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    Film Movement Adopts "Familia"

    Distributor Film Movement has acquired rights to controversial film "Familia," the first feature-length film from Canadian director Louise Archambault. The film tells the story of Michele, a thirty-something aerobics instructor who flees Montreal with her 14-year-old daughter Marguerite to escape her gambling debts. Their destination is California but, penniless, they make it only as far as Montreal's suburbs and the well-appointed home of Michele's childhood friend Janine. While the two women re-establish their relationship, Marguerite and Janine's daughter, forge a friendship through tentative forays into the adult world of drugs and sex. T...

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    Goldcrest Gets "Son"

    Goldcrest Films International has aquired the worldwide sales rights to Andrew Walton's "Arctic Son," described as a doc about "family, dependence and self reliance in the Canadian Yukon." The film will have its world premiere this weekend at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in Durham, NC. It will also screen later this month at IFP Independents Night at the Walter Reade Theater, and at the Independent Film Festival of Boston, followed by a screening at Hot Docs in Canada. The film is a production of Arts Engine Inc./Big Mouth Films. Arts Engine is planning to excecute a national outreach campaign for distributing the film, with the g...

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    Random House and Focus Features Acquire Rights to New Koontz Novel

    Author Dean Koontz has sold his forthcoming novel, "The Husband" to Focus Features and Random House Films, the two comanies heads, James Schamus and Peter Gethers announced today. The story, which will be published on May 30th in hardcover in the U.S. and Canada, is the story of an ordinary working man whose love for his wife is put to a harrowing series of tests over a 60-hour period, beginning when his peaceful workday is shattered by a phone call from a stranger. "The Husband" is the third Random House, Inc. title acquired by the joint venture. In the multi-year deal announced last November between the publisher and Focus Features, the com...

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    Goldcrest Packs in "39 Lbs." to Sales Line up

    London-based film production, sales and distribution company Goldcrest Films has acquired all rights to Dani Menkin's doc "39 Pounds of Love" outside of the U.S. and Israel, the company announced Monday. The film is the story of Ami Ankilewitz, an American born Israeli who was diagnosed with a rare form of muscular dystropy that renders him immobile, except for one finger. His doctor predicted he'd die before the age of six but over thirty years have passed and Ami, weighing only 39 pounds, still survives. The film follows a riveting cross-country journey that Ami took with friends across the USA to look for the doctor who thought he wouldn...

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    ThinkFilm Gets "Candy"

    ThinkFilm has announced the acquisition of North American rights to Neil Armfield's "Candy," the Berlinale debut starring Heath Ledger, Abbie Cornish, and Geoffrey Rush. Armfield's feature debut is based on Luke Davies notel and is scheduled to be released later this year. The film, described as a love triangle involving "a boy, a girl and a drug," is the story of "a charming but reckless young poet who has fallen in love with Candy (Cornish), a beautiful young art student from a comfortable middle-class family who is attracted to the bohemian lifestyle that [the poet] has long since embraced." In a statement, company head of theatrical distr...

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    Pressman Corp. Takes Rights to "Infinity"

    Edward R. Pressman Film Corp. announced Wednesday that the company has acquired the motion picture rights to "The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan", Robert Kanigel's 1991 biography of Srinavasa Ramanujan Iyengar. The biography chronicles the life of the self-taught mathematical prodigy, who left the slums of Madras for the courts of Cambridge during World War I. Sondervan first brought the project to Pressman in late 2003 when working at ContentFilm, but Pressman and Sondervan determined the movie could not be made at the company because its "epic" nature was beyond the company's financial scope, according to a company re...

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    Sony BMG Gets "Sasquatch"

    Tim Skousen's "Sasquatch Dumpling Gang," which debuted at this year's Slamdance Film Festival, has been acquired by Sony BMG Entertainment's film division. The movie, a double award winner at the recent U.S. Comedy Arts Film Festival in Aspen, was produced by Jeremy Coon ("Napoleon Dynamite" along w...

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    Four-Letter Word Film Acquired by THINKFilm; Doc Set for Theatrical Release, Showtime Deal Also Inke

    THINKFilm has acquired worldwide rights to Steve Anderson's "FUCK," the doc about the four-letter expletive that debuted last year at the AFI FEST and screened last week at SXSW. The film features interviews with Pat Boone, Drew Carey, Billy Connolly, Sam Donaldson, Janeane Garofolo, Ice-T, Ron Jere...

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    Winterbottom's Provocative Guantanamo Film Acquired by Roadside, Set for Summer Release in U.S.

    Roadside Attractions has acquired North American rights to Michael Winterbottom and Matt Whitecross's "The Road to Guantanamo," which premiered at the 2006 Berlin International Film Festival and won the Silver Bear prize for best director. The true story of three British men who were held in an American military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the hybrid doc/dramatization blends news images, documentary footage, and dramatic re-creations of the lads' experiences as detainees for more than two years at the detention center. It will have its U.S. festival debut next month at the Tribeca Film Festival and Roadside is planning an early summer rel...

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    The Weinstein Company Adopts "Bobby" and "Miss Potter" for Release

    The Weinstein Company has acquired rights to two films, including Emilio Estevez's "Bobby," and Chris Noonan's "Miss Potter," the company announced over the weekend. "Bobby," acquired from Michel Litvak's Bold Films (U.S. rights), is an ensemble political-culture drama starring Estevez, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Demi Moore, Sharon Stone, Lindsay Lohan, Elijah Wood, William H. Macy, Helen Hunt, Christian Slater (and more) revisiting the night Robert F. Kennedy was gunned down at the Ambassador Hotel in 1968, and focuses on how the lives of those at the hotel that evening intersected. The project was brought to TWC by Michelle Krumm, executive vice...

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