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    Indie Fallout: Should Studio Specialty Units Change Focus?

    Ever since the Indie Summit last week, something has been nagging at me.

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  • THE BACK ROW MANIFESTO by Tom Hall
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    The 2009 New York Film Festival | THE ART OF THE STEAL

    The 2009 New York Film Festival | THE ART OF THE STEAL

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  • The Lost Boys
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    Dear Mr. Prime Minister,

    Dear Mr. Prime Minister,

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    Bill Mechanic: "The Next Few Years Will Be about Survival"

    The following is Bill Mechanic's keynote speech from the annual Independent Film & Television Alliance Production Conference in Santa Monica earlier today.

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    THE BOYS—dvd review

    Richard and Robert Sherman have made the world a happier place through their infectiously upbeat songs. Their names are synonymous with Walt Disney, for whom they wrote the scores for Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book, and Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree, as well as indelible themes for TV shows, ...

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    Italy Enters Tornatore's Big-Budget Baaria for Oscars

    The Italian government's decision to submit Giuseppe Tornatore's $35.5 million period epic Baaria for the foreign film Oscar is already kicking up a fuss. 53-year-old Tornatore's tribute to his Sicilian hometown spans three generations, from the 1930s to the present, from the rise of Fascism through World War II and its aftermath. Among the most expensive Italian films ever made, utilizing 35,000 Tunisian extras, the picture was the first Italian film to open the Venice Film Festival in two decades. Tornatore already won the Oscar in 1998, for Cinema Paradiso. The deadline for countries to submit their films is October 1. IndieWIRE is trackin...

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    Michael Lynne at The Indie Summit: "Stay independent"

    The following are Michael Lynne's opening remarks from Friday's Independent Film Summit, presented by MoMA & indieWIRE (with Zipline Entertainment).

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    "Amelia" Opening Doha Tribeca Film Fest; Full Lineup Unveiled

    Mira Nair's "Amelia" will open the inaugural Doha Tribeca Film Festival in the Middle Eastern capital of Qatar next month. The Fox Searchlight release recalls legendary aviator Amelia Earhart, starring two-time Academy Award winner Hilary Swank and Golden Globe winner Richard Gere. The new fest is p...

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    Polanski Update: Wanted and Desired

    I buy the argument that L.A prosecutors woke up to the Roman Polanski case, 31 years old, after Marina Zenovich's Wanted and Desired stirred up a hornet's nest. Michael Wolff explains why the motivations of the LA prosecutors office changed.

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    The Box: Does It Smell Like A Turkey?

    You tell me.

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