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    LatinoBuzz: Mexico's Young Filmmakers Are Breaking Records and Pushing Boundaries

    Mexico’s film industry broke records last year. Box office attendance reached an all-time high and due in part to increased public funding, local productions rose to more than 70 feature films. Yet, as is true in all of Latin America, Hollywood blockbusters edged out national films.

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    Pre-Cannes Buy: IFC and Sundance Selects Acquire 'On the Road' for Fall Release

    While Walter Salles' "On the Road" was up for sale before Cannes, many of the bigger buyers chose to wait to see how it would be received in Competition at the Festival. Just before the fest, however, AMC Networks' IFC Films and Sundance Selects scooped up for seven figures all U.S. rights to the ep...

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    Cannes Market: Cassavetes Goes Gritty for Kristen Stewart's 'Cali'; Plot Revolves Around Faux Snuff Film

    Nick Cassavetes, known best for delivering one of the greatest chick flicks ever -- "The Notebook" -- is back to some grittier material; the "Alpha Dog" director is set to helm "Cali," reports Variety. Kristen Stewart will star (and co-exec produce) as one of a pair of ...

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    Cannes Market: Cornish & Gleeson Form an Unlikely Pair in 'An Ordinary Man'

    Abbie Cornish and Brendan Gleeson will co-star in that rare thing these days, an original script. Brad Silberling, "The "City of Angels" and "Moonlight Mile" helmer, wrote and will direct dramatic thriller "An Ordinary Man," which follows the unlikely relationship between a fictitious war criminal i...

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    Roskino Celebrates U.S. Office Opening of The Russian Film Commission at a Beverly Hills Luncheon

    Major Hollywood and international film players turned out to welcome Serge Rakhlin, Russian member of HFPA and Director of the Russian Film Commission, and Commissioner Eleonora Granata Jenkinson as they announced today the office opening in the USA of The RUSSIAN FILM COMMISSION created by ROSKINO/...

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    Cannes 2012: Fortissimo Films Acquires Foreign Rights to Bollywood-Set 'Miss Lovely' (Video)

    Fortissimo Films has acquired the international rights to "Miss Lovely," a debut feature from Indian director Ashim Ahluwalia. "Miss Lovely" will premiere at Cannes as part of the Official Selection, in Un Certain Regard. Three teasers for "Miss Lovely" are highlighted below.

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    Cannes: Wicks and Fisher Explain How John Hillcoat's 'Lawless' Went Indie

    One of the many Weinstein films on parade at Cannes this year, John Hillcoat's "Lawless" (August 31), started out its life in development with husband-and-wife producers Doug Wick and Lucy Fisher's Red Wagon shingle at Sony. They brought in Hillcoat and Nick Cave, who wrote Hillcoa...

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    Cannes Watch: Special Screening of Bernard-Henri Levy's 'Le Serment de Tobrouk' ('The Oath of Tobruk')

    On Friday, May 25, the Cannes Film Festival will present a special screening of one of their Official Selection films, Bernard-Henri Lévy’s "Le Serment de Tobrouk" or "The Oath of Tobruk." French philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy created the film during the eight-month conflict in Libya that put an en...

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    Cannes Market 2012: Pattinson's 'Mission'; 'Coup,' 'Out of the Furnace,' 'Frankie Go Boom'

    Myriad projects across a range of budgets and genres will be announced and shopped at Cannes. But while some are completed, others are in earlier stages of development and may never see the light of day; having the right talent attached will help get them sold in territories around the world and get...

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    Confirmed: Sean Penn Goes to Cannes, for Haiti Benefit

    Cannes Fest Director Thierry Fremaux was right when he suggested that Sean Penn would show in Cannes 2012. Sure enough, he's coming, not with his fall film "Gangster Squad," but as part of a first-of-its kind Carnival in Cannes benefit gala dinner on May 18 at the Festival Agora to raise money for t...

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