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    Box Office | "Low" Goes High To Lead Openers; "Kids" Alright In Wide Release

    Sony Pictures Classics' release of Aaron Schneider's "Get Low" led four specialty openers this weekend, according to estimates provided by Rentrak earlier today. The film - which debuted at last year's Toronto International Film Festival - found the best per-theater-average of any film in theaters...

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    Taymor's "Tempest" Takes NY Fest Slot

    Fall film festival lineups continue to take shape. "The Tempest," film and theater director Julie Taymor's adaption of the Shakespeare play, has been chosen as the Centerpiece selection for this year's New York Film Festival. After closing the Venice Film Festival in September, the new film will ha...

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    "Sawako Decides" Cleans Up at Fantasia Film Fest

    Yuya Ishii's "Sawako Decides" was the big winner at the 14th Fantasia Film Festival which took place from July 8 - 28 in Montreal, Quebec. Ishii's comedy about a young Japanese woman who starts out cleaning up snot and ends up running a clam-packing business won the award for Best Feature Film and a...

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    Coppola, Reichardt, Schnabel and Ozon Lead Venice's Competition Lineup

    The Venice Film Festival has announced the full program for its 67th edition, which will run September 1-11, 2010. Twenty-two films have been set to compete for the coveted Golden Lion, which in the recent past has been awarded to Samuel Maoz's "Lebanon," Darren Aronofsky's "The Wrestler" and Ang Le...

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    Acclaimed Directors Line Up Upcoming San Sebastian Film Festival

    A bevvy of notable directors, including John Sayles, Peter Mullan, Naomi Kawase and Raúl Ruiz, will screen their latest works at the 58th the San Sebastian Internation Film Festival (SSIFF), which runs September 17 - 25. The international roster of directors will be in competition for the Golden She...

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    11 Named Sundance's Cinereach Project Grantees

    The Cinereach Project at Sundance Institute released the names of the eleven projects they are supporting, through grants for development, production, or post-production. The $1.5 million, three-year initiative is a joint collaboration between the Sundance Institiute and Cinereach, and was created to support documentary and narrative features that tackle themes that provoke global cultural exchange. In addition to receiving grants, the projects' collaborators will benefit from working alongside artists from the Sundance Screenwriters Lab, Directors Lab, Documentary Edit & Story Lab, Composers & Documentary Lab, the Creative Producing Feature ...

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    Move to Kill UK Film Council Resisted

    Producer Tim Bevan, chairman of the UK Film Council, is speaking out against a dramatic government move today to kill the organization. An agency that supports filmmaking and film culture in the UK, the Film Council includes a staff of 75 people and -- over the past decade -- has backed some 900 fil...

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    Box Office: "Wartime" Has Big NYC Debut; "Kids" Stays Strong

    While "Inception" and "Salt" battled it out for the overall box office crown, Todd Solondz's "Happiness" quasi-sequel "Life During Wartime" found very promising returns in its exclusive New York City debut to lead all per-theater-averages this weekend. According to estimates provided by Rentrak ear...

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    Indie Quartet Sign Pact with "God"

    Four indie filmmakers have their sights set on "A Contract With God," a new film that will be based on Will Eisner's acclaimed graphic novel about the New York City immigrant experience in the 1930s. Alex Rivera, Sean Baker, Barry Jenkins and Tze Chun are each slated to direct a chapter from Eisner'...

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    Relativity Takes On Overture

    Ryan Kavanaugh's Relativity Media has made a major play to expand. In the wake of the recent departures of Chris McGurk and Danny Rosett at Overture Films, the company said Friday that Relativity Media is taking over the company, including the distribution and marketing operations and some assets of...

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