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    Icon and Weinstein Partner to Launch New Film Finance/Production Fund

    The Icon UK Group and The Weinstein Company (TWC) have joined forces to launch a major new film finance and production fund. To be administered by Icon, the fund plans to focus on films in the $5-20 million range, with hopes to potentially reach $100 million over its initial two-year period. Spearhe...

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    Robert Rodriguez Launches Action-Themed Quick Draw Productions

    Robert Rodriguez is coming out with an explosive, new production company that plans to independently finance, develop, produce and distribute action-oriented films. Quick Draw Productions will be based out of Austin and represent the new partnership between the "Sin City" director, Michel Litvak fro...

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    Franco, Weiler and More on Tap for 2011 New Frontier at Sundance Film Festival

    Fourteen installations from artists including James Franco and Lance Weiler are set to take part in the 2011 edition of New Frontier at Sundance Film Festival. Now in its fifth year, the event brings together established and emerging artists from film, art, performance, gaming, and new media technology to the festival. This year's New Frontier will be re-located to Historic Miners Hospital, 1354 Park Avenue across from the Library Theatre in Park City, and, new for 2011, at Salt Lake Art Center, located at 20 South West Temple, in downtown Salt Lake City. Both locations will be open free to the public Thursday, January 20 through Saturday, Ja...

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    "Soul Surfer" Set As First Film Under FilmDistrict and Sony Pictures Deal

    In the first announcement resulting from the deal between newly formed FilmDistrict and Sony Pictures, the two companies have announced that they will release Sean McNamara's "Soul Surfer" next April. Based on the true story of competitive teen surfer Bethany Hamilton, who lost her arm in a shark a...

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    European Film Awards Announce Oezbatur as Co-Production Award Winner

    The European Film Awards announced that Zeynep Oezbatur, a major name in international film production who heads Zeyno Film Production in Istanbul, Turkey, has been awarded the fourth annual European Co-Production Award (or "Prix Eurimages"). The award acknowledging the "decisive role of co-producti...

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    "King's Speech" Leads British Independent Film Award Nominations

    Tom Hooper's "The King's Speech" led the nominations for the 13th annual Moet British Independent Film Awards, which were announced this morning at St Martins Lane in London. The film garnered eight nominations, including best film, best director, best screenplay, and acting nominations for Colin Fi...

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    Box Office: "Hornet's Nest" Caps Off Successful Millennium Trilogy In Style

    The final film in the trilogy adapted form Stieg Larsson's Millennium series led the specialty market this Halloween weekend. According to estimates provided by Rentrak earlier today, "The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest" debuted on 153 screens to find some very strong numbers for U.S. distributo...

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    "Hawi" and "Balls" Lead Doha Winners

    The second Doha Tribeca Film Festival wrapped things up in fine style on Saturday night, attracting thousands to the announcement of the Jury and Audience Award winners, a Closing Night Gala screening of "First Graders" and an open-hour concert by superstar Ragheb Alama at the brand new Katara Cultu...

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    Homegrown Hawaiian Film Festival Audience Winners

    Chuck Mitsui's "One Kine Day," and Listte Marie Flanary's "One Voice" both topped the Hawaii International Film Festival 2010 Audience Awards, nabbing the favorite narrative and favorite documentary gongs respectively. In the short film category Ruben Carrilo was awarded the prize for "Mana I Ka Leo...

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    Zeitgeist Acquires "Bill Cunningham, New York"

    Zeitgeist Films has just acquired Richard Press' doc "Bill Cunningham, New York," which was opening night film of this year's New Directors/New Films. Produced by Philip Gefter, the film depicts Cunningham, the 80 year old New York Times photographer and unlikely man-about-town who is obsessively i...

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