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    Tony Safford To Leave Fox Searchlight After 18 Years

    When Fox Searchlight announced that acquisition executive Ray Strache was moving up to co-run the acquisitions department with executive VP of acquisitions Tony Safford, something was up. Sure enough he's moving on after 18 years.

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    How 'Birdman' Got Made: Fox Searchlight and New Regency Partners Tell All (Keaton, Norton, Stone VIDEOS)

    Two companies that financed and produced Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's just-opened "Birdman," Fox Searchlight and New Regency, also collaborated on "12 Years a Slave." The 20-year Searchlight executive who runs production, Claudia Lewis, and New Regency president and CEO Brad Weston, who has spearhe...

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    Specialty Box Office: 'Birdman' Best Opener Since 'Grand Budapest,' 'Dear White People' Shows Broad Interest

    Two of the strongest new specialized releases of the season opened this weekend. Alejandro G. Inarritu's "Birdman" had the second-best limited opening of the year. "Dear White People," one of seven Sundance 2014 films to open this week, also impressed in its somewhat wider platform debut. As nothing...

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    Mike Cahill on Crazy Sidetrack to Mind-Blowing 'I Origins,' Working with Michael Pitt, Opening Karlovy Vary

    I think I have very specific passions, I guess, one is science and one is existentialism, part of science, the question why are we here, what is all this about if universe 3.7 billion years and we only have 100, how do we negotiate those numbers and making meaning out of our lives, both of them come...

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    Reese Witherspoon's 'Wild' Gets Oscar Friendly Release Date

    Fox Searchlight is officially throwing "Wild," starring Reese Witherspoon, into this year's Oscar game. The film has been given a December 5, 2014 release date, right in the prime spot for awards season attention.

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    Hit Or Miss #2: All Hail Belle!

    In case you were too busy watching the Spidey numbers come in this weekend, Fox Searchlight's "Belle" was a sensational surprise in its initial openings. The film, which is directed by Amma Asante and stars British TV actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw, amassed $104,000 in 4 locations.

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    In "Belle", Racism Rings True In Past And Present

    Last night Fox Searchlight hosted a screening of their upcoming release of "Belle" exclusively for members of The Producers Guild and Screen Actors Guild. The screening was followed by a Q&A with the film's British producer, Damian Jones.

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    DiCaprio to Join Gonzalez Iñárritu's 'The Revenant' for New Regency

    New Regency CEO Brad Weston is feeling his oats. Remember, this company took the risk of actually financing "12 Years a Slave," which was produced by Brad Pitt's Plan B and released by Fox Searchlight. This upset Paramount, which then lost Plan B to New Regency, which is housed at Twentieth Century ...

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    Fox Searchlight Dates Sundance Hit 'Calvary,' Starring Brendan Gleeson

    Fox Searchlight picked up at the Sundance Film Festival "Calvary," writer-director John Michael McDonagh's follow-up to the masterful "The Guard," also starring Brendan Gleeson. The distributor has now booked a summer release date.

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