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    Arthouse Audit: New Releases Led by 'Ruby Sparks' Are Hurt By Olympics

    Four years ago at the 2008 Olympics opening, specialized distributors avoided the date like the plague for new releases. This year, several anticipated films opened--and none showed strength consistent with what has been a robust late spring/summer. As the games tend to appeal to older audiences, th...

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    Fox Searchlight Names Director Neil Burger for 'Animal Rescue' Adaptation from Dennis Lehane

    Neil Burger will direct an adaptation of Dennis Lehane's short story "Animal Rescue" for Fox Searchlight and Chernin Entertertainment after his surprisingly successful "Limitless" starring Bradley Cooper.

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    Arthouse Audit: 'Moonrise Kingdom' Conquers More Box Office; Specialized Success of The Year

    The news this week is in the expanding films. Two huge hits-- a phenomenal second week for Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom" and more success for "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"-- joined with two other decently grossing expansions-- "Intouchables" and "Bernie"-- to provide an even better early June...

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    Trailer Watch: 'Ruby Sparks' is Hipster Pygmalion with Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan

    Fox Searchlight reveals the poster, promo photos, and a trailer (posted below) for their latest quirky number - "Ruby Sparks" - with Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan. Directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, "Ruby Sparks" tells what amounts to a hipster pygmalion: a young novelist (Dano) suffers from ...

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    EXCLUSIVE CLIPS: 'Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' Sets Brit Seniors in India

    Fox Searchlight is cheered indeed by the unexpected global performance of "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," starring a cast of high-end Brits, from Dames Judi Dench and Maggie Smith to Bill Nighy and Tom Wilkinson. John Madden ("Doubt") brings a rag tag band of retirees together in a broken-down hot...

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    'Best Exotic Marigold Hotel': From Pleasant Surprise to Box Office Phenomenon UPDATED

    The year’s first British movie hit in the UK has shifted from being a pleasant surprise to a box office phenomenon. The question is whether its adult appeal will translate when Fox Searchlight opens the film stateside on May 4.

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    First Look: Fox Searchlight Unveils 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' Poster

    You'll be hearing a lot about this Sundance jury-prize-winner film as the year progresses, as it winds its way through Cannes and other festivals, into release and Oscar contention. Here's the new poster.

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    Indie Theaters Face Digital Mayhem

    That sound you’ve been hearing over the last month that resembles the opening strains of the soundtrack from Jaws is a collective moan from true independent distributors and the mission-driven exhibitors who play their films. The catalyst for this distress was The Fox Searchlight Letter.

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    Indies React to Tugg, Which Lets You Choose What Will Play at Your Movie Theater, Adds 'Tree of Life' and 'Bullhead' to Roster

    New startup Tugg, launched Wednesday, lets audiences choose what will screen at their local multiplex. We polled several indie exhibitors and distribs for feedback (below).

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    Sundance 2012 Buyers Guide: A Primer

    Every year the Sundance acquisition landscape changes as buyers come and go.

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