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    Italian actor/director Toni Servillo to be honoured at Locarno


    Italian actor/director Toni Servillo will receive an Excellence Award at the 62nd Locarno International Film Festival (August 5-15).

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    SBS signs longterm free TV deal for new and library films with MGM


    SBS Broadcasting in The Netherlands has signed an exclusive free TV deal with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios (MGM) for a package of titles including Quantum Of Solace,Valkyrie, Rocky Balboa, Lions For Lambs and Pink Panther 2.

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    Scorsese named recipient of MPAA's Jack Valenti Humanitarian Award


    The Motion Picture Association Of America (MPAA) has decided to give this year’s Jack Valenti Humanitarian Award to Martin Scorsese at a dinner to cap of the day-long industry symposium The Business Of Show Business on April 21 in Washington DC. The award is presented every other year to an ...

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    South East European Film Festival set for April 30 to May 4 in LA


    The fourth annual South East European Film Festival will take place in Los Angeles from April 30 to May 4. Designed to showcase films from the region but also educate about its troubled history and cultural diversity, the festival will feature titles such as Zrinko Ogresta’s Behind The Glass ...

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    Balsmeyer's Lightbulb switches on 33rd Cleveland Film Festival this week


    Jeff Balsmeyer's Lightbulb , the rags-to-riches story of two brothers who come up with a revolutionary gizmo, will open the 33rd annual Cleveland International Film Festival on March 19th. The film, which stars Dallas Roberts, Jeremy Renner and Ayelet Zurer (soon to be seen in Angels And Demons ), is ...

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    Icon to re-release Man On Wire


    Icon Films will be re-releasing James Marsh's Man on Wire, following its win at the 2009 BAFTA Awards for Outstanding British Film . The film is nominated for best documentary at this year's Academy Awards which take place on February 22. Man on Wire first opened theatrically ...

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    IFC Films acquires US rights to Rupert Wyatt's The Escapist


    IFC Films has acquired US rights to Rupert Wyatt's The Escapist which had its world premiere at Sundance 2008. The film, which stars Brian Cox, Joseph Fiennes, Dominic Cooper and Damian Lewis, had previously been picked up by the beleagured THINKFilm but was freshly available when that company hit ...

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    Tengri - Blue Heavens wins best film, director at The WIFTS


    Marie-Jaoui de Poncheville's Kyrgyzstan-set drama Tengri - Blue Heavens was named best film and Poncheville was named best director at the inaugural Women's International Film & Television Showcase (The WIFTS) in Los Angeles. The event was created to bring together woman from all walks of life through the art ...

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    Linda Agran to receive TV Pioneer Award at LA Women's Showcase


    UK TV executive Linda Agran will receive the Television Pioneer Award on Dec 7 at the first ever Women's International Film & Television Showcase in Los Angeles. Agran started her career working in the UK offices of Columbia Pictures, Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros before joing Euston Films, a subsidiary ...

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    Morgan Matthews' The Fallen wins audience award at Sheffield


    The Sheffield Doc/Fest's audience award went to Morgan Matthews' The Fallen about servicemen and women killed in action while James Marsh's acclaimed tale of a tightrope walker Man On Wire was named runner-up as the event came to a close. Festival organisers said the event drew a record ...

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    AFM Briefs Nov 10


    Scandinavian sales outfit TrustNordisk has announced deals closed here. Cold Prey II has gone to Indonesia (MT Entertainment) and Brazil (Flashstar). The Candidate has been sold to Indonesia (Mt Ent) and Poland (Syrena Films). Dark Floors has gone to Indonesia (MT Ent) and Love At First Hiccup ...

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    AFM Briefs Nov 9


    Alki David's London-based production, distribution and sales outfit 111 Pictures has taken worldwide distribution rights to two new projects, the drama Look by Adam Rifkin and the Asian-American independent comedy American Fusion starring Esao Morales. Look , written and directed by writer/director/producer/actor Adam Rifkin ( Underdog, Small Soldiers ) ...

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    AFM Briefs Nov 8


    Firaaq , the directorial debut by revered Indian actress Nandita Das, has been sold to the Middle East. Distributor Daxar Multimedia Limited has snapped up all rights to The Middle East to the film from sales agent Wide Management while Suraya has taken Malaysian, Indonesian, Singaporean and Vietnamese TV rights. ...

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    AFM Briefs Nov 7


    Trellis Huahn has been appointed to the newly created post of executive vice president of business affairs at Bold Films. Huahn will report directly to Bold Films' president or worldwide distribution Stephanie Denton and will play a key role in production, finance and development negotiations and will oversee all worldwide ...

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    AFM Briefs Nov 5


    Diffusion Pictures has acquired all UK rights from Ryan Kampe and Sylvain Tron's Visit Films to the drama Momma's Man following its London Film Festival screenings. The film premiered at Sundance and tells of a man who visits his parents' loft apartment in Manhattan on a business trip and ...

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    Danny Glover joins voice cast of UK animatronics feature Agent Crush


    Danny Glover has joined the voice cast of animatronics adventure Agent Crush which is being sold worldwide by Fantastic Films International.He joins a cast already including Ioan Gruffudd, Neve Campbell, Brian Blessed, Brian Cox, Alice Evans and Roger Moore.The film has already completed principal photography in the UK using state-of-the-art ...

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    Stiller, Tomei join Hollywood Awards lineup on Oct 27


    Ben Stiller will be honoured with the Hollywood Comedy Of The Year Award, while Marisa Tomei will be named supporting actress of the year, the cast of The Secret Life Of Bees ensemble of the year and Robert Pattinson newcomer of the year at the Hollywood Awards ceremony on ...

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    Pinewood & Shepperton photo exhibit to open in New York City


    A photography exhibition showcasing behind-the-scenes images of great star at work at the UK's Pinewood and Shepperton Studios over the last 50 years will open at the Lincoln Center in New York City on Aug 14 and run through to Sept 5. Entitled 'Capturing Film History In The Making', the ...

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    Colin Brown steps down as Editor-in-Chief of Screen International


    Colin Brown is stepping down as the longstanding Editor-in-Chief of Screen International to pursue new entrepreneurial ambitions in the global media and entertainment sphere. Announcing the amicable departure, Natasha Christie-Miller, Managing Director, Retail & Media at Emap Inform, Screen 's parent company, paid tribute to Brown's long and profitable ...

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    HFPA gives $0.76m in grants to film schools and non-profits


    The Hollywood Foreign Press Association presented $759,865 in financial grants to film schools and non-profit organizations at its annual installation luncheon in Los Angeles today (Wednesday).