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    Feist + some very cool guests

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    LAT: Starbucks movie promotions disappoint bean counters

    The polar bears of "Arctic Tale" have gotten a chilly reception in movie theaters despite Starbucks Corp.'s serving up promotional materials in thousands of its stores. The Paramount Classics documentary, co-financed by National Geographic Films, has failed to draw the crowds that flocked to other recent environmental movies such as Oscar-winners "March of the Penguins" and "An Inconvenient Truth." Costing less than $5 million to produce, the film has grossed roughly $600,000 domestically since its release July 25. Although the coffee giant has broadened its reach as a cultural tastemaker through music and book sales, "Arctic Tale" is another...

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    iW NEWS | Cinema Guild Takes U.S. Rights for "The Unforeseen"

    U.S. rights to Laura Dunn's Sundance '07 feature "The Unforeseen" have been picked up by The Cinema Guild, the group's president Philip Hobel announced Monday. Ryan Krivoshey, the company's director of distribution negotiated the deal with with Josh Braun of Submarine Entertainment and Roger Kass of RingTheJing Entertainment on behalf of the filmmakers. Cinema Guild plans a fall '07 roll out in New York and Los Angeles, followed by a national release. The film centers around a Texas farm boy who becomes a developer who threatens to transform the pristine hill country into large-scale subdivisions, threatening a fragile limestone aquifer. "The...

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    'Unforeseen' Will Be Seen

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    iW NEWS | Toronto Fest Names Bell Lightbox

    In announcing the new name for its home and headquarters as Bell Lightbox, the Toronto International Film Festival Group (TIFFG) said Monday that it has raised a total of $137 million towards the $196 million campaign to fund the new building, an endowment and ongoing operating money. TIFFG said Mon...

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    Mini De Niro Series in October

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    REVIEW | Slippery Slope: Aaron Katz's "Quiet City"

    Of late, there's been a lot of ink spilled over that new group of filmmakers currently being honored at New York's IFC Center as "Generation DIY" (and inadvertently forever dubbed "mumblecore," in an interview in these very pages at indieWIRE), so it might now be somewhat pressing to put aside quest...

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