10 June 2008

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    XYZ Films closes deals with MPI, Cinemavault on The Last Lovecraft


    MPI Media Group has acquired all North American rights to and Cinemavault has boarded international sales on The Last Lovecraft: Relic Of Cthulhu.

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    Don Cheadle to receive LAFF's Spirit Of Independence Award


    Don Cheadle will receive the Los Angeles Film Festival's (LAFF) Spirit Of Independence Award for his 'outstanding work and contributions to the film industry' at the awards ceremony on June 29.The inaugural Spirit Of Independence Award went to George Clooney in 2005 and only Charlize Theron and

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    here! Films acquires domestic rights to Cthulhu, Antarctica


    here! Films has acquired North American rights to the occult thriller Cthulhu and worldwide rights to gay-themed Israeli romantic comedy Antarctica. Sister company Regent Releasing will release both titles in the US later this year.Cthulhu is adapted from HP Lovecraft's novella The Shadow Over

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    Briana Evigan signs to star in Sobini's thriller Burning Bright


    Step Up 2: The Streets lead Briana Evigan has signed to star in the thriller Burning Bright from Mark Amin's Sobini Films, which has a first-look deal with Lionsgate.Carlos Brooks, whose drama Quid Pro Quo starring Nick Stahl and Vera Farmiga opens this week through Magnolia Pictures, will direct

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    Greetings From The Shore wins Staten Island Film Festival


    Greg Chwerchak's opening night drama Greetings From The Shore won best feature at Staten Island's SINY Film Festival and star Kim Shaw was named best actress as the event came to a close at the weekend.Anthony Tarsitano was named best director for Calling It Quits and star Dennis Boutsakaris took

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    Mandate backs feature of hit online short Jay And Seth...


    Mandate Pictures has green-lit a feature based on the action comedy short Jay And Seth Vs The Apocalypse from co-writers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg.Mandate is in talks with directors and has earmarked a 2009 production start on the adaptation of the short, which starred Rogen and Jay Baruchel as

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    Ealing's Cannes deals include Dorian Gray to Alliance Films


    Ealing Studios International has reported a number of deals closed during Cannes Market.Oliver Parker's Dorian Gray, which was announced during Cannes, has been sold to Alliance Films for Canada, the UK, Spain, Italy and Scandinavia (releases will be handled by respective subsidiaries Alliance,

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    Paulo Coelho recruits MySpace users for feature compilation


    Author Paulo Coelho is working with MySpace on the creation of his first feature film, The Experimental Witch.The project is inspired by Coelho's most recent book The Witch Of Portobello, and will use the concept of 'mash up' videos. MySpace users will submit original videos and music and then

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    Skillset starts new trainee plan for Fund-paying productions


    UK training body Skillset has launched a new Film Trainee Scheme.The initiative was announced at a Skillset Connects networking lunch in London.The scheme will let newcomers work on productions shooting in the UK. Trainee positions will be heavily subsidised by Skillset, to help productions get

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    European Commission studies VoD changes for 2009


    The European Commission is considering the methods it will use to monitor Video on Demand (VoD) content when the new Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD) is introduced in 2009.Specifically, it is looking at ways to monitor how European content is promoted by VoD services.Possible criteria