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    THINKFilm Takes "The Boys of Baraka" to Theaters

    THINKFilm has acquired theatrical rights to Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady's doc "The Boys of Baraka." They will roll it out with an initial two-week run at New York's Film Forum beginning November 30. The doc focuses on a group of boys from the tough streets of inner city Baltimore who leave home to ...

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    Lesher Landing at Paramount

    It won't be a surprise if/when Paramount announces Thursday that they have hired John Lesher to run the specialty division at the studio. Confirming what David Poland's Movie City News has been saying for some time now, Anne Thompson in the Hollywood Reporter, Chris Gardner in Variety, and David Halbfinger in the New York Times are all reporting that Lesher is in. While none cite sources on the record, it sounds like a done deal. Thompson's story in the Reporter is particuarly insightful, saying that the studio will change the name of the company when Lesher replaces David Dinerstein and Ruth Vitale. Sounds to us like a (very) lowercase "indi...

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    Focus Features and Random House Enter Filmmaking Partnership

    Random House, Inc., the book publishing division of Bertelsmann AG, and Focus Features, part of NBC Universal, have agreed to a multi-year creative and strategic filmmaking partnership they say will provide authors with a "wider range of audiences and readers, and will provide filmmakers with access to a diverse array of material." The agreement was announced today by Focus co-presidents David Linde and James Schamus and Random House chairman and CEO Peter Olson. The terms of the deal call for the companies to develop movies together and co-finance and co-produce a substantial slate of feature films for theatrical release, all based on books ...

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    The Guardian: Jake's progress

    He's the crown prince of Tinseltown. A 24-year-old with acting in his blood - he even had driving lessons from Paul Newman. But Jake Gyllenhaal isn't content to live in the comfort zone Here, he talks to Fred Schruers about Hollywood dynasties, loneliness and kissing cowboys.

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  • "Boredom at Its Boredest" by Michael ...
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    One Week Later

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    O'Brien, Riley, or O'Reilly?

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    Save the Brattle Theater

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    indieWIRE ANNOUNCEMENT: 7 Films Set for 9 Cities at indieWIRE Undiscovered Gems Film Festival

    The indieWIRE Undiscovered Gems Film Festival will kick-off Monday, November 7, 2005, taking seven films to nine cities through December 4, 2005, via digital technology. The New York Times and Emerging Pictures (along with sponsorship from Tower Records) are presenting the syndicated series, with po...

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    True or False

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