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    Donation Drive created by "Low and Behold" filmmakers to help Gulf Coast Recovery

    Don't know what to do with that extra swag? The filmmakers behind "Low And Behold", in conjunction with Sidetrack Films, The Blackhouse Foundation and the Louisiana Film Commission, have announced a donation drive to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans. "Low and Behold", a movie about post-Katrina victims trying to mend their lives, was filmed on location in New Orleans and was made by Zack Godshall(co-writer/director) and Barlow Jacobs(co-writer/producer/lead actor) and a supplemental cast and crew of other LA natives, many of them real victims of the hurricane. Jared Moshe, of Sidetrack Films said in prepared statement,...

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    CHICAGO TRIBUNE: Swag, the Ugly Truth

    When stars and filmmakers worry more about goodies than promoting their films, that's a problem for Jeremy Walker, who runs the New York-based publicity firm Jeremy Walker + Associates. So he pulled a "Jerry Maguire" and wrote up his "Swagifesto," which he sent out a few days ago to the stars and fi...

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    Documentaries to Remain at the Heart of Sundance

    After the Sundance Film Festival ends, even the best documentaries find it hard to land lucrative commercial distribution deals. Regardless of success in the market, Sundance has renewed its commitment to keep the nonfiction genre at the forefront of the festival by showing the documentary "Chicago ...

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    PARK CITY '07 SHORTS NOTEBOOK | With a Strong Emphasis on Storytelling, Columbia University Filmmake

    [EDITORS NOTE: This is part one of two features that indieWIRE is publishing about the 2007 Sundance Film Festival's shorts program.]

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    PARK CITY '07 REVIEW | What Women Want: Zoe Cassavetes' "Broken English"

    The downside for Zoe Cassavetes regarding her famous family, actress Gena Rowlands and her late father, actor/filmmaker John Cassavetes, is that there will always be comparisons. The upside, at least regarding her New York-to-Paris romantic comedy, "Broken English" is that it's something of a homeco...

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    PARK CITY '07 REVIEW | The Return of the Oppressed: The Haunting "Ghosts of Abu Ghraib"

    "Apocalypse Now" meets "The Shining": That's how one of the U.S. military police stationed at Abu Ghraib describes the infamous prison in Rory Kennedy's must-see new documentary, "Ghosts of Abu Ghraib." Like those dramatic films, Kennedy's investigation into the abuses that took place at Abu Ghraib ...

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    PARK CITY '07 INTERVIEW | Matthew Saville: "What fascinated me was the pall, the painful, unspeakabl

    [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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    PARK CITY '07 INTERVIEW | Christopher Zalla: "I wanted the audience to feel like the movie could rea

    [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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    PARK CITY '07 DAILY DISPATCH | Doc Deals Dominate Sundance So Far

    Among the first deals to emerge from this year's Sundance Film Festival, Magnolia Pictures will likely make a pact for Dan Klores' doc "Crazy Love," which had its world premiere in Park City on Friday evening. Though the film was rumored to have been screened for some buyers prior to the festival's opening, in addition to a scheduled press and industry screening earlier on Friday, a few distributors sent reps to the official public showing last night and the screening was met with strong applause. Magnolia is the company most likely to score the "Crazy Love" deal, on the heels of what has been a robust start for documentaries at this year's S...

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    iW VIDEO: Sundance's John Cooper on "Focus on Film"

    In today's issue of iW: VIDEO On The Scene at Park City, Sundance Film Festival Director of Programming John Cooper talks about "Focus on Film" and having a cool job, Filmmaker Cynthia Wade discusses her short documentary "Freeheld," indieWIRE writer Anthony Kaufman reviews "Chicago 10," and more.

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