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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW | "2 Days in Paris" Director Julie Delpy

    Julie Delpy is the thinking man's ideal Frenchwoman--at least in her screen persona of Celine, the enchantress she created in Richard Linklater's cult films, "Before Sunrise" and "Before Sunset." An etherial porcelain blonde, Celine is sexually knowing yet unthreatening; independent but vulnerable; ...

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    iW NEWS | Ten Titles Mark Global Film Initiative's '08 Roster

    Ten narrative films from around the world will screen in the 2008 Global Film Initiative line up, which will premiere at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York in January before traveling to over thirty cities throughout the United States over the year. Films slated include: "All for Free," directed by Antonio Nuic (Croatia); "The Bet Collector," directed by Jeffrey Jeturian (Philippines); "Bunny Chow," directed by John Barker (South Africa); "The Custodian," directed by Rodrigo Moreno (Argentina); "The Fish Fall in Love," directed by Ali Raffi (Iran); "Kept & Dreamless," directed by Vera Fogwill and Martin Desalvo (Argentina); "The Kite...

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    INDUSTRY MOVES | Quinn and Reichert Upped at Magnolia

    Magnolia Pictures veterans Tom Quinn and Jeff Reichert have each been promoted to Senior Vice Presidents at the company, jointly sharing the major responsibilities overseeing the company's release of all acquisitions and in-house productions, according to the announcement. With a slate that incudes as many as 25 films per year, Magnolia now has a staff of more than 30. Quinn previously oversaw Magnolia acquisitions and Reichert guided releases. Quinn joined Magnolia three years ago from Samuel Goldwyn Films, while Reichert began with the company in 2002 from Cowboy Pictures and Shooting Gallery.He is also a co-founder and editor the film jour...

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    SF360: Jeffrey Blitz and Reece Thompson on the art behind "Rocket Science"

    "Rocket Science"--the first feature of Oscar-nominated Jeffrey Blitz ("Spellbound")--screened at this year's San Francisco International Film Festival freshly laureled from Sundance, where it won the Best Directing Award. Thus when I met director Jeffrey Blitz and his lead actor Reece Thompson at th...

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    iW NEWS | Mid East Fest Rounds Out Team; Collet & Kharoubi On Board as Programmers

    The staff for the inaugural Middle East International Film Festival (MEIFF), launching October 14-19, 2007, is taking shape. Festival director Jon Fitzgerald and executive director Nashway Al Ruwaini have announced additions to their team. Claudia Durgnat from the Montreux Jazz Festival, Switzerland is on board as managing director, while producer Adrienne Briggs has been tapped as conference director. Programmers include former AFI FEST programming director Nancy Collet and Alice Kharoubi, a former programmer for the Barcelona Film Festival and the Short Film Corner in Cannes. Rob Aft is serving as a consultant for the event's financing conf...

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    Oh No Guillermo Didn't.

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    PRODUCTION REPORT | "Beautiful Darling," "Blindness," "Keep Coming Back," "On The Hook," "Sons of Li

    [EDITOR'S NOTE: indieWIRE's monthly production report looks at independent films in various stages of production. If you'd like to tell us about a film in production for future columns, please contact us.]

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