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    Documentary Filmmakers Fight the IRS! Read the Arguments Why Movies Are Designed to Make Money

    Last week, we wrote about why documentary filmmakers could suddenly be in a lot of trouble with the IRS. Now, as promised, attorneys have filed an amicus brief in the case. (A deep bow to Ray Pride at Movie City News, who has published the full amicus brief.)

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    Michael Goi Elected to Third Term as President of the American Society of Cinematographers

    Michael Goi, ASC has been elected to serve a third term as president of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC). The other ASC officers also voted in are Vice Presidents Richard Crudo, Owen Roizman and John C. Flinn, III; Treasurer Victor J. Kemper; Secretary Fred Goodich; and Sergeant at Arm...

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    Wim Wenders to Bring Students & "Pina" to Sarajevo Film Festival

    Wim Wenders, one of the most accomplished directors of the "New German Cinema," will be a guest at the upcoming Sarajevo Film Festival, bringing along his much-discussed 3D documentary "Pina" for a special presentation.

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    Paul Haggis Demands Iran's UN Mission Accept Jafar Panahi Petition

    Celebs and filmmakers joined 21,000 others in a petition spearheaded by Amnesty International to free Iranian director Jafar Panahi.

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    Tommy Wiseau Goes Legit: An Interview With the Man Behind "The Room"

    It's been nearly eight years since the world first laid eyes on Tommy Wiseau's "The Room." Initially hailed as one of the worst films ever made when Wiseau gave it an exclusive run for Academy consideration back in 2003, it's turned into a full-fledged cultural phenomenon. The film was infamously fi...

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    UK Distributor Will Fight the "Human Centipede II" Ban -- But Can It Pass the Arthouse Test?

    Eureka Entertainment has announced that it will appeal the British Board of Film Classification's decision to not grant "The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence)" a classification certificate.

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    10 European Directors to Watch to Get Karlovy Vary Spotlight

    Two Tribeca Film Festival winners, including best feature winner Lisa Aschan ("She Monkeys") and best screenplay winner Jannicke Systad Jacobsen ("Turn Me On Goddammit") are among the filmmakers named by film group European Film Promotion as one of the 10 European discoveries to watch. The group wil...

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    New Trailer for "The Guard" Starring Don Cheadle: "There's a black man at the door!"

    The new trailer for Sony Pictures Classics' "The Guard" is unabashed in presenting the film's comedic portrait of casual Irish racism as "a perfect summer movie," per one review's pull quote that's featured in the montage.

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    Rights to "Shut Up Little Man!" Go to Tribeca Film

    U.S. rights to writer-director Matthew Bate's "Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure" have been picked up by Tribeca Film. The distribution wing of Tribeca Enterprises, the group plans to release the film nationwide on VOD beginning August 25 and theatrically with an expansion planned for Septem...

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    Four Projects to Root For: Sexy Central American Thriller, A Closer Look at Banksy Art Piece & More

    In this week's in-production column looks at the new project "Bump and Run," from first-time writer Stephen Schaller and up-and-coming French director Patrick Alessandrin, which is just now beginning pre-production. From Kickstarter, a film about a piece of equipment that became a Banksy art piece ...

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