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    "Cache" Cashes in Again at the Box office; "Brokeback" Still Strong

    Last weekend was relatively quiet for specialty films with no major new releases, but the ones that previously had been doing best on the indieWIRE Box Office Tracker (iWBOT) - "Cache," "Fateless" and "Transamerica" - again finished first and second in per-screen average. And the chart's highest-pro...

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    Making Sense of The Wild, Rambunctious Double Take...Michael Winterbottom on His "Cock and Bull Stor

    Known for his audacious treatment of tough and timely topics that skilfully blends documentary and narrative techniques in a variety of genres, ["Wonderland", "In This World", "Code 46", "Nine Songs"] Michael Winterbottom's latest "Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story" is a wild, rambunctious doub...

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    PARK CITY '06: Juan Carlos Rulfo: "I believe documentary filmmaking is the best thing"

    Every day through the end of the Sundance Film Festival, including weekends, indieWIRE will be publishing two interviews with Sundance '06 competition filmmakers. Sixty filmmakers were given the opportunity to participate in an email interview and each was sent the same questions.

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    PARK CITY '06: Jocelyne Saab: "I was sipping my coffee and staring at the Nile. I was asking myself,

    Every day through the end of the Sundance Film Festival, including weekends, indieWIRE will be publishing two interviews with Sundance '06 competition filmmakers. Sixty filmmakers were given the opportunity to participate in an email interview and each was sent the same questions.

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    First Person: Richard Linklater on the 20th Anniversary of the Austin Film Society

    [This is the latest in a regular series of "First Person" articles written by members of the film community. It is meant to showcase the opinions of our readers. indieWIRE readers interested in contributing a future "First Person" column should contact us by email: office AT indiewire DOT com.]

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    Nader Set for Sundance

    Politician and consumer advocate Ralph Nader is planning to make the trip to Utah for the Sundance Film Festival next week, according to sources close to a new film about him, Henriette Mantel & Stephen Skrovan's "An Unreasonable Man." The activist will see the movie for the first time with the festival audience. According to a description, the film includes a look at his early days fighting against GM and other corporations, as well as interviews exploring his life and work. In an interview published by indieWIRE yesterday, Mantel (who once worked for Nader as an office manager) explained, "I was so sick of people (mostly whiny Democrats) ye...

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    ASC Picks Five Nominees

    The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has announced the five nominees for best feature film cinematography in 2005. Selected this year are Dion Beebe for "Memoirs of a Geisha," Robert Elswit for "Good Night, And Good Luck," Andrew Lesnie for "King Kong," Wally Pfister for "Batman Begins," a...

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    THINKFilm Bites "Eat" for the North America

    THINKFilm has picked up all North American theatrical rights to Nina Davidovich and Salvador Litvak's "When Do We Eat?", which the company calls "the first Passover comedy."  The film, starring Ben Feldman ("Perfect Man"), Michael Lerner ("Barton Fink"), Jack Klugman ("Twelve Angry Men") and Lesley Ann Warren ("Desperate Housewives"), will be released April 7th to coincide with the Passover celebration. The film is the story of a tough-love dad (Lerner) has to deal with hosting his father (Klugman) who never unpacks, his wife (Warren), who is intent on creating the perfect Seder, and his children who go out of their way to make the night an ...

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    Pamaount Specialty Division Names New EVP of Publicity and Promotions

    Paramount's revamped specialty division president John Lesher today named Megan Colligan as executive vice President of publicity and promotions. Colligan joins the specialty label from Fox Searchlight, where she has served as VP since 2002. During her tenure there, Colligan supervised the release of over 20 films including "Kinsey," "Napoleon Dynamite," and "Bend it Like Beckham" as well as others and also managed the Academy Award campaign for "Sideways," which received an Oscar nomination for best picture in 2004. She will spearhead campaigns for all of the label's releases and report to Lesher. "Megan is a great creative thinker and stra...

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    Polychrome Opens Theatrical Deal for "Red Doors"

    Writer/director Georgia Lee's award-winning debut feature film "Red Doors," produced by Blanc de Chine Entertainment, will be distributed by Polychrome Pictures in association with Warner Bros. Home Video. Polychrome acquired theatrical rights to "Red Doors" and will also handle TV and home video distribution via their Warner Bros. deal. In addition, Forward Entertainment has come on board to represent the film for worldwide sales excluding North America. The deals were brokered by Ira Deutchman of Emerging Pictures; Deutchman is also executive producer on the film. The film premiered at the 2005 Tribeca Film Festival, where it was awarded b...

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