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    Focus Features Enters Term Deal with New Garcia Bernal/Luna Production Company Canana Films

    Focus Features has entered a two-year agreement with an option for a third year with Mexico City-based production company, Canana Films, the new venture by actors Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna as well as producer Pablo Cruz, Focus president of production John Lyons announced Monday. The deal will give Focus worldwide rights to Canana's planned slate of features. The three partners plan to make both modestly budgeted Spanish-language films in Mexico and higher-budget English-language films. "Our partnership with Canana promises to be a fruitful one, as Gael, Diego, and Pablo identify promising and fresh talent," said Lyons in a statement. ...

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    Films From 58 Countries Vying For Oscar Nod

    A total of 58 countries are represented with submissions to the Foreign Language Film Award category for the 78th Academy Awards, to be presented March 5, 2006. This year's list includes new entrants Costa Rica, Fiji and Iraq, according to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The nominat...

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    Skouras Gets "Swimmers"

    Skouras Films has announced a deal for U.S. rights to Doug Sadler's "Swimmers." The company plans to release the movie in major markets next year and Sundance Channel has secured pay television rights, in a deal negotiated by Cinetic Media. Melanie Backer, David W. Leitner, and Michael Yanko produced the movie, which won the Grand Jury Prize Award for Best New American Film at the 2005 Seattle International Film Festival. It debuted earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival. The film is described as the "inspiring story of human frailty and individual strength in the face of a fracturing American dream." Tara Devon Gallagher, featured a...

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    IFP Unveils Gotham Award Nominations

    An eclectic mix of films has been nominated for the 15th annual Gotham Awards, to be presented in New York City on November 30, 2005. Once again, the night will usher in an awards season that will continue for more than three months, culminating with the 78th Academy Awards in early March of next ye...

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    The ’Fellas

    The ’Fellas

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    Idle Worship: Greg Whiteley's "New York Doll"

    "Rock history," as we know it, fueled by the obsessiveness and stunted adolescent Romanticism of its worse (and more numerous) chroniclers, basically consists of a heap of cliches so rancid that even calling them out for their rottenness has become a bit hackneyed. The druggy, self-important musicians whose corpses litter a "Mojo" subscription don't just die -- they die for our sins, self-fulfilling prophesies ushered into necrophilic canonization by the photographers who kept busy during their living years, and the journo hacks who stay busy thereafter. Rock history movies don't fare much better -- "24 Hour Party People" may have made a clai...

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    Dispatch from Brazil: "2 Filhos de Francisco" Blazes the Brazilian Box Office With Hopes for Oscar

    The selection process is frustrating and often bewildering, but the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film is still the holy grail for international films looking to break into the North American market. Sure, it has its flaws, but what other award offers more mainstream exposure for those fi...

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    Balcony Releasing Gets "39 Pounds of Love" and "Trudell"

    Balcony Releasing has acquired two new feature films for release in the United States and Canada. Dani Menkin's "39 Pounds of Love" is about a 34-year-old man who was born with a rare form of muscular dystrophy and given six years to live. The film recently received the 2005 Ophir for Best Documentary, the Israeli equivalent of an Academy Award. "39 Pounds of Love" will open in New York City on Dec. 23. In "Trudell," which premiered at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, filmmaker Heather Rae presents the story of Native-American activist and poet John Trudell. The film is expected to open in New York City and Los Angeles in January. Connie Whit...

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    5 Questions for Susan Kaplan, director of "Three of Hearts"

    For more than a year now, Susan Kaplan's "Three of Hearts" -- the story of a 'trinogomous' relationship between two men and a woman -- has been receiving overwhelming acclaim on the film festival circuit. Kaplan explores what might seem like a sensational subject in "Three of Hearts: A Postmodern Fa...

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    Out of the Cold

    Out of the Cold

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