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    Adrienne Shelly Foundation Fosters Women Filmmakers

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    Starz Launches Film Studio: Overture Films

    Starz, LLC has announced the creation of Overture Films, a company described in an announcement Monday as "a new motion picture studio." The new production and distribution outfit will be headed by CEO Chris McGurk and COO Danny Rosett, both formerly of MGM. A unit of Liberty Media's premium movie service and production/distribution arm, Overture will produce, acquire and release 8 - 12 feature films per year, with a mandate to, "produce quality films that take creative risks and break new ground." Based in Los Angeles with releases set to start in the middle of next year, Overture will begin with a slate that is made up of 60% productions an...

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    Foundation to Help Women Filmmakers Established in Memory of Adrienne Shelly

    The Adrienne Shelly Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the memory of writer/director/actress Adrienne Shelly, is being founded by her husband, Andy Ostroy. Plans include a Womens' Filmmaking Scholarship Fund, with a particular emphasis on awarding film school scholarships and helping women make the transition from acting to directing. "I know what Adrienne would want most would be to help women get a chance to pursue their dream," commented Ostroy in a statement. More initiatives from the foundation will be announced at a later date. Those wanting to contribute can send checks made out to The Adrienne Shelly Foundation, via B...

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    The Guardian: "Red Road" rolls over competition

    "Red Road," the Cannes jury prize-winning thriller about a CCTV operator bent on revenge, has swept the board at this year's Scottish Baftas. The movie won five awards, including best film, best actress for Kate Dickie, best actor for Tony Curran, as well as best director and best screenplay for And...

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    SF360: Second Look at 3rd I South Asian Film Festival

    Three days, nine films, eight shorts, and endless bliss courtesy of last weekend's fourth annual 3rd I South Asian Film Festival. This year's lineup showcased a wide range of tastes. Opening night at San Francisco's Yerba Buena Theater Friday started off with a super rare screening of British Asian ...

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    More 'Friday Night Lights' To Come

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    "Encounter" with Oscar?

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    'Dreamgirls' This Week

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