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    Venice Announces Jury for Late Summer Fest

    The Venice Film Festival has unveiled its full jury line up for its 63rd edition taking place August 30 - September 9. Joining this year's jury president, Catherine Deneuve, who was previously announced are: Spanish director and screenwriter Juan Jose Bigas Luna, Portuguese producer Paulo Branco, American director, produce and screenwriter Cameron Crowe, Russian actress Chulpan Khamatova, Korean director and screenwriter Park Chan-wook, and Italian actor and director Michele Placido. Jurors will determine the festival's Golden Lion for Best Film, the Silver Lion for Best Director, the Special Jury Prize, the Coppa Volpi for Best Actor, the Co...

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    4th of July Weekend a Dud; "Strangers with Candy," "Rockers" and "Cohen" Strong

    With one spectacular exception - the Amy Sedaris-starring "Strangers With Candy" - and several smaller ones, the five-day Fourth of July holiday didn't produce fireworks for independent/specialty films, based on the results of the latest indieWire Box Office Tracking Report (iWBOT). Only three films...

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    Toronto International Film Festival Reveals Four World Debuts for September Event

    The 31st Toronto International Film Festival has released more details of its event taking place September 7 - 16, with three world premieres from the United States on tap. The world premiere of Steven Zaillian's "All the King's Men," starring Sean Penn, Jude Law, Kate Winslet, Patricia Clarkson, Mark Ruffalo and Sir Anthony Hopkins. The film, which will be presented as a gala is the story of Willie Stark (Penn), a charismatic Southern politician whose idealism is marred by his own corruption, success and insatiable lust for power. Also joining this year's line up is Bob Balaban's "Bernard and Boris," which is based on the life story of bill...

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    NEW THIS WEEK: "Scanner Darkly" Opens On A (Relatively) Quiet Weekend

    It is a relatively quiet weekend for new movies in theaters. With a number of current specialty releases already vying for moviegoers, just a couple of new titles will join the fray. Among the highest profile is Richard Linklater's "A Scanner Darkly," which will kick-off in 17 locations from Warner ...

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    Outfest Gears Up for 24th Edition and a Heavy Film/Party Line up

    Los Angeles is gearing up for another large festival with the opening of the 24th edition of Outfest in downtown LA Thursday night. Outfest, the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival will debut at the historic Orpheum Theatre with Maria Maggenti's Sundance 2006 romantic comedy "Puccini for Beginne...

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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. Five d...

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    Sand Trap: Laurent Cantet's "Heading South" By Sarah Silver

    Early on in "Heading South" ("Vers le sud"), we are introduced to Brenda (Karen Young), an American who has traveled alone to a picturesque beach. In her late forties, Brenda appears comfortable in her own skin, even though the setting, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in the Seventies, predates the "40 is t...

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    LA FILM FEST '06: "Ira," "Abby," and "Mario" Win in Audience Prizes; Fest Salutes "Sunshine" and "Qu

    Boasting an attendance of more than 80,000 this year, Film Independent's Los Angeles Film Festival came to a close Sunday night at the Wadsworth Theater in West Los Angeles. On its final night, celeb presenter Christina Applegate announced two feature audience awards -- the fest-goers chose "Ira & A...

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    Oscar Rules Changes

    Last week, governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences unveiled a number of changes. In the Foreign Language Film category, a new two-stage process will be implemented, allowing New York-based members of the Academy to participate. Earlier this year, the organization changed documen...

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    Production Report: "Day Zero," "Gracie," "In the Footsteps of Orpheus," "Running Funny," "The Savage

    [EDITOR'S NOTE: indieWIRE's monthly production report looks at independent films in various stages of production. If you'd like to tell us about a film in production for future columns, please contact us.]

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