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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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    Donna Gigliotti Joins The Weinstein Co.

    The Weinstein Company and Donna Gigliotti have reunited. It's good news for both sides of the equation. Donna's beginnings as Martin Scorsese's assistant were followed by many successes. Her list of credits is huge, ending most recently with Let Me In.We worked together on the joint acquisition of My Beautiful Laundrette in 1985. At that time I was buying for Karl Lorimar Home Video and she was buying for Orion Classics with Michael Barker and Tom Bernard. This was a first for many of us. In these early days, Film Four had, what was perhaps not even yet labeled, a Producers Rep, Joy Pereths, a New York based British film expert who in 1...

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    Patrick Frater Reports on Korean Films in France

    Maybe it's not kosher to take articles verbatim like this and my previous ScreenDaily reprint. But Patrick Frater, former journalist with Screen and Variety among other pubs, started his data-based online news Film Business Asia not too long ago and it is filling a much needed position covering Asia from both Eastern and Western povs. This article on how three great South Korean films, Poetry, The Housemaid and Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Livesfared in their French theatrical release is unique. The stories are derived from the data collected by Patrick and his partner Stephen Cremin. As they describe it, Film Business Asia is a ...

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    Reliance backs Mumbai with Film Bazaar and All-Woman Jury ♀

    Reliance Big Picture, the company behind Dreamworks and IM Global is backing its home festival, the 12th Mumbai Film Festival (October 21-28) along with a film bazaar with 25 top international buyers and sellers. Screen's Udit Jhunjhunwala reports that 200 films from 58 countries will screen and an...

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    Film industry streaming platform Festival Scope goes live!

    This is an important new way to keep up with (and see!) festival films even when you cannot attend the festival. It was founded by three former sales executive Alessandro Raja, formerly of Celluloid Dreams, Mathilde Henriot, formerly of MK2, and Lucie Kalmar, formerly of Wild Bunch, They know buyer...

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    Festivals Undergoing Major Sea Changes As Seen in Fall Fests...Focus on Latino and Spanish Language

    IFP, NYFF, TIFF, Locarno, Venice, San Sebastian …and Special Focus on Latino and Spanish Language Oriented Festivals and Business

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    14th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival

    This festival doesn't get enough ink...who outside of N.Y. and other African Diaspora Film Festivals is aware of the films showing here? Are the acquisitions executives on top of this? It seems like the only African American films we see today are by Tyler Perry. (Exception: Precious). Here is ...

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    San Sebastian FF Films in Progress (Cine en Construccion) Awards

    I am in San Sebastian International Film Festival September 20 to 25 covering Films in Progress (Cine en Construccion), Latino films (Horizontes Latinos) and The International Film School Meeting.

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    Women & Hollywood's Melissa Silverstein Goes to L.A. ♀

    Of the top 250 domestic grossing films released in 2009, women comprised 16% of all directors, executive producers, producers, writers, cinematographers, and editors. This is 3 percent less than 2001. The numbers break down as follows: women directed only 7%; wrote only 8%, were only17% of all exe...

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    Eleven Latin American Films to Contend for the Horizontes Award

    Eleven movies from different Latin American countries will contend for the Horizontes Award and its 35,000 Euros at San Sebastian. The Horizontes Latinos section showcases a selection of the most interesting and innovative Latin American films made over the last twelve months, with a number of titles backed by awards garnered at the big festivals of the year and others set for promising futures. Horizontes Latinos consists of features totally or partially produced in Latin America and either directed by moviemakers of Latin origin or set around the framework or subject of Latin communities throughout the rest of the world. These movies must...

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