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    INSIDE WORD | Magnolia Planning "What Just Happened" Release

    Barry Levinson's "What Just Happened," which will close the 2008 Cannes Film Festival this weekend, is being positioned for an October theatrical release via Magnolia Pictures. Pending other possible offers for the 2929 Productions film, the company is planning a release through corporate sibling Magnolia and is tapping former New Line Cinema executive Russell Schwartz to work on the autumn release, according to sources. Execs involved would not comment on the plan. "What Just Happened," which debuted earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival, is a movie industry tale starring Robert De Niro, Bruce Willis, John Turturro, Sean Penn, Robi...

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    INSIDE WORD | Sony Classics Closing Three Cannes Deals

    Even as Variety proclaimed a dearth of Cannes dealmaking for U.S. based companies, Sony Pictures Classics was closing deals for three festival titles. Word on the Croisette Friday had the company acquiring North American rights to The Dardenne Brothers' "The Silence of Lorna" from the Cannes competi...

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    INSIDE WORD | Madonna's Malawi Doc Headed to Sundance Channel

    Nathan Rissman's "I Am Because We Are," in Cannes this week after a recent debut at the Tribeca Film Festival, is headed for a Sundance Channel deal after a round of negotiations. Madonna, writer, producer and narrator of the documentary about the children of Malawi, engaged in dealmaking with CAA a...

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    CANNES '08 | "Tulpan" Wins Un Certain Regard Prize

    Sergey Dvortsevoy's "Tulpan" won the Prize of Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival tonight in France, while Kurosawa Kiyoshi's "Tokyo Sonata" won the jury prize. Other prize winners include Andreas Dresen's "Wolke 9" (Heat Throb Jury Prize), James Toback's "Tyson" (The Knockout of Un Certain Regard) and Jean-Stephane Sauvaire's "Johnny Mad Dog" (The Prize of Hope). The Un Certain Regard section presented 20 films that were judged by a jury lead by filmmaker Fatih Akin, who offered the statement, "Our mission was to attribute three prizes for Un Certain Regard, but considering the quality and richness of the offerings, and as a testim...

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    'The Two Bobs' Wraps in Austin

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    CANNES '08 | Fri PM Roundup

    indieWIRE offers a select take of Cannes 2008 news around the world.

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    CANNES '08 NOTEBOOK | Divided Reactions: "Headless Woman," "Sonata," "Liverpool," "Robbed" Find Detr

    Cannes' perennial post-screening boos are not to be trusted. Neither, for that matter, are the standing ovations. To each his own cinema, to be sure: one viewer's masterpiece is another's misstep, depending upon your taste and even where you sit. It's been alleged that the Salles Bazin screening roo...

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    The Clue Crew Feels Very... 1992

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