DAILY NEWS: No Borders Int'l Projects; and IFC Renews "Dinner for Five"
by Eugene Hernandez and Brian Brooks/indieWIRE
>> IFP/New York Unveils International No Borders Projects
(indieWIRE: 07.01.02) -- Thirteen international projects have been selected
for the upcoming No Borders International Co-Production Market, held during
September's IFP Market, according to the IFP/New York.
Included in No Borders this year from outside the United States are: "Adult
Behavior" (producer Gavin Emerson, UK), writer/director Christopher Payne; "Blind Flight" (producer Sally Hibbin, UK), director/co-writer John Furse; "The Boy" (Kevin Tierney, Canada), writer/director Pierre Gang; "The Buffalo Boys" (producer Olivier Dubois, Belgium), writer/director Minh Nguyen-V; "The Death and the Devil" (producer Ralph Schwingel; Germany); "Finding Out" (producer Bertrand Faivre, France); "Hidden" (Richard Holmes, UK); "Horseman" (producer Hugues Desmichelles, France), directed by Fernando Spiner; "School" (L'ecole) (producer Patrick Sobelman, France), directed by
Lucile Hadzihalilovic,; "The Syrian Bride" (producer Bettina Brokemper, Germany), directed by Eran Riklis; "Underground Man" (producer Luc Dery, Canada), directed by Joshua Dorsey; "Wagner's Will" (producer Suzanne Girard, Canada); and "A Way of Life" (producer Amma Asante, UK).
No Borders is an annual section of the IFP Market that unites producers with
international funding and support organizations. The list of U.S. projects
participating will be unveiled next month, with the complete lineup
expected to include 35 projects. [Eugene Hernandez]
>> "Dinner for Five" Takes a Second Helping
(indieWIRE: 07.02.02) -- The Independent Film Channel (IFC) has picked up a
second season of its original series, "Dinner for Five" the network announced
yesterday. "Dinner" is hosted by Jon Favreau ("Swingers" and "Made") who also created the program. It features four dinner in a free for all . The season
opener will include Favreau's "Daredevil" co-stars Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner along with Colin Farrell and director Kevin Smith. The format is spontaneous with guests swapping banter about life and their pet projects.
"Dinner for Five"'s refreshing, no holds barred format has resonated with IFC's
viewers," said Frances Berwick, senior vice president programming, IFC and Bravo in a release. "We're thrilled to be continuing our relationship with Jon
Favreau." Managed and operated by Bravo Networks, the Independent Film Channel
broadcasts independent film commercial free 24 hours a day. IFC Originals
produces original programming that airs on the network exclusively. Bravo
Networks is a division of Rainbow Media Holidings Inc., which provides news,
sports and other entertainment programming. [Brian Brooks]
>> YESTERDAY IN indieWIRE DAILY NEWS: LA Film Fest Winners; Hill Exits Falco; and Urbanworld Plans
(indieWIRE: 06.14.02) -- The Los Angeles Film Festival wrapped up this
weekend in Southern California, closing Saturday night with a screening
of Miguel Arteta's "The Good Girl"; Members of the specialty film PR
community were buzzing this weekend, following the news that Jeff Hill
is leaving Falco Ink, the publicity firm that he co-founded nearly four
years ago; The 6th Urbanworld Film Festival has announced some details
of its upcoming New York event with the world premiere of Twentieth
Century Fox's "Drumline."
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