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    DAILY NEWS: Changes at Sundance; and Hypnotic Founder Departs

    DAILY NEWS: Changes at Sundance; and Hypnotic Founder Departswith articles by Eugene Hernandez/indieWIRE>> Guillemet Leaving Sundance; Gilmore Named Festival Director(indieWIRE: 02.05.02) -- Nicole Guillemet, Co-Director of the Sundance FilmFestival and Director of the Sundance Institute's Documentary Film Program,is leaving the organization this month. Geoff Gilmore, who shared the Co-Director title with Guillemet, has been named Director of the SundanceFilm Festival.A sixteen-year Sundance veteran, Guillemet is currently in Germany toserve on the Panorama Short Film jury at the Berlinale, which openstomorrow. She will leave her post at Sun...

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    DAILY NEWS: Rotterdam Winners; Millard at IDP; and Film Society Series

    DAILY NEWS: Rotterdam Winners; Millard at IDP; and Film Society Serieswith articles by Eugene Hernandez and Brian Brooks/indieWIRE>> Rotterdam Closes with Tiger Prizes(indieWIRE: 02.04.02) -- The 31st Rotterdam Film Festival Festival closedthis weekend in The Netherlands as the jury honored three directors withTiger Awards. Selected for the awards were local Eugenie Jansen for"Tussenland" (Sleeping Rough) from The Netherlands, Bohdan Slama fromThe Czech Republic for "Divoke Slama" (Wild Bees) and Sinisa Dragin fromRomania for "In Fiecare Zi Dumnezeu Ne Saruta Pe Gura" (Everyday GodKisses Us on the Mouth). Each Tiger carries a 10,000 euro pri...

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    DAILY NEWS: Regent's Queer Label; Edinburgh Seven and Berlinale Jurors

    DAILY NEWS: Regent's Queer Label; Edinburgh Seven and Berlinale Jurorswith articles by Eugene Hernandez and Brian Brooks/indieWIRE>> Regent Announces New Queer Label, Here Films(indieWIRE: 02.01.02) -- Regent Entertainment's Paul Colichman and Stephen Jarchow have announced the formation of Here Films, a new marketing and distribution label that will exclusively handle gay-themed movies.The new outfit will include three divisions, according to an announcement:Here Releasing, a theatrical, video and DVD distributor; Here International, the foreign sales and distribution outlet; and Here Network, a pay-per-viewand video-on-demand service.Regen...

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    DAILY NEWS: Santa Barbara Fest Plans; Rotterdam-Berlin Express; and New York Series

    DAILY NEWS: Santa Barbara Fest Plans; Rotterdam-Berlin Express; and New York Serieswith articles by Eugene Hernandez and Brian Brooks/indieWIRE>> Santa Barbara Unveils Plans for Leaner Fest in 2002(indieWIRE: 01.31.02) -- Citing financial reasons, the Santa BarbaraInternational Film Festival has announced plans for this year's shortenedfive-day installment (February 27 - March 3, 2002).Calling it a "leaner and meaner" festival, Artistic Director Renee Misseltold indieWIRE yesterday that while she had to be more selective whenputting together this year's program, the festival's overall structureremains. Back is the focus on world cinema and A...

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    DAILY NEWS: Braitman Tapped for New Doc Fest; and Sarasota Fest News

    DAILY NEWS: Braitman Tapped for New Doc Fest; and Sarasota Fest Newswith articles by Brian Brooks/indieWIRE>> Braitman to Head the New Silver: AFI/Discovery Documentary Festival(indieWIRE/01.30.02) -- International Film Financing Conference (IFFCON)founder Wendy Braitman has been appointed to head The Silver: AFI/Discovery Documentary Festival, the American Film Institute (AFI) announced earlier this week.The Silver: AFI/Discovery Documentary Festival is a new project of AFI andDiscovery Communications, Inc. designed to be a competitive event featuringdocumentaries from throughout the world. In addition to special screenings,showcases and r...

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    DAILY NEWS: "Home Movie" Deal; Frameline News; German Films in Berlin; and Films Transit Growth

    DAILY NEWS: "Home Movie" Deal; Frameline News; German Films in Berlin; and Films Transit Growthwith articles by Eugene Hernandez/indieWIRE and Mark Rabinowitz>> Code Red Gets Smith's "Home Movie"(indieWIRE: 01.29.02) -- Code Red, the partnership between Cowboy Pictures and Antidote Films, has acquired worldwide rights to Chris Smith'sdocumentary, "Home Movie." The film will be released this April and will bepackaged with Jeff Krulik & John Heyn's cult-classic doc, "Heavy MetalParking Lot."Described in a prepared statement yesterday as a "loving look at the fivemost unusual homes in contemporary America and their eccentric inhabitants,"Smith'...

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    DAILY NEWS: Berlinale Competition; and "McBeth's" in NYC

    DAILY NEWS: Berlinale Competition; and "McBeth's" in NYCwith articles by Eugene Hernandez/indieWIRE>> Berlinale Unveils Competition Films for 2002 Festival(indieWIRE: 01.25.02) -- 23 films will compete at the 52nd BerlinInternational Film Festival, running Feb. 6-17. The line-up -- the firstoverseen by new festival director Dieter Kosslick -- includes an assortmentof mainstream Hollywood titles, international entries and German films.German selections include Tom Tykwer's "Heaven" (the opening nightselection), Andreas Dresen's "Halbe Treppe" (Grill Point), ChristopherRoth's "Baader," and Dominik Graf's "Der Felsen" (A Map of the Heart). Amon...

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    DAILY NEWS: Berlin's Forum, Solondz Avoids Limelight

    DAILY NEWS: Berlin's Forum, Solondz Avoids Limelightwith articles by Eugene Hernandez and Brian Brooks/indieWIRE>> The Socially Aware and Unconventional Set to Screen in Berlin Forum(indieWIRE: 01.24.02) -- A collection of "aesthetically unconventional work"from 27 countries will make up the the Berlin Film Festival's 32ndInternational Forum of New Cinema, organizers announced yesterday. Inkeeping with past years, the Forum roster for 2002 will consist of visuallyunconventional and socially aware films with a subjective point of view.57 films will screen in the section, including legendary doc director JeanRouch's "La Vache Merveilleuse," Ya...

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    DAILY NEWS: Nolan Among Top DGA Honorees; ASC Announces Nominees

    DAILY NEWS: Nolan Among Top DGA Honorees; ASC Announces Nomineeswith articles by Eugene Hernandez/indieWIRE>> Nolan Invited to DGA Dinner Table; Sophomore Nominated for Top Director Honors(indieWIRE: 01.23.02) --The Directors Guild of America announced its fivenominees for outstanding directorial achievement in feature film yesterday,giving "Memento" a major shot in the arm. Sophomore feature filmmakerChristopher Nolan was nominated for the best director award alongside a hostof seasoned directors. Joining Nolan are Ron Howard for "A Beautiful Mind," Peter Jackson for "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring," Baz Luhrmann for "Mo...

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    PARK CITY 2002: A Kinder, Gentler $undance

    PARK CITY 2002: A Kinder, Gentler $undancewith articles by Eugene Hernandez/indieWIRE(indieWIRE: 12.22.01) -- As the condo party for an acclaimed competitionentry wore on last week, biz-types were holed up in an adjacent bedroomhammering out a distribution deal that would be announced the next day. "Ididn't think that really happened at Sundance," one festival-goer whowitnessed the action told me. Well it does and this year in Park City itdid, many times.Whatever the reasons, this year's Sundance is being remembered as the yearthat the crowds of hangers-on stayed home and the year that acquisitionsexecutives got busy. There were fewer partie...

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