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    Ventana Sur Opens a Window on Latin American Films

    Ventana Sur December 3-6, 2010The second edition of Ventana Sur is about to open in Buenos Aires and will bring together international sales companies, distributors and buyers from all over the world to offer a complete selection of all the Latin American films produced over the last twelve months. More than 400 films were produced this year. 120 world premières will be presented over the four day event to more than 300 sales representatives and buyers from Latin American and the rest of the world. Devoted to Latin American cinema, organized by the Instituto Nacional De Cine Y Artes Audiovisuales (INCAA) in partnership with the Cannes Marche...

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    Africa and the Movies

    Today there is a great interest throughout the world in Africa. Its cinema is slowly entering the world's film markets and the festivals. In the U.S., though not made by Africans, still "of African interest", this week's release of Claire Denis's ♀White Material has garnered a strong review by Kenneth Turan in the L.A. Times.Simultaneously poetic, dramatic and realistic, "White Material" is an altogether stunning work. Directed by Claire Denis and starring Isabelle Huppert in a bravura performance as a woman confronting armed chaos in Africa, this is filmmaking that is at once exhilarating and chilling, powerful and powerfully disturbing. W...

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    Free Saturday and Sunday on MUBI: Revolucion

    EXCLUSIVE WORLDWIDE FREE PREMIEREIn partnership with Celluloid Dreams, playing for free this weekend only is the online premiere of the Cannes-selected Revolución. Made in honor of the Mexican Revolution, it explores the 2010 centenary by uniting ten of the hottest Mexican directors, including Carlo...

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    Binger Institut and Thomas Mai

    Binger Filmlab is an Amsterdam based international feature film and documentary development center where talented writers, directors, producers and script editors from around the world can place both their projects and their usual working practices within an inspiring environment of fellow filmmakers, to be coached and supported by internationally acclaimed mentors and advisors. When it began in 1996, my partner, Peter Belsito and I would coach there, especially concentrating on the art of the pitch. While it has been many years since we've attended, it always retains a special place in our "cosmos" and we are happy to see how far it has pr...

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    U.S. Distributors Are Popping Up Like Mushrooms: Wrekin Hill

    Key Newmarket executives Chris Ball left his position as co-chairman of Exclusive and President and co-founder of Newmarket Films and along with Newmarket’s COO Rene Cogan, COO and John Crye, President of Production and Acquisitions, left NIgel Sinclair’s Exclusive to form Wrekin Hill Entertainment, an independently financed production and distribution company. Lionsgate and Wrekin Hill Entertainment have entered into a home entertainment distribution deal including DVD, Blu-ray, digital delivery, and video on demand.The Newmarket Film label is licensed by Wrekin Hill for use on a non-exclusive basis with other titles slated for release unde...

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    Digital Theaters From Arts Alliance

    From Film Journal International: Arts Alliance Media and Arqiva bring satellite to Odeon cinemas, Nov 5, 2010Leading European digital-cinema company Arts Alliance Media and partner Arqiva Satellite & Media announced a deal to equip all of the Odeon & UCI Cinemas Group screens in mainland Europe wit...

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    U.S. Distributors Are Popping Up Like Mushrooms: CJ CGV

    So. Korea’s CJ CGV which has its own theater in L.A.‘s Koreatown and, like China has an agreement with AMC Theaters for national releases, will release Korean films in the U.S.AMC president of programming Robert J. Lenihan said, “We have enjoyed great success over the past few years with Bollywood p...

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    U.S. Distributors Are Popping Up Like Mushrooms: Asian Media Rights

    This is the second of three new U.S. distribution companies recently conceived of to give Asian films a platform in the U.S. This article comes from Patrick Frater's Film Business Asia, a free online publication based on data in the Asian film business that is a must-read for anyone in the business...

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