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    Box Office: Cannes Alums "Longlegs" and "Eric" Debut; "Gift Shop" Hits $1 Million

    While all eyes were on the 2010 Cannes Film Festival this weekend, some specialty films quietly made their box office arrivals Stateside.

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    Academy Awards $500,000 to Nonprofits

    The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences today announced the recipients of its Academy Foundation's annual Institutional Grants program, awarding $500,000 to 73 film-related nonprofit organizations, up from 64 last year, and the largest number of recipients in this category to date.

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    Toronto Fest To Officially Open New Home This September

    From Cannes, organizers of one of the world's other major festivals officially announced their new digs will be open for business this year. Piers Handling, Director and CEO of the Toronto International Film Festival announced that TIFF Bell Lightbox will open its doors to the public on September 1...

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    IFC and Sundance Channel Team Up For Assayas's "Carlos"

    Ahead of its debut next week at the Cannes Film Festival, Sundance Channel and IFC Films have announced plans for a multi-platform release of Olivier Assayas's "Carlos." The five-and-a-half-hour epic - a portrait of the renowned international terrorist known as Carlos the Jackal - will debut first on the Sundance Channel as a three-part mini-series in October (the network's first original scripted project). Following the Sundance Channel premiere, IFC Films will distribute both the extended, three-part version of the film as well as a theatrical version nationally in theaters, with the theatrical version available nationally on video-on-dema...

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    Lorber Takes Sundance Winner "The Red Chapel"

    Lorber Films announced from Cannes today that they have acquired all North American rights for "The Red Chapel," directed by Mads Bruegger. The film won the 2010 Sundance Grand Jury Prize in the World Documentary category and was an official selection of the New Directors/New Films series presented by MoMA and the Film Society of Lincoln Center. The acquistion was negotiated on behalf of Lorber Films by Richard Lorber, CEO and Co-President, and Elizabeth Sheldon, Vice President, with Kim Christiansen, Co-production Manager, and Christina Muller, Sales Manager, of DRTV. THE RED CHAPEL was produced by Zentropa, Lars von Trier's production com...

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    Cannes Winner Cut: Sundance Challenged for Pulling Bomb Plotline Picture

    In the wake of a failed car bombing attempt in New York City last week, the Sundance Channel has yanked from its programming schedule Julia Loktev's critically acclaimed film "Day Night Day Night," about a young female suicide bomber who plans to detonate herself in Times Square.

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    Fortissimo and Fox International Strike Deal in Cannes

    A major deal between Fox International Productions (FIP) and Fortissimo Films was announced today, just one day before the opening of Cannes. FIP and Fortissimo have entered into an agreement whereby Fortissimo will act as sales agent for FIP on a number of its high profile local language motion pic...

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    IFC Launches "Midnight" Genre Label

    IFC Films announced that is has launched a new genre label called IFC Midnight. IFC Midnight will offer "the very best in international genre cinema, including horror, sci-fi, thrillers, erotic arthouse, action, and more," the distributor noted. Four new IFC Midnight films will premiere each month o...

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    Strand Takes Cannes Market Title "Passenger Side"

    Strand Releasing has acquired all US rights to Matthew Bissonnette's "Passenger Side," which is screening in this year's edition of the Marche du film at the Cannes International Film Festival. The deal was negotiated between Jon Gerrans of Strand Releasing, Glen Reynolds of Circus Road Films, and p...

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    Reports: Bob Berney Has Left Apparition

    As they all made their way to Cannes, Deadline's Mike Fleming dropped quite the bomb on the U.S. film industry Monday evening: Apparently, Bob Berney had resigned from his position at the top post of Apparition, and had handed the company over to its owner, River Road's Bill Pohlad. Fleming said tha...

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