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    E Online: Alan Cumming and Grant Shaffer Exchange Vows in UK

    The host of "The Anniversary Party" now has his own milestone to celebrate. Alan Cumming and graphic artist Grant Shaffer tied the knot Saturday in a civil ceremony at the Old Royal Naval College near London. The couple walked down the aisle to the theme song from 1994's "Circle of Friends," Cumming's first big film, and then took guests to a nearby rented ice rink for a newlywed skate to the tune of Queen's "You're My Best Friend." "Not only are we so happy to be able to celebrate our love for each other, but also to be able to do it in a country that properly recognizes the rights of same-sex couples," Cumming, who shares a New York apartme...

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    Berlinale Reveals Initial Panorama Line up and Fest Jury

    Seventeen titles have been unveiled to take part in the 22nd edition of the Panorama of the Berlinale. Titles screening in the Panorama main program and Panorama special are: "La Leon" by Santiago Otheguy (Argentina/France), "A casa de Alice" by Chico Teixeira (Brazil), "Ferien" (Vacation) by Thomas Arslan (Germany), "Fay Grim" by Hal Hartley (Germany/USA), "Anna M" by Michel Spinosa (France), "Lady Chatterley" by Pascale Ferran (France/Belgium), "Deux jours a Paris" (Two Days in Paris) by Julie Delpy (France/Germany), "The Bubble" by Eytan Fox (Israel), "Dasepo Naughty Girls" by E. J-Youg (South Korea), "Woman on the Beach" by Hong Sangsoo (...

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    REVIEW | Straight Talk: Stewart Wade's "Coffee Date"

    Intermittently charming and often tedious, "Coffee Date" is another in the endless line of low-budget, gay-themed, goodhearted sitcoms that dot the nether regions of the film landscape. Much as a film like Stewart Wade's can be derided for its lack of craft, visual ambition, and recycled narrative o...

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    INDUSTRY MOVES: Smith Upped at Roadside

    Dustin Smith has been promoted at Roadside Attractions, upped to the position of Director of Acquisitions. He will continue to work closely with company co-presidents Howard Cohen and Eric d'Arbeloff, focued on (in the words of an announcement), identifying new projects for the company. Prior to joi...

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    PARK CITY '07 INTERVIEW | Newton Aduaka: "This was a project ready to go, with people I'd hoped to w

    [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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    "Black Book" and "The Heart of the Earth" to Bookend 24th Miami Film Fest

    Details of the 24th Miami International Film Festival have been revealed with 112 films slated for this year's roster, including 92 features and 20 shorts. Opening this year's edition is director Paul Verhoeven's "Black Book," while the awards climax will be a screening of "Ira & Abby" by Robert Car...

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    REVIEW | Chris Sheridan and Patty Kim's "Abduction: The Megumi Yokota Story"

    To chart the unusual case of a 13-year-old Japanese girl who went missing in 1977, filmmakers Chris Sheridan and Patty Kim take a slightly different approach to the typical talking-heads documentary. Segueing at about the halfway mark from exotic expose to human interest story, the careful construc...

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    PARK CITY '07 INTERVIEW | Steve Berra: "My philosophy was to never have a back-up plan."

    [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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    NY Times: President of Paramount to Leave After Brief Term

    After a brief reign of two years, Gail Berman will be leaving her job as the president of Viacom's Paramount Pictures unit, according to a film executive at the studio. The move comes as Paramount continues its struggle to find a stable path. The studio has veered unsteadily through internal tumult ...

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    Oscar Nomination Ballots Due January 13

    The 5,830 voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences must return their completed Oscar nominations ballots to PricewaterhouseCoopers no later than 5 p.m. on Saturday, January 13. Ballots received after that date will not be counted, according to an AMPAS release. The accountin...

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