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    Poehler Knows How to Promote a Movie

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    iW NEWS | "Amal" Takes Indian Film Festival

    The 6th Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles announced its winners, with Richie Mehta's "Amal" winning the Grand Jury Prize for best narrative feature. Yunus Vally's "The Glow of White Women" was given the jury's best documentary prize, while special mentions were awarded to Shivajee Chandrabh...

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    iW NEWS | RiverRun Awards "Heaven," "Yangtze"

    The 10th Annual RiverRun International Film Festival announced the winners of their narrative and documentary juried competitions Monday. Faith Akin's "Edge of Heaven" won the best narrative feature award, while Yung Chang's "Up the Yangtze" took the documentary feature award. "Heaven" also won best screenplay for Akin, as well as best actress for Hanna Schygullla's performance. "California Dreamin' (Endless)"'s Razvan Vasilescu won best actor, and "Dreamin" was also honored with a posthumous special jury prize for its director Cristian Nemescu and a cinematography award for Liviu Marghidan. "Up the Yangtze" won the documentary cinematograph...

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    iW NEWS | Magnolia Goes "Red" in North America

    North American rights to Trygve Allister Diesen and Lucky McKee's Sundance feature, "Red" have been picked up by Magnolia Pictures, the company announced Monday afternoon. Starring Brian Cox, Robert Englund, Amanda Plummer and Tom Sizemore, the revenge thriller opens with the murder of the titular 14 year-old dog, sole companion of elderly recluse Avery Ludlow (Cox). Avery tracks down the troubled teen who murdered his dog without much trouble, but instead of receiving simple justice from the boy's father (Sizemore) he finds himself caught in a spiral of increasingly violent acts of retribution. Magnolia plans a late summer theatrical rollout...

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    Cyrus Reps Make Big Misstep

    What were they thinking? Vanity Fair can shoot 15-year-old Disney pop star Miley Cyrus in a silk bedsheet if they want to. Clearly, mighty star photographer Annie Leibovitz was persuasive; Cyrus thought she was participating in something "artistic," she told People.com, adding that from now on she w...

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    Mariah State Building

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    iW NEWS | Fortissimo Gets Cannes Competition Title, "Serbis"

    Fortissimo Films has acquired Brillante Mendoza's Festival de Cannes 2008 competition entry, "Serbis" (Service), securing all rights outside of France and the Philippines. The film is the first Filipino title in the section in 24 years. Mendoza's previous films include "The Masseur" (2005) and "Foster Child" (2007). It is described as a "multi-stranded storyline [that] captures the core of the modern matriarchal Filipino family, while delving into the nature of the fraught relationships between customer and client, mother and children, as well as between lovers." The pact was brokered by Fortissimo's Co-Chairman Michael J. Werner, and Directo...

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    indieWIRE PRESENTS | TODAY: Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock @ Apple Store SoHo

    Apple and indieWIRE are again proud to present daily Filmmaker Talks at the Apple Store, SoHo during the upcoming 2008 Tribeca Film Festival.

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    HR | IFC Gets "Robbed"

    IFC is closing a deal for Josh Safdie's "The Pleasure of Being Robbed," which will close the Directors' Fortnight in Cannes, f0deb2c07fdb9d7c74ce6" TARGET="_blank">according to the Hollywood Reporter.

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