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    Producers Guild Expands Nominations to Ten

    Following the Academy's lead, the Producers Guild of America is expanding its Darryl F. Zanuck producer of the year nominations from five to ten for 2010. PGA President Marshall Herskovitz explained that the change was made because "we feel it better represents the unprecedented diversity of films b...

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    Two Films Take the Alternate Route - On Purpose!

    It is very likely that a story profiling films being released via "alternative" distribution will be redundant and moot. Perhaps that will be the case very soon, but for now it is fairly new territory. With two films premiering Monday at a non-theater near you, the future is happening now. Liberatio...

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    Sony Classics Gets "Low" Amidst Big Post-Toronto Sales Day

    Aaron Schneider's highly buzzed Toronto title "Get Low" has been acquired for North American release by Sony Pictures Classics. The deal marks a very busy day for Toronto-related acquisitions. It is Sony Pictures Classics' second announced deal today, after acquiring Samuel Moaz’s Israeli film "Le...

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    QuickShots | Mill Valley Lineup, Herzog's "Rogue" Film School, More

    Mill Valley Film Festival announces lineupThe Mill Valley Film Festival, to take place October 8-18, has announced a line up of 143 films from 41 countries, including 24 premieres, for its 2009 edition. The festival will open with "The Boys Are Back," directed by Scott Hicks ("a wryly confessional t...

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    PGA Awards Follow Academy's Lead; Expand To Ten Nominees

    Four months after the Academy Awards did the same, the Producers Guild of America has announced that the nominations for its "Darryl F. Zanuck Producer of the Year Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures" award will be expanded from five to ten films.

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    A Herzogian Manifesto.

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    Venice Winner "Lebanon" Heads To U.S.

    Sony Pictures Classics has acquired all US rights to Samuel Moaz's Israeli film "Lebanon," winner of the Venice Film Festival's Golden Lion. Maoz's first feature film, it was a co-production between Metro Communications and Ariel Films and produced by David Silber, Ilann Gerard and Benjamina Mirnik...

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    cinemadaily | Toronto Wrap Up

    The 2009 Toronto International Film Festival closed this weekend, leaving a flurry of reviews, news, and industry and Oscar predictions in its wake. A look at what critics and industry observers are saying about this year's festival:

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    Wrapping Up TIFF

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    Toronto Deals: Art of the Steal, Lebanon, Get Low

    The smaller Toronto deals are starting to flow. In addition to IFC's pick-up of Valhalla Rising and Sony Worldwide Acquisition Group's genre-film buy Defendor, Sony Pictures Classics has acquired U.S. rights to Samuel Maoz's Venice Golden Lion winner Lebanon, which is expected to be Israel's submis...

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