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    LOOKING BACK AT '05: Turning Points At 3 Companies -- Picturehouse, Weinstein Co. & 2929 Entertainme

    [EDITORS NOTE: This is the second in a series of 5 articles looking back at some of the notable people, trends and companies of 2005. Additional articles in this series will be published this week.]

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    Sundance Announces Slate for Winter '06 Screenwriters Lab

    The Sundance Institute has announced the 12 film projects it has invited to its January 2006 Screenwriters Lab. The Screenwriters Lab is a five-day workshop during which time selected participants focus exclusively on developing their feature film scripts. Established writers provide workshop partic...

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    TIFFG Names "Canada's Top Ten"

    The Toronto International Film Festival Group (TIFFG) announced the top ten Canadian films of 2005 last Tuesday at the annual Canada's Top Ten industry event, hosted by actors Brent Carver and Lisa Ray. Canada's Top Ten films are chosen by a 10-member national panel of filmmakers, academics, journalists, programmers, and industry professionals. The films will be further feted at screenings and Q&As by filmmakers and panel discussions will be held January 27 to February 5 at Cinematheque Ontario in Toronto. The series travels to Vancouver, Montreal, and Ottawa at a later date. The Top Ten are: "C.R.A.Z.Y.," by Jean-Marc Vallee; "Familia," ...

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    LOOKING BACK AT '05: The Year of the (Film) Blogs, With More To Come

    [EDITORS NOTE: This is the first in a series of 5 articles looking back at some of the notable people, trends and companies of 2005. Additional articles in this series will be published all next week.]

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    Spurlock to Develop "The Republican War on Science" in 2006

    Director and producer Morgan Spurlock, who was nominated for a Best Feature Documentary Oscar for his 2004 film, "Super Size Me," has optioned the book "The Republican War on Science." The book, written by Chris Mooney, is an account of the right-wing's position on such issues as stem cell research,...

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    Vitale Joins First Look Pictures As Company President

    Just weeks after leaving Paramount Classics, the studio specialty division that she ran with David Dinerstein for nearly eight years, Ruth Vitale has announced her new job as president of First Look Pictures. At the company, Vitale will run the First Look's theatrical division and work closely with ...

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    Intepid Pictures Signs Multi-year Deal with Universal and Rogue Pictures

    Recently formed independent producton and film financing company Intrepid Pictures has entered into a multi-year production and co-financing deal with Universal Pictures and Rogue Pictures. Rogue and Universal will hold worldwide distribution rights to the movies that are produced under the deal, Rogue president David Linde announced Thursday with Intrepid principals and founders Trevor Macy and Marc Evans. Intrepid's deal with Universal and Rogue is a first-look but non-exclusive pact, and allows for Intrepid to produce and co-finance films with other distributors. Intrepid plans to produce and co-finance three to five pictures per year, inc...

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    Clooney and Heslov to Receive Paul Selvin Award from Writers Guild

    Actor/director/writer George Clooney and co-writer/producer Grant Heslov are slated to receive the Writers Guild of America, west's Paul Selvin Award for their topical screenplay, "Good Night, and Good Luck," for its "portrayal of constitutional and civil rights," at the upcoming 2006 Writers Guild Awards to be held on February 4th. "This smoke-filled black and white film is a crystal clear and colorful validation of why news media must be free and independent from both political and corporate whim and intimidation. It is as relevant today as it was when the events themselves happened more than fifty years ago," said WGAw President Patric M. ...

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    Pixar: 20 Years of Animation at MoMA

    The Museum of Modern Art is currently hosting an exhibition called Pixar: 20 Years of Animation. The exhibition represents the first public display of sculptures, paintings and drawings generated in the development of Pixar's movies. A retrospective screening of the animation studio's six feature fi...

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    Film Company Lions Gate is now 'Lionsgate'

    Vancouver and Los Angeles-based film production and distribution company Lions Gate has announced that its new name is now "Lionsgate," at a ceremony unveiling its new logo at the Lionsgate Screening Room in Santa Monica. Regarding the change, the company stated in a release: "The simplification of the Lions Gate name into the single word 'Lionsgate' represents the ongoing unification of the company's diversified motion picture, television, home entertainment, family entertainment, documentary film, music publishing and video-on-demand businesses into a single, highly recognizable brand. The company's official legal name of Lions Gate Enterta...

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