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    Danish Thriller "Terribly Happy," from Karlovy, at Oscilloscope

    North American rights to Henrik Ruben Ganz's Danish thriller "Terribly Happy" (Frygtelig Lykkelig) are going to Oscilloscope Laboratories. The film premiered in competition at the 2008 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, where it took the Grand Prix Award, the fest's top nod. "Happy" also won ...

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    Sony Backing Zhang Yimou Remake of "Blood Simple"

    Director Zhang Yimou's remake of the Coen Brothers' 1984 debut feature, "Blood Simple," is being backed by Sony Pictures Classic. Today the specialty distributor announced its production partnership in addition to rights for the untitled film in North America, Latin America, Australia and New Zealan...

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    FCC Chairman Favors Technology Over Regulation

    FCC Chairman Favors Technology Over Regulation

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    "Mr. Fox" World Premiering at London Fest

    The Times BFI London Film Festival has announced that this year's Festival will open on Wednesday, October 14, 2009 with the world premiere of Wes Anderson's "Fantastic Mr. Fox." Anderson co-write the animated film with Noah Baumbach, and uses classic handmade stop motion techniques to tell the stor...

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    QuickShots | Awards season, SummerFest, Woods Hole Fest, "Here" RIP Cunningham

    19th IFP Gotham Independent Film Awards set

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    The Coens, Herzog and Michael Moore Heading To Toronto

    The Toronto International Film Festival has set ten more films for its 34th edition, including new work from Michael Moore, Werner Herzog, the Coen brothers, and Drew Barrymore. The Coens' "A Serious Man" and Barrymore's directorial debut "Whip It!" will both have world premieres at the festival, as will Oliver Parker's "Dorian Gray," an adaptation of the Oscar Wilde novel starring Ben Barnes and Colin Firth. Suggestive of the Venice lineup, Moore's "Capitalism: A Love Story" and Herzog's "Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans" will both have North American Premieres, as will Rebecca Miller's "The Private Lives of Pippa Lee," which premie...

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    18 World Premieres Added To Venice Fest

    The 66th Venice International Film Festival has announced films screening its its Venice Days sidebar, consisting of 18 world premieres from 12 nations. Programmed by Giorgio Gosetti, Venice Days will return to the Lido from September 3-12, 2009 for its sixth year, including twelve narrative films ...

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    Cronenberg Sets "Cosmopolis"

    Cronenberg Sets "Cosmopolis"

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    Botehlo Takes Denver Film Society Reins

    Tom Botelho has been named the new executive director of the Denver Film Society, the organization which produces the annual Denver International Film Festival announced today. The appointment is effective immediately. Botelho returns to the position he held on an interim basis for six months in 2008. He also served as a member of the board of directors of DFS for 12 years, including one term as board chairman in 2003. The film festival's head, Britta Erickson, had been serving as interim executive director following the abrupt departure of the group's previous executive director, Bo Smith after a messy breakdown with DFS staffers earlier th...

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    Box Office: 'Loop' In The Money; 'Summer' Still Hot

    Armando Iannucci's well-reviewed political comedy 'In The Loop' scored in its opening weekend, according to estimates provided by Rentrak earlier this afternoon. The film - described by indieWIRE's Eric Kohn as 'the aesthetics of 'The Office' meeting those of 'The West Wing'' - grossed $200,816 fro...

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