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    DAILY NEWS: Cowboy v. Ontario Film Board; Comedy Fest Winners

    DAILY NEWS: Cowboy v. Ontario Film Board; Comedy Fest Winnerswith articles by Matthew Ross and Brian Brooks/indieWIRE>> Cowboy Guns for Justice In Ontario(indieWIRE/03.08.02) -- Cowboy Pictures has renewed its battle with the Ontario Film Review Board, the organization that approves and rates all films that play in Canada's most populous province. Last year, the New York-based distributorlost a well-publicized battle with the organization when Catherine Breillat's"Fat Girl" did not make it past the organization's ratings committee, thuspreventing it from a theatrical release in Ontario. Cowboy later appealedthe board's decision but was turne...

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    INTERVIEW: No More Empty "Promises"; An Unexpected Look at the Middle East through the Eyes of its C

    INTERVIEW: No More Empty "Promises"; An Unexpected Look at the Middle East through the Eyes of its Children

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    FESTIVALS: Hopeful Yet Cautionary; Hollywood A-List Talks Shop In Breezy Santa Barbara

    FESTIVALS: Hopeful Yet Cautionary; Hollywood A-List Talks Shop In Breezy Santa Barbara

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    DAILY NEWS: Showtime's "Lift"; Stony Winners; and "Spooky" Plans

    DAILY NEWS: Showtime's "Lift"; Stony Winners; and "Spooky" Planswith articles by Brian Brooks and Jacque Lynn Schiller/indieWIRE>> Showtime Offers Long-Awaited "Lift"(indieWIRE/03.07.02) -- Sometimes good things do come to those who wait.And wait is exactly what directors DeMane Davis and Khari Streeter ("Black & White & Red All Over") have had to do with their highly praisedfilm "Lift." Despite being a favorite at Sundance 2001, the Urbanworld Grand Jury Prize winner that same year and a featured presentation at the NewDirectors/New Films festival, the duo's tense urban drama was only recentlyacquired by Showtime Networks.After its run on S...

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    DAILY NEWS: Sundance Fellowship; Outfest Idol Noms

    DAILY NEWS: Sundance Fellowship; Outfest Idol Nomswith articles by Brian Brooks and Jacque Lynn Schiller/indieWIRE>> "The Best Thief in the World" and "9.99" Share Fellowship(indieWIRE/03.06.02) -- Jacob and Josh Kornbluth's "The Best Thief in the World" and Tatia Rosenthal and Etgar Keret's "$9.99" have been named co-recipients of the 2002 Producers Club of Maryland Fellowship, the Sundance Institute and the Producers Club of Maryland announced yesterday. The fund was established to aid Sundance Institute Film Program participants in completing their work for the screen by providing support for the filmmaker's post-Sundance Lab and pre-pro...

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    WORLD CINEMA REPORT: A French New Wave: The Blockbuster; But Will Art Films Survive?

    WORLD CINEMA REPORT: A French New Wave: The Blockbuster; But Will Art Films Survive?by Anthony Kaufman(indieWIRE/03.06.02) -- Audrey Tautou smiles impishly on the poster for "Amelie." And with box office triumphs the world over, it's no wonder she's grinning: the Gallic crowd-pleaser sits atop the crest of a new wave in French cinema, the blockbuster. Sure, you can still find dozens of smaller, more thought-provoking movies on Parisian screens, but increasingly, such titles are being overshadowed by homegrown heavy-hitters such as actioners like "Crimson Rivers" and "Brotherhood of the Wolf," comedies such as "The Closet" and "Sexy Boys," an...

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    REVIEW: Hopelessly Romantic; Jaglom Takes on that "Festival in Cannes"

    REVIEW: Hopelessly Romantic; Jaglom Takes on that "Festival in Cannes"

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    FESTIVAL: Cinema Returns to Silicon Valley, as Cinequest Continues to Impress

    FESTIVAL: Cinema Returns to Silicon Valley, as Cinequest Continues to Impress

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    DAILY NEWS: Santa Barbara Winners; New InDigEnt Project

    DAILY NEWS: Santa Barbara Winners; New InDigEnt Projectwith articles by Matthew Ross and Brian Brooks/indieWIRE>> Santa Barbara Winners; New InDigEnt Project(indieWIRE/03.05.02) -- A tribute to Sean Penn and awards closed the 17thAnnual Santa Barbara International Film Festival with nods for best U.S.and foreign feature presented to Tony Shalhoub's "Made Up" and Wang Chao's "Orpgan of Anyang." Matt Mafredi and Phil Hay's "Bug" won the Audience Choice Award for Best Feature and "Shanghai Ghetto" by Dana Janklowicz-Mann and Amir Mann took the Audience Award for Best Documentary.Henry Jaglom's "Festival in Cannes" opened the five-day event whi...

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    DAILY NEWS: French Cesar Winners; WGA Awards and "Telling Nicholas"

    DAILY NEWS: French Cesar Winners; WGA Awards and "Telling Nicholas"with articles by Eugene Hernandez and Brian Brooks/indieWIRE>> "Amelie" and "Read My Lips" Top Cesar Awards(indieWIRE: 03.04.02) -- French films were in the spotlight over the weekend at the annual Cesar Awards, the country's prizes for the best movies of the year.Jean Pierre-Jeunet's "Amelie," a runaway success at the box-office inFrance, nabbed four Cesar prizes. It was honored with the award for bestfilm, best director (for Jenuet), best art direction (for Aline Bonetto)and best music (for Yann Tiersen)."Read My Lips," directed by Jacques Audiard, won a number of top Cesar...

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