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    Genius Joins Grodfilm in Five Year Agreement

    Genius Products, Inc. has entered into an exclusive five-year distribution agreement with filmmaker Dan Grodnik's Grodfilm Corporation that gives Genius Products the first right of refusal on all future film productions, it was announced today by Genius CEO Trevor Drinkwater. Genius expects to release six to 12 films annually under the agreement, which includes home video, digital, television and theatrical distribution rights throughout North America. In addition to DVD releases, the films covered by this agreement, together with new films from the recently announced deal with Peace Arch Entertainment and the Wellspring library, give Genius ...

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    The Top Ten So Far...

    Each Monday, 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. Thre...

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    After Failing To Meet Fundraising Goal, AIVF's Future Is in Question

    The Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers (AIVF) failed to meet its goal of raising $60,000 and the organization has moved into a holding pattern, according to the non-profit organization's interim executive director Lina Srivastava. In a conversation with indieWIRE she explained, "(The or...

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    The Children's Hour: Michael Cuesta's "12 and Holding"

    Though his films tend to have an air of rawness and "brutal honesty," Michael Cuesta, judging by his first feature, "L.I.E." and his latest, "Twelve and Holding," seems more interested in creating angsty tween soap operas than surveying what it's really like to be a prepubescent. Cuesta treats the h...

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    "Candy" and "Centimeters" Bookend 18th NewFest Queer Line up

    NewFest, New York's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Film Festival has unveiled its 18th edition lineup featuring 230 films, including 45 features, 40 docs and 145 shorts. As previously announced the festival, taking place June 1 - 11, will open with the New York premiere of Paul Dinello's "St...

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    Seattle International Film Fest To Screen Over 400 Films During 32nd Edition

    The Seattle International Film Festival has announced the lineup for its 32nd edition, which will showcase 419 feature length and short films from 60 countries during its 25-day run. The fest will take place May 25-June 18 and includes 19 world premieres, 41 North American and 22 U.S. premieres. Nei...

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    Fortissimo Gets Worldwide Rights to Weerasethakul's Latest

    Leading sales company Fortissimo Films has announced the acquisition of worldwide rights to Apichatpong Weerasethakul's "Syndromes and A Century," one of seven films commissioned by the New Crowned Hope Festival celebrating Mozart. In an announcement, the film was described as exploring, "how we remember and how our sense of happiness can be acquired by something so insignificant. The film focuses on the memories of two doctors, one male and one female, and is inspired by the filmmaker's parents before they were lovers. The two reminiscences are told over two architectural spaces, one when the filmmaker was young, and the other in contempora...

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    ThinkFilm Makes Worldwide Deal for "Off The Black"; Will Sell International Rights at Cannes Market

    James Ponsoldt's "Off The Black" has been acquired by ThinkFilm, in a worldwide rights deal announced by the company Thursday. Think will be handling international sales for the film at the Cannes market next week. A 2006 Sundance Film Festival debut, the film is described as the "coming-of-age stor...

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    Troma Invades Cannes Again

    Attention all those Cannes bound! The Troma folks will be hitting the Croisette once again this year with their antics. According to a Troma release, this year, Undead Chicken Zombies and Anna Nicole Smith will join the Toxic Avenger, Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D., the Tromettes and a parade of street performers, as they delight the motion picture professionals and the citizens of Cannes throughout the festival. Troma prez Lloyd Kaufman will be attending the Cannes Film Market to present a product reel of Troma Entertainment's upcoming title "Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead," written, directed and featuring Kaufman. The film is described a...

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    NEW THIS WEEK: Giuliani and Gehry Docs; Plus the "Steins" and "Wah" to Tempt Your Moviegoing Fancy

    The darker side of "America's Mayor," Rudolph Giuliani, is the subject of Kevin Keating's "Giuliani Time" and Toronto 2005 doc, "Sketches of Frank Gehry" by Sydney Pollack, which chronicles the life of the famous architect, are among this weekend's specialty openers. Scott Marshall's comedy, "Keepin...

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