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    First Person: Rajendra Roy on Berlin - The New "Old" World

    [This is the latest in a regular series of "First Person" articles written by members of the film community. It is meant to showcase the opinions of our readers. indieWIRE readers interested in contributing a future "First Person" column should contact us by email: office AT indiewire DOT com.]

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    Powers Named New Doc Programmer for Toronto International Film Festival

    Thom Powers, host and programmer of the Stranger Than Fiction series at the IFC Center in New York has been appointed international documentary programmer of the Toronto International Film Festival, the Toronto International Film Festival Group, organizers of the festival, announced this week. "Thom's dedication to the documentary form is incredibly impressive," said TIFF co-director Noah Cowan in a statement. "His experiences as a filmmaker, lecturer and writer mean that he is acutely familiar with both the theory and practice of documentary filmmaking. His enthusiasm and knowledge make him an immense asset to the festival and we are deligh...

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    Berlinale Adds "The Night Listener"

    Patrick Stettner's "The Night Listener" has been added to the lineup of the 2006 Berlinale as a special surprise screening. The film, based on Armistead Maupin's novel, debuted last month at the Sundance Film Festival and stars Robin Williams, Tony Collette, Rory Culkin, Bobby Cannavale, Joe Morton and Sandra Oh (the director and the author are expected to travel to Berlin for the film's European premiere on February 12th. Miramax acquired North American rights to the movie shortly after its debut. Heading into Berlin's European Film Market, the film's sales company, Fortissimo Films said Wednesday that it is racking up sizable sales on the t...

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    "Tsotsi," "Rolling Family," "Look Both Ways," "My Nikifor" Kick Off Portland Film Fest

    The Northwest Film Center is set to kick off the 29th Portland International Film Festival this Friday, February 10. A slate of 150 films is planned for the festival, including four screening on opening night. The festival, which bills itself as Oregon's biggest film event of the year, runs through ...

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    Altman, Chabrol, Lumet, Panahi, Winterbottom and 14 Others Square Off at '06 Berlinale; 130+ Feature

    Nineteen new films will vie for prizes at the 2006 Berlinale -- the Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin -- beginning Thursday in the German capital. The 56th Berlin International Film Festival will present a total of 26 films in its competition section, with higher profile U.S. films screening out...

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    "Shandy" Tops BOT Again; "Rang De Basanti" Breaks Million Mark In Second Week

    A postmodernist rumination on the challenge of adapting a literary classic to the screen proved the perfect cinematic counterprogramming for Super Bowl weekend, as Michael Winterbottom's "Tristram Shandy" overwhelmingly topped the indieWIRE Box Office Tracker (iWBOT) for the second straight week. iW...

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    "If Women Ruled the World" Screening to Fete Late Betty Friedan

    In memory of feminist/activist Betty Friedan who died Saturday, a screening of Richard Karz's documentary, "If Women Ruled the World" will take place Wednesday. The film is a record is a record of a June 23, 1999 dinner in Washington, D.C. with Martha Stewart, Angelina Jolie, Sandra Day O'Connor, Liv Ullmann, Friedan, Jane Goodall, Queen Noor, Madeleine Albright, Kay Bailey Hutchison, Andrea Mitchell and Judith Shapiro to discuss the state of women's issues. The screening will take place at the 92nd Street YMCA in New York, followed by a discussion with Karz and Barnard College president Judith Shapiro. For more information, visit the film's ...

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    Marvin Gaye Biopic to Begin Production

    A biopic about singer Marvin Gaye is scheduled to begin production in May. The film, "Sexual Healing," will cover "Gaye's self-imposed exile in Europe after years of battling drugs, domestic issues and label headaches." Gaye made a comeback with the help of a promoter but was later murdered by his f...

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    Weinstein Company Embarks on "Lovewrecked" in North America

    The Weinstein Company has acquired all North American rights to "Lovewrecked," by Stephen Langford from Media 8 Entertainment, the company's co-chairman Harvey Weinstein announced Monday. The romantic comedy stars Amanda Bynes ("What a Girl Wants"), Chris Carmack ("The O.C."), Jamie-Lynn Sigler ("The Sopranos") and Jonathan Bennett ("Mean Girls") about 18-year-old, Jenny (Bynes), who finds herself stranded on a deserted island with her favorite rock star (Carmack), after being thrown overboard from a cruise ship. In order to win him over, Jenny fails to tell him that the tropical resort she works for is just around the corner. Michelle Krumm...

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    Interview with Berlin International Film Festival's Dieter Kosslick

    Dieter Kosslick spoke with journalist Scott Roxborough about the direction in which he has steered the Berlin International Film Festival since taking over as director in 2001. The Hollywood Reporter reports.

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