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    AP: Marine in "Fahrenheit 9/11" Killed

    A Marine and one-time recruiter who appeared in Michael Moore's documentary film "Fahrenheit 9/11" has died in a roadside bombing in Iraq. Staff Sgt. Raymond J. Plouhar, 30, died Monday of wounds suffered while conducting combat operations in Iraq's volatile Anbar province, the Defense Department sa...

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW: Paul Dinello, Director of "Strangers with Candy"

    Paul Dinello's "Strangers with Candy" had its origins as a television series on Comedy Central. Starring Amy Sedaris, the series and movie (a prequel to the television show) is a comedy about a 47 year-old ex-junkie and con who returns home after 32 years as a runaway and enrolls in high school afte...

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    Reuters: Paramount mulls control of MTV, Nick film units

    Film studio Paramount Pictures and parent Viacom Inc. are considering whether to consolidate sister companies MTV Films and Nickelodeon Movies under Paramount, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday. Combining the operations would help streamline film distribution and marketing, and more closely align the tw...

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    Reuters: Venice fest plans "Infamous" curtain-raiser

    The world premiere of writer-director Douglas McGrath's "Infamous," a biopic about writer Truman Capote, will open the 63rd Venice International Film Festival, organizers said Tuesday. The film will screen August 31 as the Horizon Selection at the Venice event. It stars Toby Jones as Capote and features a star-studded cast including Sandra Bullock, Daniel Craig, Lee Pace, Peter Bogdanovich, Jeff Daniels, Hope Davis, Gwyneth Paltrow, Isabella Rossellini, Juliet Stevenson and Sigourney Weaver. The feature is based on George Plimpton's book "Truman Capote: In Which Various Friends, Enemies, Acquaintances and Detractors Recall His Turbulent Caree...

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    LA FILM FEST '06: Words of Wisdom From Harrison Ford; "Beyond Conviction"; and Are Costumes Fashion?

    Hollywood was again in the spotlight at the 2006 Los Angeles Film Festival Monday night in Southern California. Big-time director George Lucas welcomed festival filmmakers to Skywalker Ranch last week for the pre-fest retreat, and on Monday Han Solo himself joined participants for the annual Filmmak...

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    Toronto International Film Festival Reveals 26 Titles for 31st Edition

    Twenty-six international film selections that previously premiered at major film festivals worldwide are slated to screen at the Toronto International Film Festival, taking place September 7 - 16. In the first glimpse of the 31st edition of the anticipated annual event, 25 of the titles revealed wil...

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    Dimension Goes for Teen Sex Comedy "Parental Guidance Suggested"

    Dimension Films has acquired all rights to writer-directors Adam Jay Epstein and Andrew Jacobson's teen sketch sex comedy "Parental Guidance Suggested," which stars an ensemble cast lead by Frankie Muniz ("Malcolm in the Middle"), Jamie Kennedy ("Scream" trilogy) Matthew Lillard ("Scream"). Andy Samberg and Will Forte who star in "Saturday Night Live," wrote segments of the screenplay with Epstein, Jacobson, John Solomon and fellow "SNL" writers Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone. The film marks the directorial debut of Epstein and Jacobson, who co-wrote "Not Another Teen Movie." Barry Littman, executive vice president of business and legal aff...

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    indieWIRE BOT: "Wassup" Rocks Box Office With Strong Weekend in NYC; LA and Chicago Up Next

    After following "Kids" with several movies so tough in their sex, violence and pessimism they barely found audiences, Larry Clark's change-of-pace "Wassup Rockers" seemed to be just what independent/specialty filmgoers wanted last weekend. It finished first on the indieWIRE Box Office Tracking Repor...

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    LA FILM FESTIVAL '06: Westfeldt Back at LA Film Fest, With "Ira and Abby"; And Linklater Chats

    Five years after finding success at the Los Angeles Film Festival with "Kissing Jessica Stein," where the film won the audience award and was subsequently acquired by Fox Searchlight, writer and actress Jennifer Westfeldt returned to the fest with her latest film, "Ira and Abby." Westfeldt again wro...

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    East Coast Debut of "Journey" Slated for 29th Asian American International Film Festival

    Asian CineVision (ACV), a nonprofit media arts organization dedicated to promoting and preserving Asian and Asian American media expressions, announced its 29th Asian American International Film Festival taking place July 13-21 and August 3-6. Nineteen features and 74 shorts are slated this year, in...

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