital Rights to “Capturing the Friedmans” and 6 More Docs
SnagFilms has acquired exclusive worldwide digital rights to Andrew Jarecki’s Oscar-nominated “Capturing the Friedmans,” which won the Sundance Grand Jury Prize in 2003.

In His Own Words | Nick Hamm Shares a Scene from “Killing Bono”
Nick Hamm shares a scene from “Killing Bono,” starring Ben Barnes and based on Neil McCormick’s memoir “Killing Bono: I am Bono’s Doppelganger.” “Killing Bono” opens in limited release Friday, November 4.

Endgame Launches New P&A Venture
Endgame Entertainnment, the Hollywood-based independent producer and financier behind “Hotel Rwanda” and “An Education,” has announced the launch of Endgame Releasing, which will partner with investors, producers and studios to provide marketing and distribution funding for wide release films.

Borderline Films Signs First Look Deal With Fox Searchlight
Here’s some more huge news for the team behind “Martha Marcy May Marlene.” Borderline Films, the creative partnership of Josh Mond, Sean Durkin and Antonio Campos, has signed a two-year first-look deal with “Martha” distributor Fox Searchlight.

Sony Snags North American Rights to “Bel Ami” Starring Robert Pattinson and Uma Thurman
Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions bought North American rights to Protagonist Pictures’ “Bel Ami,” the Guy de Maupassant adaptation starring Robert Pattinson, Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas and Christina Ricci.

Freestyle Digital Media Launches New VOD Distribution
Freestyle Digital Media will launch a new digital distribution cable and service provider VOD platform.

Samuel Goldwyn Foundation Reveals Winners for 56th Screenwriting Awards
Winners of the 56th Samuel Goldwyn Writing Awards were announced Wednesday evening. The honors annually recognize “excellence in dramatic writing.” Samuel Goldwyn Jr., President of The Samuel Goldwyn Foundation revealed the winners.

“Normal” & “Virgin” Take Doha Honors
This year’s Doha Tribeca Film Festival jury, led by Jury President Nick Broomfield, has announced the winners of the festival’s Arab Film Competition.

Updated: MoMA Unveils its 2012 “Contenders” Series
The Museum of Modern Art has announced the program for The Contenders, its annual screening series of the most notable works from the year in film. The event opens with Clint Eastwood’s “J. Edgar” on November 8th.

The 2011 AFI Fest Filmmakers | Bill Morrison Reveals the “Spark of Being”
Director Bill Morrison has been a mainstay of the experimental film world for many years, but this is his first appearance at AFI Fest.

The 2011 AFI Fest Filmmakers | Ruslan Pak’s Feature Debut “Hanaan”.
“Hanaan” is the story of Stas, a fourth-generation Korean-Uzbek police detective seeking to avenge the drug-fueled death of a friend.

Tribeca Program Director David Kwok Reflects on a Decade at the Festival After Announcing Departure
Earlier this week, long time Tribeca Film Festival programmer, David Kwok, sent an email to friends and colleagues officially announcing what some had already known.

Project of the Day: A Film a Day Celebrating the 21st Century Woman
An online film experience shot in London, Madrid, New York, Paris and Tokyo. A tribute to the XXI Century Woman every day during 2012.

Cinema Eye Announce Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky as First Recipients of “Hell Yeah Prize”
Cinema Eye Announces Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky as First Recipients of the Hell Yeah Prize for their Paradise Lost Trilogy

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