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    iW NEWS | Pusan Promotion Plan Selects 35 Titles for October Event

    Asian pre-market project the Pusan Promotion Plan has selected 35 films from 18 countries that will participate in its tenth edition, which coincides with the Asian Film Market and the Pusan International Film Festival in October. Iranian director Bahman Ghobadi ("Half Moon") joins the roster with his untitled project, while Fruit Chan ("Dumplings") will take part with "Don't Look Up." "Tsotsi" producer Peter Fudakowski will take part with "The Secret Sharer," while Taiwanese director Tsai Ming-liang travels to Pusan as producer for "New Sorrowful to a Ghost." U.S. co-productions include "First Page Taipei," "The Flicker's Dance" and "The Sea...

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    Five New Albums Worth Your Dime

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    INDUSTRY MOVES | Nugent As Consultant for 15th Hamptons Fest, Joining Koury at Chachere at October E

    Eyeing its 15th anniversary in October, the Hamptons International Film Festival is set for October 17 - 21, 2007 with Newport International Film Festival programming director David Nugent on board as a consultant. Nugent is joining five-year Hamptons fest veteran Josh Koury, the festival's Programming Manager. Festival artistic director Raj Roy recently left the event to become the Chief Curator of the Film Department at MoMA. The festival has also yet to announce a new executive director after the departure of Denise Kassel following last year's event. "Despite the distinct changes the festival has faced this year, I believe it enters its 1...

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    Guardian: Hollywood tears up script to make anti-war films while conflicts rage

    For Americans sitting in cinemas watching the summer's fun movies, such as "The Simpsons" and "Hairspray," the trailer for "Lions for Lambs" is jarring and unexpected. It opens with a moody shot of the Washington Memorial, and shifts to a series of quick-fire scenes about President George Bush's "wa...

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    iW BOT | Cinema Magnifique! '2 Days in Paris' Pulls In Crowds

    A terrific per-screen average placed director/actress Julie Delpy's filmmaking debut "2 Days in Paris" atop the iWBOT. The sexy, couple-in-crisis comedy was the top limited-release debut for Samuel Goldwyn Films (which is releasing the film with Red Envelope) since 2005's "The Squid and the Whale" a...

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    TFPF Panelists Announced

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    iW NEWS | Wes Anderson's Latest to Close 51st London Fest

    Wes Anderson's "The Darjeeling Limited," which will open the New York Film Festival next month, will close the 51st London Film Festival on November 1, 2007, organizers announced today. In the words of an announcement, the film is the story of "three American brothers who have not spoken to each other in a year [who] set off on a train voyage across India with a plan to find themselves and bond with each other - to become brothers again like they used to be." Written by Anderson, Roman Coppola and Jason Schwartzman, the film was produced by Anderson, Scott Rudin, Roman Coppola and Lydia Dean Pilcher. In a statement, today, London Film Festiv...

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    At IFC Films, "Penelope" Shift Points To A Change in Focus; Company Emphasizing First Take Slate

    Less than a year ago, IFC Entertainment publicly touted a strategic change within the company, saying that IFC Films' preemptive acquisition of John Dahl's "You Kill Me" in Toronto marked a move to release bigger-budget movies. Now, the company is calling that move an experiment and instead pushing ...

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