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    As Expected, Paramount Officially Names Lesher New Head of Specialty Division

    Paramount Pictures chairman and CEO Brad Grey officially named John Lesher as president of the studio's specialty film label currently known as Paramount Classics, replacing the company's co-chiefs Ruth Vitale and David Dinerstein, who announced their departure early last month. Lesher joins Paramou...

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    With Focus on Films Instead of Parties, 29th Sao Paulo Film Fest Shines

    Sao Paulo may not have the glittering beaches of rival Rio de Janeiro, but what it lacks in natural beauty in makes up for with a cosmopolitan culture that could only thrive in one of the world's largest metropolises. The crown jewel of the city's busy film scene is the annual Mostra BR de Cinema (S...

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    Kris Kristofferson and Matthew McConaughey to be Inducted into Texas Film Hall of Fame

    On March 10, the Austin Film Society will honor Kris Kristofferson, veteran actor and star of such films as "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore," and Matthew McConaughey ("Dazed and Confused") in an induction ceremony for the sixth annual Texas Film Hall of Fame. Former Texas governor Ann Richards will...

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    AFI/AFM 2005.4: Anthony and the Bikers

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    THINKFilm and Starz Entertainment Group Collaborate on Slasher Film Doc

    THINKFilm distributor and Starz Entertainment Group have just announced their decision to team up for the creation of a new documentary, "Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film," which will be directed by Jeff McQueen and produced by Candy Heart Productions. The film will be based on...

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    AFI/AFM 2005.3: iPOP Rules

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    "Gay Sex in the '70s" Excites the Specialty Box Office; "Capote" Continues to Charm

    Joseph Lovett's self-distributed doc "Gay Sex in the '70s" climaxed the weekend specialty box office, wrestling the number one position on the indieWIRE box office table as ranked on a per screen basis. Last week's chart topper "Ballet Russes" from Zeitgeist Films remained a strong contender, placi...

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    DISPATCH FROM L.A.: Hoping for Oscar Attention, A Trio of Foreign Language Titles Win Over Audiences

    This year's AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival, screening ten foreign-language titles submitted for Oscar consideration, includes a trio of titles that in the first half of the event have each been a hit with festivalgoers. Marc Ruthermond's "Sophie Scholl - The Final Days" and Gavin Hood'...

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    Poetry

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    New National Series Aims to Give Unseen Indies Exposure in Theaters

    PBS, IndieFlix, Wellspring and Fox Searchlight; Sundance Channel, Truly Indie, IFC and Palm; the Weinsteins, Lions Gate, ThinkFilm and iPod -- there's never been so many outlets for the distribution of independent films. And yet, there's never been more independent films trying to find a home, from ...

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