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    ThinkFilm & HBO Go For "Favela Rising"

    A deal for Jeff Zimbalist and Matt Mochary's "Favela Rising" has been announced, with THINKFilm and HBO/Cinemax Documentary Films nabbing distribution rights to the movie. THINKFilm's head of theatrical distribution Mark Urman clarified that his company has theatrical rights, HBO has the first pay TV window and the film's producers have retained video rights. The doc debuted earlier this year at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York and follows former favela drug dealer Anderson Sa as he aims to establish a group that uses music and dancing to fight drugs and violence in the dangerous slums of Rio. A tragic accident threatens the movement and...

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    A Plea for "Forty Shades of Blue"

    A Plea for "Forty Shades of Blue"

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    Production Report: "Anomaly," "I Believe in America," "In A Dark Place...," "Jam," "Tonight at Noon"

    [EDITOR'S NOTE: indieWIRE's monthly production report looks at independent films in various stages of production. If you'd like to tell us about a film in production for future columns, please contact us.]

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    DISPATCH FROM REYKJAVIK: Kiarostami Honored for a Lifetime of Achievement

    Celebrated Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami (director of "Taste of Cherry" and writer of "Crimson Gold") received the recognition of a nation Monday in Iceland. The President of the North Atlantic island nation, Olafur Ragnar Grimsson presented the director with a lifetime achievement award as part...

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    INDUSTRY MOVES: Rogue Hires Getto & Heinemen

    Focus Features' Rogue Pictures division has announced the hiring of Paul Getto and Alex Heineman as creative executives at the company. They will report directly to president of production Andrew Rona (who joined the unit from Dimension Films). Getto spent two years working for Focus, while Heinemen...

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    LA Times: This Just in: Flops Caused Box Office Slump

    In the Los Angeles Times this weekend, a piece about the box office performance examines numbers that are apparently down about 6% from last year, with attendance having dropped by 8.7%. Thats better than the comparison between '04 and '05 made this Spring and Summer. Apparently, according to the ar...

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  • "Boredom at Its Boredest" by Michael ...
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    Public Apology

    Public Apology

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    New Era Begins As Weinsteins Officially Launch New Company

    It's official. Bob Weinstein and Harvey Weinstein begin working full-time at their new company Monday after having their final day at Miramax Films, the company they created in 1979. Miramax became the leading specialty division through the 90s, evolving into a major production and distribution arm ...

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    From The Studio...

    From The Studio...

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    Everything Is ?

    Everything Is ?

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