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    John Waters Brings "Sodom" To The TIFF Bell Lightbox

    While the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival closed up shop a month or so ago, its new home, the TIFF Bell Lightbox, has continued on with the first batch of its year-round programming. Among the highlights has been "Essential Cinema," a series focusing on "the 100 greatest films, like you've ...

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    Box Office: "Gym" Top Opener In Slow Specialty Market (UPDATED)

    While the studios continued to see overwhelmingly strong October openings with the huge debut of "Paranormal Activity 2", the specialty market had a relatively slow weekend. According to estimates provided by Rentrak earlier today, Zipporah Films' release of Frederick Wiseman's acclaimed doc "Boxin...

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    Los Angeles Film Critics Association Set to Honor Paul Mazursky

    Filmmaker/actor/writer Paul Mazursky has been selected as this year's recipient for the Career Achievement Award on behalf of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA). The director of "Harry and Tonto," "Blume in Love," and "An Unmarried Woman," will collect his prize at the 36th LAFCA award...

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    "Adios" & "Bomb" Take Top Austin Fest Honors

    Simón Saavedra's "Adios Mundo Cruel" and Greg Jacobs and Jon Siskel's "Louder Than a Bomb" took top honors at the Austin Film Festival, winning Best Narrative Feature and Best Documentary Feature respectively. Set in the Chilean capital, Santiago, "Cruel," written by Jack Zagha Kababie and Enrique C...

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    "Incendies" Leads Award-Winners at 2010 Vancouver Int'l FF

    Canada's Best Foreign-Language contender "Incendies" along with Japan's "Good Morning" and Lucy Walker's "Waste Land" were among the top prize winners at the recent Vancouver International Film Festival.

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    Cinema Italian Style Hits LA

    Cinecittà Luce and The American Cinematheque are working together to bringing the latest in Italian cinema to Southern California. The organizations, an arm of the Italian Ministry of Culture and a reportory cinema program at the Egyptian Theater, will present Cinema Italian Style 2010 November 9-2...

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    Brigade Unveils Agency Plans

    Brigade, the new publicity, digital marketing and creative agency, have been gaining steam over the past several months by cultivating a roster of film and TV distributors. Today, the upstart firm formally announced their official launch plans for the new company. The move comes in a time of conside...

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    Belgium's Oscar Bid and Huppert Starrer Bookend AFI EU Film Showcase

    Belgium's official bid for the Best Foreign Language Film award at next year's Oscars, and Isabelle Huppert's latest, "Copacabana," will bookend the 23rd edition of the AFI European Union Film Showcase, that takes place November 4 - 23 at the AFI Silver Theater in Silver Spring, Maryland. This year'...

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    N. American & World Docs Join IDFA 2010 Competitions

    [Editor's Note: This story has been updated with IDFA's opening film.]: "Position Among the Stars" (Stand van de sterren) by Dutch director Leonard Retel Helmrich will open the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) on November 17, kicking off the 11 - day event. The film, which fo...

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    Nicholls Fellowship in Screenwriting Winners

    The five winners of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences 25th annual Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting are listed below. Each will receive $30,000 (in installments) at a gala dinner on November 4. Of the 6,304 submissions, the Nicholls Committee (made up of chairperson and producer Gale Anne Hurd; writers Naomi Foner, Daniel Petrie, Jr., Tom Rickman and Dana Stevens; actor Eva Marie Saint; cinematographers John Bailey and Steven B. Poster; executive Bill Mechanic; producers Peter Samuelson and Robert W. Shapiro; and agent Ronald R. Mardigian) chose the five winners who will each complete a feature length script during ...

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