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    INDUSTRY MOVES: King Joins Focus

    Jonathan King will join Focus Features as the company's EVP, Production, the company announced yesterday. He is joining the company this week in Los Angeles, reporting to president of production John Lyons. He previously served as president of production at Laurence Mark Productions

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    Lineup Unveiled for 59th Festival de Cannes

    In France this morning, the lineup was announced for the upcoming Festival de Cannes (May 17 - 28, 2006). The event will open with Ron Howard's Hollywood studio film "The Da Vinci Code" from Ron Howard, and close with Tony Gatlif's "Transylvania." Nineteen films will screen in competition and a smal...

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    AFP: Bollywood "Oscars" set for date in Dubai

    The glitterati of Bollywood will decscend on Dubai in June for the Indian film industry's equivalent of the Oscars. The International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) has staged the extravaganza abroad since 2000 to raise the international profile of its home-grown movie industry. The awards have been hel...

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    A Silver Year for Istanbul International Film Festival: A Culturally Diverse Line up and a Regime Ch

    The 25th International Istanbul Film Festival, which had been one of the city's main attractions for two weeks from 1st April to 16th April, closed on Sunday evening with the coveted Golden Tulip award going to Michael Winterbottom's "Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story." The event, organized by...

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    GreenCine Talks with SF Fest's Graham Leggat

    With the 2006 San Francisco International Film Festival kicking off tomorrow, GreenCine offers a lenghty interview with new San Francisco Film Society executive director Graham Leggat. He offers a bit of a fest preview, saying:You will see any number of new ideas this year. Some of them will be in n...

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    Magnolia Pictures Strikes Deal With stimTV Network

    Independent distribution company Magnolia Pictures and stimTV Network have announced a promotional content deal that will result in many of Magnolia Pictures' theatrical trailers being made available on the stimTV Network. Magnolia Pictures recently mounted the multi-platform release of Steven Soderbergh's "Bubble" and Alex Gibney's Academy Award-nominated documentary "Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room." The stimTV Network will use its blend of a search engine and channel surfing to give viewers a personalized stream of excerpts from short promotional videos trailers and clips with options to view more in depth clips and additional content...

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    Celebrating Garrett Scott

    The life and work of filmmaker Garrett Scott will be celebrated on Monday (April 24th) in New York City at the IFC Center (323 Sixth Avenue, NYC). Ian Olds, Jem Cohen, and others will participate in a program that will include clips from his films "Occupation: Dreamland" and "Cul De Sac: A Subhurban War Story". Organizers are inviting those who knew Garrett Scott personally, as well as those who were touched by his work. The memorial will run from 7:45 p.m. - 9:45 p.m. and will be followed by a reception. Garrett Scott died last month, days before winning the Truer Than Fiction prize at the Independent Spirit Awards (an honor he shared with I...

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    Buzzing About the Upcoming Al Gore Doc

    Davis Guggenheim's "An Inconvenient Truth," featuring Al Gore and his struggle to raise awareness about global warming, is getting more and more buzz. (It debuted at Sundance this year and was subsequently acquired by Paramount's unnamed specialty division). The film is expected to be on the list of...

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    V. Voice: Best in Show, The Top 40 Picks of the Tribeca Film Festival

    The fifth edition acknowledges its roots -- opening with the movie everyone I know is afraid to see, the quasi-real-time "United 93." At least two documentaries evoke that epoch-defining day, and there are many more on the Bush wars, not to mention the fictional disaster movie "Poseidon" and the pre...

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    indieWIRE ANNOUNCEMENT: The New York Times and Emerging Pictures Present The indieWIRE "Undiscovered

    [EDITORS NOTE: The following is an announcement from indieWIRE.]

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