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    SnagFilms Gets Exclusive Digital Rights to "Capturing the Friedmans" and 6 More Docs

    SnagFilms has acquired exclusive worldwide digital rights to Andrew Jarecki's Oscar-nominated "Capturing the Friedmans," which won the Sundance Grand Jury Prize in 2003.

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    AFM IN THE WORKS: Edgerton, Kidman, Dujardin, Del Toro, Cotillard, Watts, Wright, Wahlberg, Ibsen

    Naomi Watts, Robin Wright, James Frecheville (Animal Kingdom) and Xavier Samuel are on board to star in Anne Fontaine's (Coco Before Chanel) The Grandmothers, adapted from the 2003 novella by Nobel Prize-winner Doris Lessing by-- it's getting better--Christopher Hampton (Atonement, Dangerous...

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    Will Ferrell in Spanish: Pantelion Films to Distribute "Casa De Mi Padre"

    Will Ferrell's Spanish-language comedy, "Casa De Mi Padre," will be distributed in the U.S. next spring by Pantelion Films, a partnership between Lionsgate Entertainment and Grupo Televisa.

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    "Wuthering Heights" to Open Leeds International Film Festival

    Andrea Arnold's new adaptation of "Wuthering Heights" will open this year's 25th Leeds International Film Festival on November 3. Arnold will be joined by actors James Howson, Shannon Beer and Solomon Glave at the gala screening Thursday night. Leeds noted that the film has overtaken 2010's "The Kin...

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    AFM: Wild Bunch Takes Int'l Sales Rights for Geoffrey Fletcher's "Violet & Daisy"

    Paris-based sales company Wild Bunch has picked up international rights to Oscar-winner Geoffrey Fletcher's directorial debut, "Violet & Daisy," the company said Wednesday. The film screened during the Toronto International Film Festival as a work in progress, and Wild Bunch will launch the film at ...

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    AFM News Briefs: Seyfried as Lovelace, Farrell & Rapace's Violent Spree, Lautner Gets Van Sant

    - Amanda Seyfried and Peter Sarsgaard are now in talks to star as porn star Linda Lovelace and her pornographer husband, Chuck Traynor, in Lovelace, an adaptation of Eric Danville’s book The Complete Linda Lovelace, from Howl directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman. W. Merritt Johnson (T...

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    USA Film Festival Presents Alexander Payne Retrospective

    The USA Film Festival and the Angelika Film Center Dallas are presenting a retrospective film series featuring the films of writer/director Alexander Payne.

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    "The Arbor" Tops Grierson British Documentary Awards

    Clio Barnard's "The Arbor" topped the winners of The Griersons 2011 (also known as The British Documentary Awards. The film - which blurs the lines between narrative and documentary filmmaking - won the Dochouse and The Bertha Foundation Best Cinema Documentary.

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    John Lasseter Gets the 2453rd Star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame

    While Disney was promoting the Blu-ray and DVD release of Cars 2 on November 1, the day Disney/Pixar animation czar John Lasseter happened to get his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, it was still a happy day and a well-deserved honor. Disney's Rich Ross and Sean Bailey, Pixar's Ed Catm...

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    Daily indieWIRE Clicks: Gil Cates, "Dragonslayer," and More

    Today on indieWIRE, we brought you the top films to see this November, interviews with Chinese film actress Li Bingbing, “Green” director Sophia Takal and “Expecting” Director Francesca Fuenzalida, as well as some exciting Terrence Malick news and more!

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