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    "Prodigal Sons" Comes Home to First Run

    First Run Features will release the documentary “Prodigal Sons” in late February 2010 in New York followed by a nationwide rollout through March, the company unveiled. Directed and produced by Kimberly Reed, “Prodigal Sons” follows Kimberly, a transgender woman, as she travels to her high school reu...

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    Magnet Brings "Survival" for the U.S.

    U.S. rights to George A. Romero's zombie feature "George A. Romero's Survival of the Dead" have been picked up by Magnolia Pictures' genre label Magnet Releasing. bowed at the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals earlier this year. Magnolia's SVP Tom Quinn negotiated the pact with Victoria Cook for Cin...

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    B.O. of the '00s: The Top Grossing Palme d'Or Winners

    The 2010s are fast approaching - 13 days and counting - and indieWIRE is continuing this weekly Friday chart devoted to glancing back at the past ten years. With a current film as a starting point, iW is charting various sub-categories of 2000s film, focusing on their box office performance. Thoug...

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    Five Join Rotterdam Fest Competition

    Five additional films have been named to compete for the International Film Festival Rotterdam's Tiger Awards.

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    "Precious," "Basterds," "Air" Lead SAG Nominations

    Jason Reitman's "Up In The Air," Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds" and Lee Daniels' "Precious: Based on the novel 'Push' by Sapphire" led the 16th annual Screen Actors Guild Award nominations, each taking three nods. "Air" took nominations for its three principal cast members - George Cloo...

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    Slamdance Adds Three Features; Shorts Competition Line up

    Slamdance unveiled additions to its 16th run, with three more features and its shorts competition line up today. Sixty-four films of all genres from around the world will compete in the festival's shorts competition. This compares to 86 which screened last year. The announcement follows last week's ...

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    Palm Springs Fest Unveils Extensive Premieres; "Last Station" to Open

    Dubbing this year's 21st run its "coming of age," the 2010 Palm Springs International Film Festival unveiled major sections of its slate, with Michael Hoffman's "The Last Station" set to open the ten day event January 7 in the California desert resort enclave. Star James McAvoy will attend the screening, which takes a look at the life of legendary Russian novelist and social reformer Leo Tolstoy, featuring Christopher Plummer as the writer and Helen Mirren as his wife. Both Mirren and Plummer are Golden Globe nominees for their performances, and Mirren will be honored with the Career Achievement Award at the festival’s Awards Gala on January ...

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    Dubai Doles Out Awards

    The sixth edition of Dubai International Film Festival wrapped up Wednesday with an awards ceremony where Michel Khleifi's "Zindeeq" took the Muhr Arab award for best film and Brillante Mendoza's "Lola" received the Muhr AsiaAfrica award for best feature.

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    Film Movement Crosses "Welcome" to North America

    Philippe Lioret's French, English and Arab-language drama "Welcome" has been picked up by Film Movement, which it plans to open in the second quarter of 2010. The company's president Adley Gartenstein negotiated the deal with Film Distribution's Francois Yon. The film paints a portrait of two men wr...

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    Box Office 2.0: "Broken Embraces" and the Cannes '09 Crop

    After four weekends and without going over six venues, Pedro Almodovar's "Broken Embraces" has grossed an impressive $596,723. The film managed three consecutive weekends with per-theater-averages of over $40,000, and this weekend - upon expansion from NY to LA - still managed a $18,255 PTA. It's a...

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