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    With New Fest Section, Sundance Embracing Low & No Budget Movies

    In a move aimed at showcasing more low and no budget films, the Sundance Film Festival has announced the creation of a new section for its upcoming 2010 event. Dubbed "Next," the section which will feature six to eight narrative feature films, "selected for their innovative and original work in low-...

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    cinemadaily | On "Capitalism," "Life During Wartime," and "The Informant!", Venice Begins Today

    One month ago, I scanned the blogs to see what was being talked about around the web when the line-up for the 66th Venice Film Festival was announced. The film's opening and closing ceremonies will be hosted by Italian actress Maria Grazia Cucinotta, star of "Il Postino." On Wednesday, the Venice ...

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    Babelgum and Liberation Set Plan For Potter's "Rage"

    Babelgum, an independent Web and mobile content platform, has announced that it will release Sally Potter's new film "Rage" with an episodic premiere via its free mobile application for iPhone and iPod devices from Monday, September 21, 2009. As indieWIRE reported back in May , this is the first t...

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    Ahead of Toronto, Jeunet's "Micmacs" Nabbed by Sony Classics

    Sony Pictures Classics has acquired U.S. and Latin American rights to Jean-Pierre Jeunet's "Micmacs," which is set to debut later this month at the Toronto International Film Festival. The company made the deal with TF1 International.

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    Daily Beast Beefs Up Culture Coverage with LaPorte

    As Tina Brown finally gets around to building up a new pop culture vertical for The Daily Beast (in time for Oscar season), her diminutive west coast bureau chief Gabe Doppelt has beefed up The Beast's entertainment coverage with ex-LAT TV editor Kate Arthur and now ex-Variety reporter Nicole LaPorte (above), who has turned in her still untitled book on DreamWorks to Houghton Mifflin. LaPorte, whose first story covers the women's surf tour, is the Beast's senior west coast correspondent. She'll be working out of the L.A. office, "covering more culture stuff," she writes in an email, "movies mostly, from a more feature-y angle; also weird, fu...

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    Marvel Update, Netflix Refunds, Simple and Cheap is Good

    Thankfully, a cooling marine layer blew in over L.A. Tuesday morning, which shifted the balance a bit for exhausted firefighters battling the huge Station fire which has destroyed some 63 homes and threatens some 12,000. "The Station fire grew to more than 122,000 acres overnight and continued to burn out of control despite some signs of improving weather conditions," reported the LAT. UPDATE 4:20 PM: "Firefighters made significant progress today in the Station fire, but a tense battle was underway this afternoon to save the communication centers atop Mt. Wilson. By 3 p.m., the fire was approaching closer than ever from two directions: one-ha...

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    Festival Season: Feast and Famine, Ten Hot Toronto Pick-Ups

    Going into the fall festival season in Venice, Telluride, Toronto and New York, we know the following:

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    10 Things The Fall Fests May Tell Us About Awards Season

    The kick-off of the Venice Film Festival tomorrow marks the annual turning point for the fall awards season. Over the next 19 or so days, Venice, Telluride this weekend and Toronto next week will offer both industry, and in Toronto's case the public, a glance at dozens of films that may or may not ...

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    Five New Albums Worth Your Dime

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