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    INDUSTRY MOVES: Endore-Kaiser at Paramount's Specialty Division

    Guy Endore-Kaiser has joined Paramount's currently unnamed specialty division as Senior Vice President, Creative Advertising. He spent three years at ad agency The Ant Farm and attended Wesleyan and USC.

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    Film Community Mourns Passing of Garrett Scott; Spirit Award Nominee Died Yesterday

    A festive and celebratory weekend for the independent film community was sadly interrupted today with news of the death of documentary filmmaker Garrett Scott. An Independent Spirit Awards nominee for "Occupation: Dreamland," a film he co-directed with Ian Olds, Garrett Scott died an accidental deat...

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    Weinstein Company Sketches "Arthur and the Minimoys" in English Territories

    The Weinstein Company has acquired rights in all English speaking territories to the CGI animated family film "Arthur and the Minimoys," based on Luc Besson's best selling children's book by the same title. The screenplay was adapted by Besson, the award winning writer/director/producer behind such ...

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    IFC Partners With Comcast on 'IFC In Theaters'

    IFC Entertainment and cable system Comcast will present the new IFC in Theaters service via ON DEMAND, releasing films for immediate viewing on television the same day they are released in movie theaters. Starting next month, two new films each month will be available (for $5.99 each) via Comcast ON DEMAND, creating in the words of an announcement today, "the first nationwide destination for critically acclaimed independent films." Viewers will choose from a selection of 4 - 5 titles each month. "The local cinema will always be the first home for film to many film lovers," emphasized IFC Entertainment president Jonathan Sehring, saying in a s...

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    At a Young Missouri Doc Fest, Exploring The Balance Between True and False

    For the third year in a row, more than 50 documentary filmmakers, producers and their subjects converged upon a mid-Missouri college town for an intriguing young film festival aimed at embracing the changing face of documentary and cultivating an audience for the films. The True/False Film Festival ...

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    Anger Management: Rachel Boynton's "Our Brand Is Crisis"

    How ironically fitting "Our Brand Is Crisis" should open the same weekend as the Academy Awards. While Hollywood will undoubtedly give itself a big ol' pat on the back for recognizing the progressive messages of four of its five Best Picture noms, the immediate cultural and political challenges thes...

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    AP: 'Gunsmoke' Actor Dennis Weaver Dies

    Dennis Weaver, the diffident deputy Chester Goode in the TV classic western "Gunsmoke" and the canny New Mexico deputy solving New York City crime in "McCloud," has died. The actor was 81. Weaver died of complications from cancer Friday at his home in Ridgway, in southwestern Colorado, his publicist...

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    As Wellspring Closes, Examining The State of the Art House Distribution

    The Weinstein Company would rather not characterize the closing of Wellspring's theatrical distribution division as a shut down, but for the eight people who will be leaving Wellspring in the coming weeks, the decision marks the end of a company that had engendered tremendous loyalty among its emplo...

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    Howard Stern Launches Film Fest, On Demand

    Howard Stern is launching Howard TV On Demand, a new service that had been branded, "The Howard Stern Film Festival." The shock jock is working with iN DEMAND Networks to develop a TV event that will include five-minute shorts about, in the words of an announcement, 'All Things Howard'. Submissions ...

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    "Night Watch" Freaks the BOT; "CSA" Scores Well in New York

    Not only were subtitles not a hindrance to the record-setting debut of the Russian fantasy-horror film "Night Watch," they actually may have helped its box-office performance. The Fox Searchlight release, which features innovative digitalized subtitles that move around the screen, finished first on ...

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