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    INDUSTRY MOVES: Burnett Tapped to Head Weinstein Co. PR

    Bob and Harvey Weinstein have hired Liza Burnett from Klores and Associates to head their film PR operations at The Weinstein Company. Burnett, who will join the company as Executive Vice President of Publicity on September 12th, will lead the domestic publicity department, overseeing the entire PR ...

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    Buyers Market or Marketers Dream?

    Ian Mohr looks at upcoming festivals for Variety, in particular Toronto and Venice, exploring the increased focus on these fall fests as marketing launch pads for new fall films, perhaps at the expense of the events as markets for buying new movies. Mohr opens by noting, "Frustrated with the summer'...

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    "Elizabethtown" and "The Weatherman" Booked 2005 Chicago International Film Festival

    Death, drugs, dysfunction and sex are as inevitable in life as they are at this year's Chicago International Film Festival, bringing filmmakers (and film lovers) from around the world to the windy city from October 6 through 20. The festival, featuring more than 100 of the world's newest films from ...

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    Michael Almereyda Interview

    Michael Almereyda talks to Rania Richardson at Downtown Express about his new documentary on photographer William Eggleston, "William Eggleston in the Real World," which will be featured at this year's Toronto Film Festival.

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    DISPATCH FROM EDINBURGH: Fest Fetes New Cinema And Takes a Look Back with Guest Paul Schrader

    The Edinburgh International Film Festival headed into its final weekend with only the occasional light shower and a city teaming with residents and visitors scurrying to take in some of the many events that are occurring in the Scottish capital concurrently, including the nightly spectacle of the Mi...

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    From "Don't Look Back" to "After Innocence": A New Book Explores Documentary Filmmaking with Directo

    A lot has been written about documentary film in years past, but a smart new book by Megan Cunningham lets the filmmakers themselves do the talking in an open, freewheeling format that seems to mimic the organic nature of direct cinema itself. "The Art of the Documentary," published by New Riders Pr...

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    Questions for Noah Cowan, Co-Director of the Toronto International Film Festival

    Organizers of the Toronto International Film Festival seem quite proud of this year's lineup, in particular new festival co-director Noah Cowan is boasting about a diverse lineup of some 335 films this yea that includes more than 100 world premieres. Now in its 30th year, Toronto has become a key de...

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    Longinotto and Ayisi's "Sisters In Law" To Open IDFA 2005

    Kim Longinotto and Florence Ayisi's "Sisters In Law" will open the 18th International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), organizers announced Wednesday. This year's event will run from November 24th - December 4th in the Dutch city. Also on tap for '05 is a retrospective look at the work of the ...

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    Anticipated Premieres in 2005 Toronto Film Fest Mix

    A number of anticipated new films were added to the lineup for the 2005 Toronto International Film Festival Tuesday. Martin Scorsese will bring to the festival a documentary look at Bob Dylan, dubbed "No Direction Home: Bob Dylan," added to the Masters lineup in Toronto. The film is said to include...

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