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    TIFF#: A Single Man Ignites Fest's First Big Sale

    I was lining up to see designer Tom Ford's first feature A Single Man this morning as the deal was closing for The Weinstein Co. to release the picture. This acquisition title has generated more heat than anything else so far. (Critical buzz is also strong on Get Low, but buyers seem to be holding b...

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    Tom Ford, Julianne Moore and Colin Firth at the "Single Man" Q&A

    Tom Ford, Julianne Moore and Colin Firth at the "Single Man" Q&A

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    REVIEW | Interpersonal Lyricism: An Exciting Filmmaker Is Born With "Mother"

    Xavier Dolan's "I Killed My Mother" marks the emergence of an exciting new filmmaking talent. The Montreal actor, a mere 20 years old, displays a startlingly mature perspective on human behavior in his triple threat position as writer-director-star. He plays Hubert, a gay teen constantly at odds wit...

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    "Single Man" Sells Overnight; Toronto Buzzes at Fest Midpoint

    In a deal reminiscient of last year's swift Toronto sale of "The Wrestler," CAA staged an all night negotiation, selling U.S. and German rights for Tom Ford's "A Single Man" to The Weinstein Company after the film's first fest screening here. TWC will release the film this year, making it an immedia...

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    IFC Makes First Major Toronto Deal

    IFC Films has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to Nicolas Winding Refn's "Valhalla Rising," marking the first pick-up by a major U.S. specialty distributor during the Toronto Film Festival. The film - which premiered this past Friday - is Danish filmmaker Refn's follow-up to "Bronson." It sta...

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    Jennifer Garner and Rob Lowe Comment On Kanye West's VMA Ordeal

    Jennifer Garner and Rob Lowe Comment On Kanye West's VMA Ordeal

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    Michael Jackson's This is It Trailer

    Wasting no time, Sony is starting the viral marketing campaign for This Is It, the last Michael Jackson concert film:

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    REVIEW | "Superbad" Meets "Fight Club": "Revolt" Hints At Cera's Versatility

    "Youth in Revolt" stars Michael Cera as a hyper-intelligent 16-year-old virgin desperate to escape his bubble of a boring life. If that description sounds familiar, it's because the "Arrested Development" star has done this routine before. But he does it well, and this charming romantic comedy offer...

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    TIFF#: Toronto Day Five: Get Low Builds Buzz

    With distributor ranks cut to the quick and a dicey domestic market for indie films, sales are slow at this year's TIFF. There are plenty of excellent and not so good films on view, but buyers are hanging back. "It's a buyer's market," says ex WMA agent Cassian Elwes. "They'll figure out which ones...

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    Eugene Hernandez: DIY v. DIWO

    Toronto, Canada, September 14, 2009 -- How many of you have blogs? How many of you are on Twitter, on Facebook, or are curating a film series? Those are the questions that indie producer Ted Hope asked yesterday at a film financing conference here at the Toronto International Film Festival. He's cer...

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