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    iW NEWS | Weekend Estimates: "No Country" Fights The Slump; "Margot" Tops The iW BOT

    Expanding to 148 screens, the Coen Brothers' "No Country For Old Men" continued to show signs of breaking the indie box office slump. According to estimates from Rentrak, "No Country" averaged a fantastic $20,932 and grossed over $3 million, placing it in the overall top ten despite playing on a fraction of its competition's screens. However, its average will not place it atop this week's iW BOT (which ranks according to per screen average), as Noah Baumbach's "Margot at the Wedding" showed initial signs of prosperity with an average of $40,500 on two screens. "No Country" expands to 800 screens for Thanksgiving, while "Margot" will take it s...

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    Oscar Doc Shortlist Tomorrow

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    AWARDS SEASON NOTEBOOK | Five Films -- All Nominated for a Gotham Award -- That Are "Not Playing at

    One of the coolest categories at the annual Independent Feature Project's (IFP) annual Gotham Awards, taking place on November 27th in Brooklyn, is "Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You," offering a prize recognizing films that have had solid play on the fest circuit but have not yet had majo...

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    Get Ready To "Act" Again, Teri Hatcher (?)

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    INSIDE WORD | UPDATED: Oscar's Feature Doc Shortlist Nearly Complete

    Doc insight... Word is out on many of the films that have made the shortlist in the feature documentary category for the Academy Awards. Reliable sources have confirmed for indieWIRE the inclusion of ten of the titles on the Academy list: Tricia Regan's "Autism: The Musical," Phil Donahue and Ellen Spiro's "Body of War," Tony Kaye's "Lake of Fire," Bill Guttentag & Dan Sturman's "Nanking," Charles Ferguson's "No End in Sight," Richard Robbins' "Operation Homecoming - Writing the Wartime Experience," Wejun Chen's "Please Vote For Me,"Michael Moore's "Sicko," Alex Gibney's "Taxi to the Dark Side," and Sean Fine & Andrea Nix Fine's "War/Dance." ...

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW | "How To Cook Your Life" Director Doris Dorrie

    Doris Dorrie, the German director behind 2000's sibling dramedy "Enlightenment Guaranteed" and 2002's acclaimed "Naked," has returned with her latest release, "How To Cook Your Life." "Life," an ode to taking care of yourself, follows Edward Espe Brown, a Zen priest, cook and bestselling author. It ...

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    iW NEWS | Writers and Studio/Network Executives to Restart Negotiations

    In a joint statement issued late Friday, day 12 of the ongoing writers strike against Hollywood studios and TV networks, the Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers announced that they will return to the bargaining table and restart discussions immediatel...

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