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    iW NEWS | Fortissimo Gets Cannes Competition Title, "Serbis"

    Fortissimo Films has acquired Brillante Mendoza's Festival de Cannes 2008 competition entry, "Serbis" (Service), securing all rights outside of France and the Philippines. The film is the first Filipino title in the section in 24 years. Mendoza's previous films include "The Masseur" (2005) and "Foster Child" (2007). It is described as a "multi-stranded storyline [that] captures the core of the modern matriarchal Filipino family, while delving into the nature of the fraught relationships between customer and client, mother and children, as well as between lovers." The pact was brokered by Fortissimo's Co-Chairman Michael J. Werner, and Directo...

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    HR | IFC Gets "Robbed"

    IFC is closing a deal for Josh Safdie's "The Pleasure of Being Robbed," which will close the Directors' Fortnight in Cannes, f0deb2c07fdb9d7c74ce6" TARGET="_blank">according to the Hollywood Reporter.

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    iW NEWS | City Lights Takes "The Matador"

    City Lights Pictures announced the acquisition of the North American theatrical, internet and DVD rights to the Nina Gilden Seavey's doc "The Matador." Documenting David Fandila's journey to become the world's top bullfighter, the film had its world premiere at SXSW last month. "City Lights is honor...

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    iW NEWS | A Lifesize "Monster" for U.S. and Canada

    Worldwide distribution to director Cullen Hoback's "Monster Camp" have been picked up by Lifesize Entertainment. The company palns a U.S. and Canadian theatrical release in May. The award winning doc received top honors at the Rome International Film Festival, Miami Underground Film Festival and Cinequest. The film is a glimpse into the world of live-action role playing ("LARPing"), a real-life version of the videogame phenomenon World of Warcraft. "'Monster Camp' is an enlightening, entertaining and energetic look at an American subculture that also provides a broader commentary on the desire we all feel at times to escape the mundane tediou...

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    VAR | IFC takes in Madonna's 'Wisdom'

    IFC Entertainment acquired North American rights to Madonna's, "Filth and Wisdom," according to Variety. indieWIRE interviewed Madonna about the film earlier this year in Berlin (video clip from the film).

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    HR | Vivendi acquires 'New York' rights

    aunching a new theatrical distribution arm, Vivendi Entertainment is partnering with Palm Pictures to acquire U.S. rights to the anthology, "New York, I Love You," which is currently filming in the city, " TARGET=_"blank">according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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    iW NEWS | Icarus Takes "Dust"

    Icarus Films announced Wednesday that has acquired the North American rights to German filmmaker Hartmut Bitomsky's "Dust." Shot on 35mm, the documentary examines dust particles in a detailed and distinctly visual manner, aiming to suggest new understandings of human bodies and environments. The fil...

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    iW NEWS | Redwood, Truly Indie, and Magnolia Team For "Graduation"

    Redwood Palms Pictures, Truly Indie, and Magnolia Pictures announced that they will partner in acquiring Mike Mayer's teen-heist film "Graduation" for both theatrical and DVD release. The film stars Riley Smith, Shannon Lucio, Adam Arkin and Huey Lewis and details four high school friends who decide...

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    iW NEWS | Visit Acquires "Momma's Man"

    Visit Films has acquired international rights to Azazel Jacob's Sundance breakout "Momma's Man." The film, which also screened recently at New Directors/New Films, was acquired domestically by ThinkFilm earlier this year. "This film represents the evolution of current American independent cinema," s...

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    iW NEWS | Jaman To Distribute BBC Online

    Jaman.com has announced the acquisition of a collection of fils from BBC Worldwide America for online distribution. "Jaman is very pleased to expand our library with this selection from the BBC, one of the most prestigious producers of content that entertains, informs and educates," said founder and...

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