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    Shadow To "Bring What I Love"

    Shadow Distribution has acquired North American distribution rights to Chai Vasarhelyi's doc "I Bring What I Love: Youssou Ndour."

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    Terry Gilliam, Eli Roth Added To Cannes AMPAV Sessions (UPDATED)

    As announced earlier this month, indieWIRE is pleased to be the official media sponsor of The American Pavilion at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. The Pavilion, which serves as a communication and hospitality center for the thousands of Americans in Cannes, will be an important hub for indieWIRE duri...

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    "Phillip Morris" Finally Finds a Home

    Variety's Michael Fleming is reporting that Glenn Ficarra and John Requa's "I Love You Phillip Morris" has been picked up for distribution by Consolidated Pictures Group, after months of speculation whether the Sundance alum would find a home. The film - based on a true story - stars Jim Carrey and ...

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    Horror Hit, "Dead," Set Worldwide

    Glenn McQuaid's "I Sell the Dead," the opening night movie from this year's Slamdance Film Festival, has scored a slew of deals with IFC taking U.S. rights for a theatrical and VOD release, Blockbuster making a home entertainment pact, Anchor Bay lining up Canada, U.K, Australia and New Zealand, and...

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    Potter's "Rage" Finds Unique Home

    Independent web TV service Babelgum and Cinetic Rights Management have announced a unique deal for multi-territory online and mobile release for Sally Potter's "Rage," timed to coincide with traditional media release worldwide.

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    "Children," "Treeless" Win At Asian-Pacific Fest

    The 2009 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival celebrated the close of its 25th Anniversary edition by handing out awards in a variety of categories. Tze Chun's "Children of Invention" and So Yong Kim's "Treeless Mountain" were the big winners, with "Children" taking Grand Jury Prize for Outstanding Fiction Film honors as well as acting awards for its two young stars, Michael Chen and Crystal Chiu, while "Mountain" was honored with the Outstanding Director Award as well as awards for its young stars, Hee Yeon Kim and Song Hee Kim. Additionally, Christopher Wong's "Whatever It Takes" won both the audience award and Grand Jury Prize in the d...

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    24th Israel Fest To Open With, and Distribute, "Islands"

    The Israel Film Festival, the largest showcase of Israeli films in the United States, has announced part of the program for its 24th fest, which runs from June 3rd - June 18th, 2009 in Los Angeles. Encompassing over 30 movies, the fest will open with the West Coast premiere of "Lost Islands," the h...

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    Hot Docs Audience Breaks Record; Votes "The Cove"

    Hot Docs wrapped up its most successful festival to date this weekend in Toronto, with audience numbers reaching an estimated 122,000. This marks a rather astounding 42% increase over 2008's fest. Hot Docs, which ran April 30 to May 10, featured 266 public screenings of 171 films. A record number o...

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    Anchor Bay Hits "Road" With Timberlake

    Anchor Bay Films has announced it has acquired theatrical and DVD distribution rights to Odd Lot Entertainment and Perfect Weekend's "The Open Road," starring Jeff Bridges, Justin Timberlake, Harry Dean Stanton, and Mary Steenburgen. "Road" was written and directed by Michael Meredith, and executive...

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    "Outrage" Review Spiked for Naming Names

    Kirby Dick's new documentary, "Outrage," continued to skirt controversy and stir debate in its opening weekend in U.S. theaters, particularly among some media circles. As the film opened, NPR trimmed its review of the film, cutting mentions of the American political figures depicted in the movie. Cr...

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