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    Paramount Classics Names Israel as New EVP of Production and Acquisitions

    Paramount Classics president John Lesher announced the appointment of Amy Israel as executive vice president of production and acquisitions at the studio's specialty film label. Israel joins Paramount Classics from The Orphanage, a film, TV, animation VFX company, where she has served as head of production and as a producer since 2003. She recently produced "Griffin & Phoenix," directed by Ed Stone. Israel recently co-executive produced "Shall We Dance" for Miramax Films, directed by Peter Chelsom and "Hysterical Blindness" for HBO, directed by Mira Nair. Prior to becoming a producer, Israel was co-head and senior vice president of the acqui...

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    more on jt...

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    Goodbye 2005, Hello 2006

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    indieWIRE's Top 10 Undistributed Films of 2005

    For the past eight years, indieWIRE's editors and contributors have put together a list of the best films we saw that didn't get U.S. distribution. For 2005, there were a number of strong contenders, which we have narrowed down to the top ten listed below (plus six honorable mentions). We didn't inc...

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    Quote of the Week- Brokeback Mountain

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    top 35? (make that 38...)

    top 35? (make that 38...)

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    Like The Rolling Stones

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    "Factotum" Dropped From Picturehouse Slate

    Just a month before its U.S. premiere at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival, Bent Hamer's "Factotum" has lost its theatrical distribution deal with Picturehouse. A Picturehouse rep told indieWIRE that the film is no longer a company release, explaining, "Unfortunatley we weren't able to complete the deal due to delivery issues." When asked for further clarification, the rep would not specify the issues, explaining that an unresolvable legal matter prevented the deal. The spokesperson reiterated that the company picked up "Factotum" in Cannes this year but was simply not able to conclude the deal for the movie. It had been set for an early '06 re...

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    LOOKING BACK AT '05: Despite Challenges, Documentaries Thrive

    [EDITORS NOTE: This is the third in a series of 5 articles looking back at some of the notable people, trends and companies of 2005. Additional articles in this series will be published all next week.]

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    COCAINE ANGEL Nears Completion

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