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    PARK CITY '07 INTERVIEW | John Carney: "We would steal the camera, heading off around Dublin at nigh

    [EDITORS NOTE: indieWIRE is publishing two interviews daily with Sundance '07 competition filmmakers through the end of the festival later this month. Directors with films screening in the four competition section were given the opportunity to participate in an email interview, and each was sent the...

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    Film Movement Announces the Promotion of Adley Gartenstein to President

    Film Movement announced the reorganization of its executive staff today, with the promotion of Adley Gartenstein to president. This role was previously held by Stuart Litman in addition to CEO, but the company has decided to split these roles as they plan to "expand their partner theatres, subscribe...

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    INDUSTRY MOVES: Dinerstein Joins Lakeshore

    Former Paramount Classics co-founder and co-president David Dinerstein has joined Lakeshore Entertainment as the new President of Worldwide Marketing and Distribution. In the words of an announcement, he will be, "responsible for overseeing the worldwide marketing and distribution of Lakeshore’s fil...

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    8 Films to See and 10 Directors to Watch

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    IMDB Censors "Shortbus" Listing

    The Internet Movie Database (IMDB) has apparently blocked a listing for John Cameron Mitchell's "Shortbus" from searches on its popular website. As journalist and blogger Mark Rabinowitz noted in The Rabbi Report, the site is, "preventing certain films from coming up in the regular results of a sear...

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    Doug Aitken: sleepwalkers at MOMA

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    Sarah Polley, Mos Def, Darren Aronofsky To Serve as Jury Members for 2007 Sundance Film Festival

    Today the 2007 Sundance Film Festival announced the members of the six juries awarding prizes for the competition sections of the festival. For U.S. Dramatic Competiton jury members are Mos Def, Catherine Hardwicke, Dawn Hudson, Pamela Martin, and Sarah Polley; For U.S. Documentary Competition: Alan Berliner, Lewis Erskine, Lauren Greenfield, Julia Reichert, and Carlos Sandoval; For World Documentary: Raoul Peck, Juan Carlos Rulfo, and Elizabeth Weatherford; For American and International Shorts: Jared Hess, Daniela Michel, and Mark Rosenberg; and for the Alfred P. Sloan Prize: Darren Aronofsky, Ann Druyan, Dr. Brian Greene, Howard Suber, and...

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    Atopia Takes North American Rights to "The Short Life of Jose Antonio Gutierrez"

    North American rights to 2006 Sundance Film Festival doc "The Short Life of Jose Antonio Gutierrez" by Heidi Specogn as been acquired by Montreal-based Atopia Distribution. The film will be released in the U.S. and Canada in March with a DVD release to follow in early summer, according to the company. Marine Lance Cpl. Jose Antonio Gutierrez was one of the 300,000 soldiers the U.S. military sent to war in Iraq in March, 2003. A few hours after the war began, his picture was broadcast all over the world: he was the first American soldier to be killed in Iraq. He was also a so-called 'green-card soldier' - one of approximately 32,000 non-U.S. c...

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    sundance 14.1

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    A&E IndieFilms Makes Deal for Bar-Lev's "Kid"

    North American TV rights to Amir Bar-Lev's "My Kid Could Paint That" have been acquired by A&E IndieFilms. Described as a "unique hybrid deal," the preemtive pact, announced days before the film's debut at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, includes a rights acquisition and an equity investment, with A&E on board as a partner with the filmmakers, according to an announcement. They will jointly go into Sundance seeking a theatrical deal for the film, just as they pursued pacts for recent docs ("Jesus Camp" with Magnolia Pictures and "Murderball" with ThinkFilm.) The documentary explores the story of acclaimed 4-year old artist Marla Olmstead, se...

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