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    SXSW Unveils A Few '06 Panel Plans

    "A Conversation with Peter Bart" is among the panel discussions set for the 2006 SXSW Film Conference & Festival, according to organizers. The conference, set for March 10-18, will also include the session, "A Landmark Business," looking at Mark Cuban and Todd Wagner's many properties, including Lan...

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    Additional Cast Unveiled as "Quid Pro Quo" Goes Into Production

    On the day that the new HDNet Films feature "Quid Pro Quo" went into production, the company announced that Aimee Mullins, James Frain and Kate Burton have joined the cast that already includes Nick Stahl and Vera Farmiga. HDNet Films heads Jason Kliot and Joana Vicente are making the movie with pro...

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    LA Times: This Just in: Flops Caused Box Office Slump

    In the Los Angeles Times this weekend, a piece about the box office performance examines numbers that are apparently down about 6% from last year, with attendance having dropped by 8.7%. Thats better than the comparison between '04 and '05 made this Spring and Summer. Apparently, according to the ar...

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    "Capote" close to $30k Per Screen

    Sony Pictures Classics reported estimates of nearly $30,000 per screen for the opening of Bennett Miller's "Capote" this weekend. The film debuted on 12 screens, earning an estimated $348,978, according to a company rep. Thats an average of $29,082 for its opening weekend.

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    The NY Film Fest in the NY Times

    For years, industry insiders and film aficionados alike turned to the New York Times daily for full length reviews of each of the two dozen features screening at the annual New York Film Festival, that is until this year. In 2005, the Times has decided to impose a new policy, offering capsule reviews of festival films, saving the full reviews for a few select films about to open in theaters. Those in the film business have applauded the decision, saying that it is a more appropriate way to cover the event, giving distributors quotable blurbs without hurting a movie in the media to quickly, or preventing a full review from running once the fil...

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    Jamie Stuart on NYFF05

    Jamie Stuart and the crew at Mutiny City News, hosted by Movie City News, offer a unique take with video dispatches from the New York Film Festival. The first two distinctive dispatches offer an inside look at at festival press conferences, and include moments exploring press person's passion for Ph...

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    Austin Chronicle: No Family Is an Island

    In their hometown alternative weekly, The Austin Chronicle, John and Janet Pierson talk about the reactions to the release of "Reel Paradise":

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    A Sundance for the small screen?

    Calling it a sort of Sundance festival for the small screen, the Los Angeles Times reports on the first New York Television Festival, which opened on Wednesday:

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    New Era Begins As Weinsteins Officially Launch New Company

    It's official. Bob Weinstein and Harvey Weinstein begin working full-time at their new company Monday after having their final day at Miramax Films, the company they created in 1979. Miramax became the leading specialty division through the 90s, evolving into a major production and distribution arm ...

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    RESFEST 2005, Keeping It Curious

    For some, it's hard to imagine a festival which can program and fill a theater with festivalgoers watching 90 minutes of commercials, music videos, or a documentary about sneakers. Long ago, the folks at RESFEST recognized the appeal, evolution and dramatic advances in media and commercial art and ...

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