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    iW BOT | "Factory Girl" Surprises; "An Unreasonable Man" Opens in Second; "Pan's Labyrinth" Sets Rec

    "Factory Girl," a film quickly dismissed by many insiders when the Weinstein Company/MGM opened it for a brief end-of-2006 Oscar-qualifying run, came roaring back last weekend and finished first on the indieWIRE Box Office Tracking Report (iWBOT) chart of independent/specialty films. Its average of ...

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    Fortissimo Sells Scorsese's Stones Doc to Fox for UK, Australia, New Zealand

    Twentieth Century Fox International has announced a deal for UK, Australia and New Zealand rights to Martin Scorsese's new untitled Rolling Stones documentary, in a pact with Fortissimo Films. Scorsese began making the doc in October at the Beacon Theater in New York City where the Stones performed a show in front of former U.S. president Bill Clinton and other notables. Cinematographer Robert Richardson supervised the camera team and Scorcese is currently in post-production with David Tedeschi editing the film (the two also worked together on "No Direction Home: Bob Dylan"). The project will include historical and current behind-the-scenes f...

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    PARK CITY '07 BIZ WRAP | 15 Films For $50 Million: "Sunshine" Dreams Spark Sundance Deals

    Fox Searchlight's North American rights deal for John Carney's "Once," considered the sleeper hit of this year's Sundance Film Festival, capped a wave of deals from the festival as buyers now prepare to make their way to Berlin this week for the increasingly important European Film Market. While som...

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    Searchlight Gets Carney's "Once"

    In a deal that closed late Thursday, Fox Searchlight has acquired North American rights to John Carney's Sundance '07 hit, "Once." The film won the world dramatic competition audience award last week and Carney recently discussed the movie in an indieWIRE interview. Produced by Martina Niland and executive produced by David Collins, the film is set for release later this year and was acquired in a deal with Summit Entertainment, which is handling international sales and distribution. In a statement, Fox Searchlight COO Nancy Utley said, "'Once' swept the entire Searchlight team off its feet. From acquisitions to production to marketing, distr...

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    Fortissimo Gets "Blood Brothers"

    Alexi Tan's first feature "Blood Brothers" has been acquired for worldwide sales, outside of Asia, by Fortissimo. The $10 million Chinese language film was acquired from CMC Entertainment and Lions Rock Productions (Terrence Chang and John Woo's company). Fortissimo intends to launch sales of the film at the European Film Market in Berlin next week. The cast includes Liu Ye, Daniel Wu, Chang Chen, Shu Qi, and Tony Yang. The director studied in London and at NYU, starting his career as a still photographer. His first short film, "17.17," screening at the Brooklyn International Film Festival in 2000 and he has since directed TV commercials and ...

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    IW BOT | Box Office Goes Retro With "Mafioso"; Oscar Noms Expand and Cash In

    While such Oscar-nominated independent/specialty films as Picturehouse's "Pan's Labyrinth," Fox Searchlight's "Notes on a Scandal" and Miramax Films' "Venus" all expanded relatively healthily and finished in the Top Ten on this week's indieWIRE Box Office Tracking Report (iW BOT), the top performer ...

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    WMM Gets Sundance Doc, "Enemies of Happiness"

    Eva Mulvad and Anja Al Erhayem's Danish documentary "Enemies of Happiness," which won the Silver Wolf competition at IDFA and had its recent debut in the world documentary competition at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, has been acquired by Women Make Movies, organization head Debbie Zimmerman announced today. The film profiles a controversial young woman (Malalai Joya) who ran for election Afghanistan's first parliamentary elections in 35 years back in 2005. Describing the film, Sundance programmer Caroline Libresco wrote about the film, "Protected by armed guards, Joya heads to poor rural areas to address crowds of women, pledging to be the...

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    Slamdance's "Over The GW" At Seventh Art

    Seventh Art Releasing has announced a deal for world rights to the Slamdance '07 feature "Over the GW". Based on a true story, the film is described as a terrifying look into the world of corrupt drug rehabilitation clinics that prey upon teen addicts and their parents in order to build a cult." The film stars newcomer George Gallagher. Seventh Art's Udy Epstein, Senior VP of Acquistions Matt Henderson and VP of Production Lauren Cooper negoiated the deal late Thursday night in Park City with filmmakers Nick Gaglia and Kether Donohue. In a statement, Epstein said, "With the success of our documentary 'Jonestown' under our belt, we feel co...

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    HR: ThinkFilm and City Lights Acquire "The Ten"

    ThinkFilm and City Lights Home Entertainment have partnered to acquire "The Ten" for $4.5 million, according to Gregg Goldstein in The Hollywood Reporter. ThinkFilm will oversee theatrical distribution, while City Lights will handle DVD and digital distribution. Both companies will share the revenue from all distribution, according to the trade paper. "We thought it was a hilarious, funny, movie, and that if we brought it to an audience with brains and style, it would have the ability to do better than [ThinkFilm's] 'The Aristocrats' or 'Strangers with Candy,'" ThinkFilm head of US theatrical Mark Urman told HR. The film's large cast includes...

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    "King of California" Lands at First Look

    First Look Pictures acquired Mike Cahill's "King of California," one day after the film's debut in the Premieres section at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. The film, starring Michael Douglas and Evan Rachel Wood, is Cahill's first feature and it was produced by Alexander Payne, Michael London, Avi ...

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