23 October 2007

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  • News

    NFI takes on Day Zero, Intervention and Sex and Breakfast

    2007-10-23T21:58:00Z

    New Films International (NFI) has picked up three titles ahead of AFM including the psychological drama Day Zero with Elijah Wood and addiction drama Intervention with Andie MacDowell.Day Zero imagines the lives of three friends in New York at a time when the military draft has been reinstated and

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    American World takes on Alan Cumming's Ghost Writer

    2007-10-23T21:53:00Z

    Los Angeles-based American World Pictures (AWP) has boarded international rights to Alan Cumming's solo directorial debut Ghost Writer (aka Suffering Man's Charity) and will begin sales at AFM. Cumming stars in the comedy-horror film as a predatory music teacher who attempts to take the credit for

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    Rotterdam to offer Focus tributes to Breer and Jamie

    2007-10-23T17:08:00Z

    The International Film Festival Rotterdam, which is under the new leadership of director Rutger Wolfson for its 37th edition, is focusing its programme on Free Radicals, 'film-makers and artists who idiosyncratically and energetically follow their own course.' US film-maker Robert Breer and US

  • News

    blinkx strikes content indexing deal with Dogwoof

    2007-10-23T17:01:00Z

    Video search engine blinkx has partnered with Dogwoof.com for online film content. blinkx will transcribe and index video content from Dogwoof.com and allow users to watch Dogwoof's content at blinkx.com.Dogwoof.com offers its own indepently produced content as well as films from international film

  • News

    Capitol bolsters AFM slate with new films from Redford, Hackford

    2007-10-23T16:32:00Z

    Capitol Films has announced several high-profile new projects on its slate for next week's American Film Market.Capitol will introduce buyers to Robert Redford's next directorial project, Against All Enemies, which will star Bruce Willis; as well as Taylor Hackford's next film Love Ranch, starring

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    Swedish Institute gives record funding to Moodysson's Mammoth

    2007-10-23T16:11:00Z

    Swedish director Lukas Moodysson's first English-language feature, Mammoth (Mammut), which starts principal photography on Nov 5 in Thailand, has received a record $1.7m (Euros 1.3m) production funding from the Swedish Film Institute.Gael Garcia Bernal will star in the $10m-plus (Euros 7.4m-plus)

  • News

    Cork's top shorts are Toyla and The Apology Line

    2007-10-23T16:03:00Z

    The Corona Cork Film Festival ended Oct 21 with a sold-out screening of Ang Lee's Lust, Caution. The festival estimates that more than 35,000 people attended films during the seven days of the festival, pushing box office takings up 9% from 2006.Several films sold out including the opening and

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    ContentFilm promotes Harry White to head of sales

    2007-10-23T14:43:00Z

    ContentFilm International has promoted Harry White to head of sales.White has been with ContentFilm International since 2002 and has worked on Black Book, Thank You For Smoking, Nightwatching, Transamerica, and Closing The Ring.He is based in ContentFilm's satellite office in Los Angeles. He will

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    Corbijn's Control leads BIFAs race with 10 nominations

    2007-10-23T14:30:00Z

    Anton Corbijn's debut feature Control, about Joy Division singer Ian Curtis, leads the nominations for the 10th annual British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs). Control, which premiered in Cannes, has 10 nominations, including Best Independent British Film, Best Director, Best Actor and Newcomer

  • Reviews

    Let's Say (On Dirait Que)

    2007-10-23T12:26:00Z

    Dir: Francoise Marie, France 2007. 82 mins.A touching, telling documentary about older children's perspectives on the world of grown-ups, Let's Pretend That... has the potential to rival the success of Etre et Avoir (To Be and To Have) - Nicolas Phillibert's widely distributed study of a primary