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    Gore, Whitaker and Guggenheim to Receive Santa Barbara Fest Honors

    Actor Forest Whitaker will be honored with the American Riviera Award, while former Vice President Al Gore and "An Inconvenient Truth" director Davis Guggenheim will be the recipients of the Attenborough Award for Excellence in Nature Filmmaking at the 22nd annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival, taking place January 25th - February 4th. As previously announced, Will Smith will be the recipient of the Modern Master Award. "Whitaker is one of the most consummate actors working in Cinema today, and we are ecstatic to be able to celebrate his entire career," commented SBIFF director Roger Durling in a statement. "As far as Gore and Gu...

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    REVIEW | A Close Shave: Steven Shainberg's "Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus"

    If Diane Arbus is an artist whose work has held any importance for you, then here's the good news that accompanies the release of "Fur," starring Nicole Kidman as the late photographer: none of Arbus's photos ever get dragged onscreen, and Kidman's hazy, de-Semitized performance is such a disconnect...

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    DISPATCH FROM LOS ANGELES: The Lure of Hollywood: Art and Commerce at AFM & AFI

    An actor from a successful indie film is paying the bills working in the restaurant at Hollywood's upscale ArcLight Cinemas complex, while upstairs an AFI Fest filmmaker is taking a few days off of work as an underpaid set P.A. to double as a "real filmmaker" while his latest film screens at the fes...

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    SF360: Re-opening "Pandora's Box"

    Many stars are forgotten for a while, then "rediscovered" and newly appreciated by a later generation. But the case of Louise Brooks is somewhat unique--she was, really, only a "star" in retrospect. Her Hollywood profile was headed that-a-way when she foolishly (according to the industry) abandoned ...

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    Production Report | "Amexicano," "Let Them Chirp Awhile," "Love is Jihad," "Served Cold," "Tobruk"

    [EDITOR'S NOTE: indieWIRE's monthly production report looks at independent films in various stages of production. If you'd like to tell us about a film in production for future columns, please contact us.]

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    Construction Worker Arrested for Murder of Indie Actress/Filmmaker Adrienne Shelly

    A nineteen-year old Brooklyn construction worker has been arrested for the murder of forty-year old Adrienne Shelly, the actress and director who made her name starring in Hal Hartley's "Trust" and "The Unbelievable Truth" and directed the indie features "Sudden Manhattan" and "I'll Take You There."...

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    The Top Ten So Far...

    Each week, indieWIRE receives the final weekend numbers for specialty releases in theaters. This is our top ten for the three day weekend so far, with most numbers already in. The top ten is subject to change before the final chart is published tomorrow and the weekly box office column is written. W...

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    The Guardian Interview: Guillermo del Toro

    For sheer imaginative brio, "Pan's Labyrinth" is one of the films of the year. But the dark fable was a labour of love for director Guillermo del Toro, who says that violence in his native Mexico is key to his extraordinary vision. 'A maze is a place where you get lost," he explains. "But a labyrint...

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    AP: Nordisk Film marks 100th anniversary

    Nordisk Film, one of the world's oldest film production companies, celebrated its 100th anniversary Monday at the Copenhagen studios where it started making silent movies at the dawn of the film industry. Danish Queen Margrethe was to tour the facilities in the Valby neighborhood where thousands of ...

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    First Independent Pictures Acquires Rights to "Everything's Gone Green"

    First Independent Pictures has acquired the US, Australian, New Zealand and South African distribution rights for the indie comedy "Everything's Gone Green" by Paul Fox from Shoreline Entertainment, with a theatrical release set for Spring 2007, the company announced Monday. The film stars Paulo Costanzo ("Road Trip") as an underachiever tempted into a money-laundering scheme who struggles morally with his ill-gotten gains. The film, which had its world premiere in September at the Toronto International Film Festival, was written by Douglas Coupland, the author credited with coining the term 'Generation X.' "Douglas Coupland's work is renowne...

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