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    ThinkFilm Makes Worldwide Deal for "Off The Black"; Will Sell International Rights at Cannes Market

    James Ponsoldt's "Off The Black" has been acquired by ThinkFilm, in a worldwide rights deal announced by the company Thursday. Think will be handling international sales for the film at the Cannes market next week. A 2006 Sundance Film Festival debut, the film is described as the "coming-of-age stor...

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    "Army" Entrenches; "Art School" Paints Colorful Box office Palette

    A trio of newcomers entered the top tier of the iW BOT last weekend in limited release, with Sony Pictures Classics' "Art School Confidential" leading the pack in the second position on the chart, and First Look's "The Proposition" placing a solid third, followed by ThinkFilm's "Down in the Valley."...

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    "A Lion in the House" Picked up for U.S. Release by Online Journal, Reverse Shot

    Online film journal Reverse Shot has announced its first foray into theatrical distribution with the acquisition of Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert's critically acclaimed documentary "A Lion in the House." Premiering at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival in January, the film has since gone on to share the best documentary prize at the Nashville Film Festival and taken special jury nods at both the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival and the Cleveland International Film Festival in addition to an audience award at the recently completed Hot Docs in Toronto. It will see television broadcast on PBS' "Independent Lens" in late June. The film pr...

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    "Army" Invades Specialty Box office; "Water" Rises

    This week's indieWIRE Box Office Tracking Report (iWBOT) of new art and specialty films was led by 1969 movie, Jean-Pierre Melville's "Army of Shadows." The latest restoration project by Rialto Pictures grossed $12,620 at New York's Film Forum last weekend. Rialto's previous release, director Carol ...

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    "Black Gold" Gets Newsreel Deal

    California Newsreel has nabbed U.S. theatrical and DVD rights to Nick Francis and Marc Francis "Black Gold," which debuted earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival. The film, in the words of an announcement, "explores the world of coffee, from the Ethiopian farmers who grow it, to the international coffee culture that has grown to make coffee a multibillion dollar business." Andrew Herwitz of the Film Sales Company brokered the deal on behalf of the filmmakers with Larry Daressa on behalf of California Newsreel. A deal is U.S. TV broadcast deal is also being negotiated. Next up for the film are screenings at Hot Docs this week and the ...

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    Strand Raises Curtain to Tribeca Pic "Backstage"

    Strand Releasing has acquired all U.S. rights to Emmanuelle Bercot's "Backstage," which received its U.S. premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival Wednesday. The film stars Emmanuelle Seigner as a pop idol whose life is turned upside down when a young, obssessed fan, played by Islid Le Besco, invades her life when they meet on a television show taping. The deal was negotiated between Carole Baraton of Wild Bunch and Marcus Hu and Jon Gerrans of Strand Releasing during the Tribeca Film Festival. "Backstage" will also be screening at the San Francisco International Film Festival, currently underway, and at the upcoming Seattle International Film F...

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    "Friends with Money" and "Smoking" Find their Groove; "Sir!" Strikes

    "Friends With Money" and "Thank You For Smoking" have found their comfort zones in relatively wide release, although neither looks to be a breakout indie hit on the order of a "Brokeback Mountain" or "Sideways." As a result, this week's indieWIRE Box Office Tracking Report (iWBOT), compiled with num...

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    Focus Scoops Woody Allen's "Scoop" for the U.S. Oz and New Zealand

    Focus Features has acquired U.S. Australian and New Zealand distribution rights to writer/director Woody Allen's latest film, "Scoop," currently in post-production, company president James Schamus announced Thursday. The film, shot on location last summer in London, stars Allen, Hugh Jackman (from the upcoming "X-Men: The Last Stand"), Scarlett Johansson (who starred in Allen's last effor, "Match Point"), and Ian McShane ("Deadwood"). Described as a "comtemporary comedy," Johansson plays a student journalist for a college newspaper. While visiting friends in London, she happens upon 'the scoop of a lifetime.' In the course of her investigatio...

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    iWBOT Flirts with a Feminine Mystique; "Hard Candy" and "Friends" Go Strong

    Films with major female characters - in some cases, written and directed by women - made a strong showing on this week's indieWIRE Box Office Tracking Report (iWBOT), thanks to first-place "Hard Candy," second-place "Friends With Money" and fourth-place "The Notorious Bettie Page." "That they all have strong female leads is, I suppose, coincidental, but that's what makes the films interesting," said Bob Berney, president of Picturehouse, "Bettie Page's" distributor. "And I suspect a female audience is responding." (The third-place film, Miramax's new Julian Jarrold-directed "Kinky Boots," a plucky comedy, features Chiwetel Ejiofor as a profes...

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    "Friends with Money" Cashes in at the Box office; "Thank You for Smoking" Remains Solid

    It appears that spring has sprung in the art/specialty film business. After several sluggish weeks, there are now two films heading for quick wide release and possible mainstream appeal - Sony Classics' "Friends With Money" and Fox Searchlight's "Thank You For Smoking." Nicole Holofcener's "Friends With Money" debuted in first place on this week's indieWIRE Box Office Tracking Report (iWBOT) with a strong $21,048 average at 28 screens in six cities. And while "Thank You" slipped to fourth from third after its performance last weekend, with its per-theater average dipping 39% to $7,723 from $12,749, it expanded to 299 sites from 126 and took i...

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