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    NY NY | "Yuma" Invades Lower Manhattan; "Frownland" Recalls the Early DIY

    A fitting week for cowboys and outcasts alike, this has been a week of bizarre dichotomies in the New York film scene as Lionsgate hosted their premiere of the "3:10 To Yuma" in Lower Manhattan. Cast members Peter Fonda and Ben Foster stopped by for the intimate event, which took place in the screen...

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    NY NY | Nixon Era Films, Looking Back at a Silent NY and that 'Mumble'-thing Shines in Gotham

    This week in New York saw two celebrations of zero-budget filmmaking. At the Museum of the Moving Image, Larry Cohen's independently made 1972 debut "Bone" got a proper screening, at last, while at the IFC Center Aaron Katz' far less political Mumblecore mood piece "Quiet City" kicked off a week of ...

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    iW NEWS | Red Envelope and New Line Home Entertainment to Spawn "The Business of Being Born"

    North American rights to Abby Epstein's "The Business of Being Born" have been acquired by Red Envelope Entertainment and New Line Home Entertainment, the companies announced Wednesday. Red Envelope Entertainment head Bahman Naraghi saw the doc, produced by former talk show host Ricki Lake, during the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival. Red Envelope plans a theatrical release in "key U.S. cities" in October, followed by the film's Netflix launch. New Line Home Entertainment is planning a traditional DVD launch in the first quarter of 2008, according to Kevin Kasha, SVP of acquisitions and programming at the company. Compelled to find answers after th...

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    iW NEWS | Tribeca Sets '08 Dates

    The 7th Tribeca Film Festival will take place April 23 - May 4, 2008 in venues throughout Manhattan, the fest announced Thursday. Submissions open September 10 with the early deadline for features and shorts set for November 16 and the final deadline set for December 14. A late deadline for 2008 fea...

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    iW NEWS | Tribeca Fest Heading to China

    Tribeca Enterprises, The William Morris Agency and China Interactive Media Group (CIMG) will unveil a new two-day independent film event in China next month. Dubbed the Tribeca 798 Film Festival Beijing -- named for the artist friendly 798 distict -- the event is set for July 10th and 11th and will ...

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    INDUSTRY MOVES | Tribeca Fest Shift: Schafer & Freccero Named Exec. Directors; Scarlet Artistic Dire

    In a managerial realignment at the Tribeca Film Festival, the six year old event's executive director Peter Scarlet has been named Artistic Director of the festival, while managing director Nancy Schafer has been promoted to co-executive director along with Paola Freccero, who has served as a consultant to the organization. Both will also hold the posts of Senior Vice Presidents of Tribeca Enterprises, TFF's co-founder Jane Rosenthal announced today. Rosenthal further announced that Jennifer Maguire Isham will shift to serve as EVP of Tribeca Enterprises (after serving as president of the Festival) to "help identify new business opportunities...

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    TRIBECA '07 | 10 Films To Watch from the 6th Tribeca Film Festival

    With more than 150 features, some have criticized the 6th Tribeca Film Festival for offering a roster that is too eclectic and of mixed quality. But, by the end of the lengthy fest, a number of top-notch new movies had risen to the top despite the daunting lineup of screenings spread all around town...

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    iW NEWS | "We Are Together" Wins Tribeca Audience Prize

    Paul Taylor's "We Are Together" (Thina Simunye) won The Cadillac Award, selected by audiences at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival. The documentary, about South Afica's Agape orphanage for children left behind by people who have died of AIDS, debuted at IDFA in November where it also won a festival audience prize (and where indieWIRE first wrote about the film). Producer Teddy Leifer and Taylor confrmed that they will dedicate the film's $25,000 cash award to school fees for the children of Agape, through their RISE Foundation. The festival's other prizes were presented at a ceremony earlier this week, where "We Are Together" also won a Special ...

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    TRIBECA '07 | Volach's "Father" Wins Top Tribeca Prize; Gibney's "Taxi" Wins Doc Award

    David Volach's "My Father My Lord" (Hofshat Kaits) won the Founders Award for best narrative feature (including a $50,000 cash award) and Alex Gibney's "Taxi to the Darkside" won the prize for best documentary feature (including $25,000 cash) at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival. Organizers presented t...

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    TRIBECA '07 | Critics Notebook 4: Reel Politic

    Hollywood cranked out a plethora of movies about World War II and the Korean War as they were being fought. But it took years after Vietnam and the Gulf War for the U.S. to make fiction features about them. Today, American documentarians are pretty much the only filmmakers addressing the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The time lag between event and product for narrative films is a truism, but if this country could swing it in the '40s and '50s, why not in the '70s and the '00s? America is not the only nation with a blind spot. Most Tribeca Film Festival films about current conflagrations are docs, and a majority of the fiction features that de...

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