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    Music Box Films Swoops Down On Jonathan Franzen's 'Emptying the Skies'

    "A call to action for anyone who cherishes the natural world" - that's what Ed Arentz and William Schopf of Music Box Films stated about documentary "Emptying the Skies." The documentary follows a squad of bird-protectors who wage a secret war to save the endangered songbirds, a journey first chroni...

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    Arthouse Audit: 'Ida' and 'Belle' Both Post Strong Openings, 'The Lunchbox' Passes $3 Million

    Two high-profile festival entries, "Ida" and "Belle," posted solid debuts in their New York/Los Angeles openings. Lacking big-name directors, stars or high-concept story lines, both specialized films' initial success should help them to find a wider audience.

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    Music Box Films Buys Sundance Audience Award-Winning Doc

    Music Box Films has bought all USA rights, excluding TV, to director Nadav Schirman's documentary "The Green Prince" from Submarine and Global Screen. Winner of the Sundance Audience Award in the World Cinema Documentary section, the German/Israeli/British co-production examines one of Israel's priz...

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    Music Box Picks Up German Period Drama 'Beloved Sisters' Out of Berlin

    The 64th Berlin International Film Festival may have ended, but acquisition season is still in full swing. Music Box Films has obtained the U.S. and Canadian distribution rights to Berlin competition title "Beloved Sisters," the period romance film by Dominik Graf.

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    Music Box Films Acquires Sundance Doc 'Watchers of the Sky'

    Submarine Entertainment just sold the rights for "Watchers of the Sky" to Music Box Films. Edet Belzberg's documentary about the life of lawyer Raphael Lemkin premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year.

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    Music Box Picks Up First Two Seasons of French Bordello Series 'Maison Close'

    Music Box Films has scooped up US and Canadian rights to the first two seasons of sumptuous bodice-ripping drama "Maison Close," the French TV series set in a 19th century Parisian bordello, created by Jacques Ouaniche.

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    Music Box Films Acquires French Brothel Series 'Maison Close'

    North American audiences will soon get a taste of sophisticated French culture, as Music Box Films has now acquired all U.S. and Canadian rights to the two seasons of Jacques Ouaniche's acclaimed French television drama "Maison Close," produced by Noe Productions International.

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    Bettie Page Reveals All

    Mark Mori has created a film that, at one time, would have been deemed impossible: a thorough, even-handed chronicle of the pin-up queen’s life...

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    Music Box Does 'Penance,' by Kiyoshi Kurosawa; IFC Takes 'Lucky Them,' Starring Toni Collette

    A couple different acquisitions coming in. IFC Films has snapped up rights to "Lucky Them," starring Toni Collette and Thomas Haden Church; the film, directed by Megan Griffiths, premiered at TIFF. And Music Box has nabbed Kiyoshi Kurosawa's ("Cure," "Charisma") five-episode eerie psychological thri...

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    Cannes News: Music Box Snags Competition Mikkelsen Starrer 'Michael Kohlhaas'

    Ahead of its first Cannes market screening, Chicago-based Music Box Films has picked up all US and Canadian rights to Arnaud des Pallières' competition title "Michael Kohlhaas," starring Mads Mikkelsen and adapted from the 1811 Heinrich von Kleist classic Romantic novel. Films du Losange is selling ...

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