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    Quebec Film "Incendies" Latest to Score Distribution at Toronto Fest

    Canadian film "Incendies," by Quebec filmmaker Denis Villeneuve, is the latest new movie to score a distribution deal at the ongoing Toronto International Film Festival. Sony Pictures Classics acquired U.S. rights to the powerful new film in the wake of a strong reception at the recent Venice and Te...

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    "Super" Deal Caps First Weekend in Toronto

    Capping a busy first weekend in which the Toronto International Film Festival moved to the city's busy downtown entertainment district -- and opened its gleaming high rise festival centre, Bell Lightbox -- a distribution deal was sealed. U.S. rights to James Gunn's Toronto '10 film, "Super" were pi...

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    Box Office: "Romantics" and "Heartbreaker" Lead Debuts; Phoenix Doc Fair

    Two indie romantic comedies led this very busy weekend of debuts at the specialty box office. According to estimates provided by Rentrak earlier today, Galt Niederhoffer's "The Romantics" and Pascal Chaumeil's "Heartbreaker" found excellent numbers in very limited openings, while Magnolia's release ...

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    French Maestro Claude Chabrol Dead at 80

    One of the beacons of the French New Wave, Claude Chabrol, has died at 80, according to media reports, including news from The Associated Press. Christoph Girard, who handles cultural affairs for the Paris City Hall, announced Chabrol's passing on his blog and the cause of death was not immediately ...

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    Chicago Fest Unveils Doc Lineup

    The 46th Annual Chicago International Film Festival has announced their documentary lineup, which includes their Docufest Competition slate, Special Presentations from Alex Gibney and Lucy WAlker, and their new cinephile "Film on Film" series. Included in the doc lineup are four world premieres, on...

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    Do Lunch! Live at the Lounge with indieWIRE Daily in Toronto

    Insiders at the Toronto International Film Festival and fans from around the world can connect daily with filmmakers and stars in Toronto each day at a new lunchtime series. Live at the Lounge with indieWIRE, a daily interview series, is launching tomorrow (Friday, September 9th) at the new TIFF Fi...

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    "Tree of Life" Finally Takes Root as Fox Searchlight Makes Deal

    Terrence Malick's highly anticipated and long delayed "The Tree of Life" has finally found a plan of release. Fox Searchlight Pictures announced today that the company has acquired U.S. rights from River Road Entertainment for the film, which stars Brad Pitt and Sean Penn and was previously set for...

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    ATO Seizes "Casino Jack" Ahead of TIFF Debut

    The initial biz in Toronto has started with this morning's announcement that ATO Pictures has acquired U.S. theatrical rights to George Hickenlooper's "Casino Jack" ahead of its world premiere at the festival, which begins today. ATO, aka "Art Takes Over," picked up the theatrical rights from Roller...

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    Drafthouse Films Forms With "Four Lions"

    Austin-based Alamo Drafthouse has announced that it is expanding its brand into film distribution, with Chris Morris's Sundance fave "Four Lions" coming along with it. "Lions" was acquired as the first film under the new Drafthouse Films label, CEO and Founder Tim League announced today.

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    Hamptons Fest Locks "Barney's Version," "Kings Speech," "Black Swan"

    Richard J. Lewis' "Barney's Version" and Tom Hooper's "The King's Speech" will open this year's Hamptons International Film Festival and Darren Aronofsky's "Black Swan" will close the event next month. Organizers added that "Version," just acquired by Sony Classics, will formally open the fest on Oc...

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