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    "The Reef" and "Ugly Duckling" Bookend 10th Sprockets Fest for Children

    The North American debut of Kyeong-ho Lee, John Fox and Howard E. Baker's animated underwater comedy, "The Reef" will open the 10th Sprockets Toronto International Film Festival for Children, taking place April 13 - 22. This year's festival will screen films in 25 languages from 28 different countries. In addition to the line up, the event will honor the "Degrassi" franchise with producer-creator Linda Schuyler, key cast members and contributors to the creative team, on Saturday April 14. In addition, to celebrate its 10th anniversary, Sprockets will host a Canadian Retrospective of four award-winning feature films from previous years at the ...

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    Hong Kong to Honor Siao at Inaugural Awards

    Hong Kong actor Josephine Siao ("Fists of Fury") will be the recipient of the inaugural Asian Film Award for Outstanding Contribution to Asian Cinema which will be presented at an awards ceremony on March 20th at the Hong Kong International Film Festival. David Bordwell, a prominent film theorist al...

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    Balkan Fund Call for Entries

    The fifth installment of the Balkan Fund is accepting entries through May 25, 2007. Four award winners will receive 10,000 euros following a three day workshop during which the writers, directors and producers of the pre-selected projects will meet the international jury of the Balkan Fund to prese...

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    SXSW '07 DAILY DISPATCH: Docs and Journalism Stir Talk at SXSW with Morgan Spurlock, Michael Moore,

    "Did you find Osama bin Laden?," began a conversation with director Morgan Spurlock on Sunday at SXSW moderated by indieWIRE's Eugene Hernandez. indieWIRE's inquiry referred to Spurlock's secretive new film, tentatively titled "Where in the World...", which was recently acquired at the EFM in Berlin...

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    The SXSW All-Stars: A New Ultra-Indie Movement

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    AAS: Funnyman gets funny in Austin

    Baggy-eyed, hair tousled, face a schmear of dark whiskers, Paul Rudd looks like he spent a Saturday night in Austin. It was a good night, and he had reason to celebrate. Earlier that day his film "The Ten" sold out the 1,200-seat Paramount Theatre to an eruptively appreciative audience who laughed at every gag, joke and quip in the often brilliant absurdist comedy. The movie is one of three comedies Rudd's pushing at the South by Southwest Film Festival this week and last. As Paul Rudd riffs on the absurd, you forget he has a trio of SXSW films to promote. The others are "Diggers" and "Knocked Up," Judd Apatow's sequel to "The 40-Year-Old Vir...

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    Reuters: Eisner launches Internet video studio Vuguru

    An investment firm run by former Walt Disney Co. chief executive Michael Eisner has launched a studio that will produce and distribute videos for the Internet, portable media devices and cell phones, as Hollywood strives to reach tech-savvy viewers online. The studio, Vuguru, has signed for its firs...

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    Picturehouse to Bring "The Fox & the Child" to U.S.

    Picturehouse has acquired the U.S. rights to "The Fox & the Child," the first narrative film from the team that created the box-office hit "The March of the Penguins," Bob Berney, president of Picturehouse announced Monday. The film is directed by Luc Jacquet and produced by Yves Darondeau, Christophe Lioud and Emmanuel Priou. Picturehouse by SVP of acquisitions, Sara Rose and Carolyn Blackwood, EVP of business affairs and co-productions, New Line brokered the deal for the company. Based on Jacquet's own experience as a child, the film tells the story of "a little girl who enters the familiar landscape of the forest surrounding her home but, ...

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