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    Carmen Electra Does 'Lonelygirl15'

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    Forum Expanded to Present Experimental and Underground Films at Berlinale

    First presented at Berlinale in 2006, Forum Expanded will present a lineup of video art, experimental, and underground films for the second time at the Berlin International Film Festival. "Interior Expansion" will be comprised of works by both well-known artists and new faces. The themes of the line...

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    12th Annual Showcase of New French Films Announced

    Rendez-Vous with French Cinema, along with the Film Society and Unifrance USA, has announced the 2007 line-up for the 12th Annual Showcase of new French filmmaking. The program includes 16 new French films, all of which will be making their U.S. debuts. "La Vie en Rose," directed by Oliver Dahan, will open the showcase. The film portrays Edith Piaf's rise from the streets of Paris to becoming one of the world's most reputable entertainers, and stars Marian Cotillard and Gerard Depardieu. Closing the festival is Francis Verber's "The Valet," a comedy about the uses and misuses of celebrity. "The Valet" features Daniel Auteuil and Kristin Scott...

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    Park City's Finest

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    Is 'Idiocracy' Becoming a Cult Hit?

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    PARK CITY '07 REVIEW | The Showgirls of Sundance: Deborah Kampmeier's "Hounddog"

    Calling filmmaker Deborah Kampmeier's over-the-top Southern gothic "Hounddog" the "Showgirls" of Sundance is recognizing the much talked about adolescent drama as the great, unintentional cult classic in Sundance history. Bad festival movies are common but "Hounddog," with its loony characters, pile...

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    First Look and Weinsteins Get "Dedication"

    The Weinstein Company and First Look Pictures have confirmed their joint worldwide rights acquisition of Justin Theroux's "Dedication" from Plum Pictures. The romantic comedy is described as "a love story in which a misanthropic, emotionally complex author of a hit children's book series (Billy Crudup) is forced to team with a beautiful illustrator (Mandy Moore) after his best friend and creative collaborator (Tom Wilkinson) passes away." It also stars Bob Balaban and Dianne Weist and was written by David Bromberg. The two companies will partner on the worldwide release of the movie. The deal was negotiated by TWC's Harvey Weinstein and Mich...

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    PARK CITY '07 REVIEW | Woman on the Beach: "Never Forever" Tells Overripe Tale of Female Desire

    Gina Kim's competent romantic melodrama "Never Forever" stars new indie-queen Vera Farmiga as Sophie, a New York waif married to Andrew, a well-to-do Korean-American businessman (David McInnis). Their mixed-race marriage doesn't particularly please Andrew's devoutly Christian family, especially sinc...

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    "The Signal" Lands at Magnolia

    Magnolia Pictures has officially announced a seven-figure deal for all English language rights to David Bruckner, Dan Bush, and Jacob Gentry's "The Signal" in a pact with Shoreline Entertainment and Popfilm. Described as an "apocalyptic horror film," the movie screened in the Sundance FIlm Festival's midnight section. The acquisition marks the second of the festival for Magnolia, after acquiring Dan Klores' "Crazy Love." In a statement, company president Eamonn Bowles said, "It's become obvious over the course of the last few years that genre filmmaking is where to look for the most exciting new talent. 'The Signal' isn't just a great horror...

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