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    Phase 4 Films: Seeking Content With An Eye on the Bottom Line

    "One of the advantages to closing Peace Arch is that we acquired new financing, and we now have a clean slate with a line of credit with which we're actively looking for new content," Phase 4 Films' Barry Meyerowitz told indieWIRE last month during the Toronto International Film Festival. The upstart Canadian-based film company (with operations in the U.S.) is the latest incarnation for Meyerowitz, who started working for TV company Telegenic, followed by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment and later Peace Arch Entertainment, a consortium half owned by ContentFilm that was formed in 2008. The group concentrated on DVD operations in the U.S., ...

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    Claire Denis: Shooting Africa in "White Material"

    Claire Denis's new film "White Material" makes its New York public debut tonight at the New York Film Festival. The film explores a conflict in an unnamed region of Africa involving a white woman (Isabelle Huppert) tending both her ancestral coffee plantation and two political factions. After a pr...

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    cinemadaily | Wild Thing: MoMA Fetes Spike Jonze

    In anticipation of his latest film, "Where the Wild Things Are," the Museum of Modern Art kicked off the cheekily titled "Spike Jonze: The First 80 Years" yesterday, the first ever retrospective of the director's work. The series runs until October 18.

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    Haneke's "Ribbon" Unties In New York

    "I chose this period and this country because I think it offers the most prominent horror of extremism of any kind," Michael Haneke said of his film "The White Ribbon." "That said, I think it would be an error to reduce the film to this specific period or this specific country. I think the Germans s...

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    cinemadaily | U.S. Audiences To Be Arrested by "Bronson"

    Michael Peterson (Tom Hardy) was a disaffected youth who wanted to be noticed, so he took a sawed-off shotgun to a post office with an attempt to rob it. At first, he was sentenced for seven years for his crime (which barely netted him any cash), but after thirty-four years in jail, Peterson becomes...

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    Theater, Music, and Collaboration: Jay DiPietro on "Peter and Vandy":

    EDITORS NOTE: This interview was originally published as part of indieWIRE's coverage of the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. "Peter and Vandy" opens Friday in theaters.

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    "Trucker" Director John Mottern On Michelle Monaghan, Financing, and the Planets Aligning

    EDITORS NOTE: This interview was originally published as part of indieWIRE's coverage of the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival. "Trucker" opens in theaters Friday.

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    cinemadaily | "Yes Men" Hits the US

    "The Yes Men Fix the World," the latest from corporate pranksters the Yes Men, opens today in the US, courtesy of Shadow Distribution. A survey of what critics are saying about the film:

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    Tati Leads Film Forum Winter Rep Slate

    Film Forum, the non-profit cinema located in New York City, has unveiled its Winter repertory slate.

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    Philadelphia IFF Unveils Lineup; Lerman Named Director of Programming

    The Philadelphia Film Society has revealed its lineup for the upcoming 18 ½ Philadelphia International Film Festival.

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