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    Kurt Vonnegut,1922-2007

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    NY Times: Writers Guild President Starts the Countdown Toward Contract's End

    As his wedding neared, some 19 years ago, Patric Verrone, now president of the Writers Guild of America West, joined his bride-to-be in a ritual common to show business types. The couple formed a company, one with a clever name: Calloo Callay... Mr. Verrone will come face to face with the beast in its corporate form this July, as his union and its East Coast counterpart begin what are expected to be exceedingly difficult negotiations with the conglomerates that own the networks and studios. Whether the entertainment business continues to operate as usual over the next year will depend in no small part on how he handles the encounter. Michael ...

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    Participant Names Jonathan King EVP of Production

    Jonathan King has joined Participant Productions as executive vice president in charge of production, it was announced today by Jim Berk, CEO of Participant. King, who will report to Participant's president Ricky Strauss, joins the L.A.-based production company from Focus Features where he served as EVP of production. Prior to joining Focus, King was president of production for Laurence Mark Productions, an independent production company based at Sony Pictures Entertainment, where he supervised development and production of the company's slate of projects. Films he worked on there included Bill Condon's "Dreamgirls," Scott Frank's "The Looko...

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    SF 360: SFIFF50-philes

    Just a week out of the 50th San Francisco International Film Festival press conference, and the buzz has already had a chance to build. SF360.org checked in with a few friends in the San Francisco filmmaking scene to see what they're looking forward to in the 50th edition. Big winners: Guy Maddin's "Brand Upon the Brain!" and, of course, the live and in-person tribute to Spike Lee, who -- as Strand Releasing's Marcus Hu reminds us -- returns to the Bay Area to receive his Film Society Directing Award in spite of the fact the projector broke during the premiere of "She's Gotta Have It" at the SFIFF more than 20 years ago. Susan Gerhard reports...

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW | "Lonely Hearts" Director Todd Robinson

    Writer/director Todd Robinson's "Lonely Hearts" is based on the true story of two homicide detectives, played by John Travolta and James Gandolfini, who track killers Martha Beck and Raymond Martinez Fernandez (Salma Hayek and Jared Leto), a pair known as the "Lonely Hearts Killers." The two lure th...

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    Gang Green?

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    WORLD CINEMA | When the Party's Over: "Red Road" Launches Advance Party, But Other Films Stalled

    Rules are the mother of invention, at least according to Lars von Trier. After imposing his Dogma 95 doctrine on dozens of filmmakers around the world and subjecting Jorgen Leth to a number of sadistic limitations (in "The Five Obstructions"), the Danish filmmaker, together with compatriots Lone Sch...

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    Amy Winehouse

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