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    iW NEWS | Graham King Launches GK Films

    Producer Graham King has announced the launch of his new company, GK Films. The company will coincide with the 3-year extension of his overall production deal with Warner Brothers Pictures as well as the extension of King's production deal with Johnny Depp's production company, Infinitum Nihil. Th...

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    iW NEWS | "Angels in the Dust" Finds International Distribution with Cinema Libre

    Cinema Libre Studio will distribute director Louise Hogarth's film, "Angels in the Dust." The documentary is about the AIDS crisis in South America and follows Marion Cloete and her family, who give up a life of privilege to establish a village and school that provide shelter, food and education to...

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    CANNES '07 ATELIER INTERVIEW | So Yong Kim: "I wanted to focus on specific emotions I had... that I

    Inspired by her childhood, So Yong Kim's Atelier entry, "Treeless Mountain", is the story of abandonment and family bonds. Set in Korea, a precocious six-year-old and her little sister move from the city to their grandparent's country house when their mother leaves to find her estranged husband. So...

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    DiCaprio Talks, Cannes Party Hopping

    It was fun taking a breather at the Hotel du Cap Saturday to interview Leo DiCaprio. Warner Independent shuttled various journos from the Palais along the Mediterranean coast to the Cap d'Antibes. We walked through the sun-dappled woods to a series of cabanas by the water, where we hung out until Le...

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    CANNES '07 DISPATCH | Considering 'Cinema' As Cannes Celebrates 60 Years; Climate Change Revisited;

    There were no easy answers about the state of cinema on Sunday when Cannes welcomed some of the world's leading filmmakers to celebrate the festival's 60th Anniversary. And finally, frustrated over the questions posed by journalists during an hour-long discussion featuring the thirty or so filmmaker...

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    iW NEWS | Roberts Leads New Working Title Slate

    Working Title Films has announced an impressive slate of films, six of which will shoot this year and be distributed by various divisions of Universal Pictures. A freshly announced Julia Roberts project about the life of African wildlife conservationist Joan Root leads the list. Roberts will produce and star in the as-yet-untitled film, inspired by Mark Seal's Vanity Fair aticle, "A Flowering Evil." "Finding Neverland" writer David Magee is writing the screenplay. Working Title's additional list is lead off by the Coen brothers, shooting "Burn After Reading" later this summer. It stars George Clooney, Brad Pitt, John Malkovich, and Franc...

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    iW NEWS | ARP Takes French-speaking Rights to "The Good, the Bad, the Weird"

    Korean director Kim Jee-woon's Asian-Western, "The Good, the Bad, the Weird" has been acquired by French distributor ARP from Seoul-based Cineclick for French-speaking territory rights. The deal was made after thirteen minutes of footage was screened on the $11 million USD budget project. The deal i...

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    iW NEWS | Dreamachine To Help Revive Independent Animation

    With this year's animated Cannes Competition entry, "Persepolis," directed by Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud, animation is high on Dreamachine's agenda. Additionally, three animated features are in the works for the company: "Fear(s) of the Dark," "Mia and Migoo," and "Brendan and the Secret of Kells." Dreamachine's co-chariman Hengameh Panahi first started promoting animated works by compiling Aardman Animation's early shorts into two feature length releases which succeeded in capturing top box office rankings in key territories. That was followed by films by Jan Svankmajer, Brothers Quay, Michel Ocelot and Sylvain Chomet's Oscar-n...

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    iw NEWS | Virgin Comics Teams Up With Studio 18

    India's leading motion picture studio, Studio 18, and Virgin Comics announced the formation of a new production relationship to create a slate of teen horror properties for films, television, gaming and publishing. The new stories, which will be co-created and co-owned by both companies, will be re...

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