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    INDUSTRY MOVES | Martesko-Fenster Joins Babelgum

    Karol Martesko-Fenster has joined Babelgum as General Manager & Publisher of the company's Film Division. Martesko-Fenster will oversee all aspects of the film side of Babelgum, expanding programming acquisitions and partnerships and global film industry and festival activities. He will also assume the role of Managing Director of the Babelgum Online Film Festival working closely with creator Stefania Valenti and Jury Chairman Spike Lee. "Babelgum's film programming is mainly focused on people who are passionate about indie film", said CEO Valerio Zingarelli, in a statement. "Karol's passion for this material is just what we need to build a ...

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    NYFF: Ashes of Time Redux

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    NYFF '08 | "Gomorrah," Garrone and Scorsese in NYC; Wong Kar Wai Revisits "Ashes of Time"

    There is no slick soundtrack and no Hollywood stars playing criminals, but Italian director Matteo Garrone's "Gomorrah," which won the Cannes Film Festival's grand prize, and is currently screening at the New York Film Festival, is nothing short of riveting, and sadly - real. Over the last thirty ye...

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    Ted Hope's New Blog

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    The VP Debate: SNL Style

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    "Waltz With Bashir" Press Conference

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    DISPATCH FROM ICELAND | Reykjavik Fest Honors Costas-Gavras and Shirin Neshat; Docs Celebrate Rebell

    As the Reykjavik International Film Festival wrapped up this past Sunday, the Icelandic fest celebrated artistic achievement by honoring Costa-Gavras and Shirin Neshat earlier in the week. Iranian artist Shirin Neshat was honored with the Creative Excellency Award and also had an exhibit of her vide...

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    Paramount's Future and DreamWorks' Split

    The details of the Paramount/DreamWorks separation are getting nailed down. Paramount sent out a release Sunday that outlines terms of the split and ongoing joint projects. Clearly, the two groups will be partnering on many upcoming pictures. Here's Tatiana Siegel.

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    iW NEWS | Weekend Estimates: "Rachel" Scores Massive PTA

    According to estimates from Rentrak this afternoon, Jonathan Demme's "Rachel Getting Married" led indieWIRE Box Office Tracking (iW BOT) - which ranks the per theater average of all reporting specialty films. The Sony Pictures Classics release averaged $33,659, grossing a stunning $302,934 from just 9 locations. Also opening quite well was Larry Charles' Bill Maher doc, "Religulous." The Lionsgate release grossed $3,500,000 from 502 screens, averaging $6,972 in a very crowded marketplace. Not managing as well was Miramax release "Blindness." Fernando Meirelles' film opened on a wide 1,690 screens and grossed $2,002,000, averaging $1,185. ...

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