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    INDUSTRY MOVES | Terranova Joins Tribeca Fest; Kwok Upped; La'Bassiere On Board

    Genna Terranova is leaving her post as VP of acquisitions at The Weinstein Company to join the Tribeca Film Festival as its new Senior Programmer. The fest also announced the promotion of longtime fest programmer David Kwok to Director of Programming. Both report to Artistic Director Peter Scarlet. Also joining the festival is the new director of industry relations, Julie La'Bassiere. She will run a year-round industry department in Tribeca. "We are extremely pleased to have Genna Terranova joining the Festival; she brings a freshness and new perspective to the programming team. Additionally David Kwok has been an instrumental part of our tea...

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    iW NEWS | New NYC Film Permit Rules Unveiled

    After a recent public outcry and subsequent feedback from filmmakers and photographers, New York City's Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting (MOFTB) Commissioner Katherine Oliver unveiled a new permit rule proposal that requires a shooting permit, "if production equipment or vehicles create an obstruction, but not for productions that only use hand-held cameras or tripods that don't cause an obstruction." As announced by the IFP late Monday, the complete rules are available via a PDF on the MOFTB website. The next step in the process will include a public comment period and hearing for reactions to the proposal. "During the rule d...

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    NY NY | Haneke at the MoMA; De Palma at the Academy; "Frank and Cindy" at CMJ

    As October reached its midsection, screens in New York turn inevitably turn to horror films of all varieties. On Monday night, Michael Haneke was in attendance for an oblique Q&A for his "Funny Games", while Brian De Palma and Amy Irving discussed their classic "Carrie" at the Academy Theater; on T...

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    Arikian Leaving EFM Post to Head Hamptons Fest

    European Film Market co-director Karen Arikian has been named the new Executive Director of the Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF). Arikian will join the festival, which is opening its 15th annual event on Wednesday, after the 2008 Berlin International Film Festival. The move comes as the H...

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    iW NEWS | Schnabel Wins Hamptons' Sloan Prize

    Julian Schnabel's "The Diving Bell & The Butterfly" has been named the winner of the Hamptons International Film Festival's $25,000 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Feature Film Prize. The prize is awarded to a feature film that, "explores science and technology themes in fresh, innovative ways and depict...

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    DISPATCH FROM WOODSTOCK | Celebs and Stellar Line-up Head Upstate at 8th Woodstock Fest

    Autumn has finally arrived in New York. Blustery winds, chilled temperatures and rain that would eventually melt into sunshine set the scene for the 8th annual Woodstock Film Festival, a four-day fete of film, music and a self-described 'fiercely independent' vision tucked within the Hudson Valley/C...

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    NY NY | Herzog and Morris Turn out for New Yorker Fest; NYFF Turns on More Glitz

    Festival buzz reached fever pitch in New York this week as the literary New Yorker Festival joined the middle stretch of the New York Film Festival. Werner Herzog and Errol Morris joined in on the event, though the subject of Abu Ghraib maintained a sober atmosphere as the fest began its weekend run...

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    NYFF '07 Critics Notebook 2 | Sisters Doing it For Themselves at New York Fest; and a Little Boy on

    "Let's hear it for the girl...Let's give the girl a hand..." These could be signature lyrics (with apologies to Denise Williams) for a number of pics in the second half of the NYFF. Many are about women; four (all foreign) are directed by females. Odd, given that most of the films in the first batch...

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    NY NY | "Blade Runner" Wows at NYFF, "Culture" Infuriates, "Kid" Delights

    This week in Gotham, the New York Film Festival was in full swing with its 45th annual run of being the most prestigious act around, offering up a bumper crop of contemporary cinema alongside a 25th anniversary screening of "Blade Runner" and a coinciding academic panel. Away from the hubbub, Lynn ...

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    NYFF '07 Critics Notebook 1 | Finding Jewels Amongst the Famously Selective

    (Many candy) apples and (a couple of sour) oranges: The 45th edition of the New York Film Festival, running September 28-October 16, is underway. Comparing movies is a drag, especially in a noncompetitive event, but the choices in this famously selective fest (28 "official" features on top of the si...

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