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    Killer Films' Christine Vachon at Apple Store Soho

    Independent film producer Christine Vachon will be at Apple Store Soho Tuesday evening, February 13 (6:30pm-8:00pm) for "an inside look at how Killer Films utilizes Mac technology in its daily operations. Christine will share insights from her newly released book, A Killer Life: How an Independent F...

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    'Four Eyed' Date Movie

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    Barbet Schroeder Doc at Magnolia

    Magnolia Pictures has confirmed its deal for Barbet Schroeder's feature-length doc, "Terror's Advocate," in a deal with sales company Wild Bunch. The film, produced by Rita Dagher is about Jacques Verges, described by Wild Bunch as, "the highly controversial French lawyer, war veteran, revolutionary, agitator and intellectual popularly known as 'The Devil's Advocate'." The controversial figure is known for, in the words of the company, "his persistent defense of those many perceive as the indefensible." In a statement, Magnolia president Eamonn Bowles said, "We're very excited to be co-producing 'Terror's Advocate' with Barbet Schroeder and W...

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    iW: 'Itty Bitty' Coverage from Berlin

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    One Month From Now...

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    Fugu! Fugu!

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    Goldwyn Gets "Goya's Ghosts"

    Samuel Goldwyn Films has announced the acquisition of North American rights to Milos Forman's "Goya's Ghosts," produced by Saul Zaentz. The company is planning a Summer '07 release for the film, which stars Javier Bardem, Natalie Portman and Stellan Skarsgard. Written by Forman and Jean-Claude Carriere ("Birth," "Valmont") the film is described as being, "told through the eyes of celebrated Spanish painter Francisco Goya (played by Skarsgard), whose paintings are best known for both brutality and the colorful depictions of life during the Spanish Inquisition. The drama unfolds as Brother Lorenzo (Bardem), an enigmatic member of the powerful S...

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    'Disturbia' at SXSW

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    "Cyborg" to Open Hong Kong International Film Festival

    Jacob Wong, Curator of the Hong Kong International Film Festival, has announced that Berlinale competition film "I'm A Cyborg, But That's OK" by Park Chan-wook will open the HKIFF at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on March 19th. The event runs through April 11, 2007. Park, along with stars Rain (Jung Ji-hoon) and Lim Soo-jung will attend the opening night next month. The opening night event precedes the annual Asian Film Awards which will be presented on March 20th in Hong Kong. "Park Chan-wook's masterpiece underscores the beauty of the human condition, profoundly touching on compassion which resonates universally," said Wong...

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    GreeneStreet Sells "Tenderness"

    John Polson's "Tenderness," a new film starring Russell Crowe has been sold to three major territories by GreeneStreet Films International. The company has secured deals in Italy (MediaFilm), Scandinavia (Nordisk), and Russia (21st Century) with pacts brokered by GSFI president Ariel Veneziano. The film has also been sold to Mexico (TV Azteca) and Argentina (Alfa), with Lionsgate handling the film in the U.S. "Tenderness" is described as the story of "a confused fifteen-year-old dreamer in search of an escape from her troubled home life." Other GSFI titles on sale at the European Film Market include John August's "The Nines," Danny Leiner's "...

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