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    Wolfe Takes All U.S. Rights to Director's Cut of "3 Needles"

    Wolfe Releasing has acquired all U.S. rights to Thom Fitzgerald's "3 Needles," starring Lucy Liu, Chloe Sevigny, Stockard Channing, Sandra Oh, Olympia Dukakis and Shawn Ashmore, the company announced Wednesday. Wolfe will release the director's cut of the film in theaters this fall, which includes 20 minutes of extra footage, including a controversial sex scene featuring Channing in a Montreal strip club and will vary in structure, content and length from the Canadian release version that premiered at the 2005 Toronto International Film Festival, according to the Bay Area-based company. "3 Needles" is a portrait of people all over the world w...

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    Pastor Brothers At Paramount

    John Lesher, president of Paramount's new, unnamed specialty division, has announced a deal to bring a new project by Alex Pastor and David Pastor, "The Untitled Pastor Project," to the company. The film, described as "a topical post-apocalyptic thriller," is being produced by This Is That's Anthony Bregman. Alex Pastor will direct the script, further described as the story of, "four friends trying to escape a viral pandemic in the American west who ultimately discover that they are more dangerous to each other than any virus." Alex Pastor recently won the jury prize for international short for his film, "The Natural Route" (La Ruta Natural)....

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    Film Movement Goes for "Maximo Oliveros"

    Film Movement announced its acquisition of the North American rights to Filipino director Auraeus Solito's "The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros," at the Berlin International Film Festival recently. According to a release, the story is about "the purity of love pitted against the squalor and corruption found in the slums of Manila. Gay, pre-teen Maxi serves as 'mother' to his all-male family of small-time criminals. He cooks and cleans for his father and older brothers, who accept his femininity and adore Maxi as much as he adores them. Their love and trust is threatened by the arrival of Victor, a handsome and unusually honest police officer. M...

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    Paramount Gets Gore Doc

    The company known as 'Paramount's Specialty Division' has acquired David Guggenheim's "An Inconvenient Truth," according to a Hollywood Reporter story (via Reuters). The film, about global warming, debuted at the Sundance Film Festival last month.

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    Producer Lang Acquires Film Rights to Gay Comic Drama "The Dreyfus Affair"

    Producer Andrew Lang ("Loverboy") has acquired the film rights to author Peter Lefcourt's "The Dreyfus Affair." The book -- loosely based on the Dreyfus espionage controversy in France -- is about an affair that takes place between the shortstop and second baseman of a major league baseball team and...

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    Fortissimo Goes For "Fabulous"

    Worldwide sales rights (outside the U.S.) for the new Independent Film Channel documentary Fabulous! The Story Of Queer Cinema" -- premiering February 12th -- have been acquired by Fortissimo Films, the company announced today. Lisa Ades and Lesli Klainberg directed the film, which looks at queer fi...

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    Berlinale Adds "The Night Listener"

    Patrick Stettner's "The Night Listener" has been added to the lineup of the 2006 Berlinale as a special surprise screening. The film, based on Armistead Maupin's novel, debuted last month at the Sundance Film Festival and stars Robin Williams, Tony Collette, Rory Culkin, Bobby Cannavale, Joe Morton and Sandra Oh (the director and the author are expected to travel to Berlin for the film's European premiere on February 12th. Miramax acquired North American rights to the movie shortly after its debut. Heading into Berlin's European Film Market, the film's sales company, Fortissimo Films said Wednesday that it is racking up sizable sales on the t...

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    Weinstein Company Embarks on "Lovewrecked" in North America

    The Weinstein Company has acquired all North American rights to "Lovewrecked," by Stephen Langford from Media 8 Entertainment, the company's co-chairman Harvey Weinstein announced Monday. The romantic comedy stars Amanda Bynes ("What a Girl Wants"), Chris Carmack ("The O.C."), Jamie-Lynn Sigler ("The Sopranos") and Jonathan Bennett ("Mean Girls") about 18-year-old, Jenny (Bynes), who finds herself stranded on a deserted island with her favorite rock star (Carmack), after being thrown overboard from a cruise ship. In order to win him over, Jenny fails to tell him that the tropical resort she works for is just around the corner. Michelle Krumm...

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    THINKFilm Sweetens to "Strangers With Candy"

    THINKFilm has acquired all worldwide rights to "Strangers With Candy," a feature film adaptation of the Comedy Central series of the same name, it was announced today by the company's president and CEO, Jeff Sackman, and head of U.S. theatrical, Mark Urman. Amy Sedaris, Stephen Colbert and Paul Dinello, who wrote and starred in the series, repeat those chores here, with Dinello also directing. In the film, Sedaris plays Jerri Blank, a 46 year-old ex-junkie, ex-con who decides to get a fresh start in life and regain the trust of her family, by returning to high school. The deal was negotiated by Randy Manis, THINKFilm EVP of acquisitions and ...

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    Magnolia Planning Summer '06 Release of "The Pusher Trilogy"

    Magnolia Pictures announced today the acquisitions of Nicolas Winding Refn's "The Pusher Trilogy," comprised of three feature films: "Pusher," "With Blood on My Hands," and "The Angel of Death." Set in the Danish underworld, the overlapping stories feature actors who were once actual criminals. Supp...

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