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    ThinkFilm Gets "Candy"

    ThinkFilm has announced the acquisition of North American rights to Neil Armfield's "Candy," the Berlinale debut starring Heath Ledger, Abbie Cornish, and Geoffrey Rush. Armfield's feature debut is based on Luke Davies notel and is scheduled to be released later this year. The film, described as a love triangle involving "a boy, a girl and a drug," is the story of "a charming but reckless young poet who has fallen in love with Candy (Cornish), a beautiful young art student from a comfortable middle-class family who is attracted to the bohemian lifestyle that [the poet] has long since embraced." In a statement, company head of theatrical distr...

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    Florida 2006.1: Happy and Bashful

    Florida 2006.1: Happy and Bashful

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    Oh, Armond...you make me so hot...

    Oh, Armond...you make me so hot...

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    Method Fest Focuses On Actors And Performances At 8th Edition In Calabasas

    The Method Fest has announced the lineup for its 8th annual independent film festival taking place today (March 31st) through April 7th in Calabasas, California. Jason Matzner's directorial debut "Dreamland" will open the event tonight. The film is about an 18-year old girl named Audrey (Agnes Bruc...

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    Pressman Corp. Takes Rights to "Infinity"

    Edward R. Pressman Film Corp. announced Wednesday that the company has acquired the motion picture rights to "The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan", Robert Kanigel's 1991 biography of Srinavasa Ramanujan Iyengar. The biography chronicles the life of the self-taught mathematical prodigy, who left the slums of Madras for the courts of Cambridge during World War I. Sondervan first brought the project to Pressman in late 2003 when working at ContentFilm, but Pressman and Sondervan determined the movie could not be made at the company because its "epic" nature was beyond the company's financial scope, according to a company re...

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    China's Homegrown Industry Thrives... While Imprisoning Filmmakers

    China's Homegrown Industry Thrives... While Imprisoning Filmmakers

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    "Smoking" Still Atop BOT, "Kabul" and "'Enfant" Show Promise

    In a tough competitive environment for specialty films, with more than 70 in the theatrical marketplace, Fox Searchlight's political, satirical "Thank You For Smoking" continues to be the runaway success story in its second week of release. It finished first on this week's indieWIRE Box Office Track...

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    Sneak Preview: A Prairie Home Companion

    Sneak Preview: A Prairie Home Companion

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    Landmark Theatres Opens New York Office; Hires Bunnell and Raddatz

    Landmark Theatres has opened a New York City office, and has hired Lisa Bunnell as its east coast film buyer and Melissa Raddatz as its director of publicity, Landmark Theatres CEO Bill Banowsky announced Monday. Reporting directly to Ted Mundorff, Landmark Theatres vice president of film and head film buyer, Ms. Bunnell will primarily be responsible for booking all east coast Landmark screens and sites. She joins Mundorff's team of Mike McClellan, Mabel Tam, Ruth Hayler, and Mark Valen. Bunnell was most recently a senior film buyer at Loews Cineplex Entertainment. Raddatz, who recently worked on the Oscar campaign for "Enron: The Smartest Gu...

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    A Natural Love Story: Matthew Barney Talks About "Drawing Restraint 9"

    Hailed by The New York Times as "the most important American artist of his generation," Matthew Barney has created a series of recent art films that offer some of the more striking images seen in cinema today, often with himself in a lead role. The recent "Cremaster Cycle" films, and now "Drawing Re...

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