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    Production Report: "Anomaly," "I Believe in America," "In A Dark Place...," "Jam," "Tonight at Noon"

    [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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    DISPATCH FROM REYKJAVIK: Kiarostami Honored for a Lifetime of Achievement

    Celebrated Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami (director of "Taste of Cherry" and writer of "Crimson Gold") received the recognition of a nation Monday in Iceland. The President of the North Atlantic island nation, Olafur Ragnar Grimsson presented the director with a lifetime achievement award as part...

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    INDUSTRY MOVES: Rogue Hires Getto & Heinemen

    Focus Features' Rogue Pictures division has announced the hiring of Paul Getto and Alex Heineman as creative executives at the company. They will report directly to president of production Andrew Rona (who joined the unit from Dimension Films). Getto spent two years working for Focus, while Heinemen...

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    LA Times: This Just in: Flops Caused Box Office Slump

    In the Los Angeles Times this weekend, a piece about the box office performance examines numbers that are apparently down about 6% from last year, with attendance having dropped by 8.7%. Thats better than the comparison between '04 and '05 made this Spring and Summer. Apparently, according to the ar...

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    New Era Begins As Weinsteins Officially Launch New Company

    It's official. Bob Weinstein and Harvey Weinstein begin working full-time at their new company Monday after having their final day at Miramax Films, the company they created in 1979. Miramax became the leading specialty division through the 90s, evolving into a major production and distribution arm ...

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    "C.R.A.Z.Y.", "3 Needles", and "Whole New Thing" Win Multiple Awards At Atlantic Film Fest

    The Atlantic Film Festival in Nova Scotia announced the winners of its 25th edition over the weekend with Jean-Marc Vallée’s “C.R.A.Z.Y.” a multiple award winner at the event. The film won the festival's People's Choice Award and the award for Best Canadian Feature honor, a ...

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    At The New York Film Fest (not Toronto), World Cinema Gets its Due and Looks For Distribution

    Finally, world cinema gets the chance to shine. As the 43rd New York Film Festival kicks off tonight at Lincoln Center, about two dozens films from around the globe will get the attention they deserve -- unencumbered by studio junketeering and high-priced acquisitions news.

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    "Bee Season" and The Weather Man" Bookend 13th Hamptons Fest

    The Hamptons International Film Festival announced details of its 13th edition Wednesday evening during an event at the Sony building in Midtown Manhattan. The fest, which will run October 19 – 23 on the east end of Long Island, New York, will include 27 world premieres, 23 U.S. premieres, fou...

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    Miramax Grabs "The Heart of the Game", Roadside Goes "Wah-Wah," ThinkFilm Gets "Chong"

    A trio of fest deals emerged Thursday at the Toronto International Film Festival, Miramax has acquired all North American rights to Ward Serrill.s celebrated Toronto doc "The Heart of the Game," the first acquisition for Miramax.s new president, Daniel Battsek, the company announced Thursday. In oth...

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    Reitman's "Smoking" Apparently Acquired; Fox Searchlight and Paramount Classics Each Claiming Separa

    Fox Searchlight and Paramount Classics are at odds over which company has acquired the rights to Jason Reitman's debut feature "Thank You For Smoking". The film was apparently acquired in a pact that closed Saturday night here in Toronto, however it remains unclear who will be releasing the new film...

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