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    DAILY NEWS: Miramax Acquisitions News; SF Asian Fest Plans

    DAILY NEWS: Miramax Acquisitions News; SF Asian Fest Planswith articles by Eugene Hernandez and Brian Brooks/indieWIRE>> Ford Joins Mentre Atop Miramax Acquisitions Team(indieWIRE: 02.26.02) -- Miramax co-chairman Harvey Weinstein has announced a promotion at the top of the company's acquisitions and co-productionsdepartment. Following news late last week of the departure of AndrewHerwitz, Weinstein announced yesterday that Stuart Ford, senior vicepresident of acquisitions and international operations, has been named theco-head of acquisitions and co-productions.Ford will work alongside Agnes Mentre as co-head of the department and willrepor...

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    2002 New Directors/New Films Lineup

    2002 New Directors/New Films Lineup

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    BIZ: Hollywood and IndieWood Be Warned: AFM Embraces "Independent" Film

    BIZ: Hollywood and IndieWood Be Warned: AFM Embraces "Independent" Filmby Maud Kersnowski/indieWIRE(indieWIRE/02.25.02) -- Every March the major players of the film financing and distribution worlds hang plastic badges around their necks and invade the LA beach town of Santa Monica for the American...

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    DAILY NEWS: New Directors Lineup; BAFTA Winners

    DAILY NEWS: New Directors Lineup; BAFTA Winnerswith articles by Eugene Hernandez/indieWIRE>> 22 Features Set for Annual New Directors/New Films Showcase in New York(indieWIRE/02.25.02) -- New York cinephiles know that Spring is just aroundthe corner when the lineup for New Director/New Films is unveiled. The 31stannual series, presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and TheDepartment of Film and Media at the Museum of Modern Art, kicks off on March 22nd and runs through April 7th at MoMA.Patricia Cardosa's HBO film, "Real Women Have Curves," will open the festival, along with Jeong Jae-eun's South Korean entry, "Take Care of MyCat." ...

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    INTERVIEW: Salaam India! Mira Nair Celebrates a "Monsoon Wedding"

    INTERVIEW: Salaam India! Mira Nair Celebrates a "Monsoon Wedding"

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    DAILY NEWS: "Maryam" in NYC; First Look and Ken Loach

    DAILY NEWS: "Maryam" in NYC; First Look and Ken Loachwith articles by Eugene Hernandez and Brian Brooks/indieWIRE>> Overlooked Festival Feature Hoping to Find a Following; Self-Distribution Debut Today for Ramin Serry's "Maryam"(indieWIRE/02.21.02) -- This weekend, only one film was given "Two thumbsup" by popular critics Roger Ebert and partner Richard Roeper. Ebert praised the movie, calling it, "Powerful, important and very moving." That should beenough to guarantee solid first-weekend box office grosses, right?Filmmaker Ramin Serry hopes so. Ebert was talking about Serry'sself-distributed feature, "Maryam." The film opens today at here ...

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    REVIEW: A Rare Beast, Kalesniko's "How To Kill Your Neighbor's Dog"

    REVIEW: A Rare Beast, Kalesniko's "How To Kill Your Neighbor's Dog"

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    DAILY NEWS: Thinking in Italian; NY Underground Fest Slate

    DAILY NEWS: Thinking in Italian; NY Underground Fest Slatewith articles by Eugene Hernandez and Brian Brooks/indieWIRE>> THINKFilm Nabs Italy's "Kiss"(indieWIRE: 02.21.02) -- THINKFilm has acquired the Italian film "L'UltimoBacio" (The Last Kiss) -- the film shared the World Cinema Audience Award atlast month's Sundance Film Festival. The movie, which won five of Italy'sDonatellos, is a romantic comedy starring Stefano Accorsi, GiovanaMezzogiorno and Stefania Sandrelli."'The Last Kiss' is a smart, funny, and thoroughly winning comedy with ahost of incisive things to say about men, women, and their choices,"commented THINKFilm Head of Distrib...

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    WORLD CINEMA REPORT: Eyes on the Prize; For Foreign Language Films, Sometimes an Award is Just an Aw

    WORLD CINEMA REPORT: Eyes on the Prize; For Foreign Language Films, Sometimes an Award is Just an Award by Anthony Kaufman(indieWIRE/02.21.02) -- Lions and Tigers and Bears, oh my! Globes and Oscars and Palms, oh no! Every international picture to reach North American shores nowadays seems to have a laurel from some film festival, critic's group, or film organization under its belt. For foreign language pictures -- the often unloved orphans of the U.S. market -- a major prize may be the only thing separating them from complete abandonment. But do awards really have any sway on a film's success in the U.S.?Last week, the Academy of Motion Pic...

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    BERLIN 2002: Change is Good

    BERLIN 2002: Change is Good

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