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    2007 Sundance Film Festival Entry Deadlines

    The 2007 Sundance Film Festival, running January 18 - 28 in Utah, has announced a call for submissions for dramatic and documentary feature-length films, and for short films. Deadlines to submit U.S. and international films for next year's event are: August 18 (for early submissions for all films); September 1 (short films); September 11 (feature films). The Independent Film Competition is open to independently produced dramatic and documentary feature-length films; U.S. films in competition must be world premieres, have at least 50 percent U.S. financing, and have been completed in either 2005 or 2006. Dramatic features must be no less tha...

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    Kenan Ready for His Close-Up

    In the Los Angeles Times, Patrick Goldstein offers a profile of the 29 year old debut feature filmmaker Gil Kenan, whose "Monster House" is coming this week to theaters. The animated studio movie, described as a "comic horror film," was shepherded by exec producers Robert Zemeckis and Steven Spielbe...

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    Toronto International Film Festival Opens Canada First! with "Fido" and to Screen Eight World Debuts

    The 31st Toronto International Film Festival has revealed details of its Canada First! line up, with Andrew Currie's zombie film "Fido" opening the section, which will spotlight nine feature films, with eight screening as world premieres, organizers announced Tuesday. Additionally the festival, taki...

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    INDUSTRY MOVES: Kerr Joining Flaherty

    Mary Kerr has been named executive director of The Flaherty/International Film Seminars, Inc., the organization announced Monday. Previously with DocuClub (and before that SilverDocs, among others), Kerr will join IFS on August 7th.

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    Features Films (Finally) Coming to iPod?

    Mac rumor site ThinkSecret says that Apple is finally ready to unveil its plan to bring feature films to iTunes and the iPod. The site said tonight that Apple head Steve jobs would announce the news in a few weeks during his annual keynote speech during a Mac trade show -- the downloads will be shor...

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    Atchison Set for 3 at TWC

    "Akeelah and the Bee" director Doug Atchison has inked a three-picture, first-look pact with The Weinstein Company. Two of them are: the romantic comedy "Outspoken" and the historical WWI romance "The Last Caravan." Lou Pitt will produce both, according to Michael Cole, TWC production co-president. ...

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    Lions Gate's Library For $960 Million?

    Calling Lions Gate Entertainment "the Southwest Airlines of the movie industry," Fortune magazine explores the potential sale of the successful company, as The New York Times' DealBook notes. The Times' biz blog speculates that a sale of the Lions Gate library could be worth $960 million (according ...

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    "Gymnast" Flies to Two Outfest Prizes

    Ned Farr's "The Gymnast" took two prizes at the recently concluded Outfest: Los Angeles Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, including the event's juried OUTstanding American Narrative Feature award and the HBO OUTstanding First Narrative Feature nod, which is an audience prize. Also sharing fest honors w...

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    "Volver" Trailer

    The trailer for a Cannes favorite, Pedro Almodovar's "Volver," is available now on Apple's Quicktime movie site. Sony Pictures Classics will release the movie domestically on November 3rd. [Eugene Hernandez]

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    The Top Ten So Far...

    Each week, indieWIRE receives the final weekend numbers for specialty releases in theaters. This is our top ten for the past weekend so far, with most numbers already in. The top ten is subject to change before the final chart is published tomorrow and the weekly box office column is written. Weeken...

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