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    First Run Thumps "For the Bible Tells Me So" for North America

    First Run Features has acquired North American rights to Daniel Karslake's Sundance '07 doc "For the Bible Tells Me So," the company's Vice President Marc Mauceri announced Tuesday. The film will roll out theatrically beginning in October. Cinetic Media represented the filmmakers in the sale. The doc reconciles homosexuality with the traditional reading of scripture through the personal stories of such figures as Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson and the Gephardt family. "We are so proud to be bringing 'For the Bible Tells Me So' to North American audiences," said Mauceri in a statement. "Not only is it an important film...

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    INDUSTRY MOVES: Keen Heads Publicity at Overture

    Overture Films has officially announced the appointment of Adam Keen to head its worldwide publicity operations. Based at the company's Beverly Hills headquarters, Keen is the SVP of Worldwide Publicity at the new company. He reports to Peter Adee, the company's president of worldwide marketing, dis...

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    NCAA Ejects Blogger

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    iW BOX OFFICE | The Top Ten So Far

    Each week, indieWIRE receives the final weekend numbers for specialty releases in theaters. This is our top ten for the three day weekend so far, with most numbers already in. The top ten is subject to change before the final chart is published tomorrow and the weekly box office column is written. Weekend box office data provided by Rentrak as of Monday, 6:00 p.m. EST.1. "La Vie En Rose" (Picturehouse Films) $179,848 wknd ($22,481 per scrn)2. "Brand Upon The Brain!" (Vitagraph) $36,669 wknd ($12,223 per scrn)3. "12:08 East of Bucharest" (Tartan Films) $11,586 wknd ($11,586 per scrn)4. "Belle Toujours" (New Yorker) $5,363 wknd ($5,363 per scrn...

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    iW NEWS | Roadside Makes Worldwide Deal for "Starting Out In The Evening"

    Andrew Wagner's "Starting Out In The Evening" from this year's Sundance Film Festival has been acquired by Roadside Attractions for worldwide distribution. Starring Tony Award winner for "Frost/Nixon" Frank Langella, the film was hailed by critics at Sundance (including a review from indieWIRE's Anthoy Kaufman). The final film produced under the InDigEnt banner, "Starting Out In The Evening" is the story of a complex relationship that develops between an aging Manhattan writer and a young female fan. Roadside is planning a Fall release for the film, with an eye on awards season attention for Langella. "This is Frank's year in the theater and ...

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    iW NEWS | "Eagle Vs. Shark" Wins Newport Fest Honors

    In Newport, Rhode Island this weekend, the Newport International Film Festival unspooled its 10th annual edition. Taika Waititi's "Eagle vs. Shark" won the top prize and its co-star Loren Horseley won the award for best actress at the festival, while the award for best actor went to Kene Holliday for "Great World of Sound." Shane Meadows' was singled out as best director for "This Is England." Alex Gibney's "Taxi To The Darkside" won the top prize in the documentary competition with a jury prize going to Seth Gordon's "King of Kong." Audience awards went to Fredi M. Murer's "Vitus" for best feature, Tricia Regan's "Autism: The Musical" for be...

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    NYT | Ousmane Sembene, 84, Dies; Led Cinema's Advance in Africa

    Eighty-four year old Senegalese filmmaker and writer Ousmane Sembene died at home in Dakar, Senegal, according to his family. In a New York Times obituary, A.O. Scott writes, "Widely seen as the father of African cinema, Mr. Sembene took up filmmaking in the 1960s, in part because he believed that film could reach a wider and more diverse African audience than literature. 'Black Girl' (1965), his debut feature, is commonly referred to as the first African film. Combining realistic narrative techniques with elements of traditional African storytelling, it tells of a young woman named Diouana who commits suicide after traveling to Europe with h...

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    AFP: Los Angeles to host Jules Verne film festival

    Paris's longstanding Jules Verne Adventure Film Festival will shift to Los Angeles this December, with sponsors hoping to make the US celebration of the early French science fiction writer an annual event, they said Friday. Set for December 10-15, the festival, themed "from the abyss to the stars," ...

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    Women in Film: Journos Pick Top 100

    It was Philadelphia Inquirer critic Carrie Rickey's idea. After realizing that the American Film Insititute's nomination ballot for last year's list of 100 best American movies comprised 400 titles, of which 4.5 were directed by women, she suggested that the Alliance of Women Film Journalists, of wh...

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