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    "Micmacs," "Rivers" To Headline 53rd San Francisco Film Festival

    The San Francisco International Film Festival has announced the lineup for its 53rd festival, running April 22 through May 6, 2010. Featuring 177 films from 46 countries in 31 different languages, the festival will bring "an inspired array of films from around the globe and a broad range of accompa...

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    New Distribution Lab Taking Root for Indies

    IFP today announced the expansion of one of its core programs, the Independent Filmmaker Labs, with the introduction of a Distribution Lab in collaboration with noted indie producer Ted Hope ("Adventureland") and filmmaker/author Jon Reiss ("Think Outside the Box Office") as part of a year-round fel...

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    Magnolia Finds An "Extra Man"

    Magnolia Pictures has acquired US rights to 2010 Sundance entry "The Extra Man," a comedy starring Kevin Kline and Paul Dano and directed by "American Splendor" team Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini.

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    "Freakonomics" Doc Closing Tribeca Fest

    A documentary based on Steven Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner's bestselling book, "Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Exposes the Hidden Side of Everything," will close the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival this year. The movie, directed by a host of leading documentary filmmakers, will screen as the event's Clo...

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    "Mao's Last Dancer" Sashays to Goldwyn

    U.S. rights to Academy Award nominee Bruce Beresford ("Driving Miss Daisy") "Mao's Last Dancer" have been picked up by Samuel Goldwyn Films, the distributor said Monday. Peter Goldwyn, Vice President of Acquisitions for Samuel Goldwyn Films negotiated the deal with Hengameh Panahi of Celluloid Dream...

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    Box Office: "Chloe" Finds Fair Numbers; "Tattoo," "Greenberg" Fight Sophomore Slump

    Sony Pictures Classics' release of Atom Egoyan's "Chloe" (which was actually an acquisition of Sony Pictures Entertainment Worldwide Acquisitions Group, not SPC) found fair numbers in its quite aggressive 306 screen debut this weekend, according to estimates provided by Rentrak earlier this afternoo...

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    Magnet Thrills to "[REC] 2" for the U.S.

    U.S. rights to Jaume Balaguero and Paco Plaza's "[REC] 2," the sequel to their cult film, "[REC]" have been picked up by Magnet Releasing, the genre label of the Wagner/Cuban Company's Magnolia Pictures. Magnet plans an early July theatrical release for the film, which will be released through Magno...

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    SF Asian-American FF Names "Lemon Lima" and "Mommy" Best Films

    After a run that saw more than half of its 97 screenings sell out, the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival named its jury and audience award winners earlier this week. Twenty-five thousand people, including over 200 filmmakers, actors, and industry guests attended this year's f...

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    "Robin Hood" Snares Cannes Opening Slot

    Hollywood tentpole title "Robin Hood," by British director Ridley Scott will open the 63rd Cannes Film Festival on May 12th. The film will be presented out of competition.

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    Oscars Head Back To February In 2011

    The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences have officially announced that the Academy Awards will once again be held in February, after this year's delay to March. The 83rd annual ceremony will take place on the last Sunday in February, which just happens to fall on February 27th, 2011.

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