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    NY Times: "The TV Set" at the Tribeca Film Festival Sends Up the Making of Sitcoms

    David Carr reports on "The TV Set," screening Friday at the Tribeca Film Festival. "Where does bad television come from? "The TV Set," a movie that has its premiere tomorrow night at the Tribeca Film Festival, considers the question of agency, or blame, for the dreck that generally passes for the mo...

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    "American Cannibal" Claims Premiere Audience in East Village

    The Reeler reports on last night's premiere screening of "American Cannibal" at the Tribeca Film Festival, "More than a handful of this year's Tribeca selections have evoked that most puerile of criticisms in me: the one that shakes my head and insists to myself and anyone who will listen, 'Jesus Christ--I can make a better movie than that.' And then there are the few exceptional films that I not only enjoy but also ruminate on for hours or days afterward, thinking, 'Jesus Christ--not only can I not make a better movie than that, but I should fucking distribute that film.' The inner distributor in me is particularly excited about the document...

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    indieWIRE Presents: "Four Eyed Monsters" at Apple Store Soho This Friday

    indieWIRE continues its monthly series this Spring with Apple Store - SoHo that presents indie film professionals discussing various aspects of the filmmaking process. On Friday, April 28th, (7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m) filmmakers Susan Buice and Arin Crumley will discuss their autobiographical digital feature film, "Four Eyed Monsters," (made entirely on a Mac) which they are marketing through a unique video podcast series. The film, which screened at Slamdance and SXSW (among many other film festivals) blends narrative and non-fiction elements and captures the ups and downs of a relationship between two young, frustrated artists who meet online. ...

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    CANNES '06: Lineup Set for 45th International Critics' Week Section

    Each year seven features and seven shorts are selected for the 45th annual International Critics' Week sidebar to the official selection at the Festival de Cannes. Focusing on first and second features, this year's lineup (running May 18 - 26 in Cannes) includes a particularly heavy focus on Latin A...

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    Toronto International Film Festival Group Receives $500K Donation for Children's Film Collection

    The Toronto International Film Festival Group announced the creation of a new children's international film collection following a $500,000 donation from the Toronto-based Harbinger Foundation. The gift, to be called the John VanDuzer Children's Film Collection in memory of Harbinger president Joan VanDuzer's late husband, is described as "a major step" towards establishing a solid foundation for the development of youth education programs for TIFFG. In recognition of the gift, TIFFG will create an endowment fund to support the yearly acquisition of film prints, education rights, storage, maintenance, cataloging and preparation to be used fo...

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    Cablevision Names Oines SVP and General Manager for Clearview Cinemas

    Cablevision has appointed Douglas Oines as its senior vice president and general manager for Clearview Cinemas, the cable company, which also owns entities such as Rainbow Media and Madison Square Garden, announced Wednesday. Effective immediately, Oines will oversee the day-to-day business of Clear...

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    From here to Iberia, the San Francisco International Film Festival

    Heroic firefighters, the eeriest simian costumes since "Planet of the Apes," a "Baywatch" star-as-activist, fierce flamenco dancers, and a rushing tide of watermelon juice: Welcome to the first four days of the 49th annual San Francisco International Film Festival.

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    LA Weekly Interview: Mickey Cottrell

    Ella Taylor (LA Weekly) interviews indie film publicist Mickey Cottrell and says, "a prince among independent film publicists, Mickey Cottrell was the first and most persevering of my callers when I took over as film editor at the L.A. Weekly in 1989." 'El-la, bee-yootiful El-la,' he sang into my vo...

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    indieLOOP: On The Scene During Tribeca

    During the Tribeca Film Festival, indieWIRE's new online social network/community site, indieLOOP is hosting two discussion groups: Tribeca Film Festival '06 Filmmakers, where we have invited directors from this year's program to post in a group journal about their experience at the festival; and Tribeca Film Festival, where we encourage festival goers to discuss what movies they've seen, parties they've been attending, and who've they've been meeting. In today's Filmmakers journal, Director Ishai Setton talks about gearing up for the screenings of his feature narrative film, "The Big Bad Swim" which is premiering tonight. In the journal he w...

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    TRIBECA '06: Striking, Somber "United 93" Opens 5th TFF

    The 2006 Tribeca Film Festival opened on a strikingly somber note Tuesday night in Midtown Manhattan with the world premiere screening of Paul Greengrass' "United 93," a dramatization of the events surrounding the crash of the fourth hijacked flight on 9/11. Nearly 100 families of those who died tha...

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