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    iW NEWS | Overture Deals With Cheadle's Crescendo

    Overture Films has signed a two-year, first look deal with Crescendo Productions, the company headed by Don Cheadle, Lenore Zerman and Kay Liberman; Overture CEO Chris McGurk and COO Danny Rosett jointly announced Monday. The arrangement gives Overture access to film product from Crescendo. Crescendo's past projects include 2007's documentary "Darfur Now," and are in development on a project based on the life of legendary jazz musician Miles Davis. "There's no other company that we'd rather be in business with," said Cheadle in a statement. "All of us at Crescendo have a long and successful history with Chris and Danny that we are looking t...

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    iW BOT UPDATE | "Slumdog" High Atop Chart

    Danny Boyle's "Slumdog Millionaire" was high atop the iW BOT box office chart, which was published this afternoon. The Fox Searchlight released grossed $360,018 on just ten screens. More in this week's box office column, which was published last night.

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    Sweaty Robot's Happy Thanksgiving

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    Heeb Film Festival Redux.

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    iW NEWS | Balkan Funds Announces Awards

    For the sixth consecutive year, the Balkan Fund of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival concluded its three-day Workshop with the participation of 11 pre-selected projects submitted by writers, directors and producers from the Balkan countries. An international jury consisting of Christina Kallas, Richard Kwietniowski, Milcho Manchevski, Simon Perry and Razvan Radulescu granted Balkan Fund Awards to four projects. They included Javor Gardev's "Zincograph," Sirri Sureyya Onder's "Number Zero," Natassa Segou's "White Thread, Black Thread," and Emre Yalgin's "Submission." This year's 49th Thessaloniki International Film Festival is scree...

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    Joes

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    Oscar Watch: Revolutionary Road Review

    I saw Revolutionary Road over the weekend, and moderated a panel Saturday with director Sam Mendes, Leonardo DiCaprio (nominated three times), Kate Winslet (nominated five times), Oscar-winner Kathy Bates, theater actor Michael Shannon (W.), cinematographer Roger Deakins (nominated seven times) and ...

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    Tilda!

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    "I Don't Live On This Planet": Tilda Swinton On Her Post-Oscar Career and the Evolution of Independe

    A short time ago in Los Angeles, actress Tilda Swinton had a very busy few days. She was there promoting her work in Erick Zonca's "Julia," screening at AFI Fest 2008. But in the two nights preceding its screening, she continued her newfound role as a staple honoree with back-to-back fetes: a tribut...

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    Revolutionary Road

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