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    Hot Docs Fest and Blue Ice Film Announce $1 Million Fund for African Docs

    It was announced today at Toronto's Hot Docs Forum, held in conjunction with the festival, that Hot Docs would be teaming with Toronto-based Blue Ice Films to provide $1 million in grants over the next five years to African documentarians. The fund seeks to foster documentaries by Africans to come ...

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    Apichatpong Weerasethakul Comes to New York for a Monthlong Residency in May at the New Museum

    Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul has emerged as a major creative force over the past ten years, but his global presence reached new heights last year when he won the Palme d'Or for his sensationally dreamlike "Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives." Drawing on issues of identity and representation, toying with perspective and repositioning classic folklore to reflect modern society, Weerasethakul transcends the boundaries associated with the term "filmmaker" and deserves recognition as a media artist. Few people, however, can fully absorb the multiple dimensions of Weerasethakul's output, which includes experimental shorts and m...

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    Warner Brothers Buys Flixster, Rotten Tomatoes

    Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group has acquired Flixster, the movie application company with over 25 million worldwide users per month. The acquisition additionally includes purchase of review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes. Under the terms of the deal, both Flixster and Rotten Tomatoes "will continu...

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    Daily indieWIRE Clicks: Reviews, Adrien Brody on VOD, Late Nite Laughs

    Today on indieWIRE, Eric Kohn reviews "The Beaver" and "Passion Play," Nigel M. Smith gives us a peak into Adrien Brody's bizarre career moves, Caryn James posts funny things she saw on TV, Sidney Poitier remains a class act and more.

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    A Gracious Sidney Poitier Honored by Friends, Peers and Devotees at 38th Chaplin Award Gala

    "Well, here we are," Sidney Poitier said onstage last night at Alice Tully Hall in New York accepting the 2011 Chaplin Award at the Film Society of Lincoln Center's 38th annual Chaplin Award Gala. "You looking at me, me looking at you. What do you see? You see a guy dressed in his best Sunday go-to-...

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    Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Berlin's Golden Bear Winner "Nader and Simin"

    Sony Pictures Classics have acquired North American rights to Asghar Farhadiā€™s "Nader and Simin, a Separation," winner of the Golden Bear at this year's Berlin Film Festival.

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    UPDATED: TLA Releasing Sold to Group Spearheaded by Derek Curl

    Producer Derek Curl and investors have purchased a controlling 75% interest in TLA Releasing from TLA Entertainment Group, the company said Tuesday. The sale includes both its domestic operations in North America as well as its United Kingdom subsidiary. Curl will become the President and Chief Exec...

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    Showtime Buys Mixed Martial Arts Doc "Fightville"

    Petra Epperlein and Michael Tucker's mixed martial arts (MMA) film "Fightville," which premiered at this year's SXSW, has been snatched up by Showtime for television broadcast. The film is currently at Hot Docs in Toronto.

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    Indomina Launches International Sales Division

    The Indomina Group is expanding by launching an in-house international sales division to handle foreign sales for the independent studio. The company will be at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival to kick off their foreign sales activity with a slate that includes the vampire thriller "Reign of Blood,...

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    19 Films Set for Los Angeles Film Festival Competitions; Premieres & More

    Details of the Los Angeles Film Festival were unveiled today with 200 feature films, shorts, and music videos on tap for the event's 2011 edition, including 19 films screening in the ten-day event's Narrative and Documentary Competition. LAFF will return to its downtown hub at L.A. Live with 27 Worl...

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