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    DISPATCH FROM AWARDS SEASON: "Babel" and "Dreamgirls" Win Best Picture Prizes at Golden Globes

    In Los Angeles tonight, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association awarded its 64th Golden Globes honoring the best of 2006. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's "Babel" (from Paramount Vantage) won the best picture prize for the best drama of the year, while Bill Condon's "Dreamgirls" (from Paramount/Dreamwo...

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    64th Golden Globe Award Winners

    The 64th Golden Globe Awards were presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association tonight in Los Angeles.

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    "The Queen" Leads With 10 BAFTA Nominations

    Nominations for the Orange British Academy Film Awards were announced Friday with "The Queen" receiving a total of 10 nominations, "Casino Royale" earning 9 and "Pan's Labyrinth" nabbing 8. Nominated for best film this year are Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's "Babel," Martin Scorsese's "The Departed," Kevin Macdonald's "The Last King of Scotland," Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris' "Little Miss Sunshine," and Stephen Frears' "The Queen." Meanwhile, nominated for the Alexandra Korda Award for Outstanding British Film of the Year are Martin Campbell's "Casino Royale," Kevin Macdonald's "The Last King of Scotland," Patrick Marber's "Notes on a Scand...

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    PARK CITY '07 INTERVIEW | James C. Strouse: "I don't believe in moving the camera or doing a close-u

    [EDITORS NOTE: indieWIRE is publishing two interviews daily with Sundance '07 competition filmmakers through the end of the festival later this month. Directors with films screening in the four competition section were given the opportunity to participate in an email interview, and each was sent the...

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    PARK CITY '07 INTERVIEW | Xiaolu Guo: "It is very much a writer's film which I think [stems] from my

    [EDITORS NOTE: indieWIRE is publishing two interviews daily with Sundance '07 competition filmmakers through the end of the festival later this month. Directors with films screening in the four competition section were given the opportunity to participate in an email interview, and each was sent the...

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    "Pan's" Wins Prize in Palm Springs

    Guillermo Del Toro's "Pan's Labyrinth" from Mexico won the prize for best foreign language film at the 2007 Palm Springs International Film Festival, which wrapped up last night in the Southern California desert town. Rafi Pitts' "It's Winter" from Iran won the grand jury prize in the New Voices/New...

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    INDUSTRY MOVES: Driessen and Mackey Promoted at Fortissimo

    Nelleke Driessen has been named sole Managing Director at Fortissimo Films, based in the company's Amsterdam office (she was previously co-mangaging director) and Nicole Mackey has been elevated to EVP of International Sales (she was previously SVP of International Sales). As part of an ongoing expa...

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    Sundance Fest on iTunes

    Sundance Institute and Sundance Channel have announced a deal to distribute short films from the upcoming Sundance Film Festival via iTunes. Launching on January 22, 2007, the shorts will be priced at 1.99 (US) each with a portion of the receipts going to the filmmakers. Free podcasts from the fest will also be available for free via iTunes during the event. Additionally, beginning January 18 (and continuing through April 18) the festival website will again offer free downloads of select short films. In a statement, Institute head Robert Redford said, "I have felt, from the earliest days, that if people really care about independent film, the...

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    Berlinale Adds Competition Titles for '07 Fest

    Eight films have been added to the roster of titles screening in the Competition section for the upcoming Berlinale (February 8 - 18, 2007), the Berlin International Film Festival. On the list are Stefan Ruzowitzky's German-Austrian co-production "Die Faelscher" (The Counterfeiter), Jacques Rivette's "Ne touchez pas la hache" (Don't Touch the Axe) and Andre Techine's "Les Temoins" (The Witnesses) from France, Gregory Nava's "Bordertown" from the U.S. (starring Jennifer Lopez, Antonio Banderas, Maya Zapata, and Martin Sheen), Saverio Costanzo's "Memoria di me (In Memory of Myself) from Italy and, from the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic...

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    Writers Guild Names 2007 Doc Screeenplay Award Nominees

    The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers of America, East (WGAE) have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in documentary writing for the screen during the 2006 season, including "Deliver Us From Evil," written by Amy Berg; "The Heart of the Game" written by Ward Serril...

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