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    IndiePix Partners with Dogwoof for U.K. Distribution

    Internet-based distributor IndiePix has partnered with U.K. film distributor Dogwoof in a bid to extend each company's reach in the other's respective territories. As part of the agreement, Dogwoof will promote IndiePix's leading titles across the UK through a variety of distribution formats including theatrical screenings, DVD sales, TV contracts and online distributions. IndiePix currently has over 3,000 titles within its film catalog and will work with Dogwoof to build a portfolio of titles for the UK audience. The first IndiePix title slated to go live through Dogwoof is "End of America," based on a book by Naomi Wolf. "IndiePix is especi...

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    Santa Barbara Names Virtuosos Award Recipients

    Viola Davis, Rosemarie DeWitt, Sally Hawkins, Richard Jenkins, Melissa Leo and Michael Shannon have been named the Santa Barbara International Film Festival's 2009 Virtuosos Award recipients. The awards, honoring the year's standout performers, will be presented Wednesday, January 28 at the 24th edition of the Fest, which runs January 22-February 1, 2009. "Each of these virtuosos have dazzled us with some of the most unexpected, scene-stealing, heart-breaking, uncompromising, fearless and startling performances of the year," said SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling in a statement. Last year's recipients of this inaugural award were Casey A...

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    DISPATCH FROM DUBAI | Spotlighting Palestinian Film; And Tackling that Elusive North American Market

    "Your country is very different from mine," said Bosnian filmmaker Aida Begic while introducing her debut feature, "Snow" (Snijeg) at Dubai's chic and massive Mall of the Emirates, one of DIFF's main screening venues. Begic's film, which won the top prize at Critics Week in May at the Festival de Cannes, offered up a contrasting world compared to the festival venue's huge assortment of top end European and American retailers, including Fendi, Harvey Nichols and Calvin Klein. As with many award-winning films from the conflict-torn country, the 1990s war, which resulted in the break-up of the former Yugoslavia, was the backdrop of "Snow," which...

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    Film Department To Remake "Man"

    The Film Department has set Peter Chelsom ("Shall We Dance") to direct a remake of the Italian film "The Perfect Man" with Colleen McGuinness adapting the screenplay, and Di Novi Pictures producing. The remake is based on "L'Uomo Perfetto," and centers on three young adults - two women and a man - who have been friends since childhood. When the man and one of the women get engaged, the other woman tries to sabotage it, hiring a male model and training him to become a "perfect match" for the woman. The English-language version of the picture will be produced by Denise Di Novi, Alison Greenspan, Mark Gill and Robert Katz, with Neil Sacker and M...

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    Maurice Jarre To Receive Berlinale's Honorary Golden Bear

    The Homage of the 59th Berlin International Film Festival will be dedicated to Maurice Jarre, the renowned French film composer and winner of multiple Academy Awards. On the occasion of the Homage, Maurice Jarre will be awarded the Honorary Golden Bear for his lifetime achievement on February 12, 2009. "Film composers often are in the shadows of great directors and acting stars. It's different with Maurice Jarre; the music of 'Doctor Zhivago,' like much of his work, is world-famous and remains unforgotten in the history of cinema," says Dieter Kosslick, director of the Berlinale, in a statement. Jarre's work also includes "A Passage To India,...

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    "Milk" Tops With San Fran Critics

    The The San Francisco Film Critics Circle announced their annual awards, with Gus Van Sant's "Milk" dominating. The San Francisco-set Harvey Milk biopic won best picture, best director, and best original screenplay for Dustin Lance Black, while Sean Penn tied "The Wrestler"'s Mickey Rourke for best actor. Rourke's co-star Marisa Tomei won best supporting actress, and "Happy-Go-Lucky"'s Sally Hawkins and "The Dark Knight"'s Heath Ledger won best actress and best supporting actor. Other winners included "Frost/Nixon"'s Peter Morgan for best adapted screenplay, "The Dark Knight"'s Wally Pfister for best cinematography, "My Winnipeg" for best doc...

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    Darren Aronofsky, Mickey Rourke and Marisa Tomei on "The Wrestler"

    "When I'd graduated film school I'd made a list on my Mac Classic, or whatever it was, of some ideas for feature films," Darren Aronofsky said during a panel at this year's New York Film Festival. "And one of them was called 'The Wrestler.' [It] came out of the idea that there had been so many boxin...

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    indieWIRE CRITICS' POLL '08 | Ed Gonzalez

    This is the latest ballot in indieWIRE's 2008 Critics Poll, continuing the tradition of a national survey of critics by calling attention to the year's best -- and, in many cases, most overlooked -- films, providing a meaningful counterpoint to much of the year-end hoopla. Note that some lists are unranked at the discretion of the critic. For all categories except Best Undistributed Film, eligible feature films had first-run theatrical engagements in the U.S. during 2008. Films without a U.S. distributor, screened anywhere (festival circuit, one-off screenings, etc.), are eligible in the Best Undistributed Film category. The full list of crit...

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    indieWIRE CRITICS' POLL '08 | Phillip Lopate

    This is the latest ballot in indieWIRE's 2008 Critics Poll, continuing the tradition of a national survey of critics by calling attention to the year's best -- and, in many cases, most overlooked -- films, providing a meaningful counterpoint to much of the year-end hoopla. Note that some lists are unranked at the discretion of the critic. For all categories except Best Undistributed Film, eligible feature films had first-run theatrical engagements in the U.S. during 2008. Films without a U.S. distributor, screened anywhere (festival circuit, one-off screenings, etc.), are eligible in the Best Undistributed Film category. The full list of crit...

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    indieWIRE CRITICS' POLL '08 | Saul Austerlitz

    This is the latest ballot in indieWIRE's 2008 Critics Poll, continuing the tradition of a national survey of critics by calling attention to the year's best -- and, in many cases, most overlooked -- films, providing a meaningful counterpoint to much of the year-end hoopla. Note that some lists are unranked at the discretion of the critic. For all categories except Best Undistributed Film, eligible feature films had first-run theatrical engagements in the U.S. during 2008. Films without a U.S. distributor, screened anywhere (festival circuit, one-off screenings, etc.), are eligible in the Best Undistributed Film category. The full list of crit...

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