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    TLA Takes Broadcast and Home Entertainment Rights to "Evilenko"

    TLA Releasing has acquired the North American home entertainment and broadcast rights from Blue Star Movies to the Italian-Russian psychological thriller "Evilenko," by Italian director David Grieco (who wrote the book on the story) and starring Malcolm McDowell. The film is a true-life account of A...

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    Warner Independent Brings "Good Luck" to the Specialty Box Office; Goldwyn and Sony Score with "Squi

    Warner Independent Pictures' Toronto and New York film festivals' feature "Good Night, and Good Luck" smoked up heavy box office returns over the weekend, earning the highest weekend screen average on the indieWIRE box office table's listing of specialty releases since mid summer. Samuel Goldwyn Films/Sony Picture Releasing International's joint release of Sundance '05 winner "The Squid and the Whale" also saw a triumphant release with a heavy screen average in its initial roll out, while Sony Pictures Classics' "Capote," last weekend's number one film on the chart as measured on a per screen basis, ranked third following an expansion. New Li...

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    "Capote" Books a Cold Blooded Box Office Coup; "History of Violence" Expands Heavily

    Newcomers dominated the top tier of the specialty box office over the weekend, taking the top four positions on the indieWIRE box office table as ranked on a per screen basis. Sony Pictures Classics' "Capote" handily took the number one spot with a limited release in a dozen theaters, while Fox Searchlight's "Little Manhattan" placed second after a roll out on a pair of screens, while Magnolia Pictures' "The War Within" and Samuel Goldwyn Films' "MirrorMask" followed respectively. Last week's chart topper, "A History of Violence" fell to fifth in the ranking, however, the film overtook "March of the Penguins" as the specialty list's single bi...

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    ThinkFilm & HBO Go For "Favela Rising"

    A deal for Jeff Zimbalist and Matt Mochary's "Favela Rising" has been announced, with THINKFilm and HBO/Cinemax Documentary Films nabbing distribution rights to the movie. THINKFilm's head of theatrical distribution Mark Urman clarified that his company has theatrical rights, HBO has the first pay TV window and the film's producers have retained video rights. The doc debuted earlier this year at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York and follows former favela drug dealer Anderson Sa as he aims to establish a group that uses music and dancing to fight drugs and violence in the dangerous slums of Rio. A tragic accident threatens the movement and...

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    7th Art On Board WIth Breast Cancer Doc

    Udy Epstein's 7th Art Releasing has signed on to executive produce and distribute Linda Pattillo's "The Breast Cancer Diaries" featuring former NBC affiliate anchor Ann Murray Page's battle with the disease. Epstein closed the deal at the IFP Market last week in New York. Pattillo is a former ABC TV...

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    "History of Violence" Blasts Specialty Box office; "Occupation: Dreamland" Invades

    New Line rolled out David Cronenberg's "A History of Violence" in over a dozen theaters last weekend, wrestling the premiere position on the indieWIRE BOT's list of specialty releases, ranked on a per screen basis. Fox Searchlight's "Separate Lies" took the chart's second position, while last week's number one, "Proof" slipped to the third spot following a hefty second week expansion. Rumur Releasing debuted "Occupation: Dreamland" at one location, placing fourth on the chart, while TLA Releasing's "Dorian Blues" rounded out the top five. Miramax's "An Unfinished Life" and Warner Independent Pictures' "March of the Penguins" maintained seven-...

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    Miramax Set to Strike Again With "Tsotsi"

    Miramax Films is reportedly set to make its second acquisition under the new leadership of Daniel Battsek. The company is expected to close a deal for North American rights to the Edinburgh and Toronto fest winner "Tsotsi" by Gavin Hood. During the Toronto fest, Miramax acquired rights to the doc "The Heart of the Game". Hood's "Tsotsi", based on Athol Fugard's novel, was described by the Toronto festival as tracing "six days in the lonely, violent life of Tsotsi (meaning 'thug'), a ruthless, young gang leader." Miramax neither confirmed nor denied the pact this weekend. As of late Sunday night a company spokesperson emphasized in a brief sta...

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    Focus Gets "Opal Dream"

    Focus Features has announced its acquisition of North American rights to Peter Cattaneo's "Opal Dream". The company is planning a 2006 release for the family film from the director of "The Full Monty". The film is described as "the touching story of a young girl, Kellyanne (Sapphire Boyce) whose unshakable faith in her two imaginary friends resonates through her small hometown in the Australian Outback." It is based on Ben Rice's novella, "Pobby & Dingan" and adapted by Cattaneo. The film was produced by Lizie Gower and Nick Morris (for their London-based Academy Features) and Emile Sherman (for his Australia-based Sherman Pictures), in assoc...

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    "Proof" Adds Box office Success; "Everything is Illuminated" Debuts Bright

    Miramax's "Proof" calculated a winning position on the iW BOT.s list of specialty releases last weekend, taking a commanding lead following its limited roll out in over a half-dozen sites. Warner Independent Pictures. "Everything is Illuminated" scored the second position on the chart, as ranked on a per screen basis, leading (together with "Proof") a pack of theatrical debuts, mostly from mini-majors, that dominated the iW BOT.s top ten for the weekend ending Sunday, September 18th. Fox Searchlight.s "Separate Lies" and Sony Pictures Classics. "Thumbsucker" debuted third and fourth respectively among the nearly 80 specialty titles reporting ...

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    Miramax Grabs "The Heart of the Game", Roadside Goes "Wah-Wah," ThinkFilm Gets "Chong"

    A trio of fest deals emerged Thursday at the Toronto International Film Festival, Miramax has acquired all North American rights to Ward Serrill.s celebrated Toronto doc "The Heart of the Game," the first acquisition for Miramax.s new president, Daniel Battsek, the company announced Thursday. In oth...

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