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    INDUSTRY MOVES: Pincus Leaving Sundance

    Sundance Channel announced today that Adam Pincus is leaving the network after nearly eight years at the company. He currently serves as Senior Vice President, Original Programming and will continue to work with Sundance as an independent producer.

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    AP: "Housewives" Come out for "Transamerica"

    Emmy winner Felicity Huffman got by with a little help from her "Desperate Housewives" friends at the Hollywood premiere of her big-screen headlining debut in "Transamerica." Screened Sunday night at AFI Fest 2005, the dark comedy appears to be on the Oscar fast-track, with wide praise for Huffman's...

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    SF Chronicle: When July Arrives, Class is in Session

    Why is class always more fun when there's a substitute teacher? Miranda July's visits to the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on Thursday and Saturday may provide an answer. On the lesson plan from this former Berkeley kid turned Hollywood indie film star and director: a homework assignment that all ...

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    For U.S. Buyers at AFM (and AFI Fest), Not A Lot of Dealmaking But Still Announcements to Make

    Buyers from American distribution companies have been taking meetings, popping in and out of screenings, and power-lunching in Southern California for the past few days, but most have stayed well west of the 405 Freeway, mingling and networking in Santa Monica with European, Asian, and Latin America...

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    "Ragged Little Pill": Scott Coffey's "Ellie Parker"

    It's difficult to now recall that the first hour of "Mulholland Drive" was predicated upon the question of whether or not Naomi Watts could act. Her performance worked because the film trafficked in the thrill of the unknown: For the audience, grimacing doubt segued into rapt attention when Watts's ...

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    Nominations Unveiled for 2005 European Film Awards

    The nominations for the 2005 European Film Awards were announced tonight (Sunday) at the Seville Film Festival. The prizes will be presented on December 3rd in Berlin. Leading the list with seven nominations is Michael Haneke's "Cache", followed closely by Susanne Bier's "Brothers". Both movies are ...

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    New Sundance Cinemas Circuit to Launch In Madison, WI

    The first theater in the new Sundance Cinemas arthouse chain is set to open one year from now in Madison, WI. The Sundance Cinemas circuit will be a national chain for mainly independent and foreign films, run by the former Landmark Theaters leadership Paul Richardson and Bert Manzari who left the c...

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    Magnolia Pictures Launches Home Entertainment Division

    New York-based Magnolia Pictures is officially launching its own home video division the company announced today, revealing the slate for the new unit. The division, called Magnolia Home Entertainment, is headed by home entertainment industry vet Randy Wells who served as vice president of home ente...

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    Benefit Screening of John Waters' "Desperate Living"

    On Tuesday, November 29, there will be a benefit screening of John Waters' "Desperate Living" at the Key Club in Los Angeles. Most of the proceeds from the event, which will be hosted by the film's stars, Mink Stole and Susan Lowe, will go to the American Red Cross for disaster relief. Drag star Jac...

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    TLA Releasing Acquires James Franco's "The Ape"

    On its first day at the American Film Market (AFM), TLA Releasing has acquired rights to actor James Franco's directorial debut, "The Ape." Franco -- perhaps best known to some as Peter Parker's best-friend-turned-nemesis Harry Osborn in the "Spider-Man" movies -- directed from a script that he co-w...

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