4 February 2001

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    Valentine can't edge out Wedding Planner from No 1


    Columbia Pictures' The Wedding Planner - sold internationally by Intermedia - held on to the number one slot at the North American box office over the weekend, taking in an estimated $11m to bring its ten day total to $28.2m. The romantic comedy beat out competition from Warner Bros' teen horror

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    Cool And Crazy bags top award at Goteborg


    Knut Erik Jensen's feature-length documentary Cool And Crazy (Heftig Og Begeistret) picked up the Nordic film award at Scandinavia's largest film event, the Goteborg Film Festival in Sweden, which wrapped on Saturday night.The film had its successful world premiere at the Tromso International Film

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    Uruguay's 25 Watts lights up Rotterdam


    Uruguayan directors Juan Pablo Rebella and Pablo Stoll's 25 Watts, about a group of bored teenagers in Montevideo, clinched one of the three VPRO Tiger Awards, along with the Movie Zone Award, at this year's Rotterdam International Film Festival.The other two Tiger Award winners, who each receive

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    Pellet scoops four awards at Spain's Goyas


    Actor-turned-director Achero Manas' debut feature film, Pellet (El Bola), was the surprise grand winner at the 15th edition of Spain's top Goya Awards on Saturday night.A startlingly realistic tale of child abuse and one of the first titles out of new production house Tesela Producciones, Pellet

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    Hollywood Partners champions Hill's Undisputed


    Hollywood Partners (HP), the Munich-based private film fund, has committed to co-financing and co-producing Walter Hill's Undisputed, starring Wesley Snipes, Ving Rhames and Peter Falk, in return for all foreign rights and certain income rights in the US and Canada.The film, which began shooting at

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    Jodie Foster drops out as Cannes jury president


    Actress Jodie Foster has been forced to drop out as president of this year's Cannes Film Festival jury after being selected as a last-minute replacement for the injured Nicole Kidman in the lead role of David Fincher's The Panic Room.The impending threat of a summer strike, should either the

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    Kevin Williams picks up Cordoba's debut


    Madrid-based sales outfit Kevin Williams Associates (KWA) has picked up world rights on Juan Vicente Cordoba's feature film directorial debut, What You Never Knew (Aunque Tu No Lo Sepas).The film, a co-production between Samarkanda and Enrique Cerezo PC, premiered at last year's San Sebastian

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    Fake UK doc gets Colombian treatment


    Colombian production outfit Tucan Productions is developing a feature inspired by the case of UK broadcaster Carlton Television's fake 1996 documentary The Connection, which claimed to have uncovered a new heroin route from Colombia to British school playgrounds.The Deal (El Trato) is to be

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    Usborne to head regional at UK's New Cinema Fund


    UK film superbody the Film Council has appointed independent producer Alex Usborne to oversee regional funding through its low-budget and edgy production fund, the New Cinema Fund.Usborne is to encourage film-makers across the UK to access the fund, which is worth $7.4m (£5m) a year. He previously

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    BV International acquires Vietnamese Stork


    Norwegian sales company BV International Pictures has picked up international rights to Jonathan Foo and Nguyen Phan Quang Bing's Song Of The Stork, described as the first Vietnam war film to be shot on location in Vietnam by an international crew. Inspired by true stories, Song Of The Stork