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    DAILY NEWS: Madstone Digital Distribution; Bermuda Announces Its Winners; Lions Gate's Rapper Pic

    DAILY NEWS: Madstone Digital Distribution; Bermuda Announces Its Winners; Lions Gate's Rapper Picby Eugene Hernandez and Anthony Kaufman/indieWIRE>> Madstone Pushes Forward on Digital Distribution Plans by Acquiring Wrubel(indieWIRE/05.01.01) -- Madstone Films is getting closer to making atheatrical "Digital Distribution Network" a reality. The company, alreadyknown for signing directors Lisa Siwe, Aaron Woodley and Joan Stein to produce digital video features for the company under a two-year contract,recently signed on former New Yorker Films exec Susan Wrubel as VicePresident of Film Acquisitions. While the company continues to searchinter...

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    DAILY NEWS: From the LA Film Fest -- Award Winners and Biz Deals

    DAILY NEWS: From the LA Film Fest -- Award Winners and Biz Dealsby Eugene Hernandez and Maud Kersnowski/indieWIRE>> "Jessica" and "Falls" Take Top LA Film Fest Awards(indieWIRE/04.30.01) -- Charles Herman-Wurmfeld's "Kissing Jessica Stein" won the audience award and a special critics jury prize yesterday, as the Los Angeles Film Festival presented its awards. Described as a film about a woman who is fed up with the dating scene, the lead character answers a personal ad followed bypursuing her first same-sex relationship. Heather Juergensen and JenniferWestfeldt were singled out by the jury for their writing and acting.The Critics Jury of Jam...

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    REVIEW: "Golden Bowl" Cracked; Merchant Ivory's James Misstep

    REVIEW: "Golden Bowl" Cracked; Merchant Ivory's James Misstep

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    DAILY NEWS: Mr. Panahi Reacts to Being Held in Airport; Coens and Barenholtz; Cannes' Fortnight; an

    DAILY NEWS: Mr. Panahi Reacts to Being Held in Airport; Coens and Barenholtz; Cannes' Fortnight; and Argentine Filmsby Eugene Hernandez/indieWIRE>> "The Circle" Director Lashes Out Against U.S. Authorities After Being Detained in NY Airport(indieWIRE/04.27.01) -- On April 15, en route to film festivals in SouthAmerica from Hong Kong, Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi ("The White Balloon," "The Circle") was detained at New York City's JFK Airport for failure to present a transit visa. This week, the award-winning director sent a letteraddressed to the National Board of Review alleging mistreatment by airportauthorities and detailing a nightmarish...

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    FESTIVALS: The Motion of the Ocean; LAFF's Calling Card Shorts

    FESTIVALS: The Motion of the Ocean; LAFF's Calling Card Shorts

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    DAILY NEWS: Directors Fortnight Lineup Announced; Two Docs in the Spotlight -- Zenovich's "Tapie" M

    DAILY NEWS: Directors Fortnight Lineup Announced; Two Docs in the Spotlight -- Zenovich's "Tapie" Makes a Deal at LAFF, while Wonsuk Chin's Kozmo.com Story Debuts in NYCby Eugene Hernandez/indieWIRE>> Directors Fortnight Lineup Set(indieWIRE/04.26.01) -- The lineup for the Directors Fortnight secti...

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    INTERVIEW: With "Gaea Girls," Kim Longinotto and Jano Williams Hit the Mat

    INTERVIEW: With "Gaea Girls," Kim Longinotto and Jano Williams Hit the Mat

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    DAILY NEWS: LAFF Film Nabbed by IFC; NEA's Ivey Stepping Down

    DAILY NEWS: LAFF Film Nabbed by IFC; NEA's Ivey Stepping Downby Eugene Hernandez and Maud Kersnowski/indieWIRE>> "The Chateau" Acquired by IFC Films after LA Film Fest Debut(indieWIRE/04.25.01) -- The Los Angeles Film Festival is generally thoughtof as a festival where deals are begun, but not announced. But yesterday,IFC Films snapped up the domestic rights to Jesse Peretz's "The Chateau" after a weekend screening. Some are wondering if this year will prove to bethe exception to rule for the renamed festival since the buzz is that "TheChateau" isn't the only film that has buyers thinking of pulling out theircheckbooks."We are truly excited...

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    FESTIVALS: Human Rights Watch Exposing Film and Politics

    FESTIVALS: Human Rights Watch Exposing Film and Politics

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    DAILY NEWS: LAFF Report; 34 More in Cannes; Japanese Legend Dies

    DAILY NEWS: LAFF Report; 34 More in Cannes; Japanese Legend Diesby Eugene Hernandez, Anthony Kaufman and Maud Kersnowski/indieWIRE>> DISPATCH FROM LAFF 2001: With Strike on the Brain, Festival Also Talks Digital(indieWIRE/04.24.01) -- The City of Los Angeles wakes up everyday to newsabout the impending Writers' strike. Not just the trades but every newsoutlet from NPR to FOX covers the slightest stirrings on the desert ofnegotiation. Last week, the mayor released a report predicting the effectsthat a strike will have on the city. And this is the environment that the2001 Los Angeles Film Festival (LAFF), which makes its home at theDirector's...

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