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    iW BOT | "Pan's Labyrinth" Scares up Some Hefty Dollars; "Scandal," "Venus," "Veil" Solid

    The New Year's holiday weekend witnessed a final spurt of specialty box office enthusiasm for 2006 as Picturehouse's "Pan's Labyrinth" opened with a stellar performance at over a dozen locations. Also opening with gusto was Fox Searchlight's "Notes on a Scandal," while the specialty division's "The ...

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    indieWIRE ANNOUNCEMENT: Brian Brooks and James Israel Promoted at iW

    We are pleased to announce the promotions of two members of the indieWIRE team in New York City. Brian Brooks has been named Managing Editor at the company, while James Israel has been named Marketing and Operations Manager. Both are based in NYC. Brooks joined the indieWIRE staff seven years and has written for the publication since its inception ten years ago. He is part of the editorial management team planning and writing daily news and feature content. James Israel began working with indieWIRE at Sundance in 2001, joining the staff two years later. He handles advertising sales and operations in New York, while also producing the popular ...

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    PARK CITY '07 INTERVIEW | Lincoln Ruchti: "These guys talk about the arcade like it was their first

    [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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    INDUSTRY MOVES: Newman Leaves ICM for Endeavor

    Veteran ICM agent Robert Newman is leaving the agency for Endeavor, where he will become a partner, according to a report from The Hollywood Reporter's Tatiana Siegel and Borys Kit. TV agent Matt Solo will also join Endeavor after leaving ICM, according to the report.

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    "Factory Girl" to Open Santa Barbara Fest, 22 World Premieres Touted for 22nd Annual Event

    The 2007 Santa Barbara International Film Festival will open on January 25th with George Hickenlooper's "Factory Girl," starring Sienna Miller as famed Warhol superstar Edie Sedgwick. The fest will close on February 4th with Sue Kramer's "Gray Matters," described as a screwball comedy (with a gay tw...

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    PGA Picks "Babel," "Departed," "Dreamgirls," "Sunshine," and "The Queen"

    The Producers Guild of America has announced its nominees for producer of the year. Nominated for the Darryl F. Zanuck Producer of the Year Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures are: "Babel" (Paramount Vantage), producers: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Steve Golin, and Jon Kilik; "The Departed" (Warner Bros.), producer Graham King; "Dreamgirls" (Dreamworks SKG/Paramount Pictures), producer: Laurence Mark; "Little Miss Sunshine" (Fox Searchlight), producers: Marc Turtletaub, David T. Friendly, Peter Saraf, Albert Berger & Ron Yerxa; and "The Queen" (Miramax Films), producers: Andy Harries, Christine Langan and Tracey Seaward. The winner will be a...

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    PARK CITY '07 INTERVIEW | Alejandro Landes: "...I did not want to try to control an already volatile

    [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 sections were given the opportunity to participate in an email interview, and each was sent th...

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    Museum of the Moving Image to Present "Critics Choice: Great Documentaries"

    New York's Museum of the Moving Image will present a series of documentaries selected and introduced by 23 notable film critics. The two-month series, "Critics Choice: Great Documentaries," which runs from January 6 - February 28, will also include discussions with veteran filmmakers as Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky, Rachel Boynton, Barbara Kopple, Albert Maysles, W.T. Morgan, and D A Pennebaker. The films to be shown range in time from Dziga Vertov's 1927 silent film classic "The Man With a Movie Camera" to a preview screening of Tony Kaye's eagerly awaited movie "The Lake of Fire," about abortion in America. For more information and a fu...

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    Weinsteins Get Haynes' Dylan Film

    The Weinstein Company has acquired North American and UK rights to Todd Haynes' "I'm Not There," according to Variety, planning a 2007 release for the unconventional bio-pic that features a variety of actors (including Richard Gere, Heath Ledger, Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett) portraying the mus...

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    SF360: Eastwood's Battles

    One can be forgiven for thinking that Clint Eastwood seems late with his entwined combat films, "Flags of Our Fathers" and "Letters from Iwo Jima." Last year, after all, was marked as the year of the war movie, with Iraq documentaries hitting their fever pitch. Then there's the fact that "Flags"/"Letters" are World War II combat films, not exactly the sexiest genre to be resurrecting since, after all, isn't part of the problem in Iraq precisely that we're still depending on outmoded WWII archetypes of a "stand-up" fight? And yet, while Eastwood's films lack some of the in-the-guts currency of other recent war movies, they will almost certainl...

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