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    Picturehouse Makes a Deal for Altman's Latest, "Prairie Home Companion"

    Picturehouse has acquired Robert Altman's "A Prairie Home Companion," nabbing North American rights to the film just days after it first screened for buyers in New York and Los Angeles. Written by Garrison Keillor, host of the popular long-running weekly radio program, the film revolves around the p...

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    The Guardian: Through being cool -- Interview with Chloe Sevigny

    Chloe Sevigny has been the darling of indie filmmakers for a decade. But now, she says, she's "sick of it." So what's next? Oliver Burkeman finds out.

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    What's The Latest At Paramount Classics?

    David Poland's Movie City News says tonight, about Paramount Classics:

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    Mexico Gets Mobile Movies: Traveling Documentary Festival to Launch in Early 2006

    On the heels of a renaissance in recent years, Mexican cinema continues to ride a wave of global popularity, from an unusually strong presence at this year's Cannes Film Festival to an increased awareness even among its citizens at home. Now, a Mexican production company called Canana, founded by p...

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    HR: Day-and-date VOD, theatrical bow for Rainbow pics

    In yesterday's Hollywood Reporter, a look at a plan by Rainbow Media and IFC to release films in theaters and via video-on-demand. Films would be released at IFC Center in New York and also available through a new VOD service. The HR story says that some 18 - 24 films each year could be released as part of the strategy. "I have for a long time held the view that art houses as we know them are disappearing," said Rainbow CEO Josh Sapan, citing the opportunity to create "an electronic art house for a discreet, defined, limited audience in every village, town and city." IFC Films president Jonathan Sehring added, "We're recreating an art house o...

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    Focus Features Enters Term Deal with New Garcia Bernal/Luna Production Company Canana Films

    Focus Features has entered a two-year agreement with an option for a third year with Mexico City-based production company, Canana Films, the new venture by actors Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna as well as producer Pablo Cruz, Focus president of production John Lyons announced Monday. The deal will give Focus worldwide rights to Canana's planned slate of features. The three partners plan to make both modestly budgeted Spanish-language films in Mexico and higher-budget English-language films. "Our partnership with Canana promises to be a fruitful one, as Gael, Diego, and Pablo identify promising and fresh talent," said Lyons in a statement. ...

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    Films From 58 Countries Vying For Oscar Nod

    A total of 58 countries are represented with submissions to the Foreign Language Film Award category for the 78th Academy Awards, to be presented March 5, 2006. This year's list includes new entrants Costa Rica, Fiji and Iraq, according to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The nominat...

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    Skouras Gets "Swimmers"

    Skouras Films has announced a deal for U.S. rights to Doug Sadler's "Swimmers." The company plans to release the movie in major markets next year and Sundance Channel has secured pay television rights, in a deal negotiated by Cinetic Media. Melanie Backer, David W. Leitner, and Michael Yanko produced the movie, which won the Grand Jury Prize Award for Best New American Film at the 2005 Seattle International Film Festival. It debuted earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival. The film is described as the "inspiring story of human frailty and individual strength in the face of a fracturing American dream." Tara Devon Gallagher, featured a...

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    IFP Unveils Gotham Award Nominations

    An eclectic mix of films has been nominated for the 15th annual Gotham Awards, to be presented in New York City on November 30, 2005. Once again, the night will usher in an awards season that will continue for more than three months, culminating with the 78th Academy Awards in early March of next ye...

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    Idle Worship: Greg Whiteley's "New York Doll"

    "Rock history," as we know it, fueled by the obsessiveness and stunted adolescent Romanticism of its worse (and more numerous) chroniclers, basically consists of a heap of cliches so rancid that even calling them out for their rottenness has become a bit hackneyed. The druggy, self-important musicians whose corpses litter a "Mojo" subscription don't just die -- they die for our sins, self-fulfilling prophesies ushered into necrophilic canonization by the photographers who kept busy during their living years, and the journo hacks who stay busy thereafter. Rock history movies don't fare much better -- "24 Hour Party People" may have made a clai...

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