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    AFM News: Freestyle Digital Media to Focus on Digital, Cable, VOD Distribution

    In case you were wondering, VOD distribution is here to stay. Look at JC Chandor's $3.5 million Margin Call, which lured a strong ensemble of name actors led by Kevin Spacey, Jeremy Irons and Zachary Quinto, and has passed the $1.5 million mark theatrically in limited release, as it was also available day-and-date on VOD. More and more people are learning, as Netflix had hoped, to download and stream movies from their cable companies or through Roku, iTunes, PS3 or TiVo. Several folks I know picked up on the publicity and ad noise surrounding Margin Call and watched it on its second weekend in theaters, at home. It's significa...

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    Watch: Clips From PBS Doc "Steve Jobs — One Last Thing"

    "Steve Jobs — One Last Thing," a new PBS documentary about the late Apple CEO, is now streaming in its entirety on pbs.org/video starting today.

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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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