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    Goldwyn Gets "Harry" in America

    U.S. rights to first time director Daniel Barber's "Harry Brown" starring two-time Academy Award winner Michael Caine and Emily Mortimer have been picked up by Samuel Goldwyn Films, which will release the film theatrically, while Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group will take on home entertain...

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    "Fox" in the City: Anderson & Friends in Manhattan

    "I've been spending a lot of time in France recently, but this is the Paris that I remember most in my life," filmmaker Wes Anderson said last night, standing in front of the screen at New York City's Paris Theater on 58th St. in Manhattan. Across the street at Bergdorff Goodman's, the windows of th...

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    IFC Films Has "Cracks"

    IFC Films has announced that it has acquired the North American rights to "Cracks," the feature directorial debut of Jordan Scott. Starring Eva Green, the film premiered at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival, marking another recent late buy out of the fest ("Mother and Child," "The Jonse...

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    Gigapix and Anchor Bay Announce 5-Film Partnership

    Essential Entertainment’s President of Worldwide Distribution, John Fremes, announced a multi-picture agreement today with Gigapix Studios for five “G” and “PG” rated live action kids' films through its subsidiary Recess Films. The five live action films and one CG animated film will be produced by ...

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    Box Office 2.0: Two Notable DIY Releases That Opened In "Precious"'s Shadow

    While obviously the indie box office story of this past weekend was Lee Daniels' "Precious: Based on the novel 'Push' by Sapphire." With final numbers now in, its record breaking per-theater average can officially be confirmed. In fact, the film managed to gross $72,458 more than estimated - putting...

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    Strand Consummates Rights to "Sex"

    U.S. rights to Sarah Watt's "My Year Without Sex" have been acquired by Strand Releasing from The Works International at the American Film Market (AFM), the company unveiled Monday. The LA-based distributor's Jon Gerrans negotiated the deal with Joy Wong of The Works, and Strand plans a Spring 2010 ...

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    Box Office: "Precious" Stuns With $100K Weekend Average

    Lee Daniels' "Precious: Based on the novel 'Push' by Sapphire" has exceeded even the highest of expectations in its opening weekend, according to estimates provided by Rentrak earlier today. The film - which has been the source of much anticipation and buzz since its Sundance debut in January - gro...

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    Box Office: "Precious" Soars On Opening Night; Averages $32K

    Anyone skeptical of the box office power of Lee Daniels' "Precious: Based on the novel 'Push' by Sapphire" should brace themselves. Last night, on 18 theaters in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Atlanta, the film took in $585,000, finding a first day average of $32,500, according to distributor L...

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    Audiard's "A Prophet" Leads European Film Award Noms

    Six films are vying for the prize for best European Film of 2009 at the European Film Awards. Competing for the prize are Andrea Arnold's "Fish Tank," Tomas Alfredson's "Let the Right One in," Jacques Audiard's "The Prophet," Stephen Daldry's "The Reader," Danny Boyle's "Slumdog Millionaire," and Mi...

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    B.O. of the '00s: The Top Grossing Sundance Films

    With the 2010s fast approaching - 55 days and counting - indieWIRE has decided to start a weekly Friday chart devoted to glancing back at the past ten years. With a film opening that weekend as a starting point, we'll be charting various sub-categories of 2000s film with regard to their North Ameri...

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