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    Palm Springs International Film Festival to Fete Pollack, Winslet and Field

    The 18th Palm Springs International Film Festival will honor Sydney Pollack with its 'Patron of the Arts Award,' Kate Winslet with the 'Desert Palm Achievement Award' and Todd Field with the 'Sonny Bono Visionary Award' at the festival's annual awards gala. Festival chairman Earl Greenburg made the announcement at an event in New York, hosted by Gotham Magazine. The awards gala, which will be held on Saturday, January 6, 2007 at the Palm Springs Convention Center, will also honor Adam Beach and will be hosted by "Entertainment Tonight"'s Mary Hart. The Screen Actors Guild Foundation will host the award to Pollack, which is given to a person w...

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    "Perfume" and "Venus" Bookent Seventh Santa Fe Film Festival

    The Santa Fe Film Festival has unveiled its 7th edition roster for its event taking place December 6-10 with 200 films slated. Tom Tykwer's "Perfume: Story of a Murderer" starring Dustin Hoffman will open the fest, while Roger Michell's "Venus" will close the event. Chris Noonan's "Miss Potter," starring Renee Zellweger as children’s author Beatrix Potter will screen as the centerpiece on December 8. New this year is a full partnership with National Geographic's 'All Road's Film Project,' showcasing a complement of about 35 films made by indigenous artists from around the world. Many of the filmmakers will be in attendance, and National Geogr...

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    REVIEW | Hard Lessons: Nicolas Hytner's "The History Boys"

    What was evidently innovative on stage has become turgid and rote onscreen: Nicolas Hytner's big-screen adaptation of Alan Bennett's wildly praised, Tony-winning "The History Boys" is, as will be noted even in positive reviews, saddled with clumsy musical cues, dreadful montages of frolicking, and o...

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    SHORTS COLUMN | Reasons to be Thankful: Ten Dazzling Short Film DVDs

    As the holiday season fast approaches, short film aficionados should be saying grace and giving thanks for the bounty laid out for mass consumption. While everyone can enjoy the never-ending feast of mini-movies available online, true connoisseurs will want to devour the latest offerings on DVD. An...

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    DISPATCH FROM AWARDS SEASON: "Volver," "Pan's Labyrinth," "Half Nelson," and even "Inland Empire," C

    For a few hours the past two weeks, at busy Hollywood, CA intersections, director David Lynch sat on a folding chair flanked by a live cow and a banner hyping Laura Dern's performance in his new film, "Inland Empire". Nearby, a week ago, filmmaker Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu dropped by the plush Arc...

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    Rosefelt Returns with New Consulting Service

    Recently announced was the return to PR work by veteran Reid Rosefelt. The former president of boutique firm Magic Lantern, Rosefelt has announced the launch of a new consulting business for filmmakers in need of PR services. As Rosefelt recently explained, he is targeting filmmakers who are unable to secure publicists for festivals or self-distribution. In a statement this week, Rosefelt said:"It's very expensive to hire a publicist for Sundance and even filmmakers who have the money aren't able to get one for various reasons. I'm trying to fill that void. I won't go to Sundance with them, but I can help them do a better job on their own....

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    Sundance Institute and NHK Pick 12 Finalists for annual Awards

    Sundance Institute and NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) announced Friday the 12 finalists for the 2007 Sundance/NHK International Filmmakers Awards. The awards "recognize emerging artists in international cinema," and are presented to film directors from Europe, Latin America, the United States, and Japan to support them in realizing their next projects. The four winners, selected by members of an international jury, will be announced during the 2007 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, taking place January 18-28. The 12 finalists are: Jens Jonsson for "The Ping-Pong King" (Sweden); Dagur Kari for "The Good Heart" (Iceland); Ursula ...

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    Weinstein Company and IFC Entertainment Take "Out of the Blue"

    The Weinstein Company and IFC Entertainment have co-acquired all North American rights to the controversial drama "Out of the Blue," which will be released though IFC's First Take day and date banner and hit theatres simultaneously with VOD. The Weinstein Company will be releasing the film on DVD through Genius Products, LLC. The joint announcement was made today by Michelle Krumm, EVP of acquisitions for The Weinstein Company and Jonathan Sehring, IFC Entertainment President. Written by Graeme Tetley with director Robert Sarkies, the film, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September, is the true story of David G...

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    "Maxed Out" Set with Magnolia, Truly Indie and Red Envelope

    Magnolia Home Entertainment, Truly Indie and Netflix's Red Envelope Entertainment have jointly acquired North American rights to James Spurlock's South by Southwest Film Festival special jury prize winner "Maxed Out" for theatrical and DVD release, the companies announced Friday. Directed by Scurlock and edited by Alexis Spraic, the feature is a journey inside the American debt-style, where, according to a release, "things seem fine as long as the minimum monthly payment arrives on time." The film shows how the modern financial industry really works, explains the true definition of "preferred customer" and reveals why the poor are getting poo...

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    Kino International Picks "In the Pit" for January Release

    Juan Carlos Rulfo's Mexican doc "In the Pit," which won the Jury Prize for World Cinema Documentary at this year's Sundance Film Festival has been picked up by Kino International the company announced Friday. The film, which will be released in January, 2007, is described as an "in-depth and remarkably candid portrait of the workers who built the Second Deck of Mexico City's inner Periferico freeway. Although a major architectural structure, the most impressive information about this elevated freeway is the sheer number of lives that it impacts." After opening in New York and Los Angeles, Kino will expand the film to further cities. [Brian Br...

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