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    Rendez-Vous To Open With "Paris 36"

    The Film Society of Lincoln Center will help re-open Lincoln Center's newly renovated Alice Tully Hall with the U.S. premiere of Christophe Barratier's "Paris 36," the Opening Night selection of The Film Society and Unifrance's annual film series, Rendez-Vous with French Cinema. The screening will take place on Thursday, March 5, at 8:00 p.m. "We are thrilled to be a part of the celebrations for the re-opening of Alice Tully Hall," says Mara Manus, executive director of The Film Society, in a statement. "The breathtaking new Grand Foyer and theatrical space will be an incomparable home for our community of film lovers for years to come." "Par...

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    Cinema Audio Society Announces 2008 Nominees

    The Cinema Audio Society's annual award nominations, which tend to near-perfectly mimic the eventual Oscar nominees for best sound mixing, were announced today. The nominated films for achievement in sound mixing are "The Dark Knight," "Iron Man," "Quantum of Solace," "Slumdog Millionaire" and "WALL...

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    Berlinale's 39th Forum Announces Titles

    This year's 39th Forum programme at the Berlin International Film Festival offers "the eclecticism and confidence of the next generation of independent filmmakers." The Forum offers work from Korea, the US, Romania, and the Netherlands, many of them directorial debuts, with most of them being shown as world premieres. Three US independent productions have been announced as receiving their world premieres at the Forum 2009. Andrew Bujalski's "Beeswax," Matthew Hysell's "Marin Blue," and Bradley Rust Gray's "The Exploding Girl." Other films in the program include So Yong Kim's "Treeless Mountain," Lee Yoon-Ki's "My Dear Enemy,' Baek Seung-bin's...

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    Bollywood's "Chandni" To Have Widest U.S. Release

    Warner Bros. Pictures will be releasing Bollywood film "Chandni Chowk to China" in North America on January 16th. The film will open on more than 125 screens in over 50 markets, making it the largest ever release of any Bollywood film in the United States and Canada. The film will also be released i...

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    "Dark Knight" Dominates People's Choice Prizes

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    WGA Announces 2008 Award Noms

    The Writers Guild of America have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in writing for the screen during the 2008 season in three categories: Original screenplay, adapted screenplay and documentary screenplay. indieWIRE has the complete list below. Winners will be honored at the 2009 Wri...

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    Academy To Honor Ed Catmull

    The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has voted the Gordon E.Sawyer Award to Ed Catmull, a computer scientist, co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios, and president of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, for "his lifetime of technical contributions and leadership in the field of computer graphics for the motion picture industry." The award, an Oscar statuette, will be presented to Catmull at the Scientific and Technical Awards Presentations on Saturday, February 7, 2009, at the Beverly Wilshire. "Ed is one of the rare individuals who can bridge the space between science and art," said Academy President ...

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    Visit Takes "Missing Person"

    Noah Buschel's third feature film, "The Missing Person" will head into its world premiere at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival with its worldwide rights having been acquired by Visit Films. Starring Michael Shannon and Amy Ryan, the film follows a private detective, Harold, hired to tail a man on a train from Chicago to Los Angeles. The man turns out to be a missing person, and Harold is persuaded by a large reward to bring the man back to his wife against his will. "The Missing Person" was produced by Jesse Scolaro and Allen Bain of The 7th Floor, Lois Drabkin of Apropos Films, and Alex Estes."We are excited to be working on 'The Missing Perso...

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