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    Independent Filmmakers, Photographers Protest Proposed NYC Permit Law

    "I already have a permit for my camera, its called the First Amendment," Picture New York's Beka Economopoulos told WNBC-TV at a Union Square rally in Manhattan on Friday night (as seen in a YouTube clip of news footage). Her statement was in response to a proposal by the NYC Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting (MOFTB) to change rules requiring permits to photograph in public places in the City of New York. The move, which was also explored in today's New York Times, is being criticized as particularly harmful to New York's independent filmmakers. "We've lived for 40 years without these regulations, there's no reason to introduc...

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    Reuters: U.S. officials may subpoena filmmaker Moore

    U.S. federal officials may be planning to subpoena filmmaker Michael Moore seeking information about a trip he took to Cuba for his documentary, "Sicko," a source close to the situation said on Friday. In a late Thursday appearance on NBCs "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," Moore said he was notified...

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    LAT | 'All the Boys Love Mandy Lane,' but Harvey Weinstein doesn't

    Acquired by The Weinstein Company nearly a year ago at the Toronto International Film Festival, Jonathan Levine's slasher film "All the Boys Love Mandy Lane" lost its U.S. release date just days before it was expected to open earlier this month. In The LA Times, John Horn takes a closer look at what...

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    iW NEWS | Haynes' "I'm Not There" Set for 2 Screen Film Forum Debut, Nov. 21

    Todd Haynes' new film, "I'm Not There," will debut on two screens at New York City's Film Forum on November 21. "Inspired by the music and many lives of Bob Dylan," in the words of the film, the movie stars Cate Blanchett, Richard Gere, Heath Ledger and Christian Bale, all portraying Dylan. Film Forum made the announcement late Friday as it unveiled its entire Fall and early Winter premieres lineup. Also set to debut at the venute later this year are John Turturro's "Romance and Cigarettes" (Sept. 7), Heddy Honigmann's "Forever" with Anita Thacher's "Lost In Memoriam" (Sept 12 - 25), Marco Williams' "Banished" (Sept. 26), Tony Kaye's "Lake of...

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW | "No End in Sight" Director Charles Ferguson

    Charles Ferguson's "No End in Sight" is another in a long line of important Iraq documentaries. But the film's precision, what the New York Times calls a "mathematical" indictment of the current administration, is what separates it as a closely observed, investigative piece. Ferguson answered some...

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