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    Lord Have Mercy! Von Trier's "Antichrist" Finds U.S. Home

    IFC Films goes for two Wednesday with its second Cannes acquisition announcement of the day. Lars Von Trier's much ballyhooed and debated "Antichrist" will come to the U.S. after all. Von Trier, whose fiery press conference, which managed to both polarize and excite the Cannes Film Festival, set of...

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    "Ricky" Finds a Home

    French director Francois Ozon's "Ricky" has gone to IFC Films, the distributor announced from Cannes. The North American rights deal was negotiated by Lizzie Nastro, Director of Acquisitions & Co-Production for IFC Films with Elisabeth Perlie from Le Pacte. IFC Films plans a 2010 release.

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    Cherien Dabis Forms Levantine

    Award-winning independent filmmaker Cherien Dabis joined forces with U.S. based private financier of her film "Amreeka" to head up a new motion picture development, financing and production company called Levantine Entertainment.

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    Katie Jarvis Among Edinburgh's "25 Trailblazers"

    In Cannes today, the Edinburgh International Film Festival, in association with Skillset, announced their "25 Trailblazers of 2009." These up-and-coming individuals were selected from the EIFF programme and from the graduation shorts submitted by students of the Skillset Screen Academies. Among th...

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    Oscilloscope To Bring Back Dassin's "Law"

    Oscilloscope Laboratories announced today that it has acquired North American distribution rights to Jules Dassin's little-known "The Law" (La Loi), which will have a theatrical re-release to commemorate the film's 50th anniversary. Oscilloscope will open the film in theaters later this year with a...

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    Clooney's "Goats" Head To Overture

    Overture Films has announced its acquisition of "The Men Who Stare at Goats," Grant Heslov's ensemble comedy starring George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Kevin Spacey and Jeff Bridges. Clooney produced the film with Heslov, his co-writer on "Good Night, and Good Luck."

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    Roadside Heists "Mystery" in the U.S.

    In another pick up in a busy past seven days of acquisition announcements, Roadside Attractions has made a pact for U.S. rights to "Mystery Team," the first feature length film from DERRICK Comedy, the distributor's co-president Eric d'Arbeloff announced Monday. Josh Braun of Submarine negotiated th...

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    Swinton To "Talk About Kevin"

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    Roger Friedman Joins HR

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