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    "Black Book" and "Eagle Vs. Shark" Bookend 10th Bermuda International Film Festival

    "Black Book," by veteran director Paul Verhoeven ("Total Recall") will open the 10th anniversary of the Bermuda International Film Festival, while "Eagle vs. Shark," the first film by Kiwi stand-up comedian Taika Waititi, will close the event. The festival will take place on the mid-Atlantic island from March 16-24, 2007, offering 85 films from 32 countries. Also at this year's BIFF, actor Earl Cameron, who is a Bermudian by birth, will return to the island to be honored with a film retrospective and participate in "A Conversation With... Earl Cameron" on Saturday, March 17. "Mr. Cameron has been widely hailed as the most successful black act...

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    Going 'High Concept,' NY's Rendez Vous with French Cinema Spools the Latest in Gallic Film

    [Editor's Note: The Rendez-Vous with French Cinema series continues through March 11 with screeings at the Walter Reade Theatre and the IFC Center in New York.]

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW: James Scurlock, director of "Maxed Out"

    James Scurlock's "Maxed Out" takes on the elephant in the American living room: dept. Using a wide spectrum of characters -- broke college students, a real estate agent riding the property bubble, a banker who's bank has merged so many times he's lost count -- Scurlock weaves a surreal and troublin...

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    "Red Road" Wins Two as Miami Fest Wraps; DeBokay Named to Succeed Guillemet and Fest Announces Trio

    The 2007 Miami International Film Festival wrapped up over the weekend in South Florida, presenting its awards on Saturday night at the festival and announcing a change in leadership as festival director Nicole Guillement makes her expected departure from a festival that has developed a strong reput...

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    Tribeca Launches Tomorrow Unlimited With Former RES Group

    Touting a plan to create "a network of global multi-platform properties," Robert DeNiro, Jane Rosenthal, and Craig Hatkoff's Tribeca Enterprises (parent of the Tribeca Film Festival and Tribeca Cinemas) has announced the formation of Tomorrow Unlimited LLC with former principals of RES Media Group. The new division is headed by CE0 Karol Martesko and COO John Turk, along with former RES team Jesse Ashlock, Jeremy Boxer, Khris Kline, and Sam Margolius. Specific plans have yet to be officially announced, but the new company will be a programming and curatorial entity with an online web journal, a multi-city event and a touring festival. The out...

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    SXSW '07 DAILY DISPATCH: Linklater (Reluctantly) In Austin Spotlight; And, Scott Frank's "Lookout" O

    Austin's own Richard Linklater was an unlikely honoree at the Austin Film Society's 7th annual Texas Hall of Fame Awards on Friday night, not because anyone thought the honor was undeserved but the director has typically resisted stepping into the spotlight at the largest annual fundraiser for the o...

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