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    A Few Good Lists For Tribeca's Top Picks

    Time Out New York magazine, The New York Times and The Village Voice have compiled lists of their tops picks for the Tribeca Film Festival to help moviegoers weed through this year's extensive offerings. Here are some films that made it on to more than one list: John Malkovich returns in Brian Cook's "Colour Me Kubrick" as the conman Alan Conway who successfully passed himself off as the director Stanley Kubrick; Emmanuelle Bercot's "Backstage" provides a dose of celebrity culture in a film about the intertwining lives of a suburban teen and her pop star idol; "Brothers Of The Head" by Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe is the bizarre story of conjo...

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    CANNES '06: Previewing The 59th Festival de Cannes, 61 Films From Some 30 Countries

    With just under a month before the 59th Festival de Cannes kicks off in the South of France, organizers unveiled the anticipated lineup for the annual event, a high point on the festival calendar and a leading marketplace for new films. Offering a total 61 films from some 30 countries that will scre...

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    Focus Scoops Woody Allen's "Scoop" for the U.S. Oz and New Zealand

    Focus Features has acquired U.S. Australian and New Zealand distribution rights to writer/director Woody Allen's latest film, "Scoop," currently in post-production, company president James Schamus announced Thursday. The film, shot on location last summer in London, stars Allen, Hugh Jackman (from the upcoming "X-Men: The Last Stand"), Scarlett Johansson (who starred in Allen's last effor, "Match Point"), and Ian McShane ("Deadwood"). Described as a "comtemporary comedy," Johansson plays a student journalist for a college newspaper. While visiting friends in London, she happens upon 'the scoop of a lifetime.' In the course of her investigatio...

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    NEW THIS WEEK: Fonda and "Sir" Support War Vets Then and Now; "Ping Pong" And More Debuting in Theat

    [EDITORS NOTE: This is a new column from indieWIRE, covering films debuting this week in theaters.]

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    Sundance Institute Announces Eight Projects for 2006 Summer Lab

    The Sundance Institute has selected eight projects from emerging and established playwrights to participate in the Sundance Institute Summer Laboratory held at the Sundance Resort in Utah July 10-30. Also attending the lab will be this year's Playwright-in-Residence Tanya Barfield and Russian director/producer Eduard Boyakov. The eight plays selected include: "Asymmetrical Battlefield," by Stephen Belber and directed by Lucie Tiberghien about an American reservist just back from Iraq and a Saudi-American citizen investigating a mysterious death; "Citizen Josh," an autobiography about rescuing democracy by Josh Kornbluth and directed by David ...

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    INDUSTRY MOVES: Hubbell Expands Role at Kodak

    The Kodak entertainment imaging division has promoted Anne Hubbell to the position of regional account manager for the independent feature film segment in the Americas region. In addition to working with the filmmaking community in New York, Hubbell's role has been expanded to include overall market...

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    POWER UP Gets First Look Deal

    The non profit, volunteer run gay studio Power Up has entered into a one year first look deal with the LOGO network for the acquisition of short films. Maureen Guthman, Vice-president of Acquisitions and Co-Productions at LOGO said they were "extremely impressed with the quality and talent of the PO...

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    Jim Hamilton joins the Toronto International Film Festival Group

    The Toronto International Film Festival Group has appointed Jim Hamilton to the newly created position of Director of Festival Centre Programming. Hamilton will be responsible for all of the programming at Festival Centre, overseeing the Group's programming, educational, exhibition and collection go...

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    INDUSTRY MOVES: King Joins Focus

    Jonathan King will join Focus Features as the company's EVP, Production, the company announced yesterday. He is joining the company this week in Los Angeles, reporting to president of production John Lyons. He previously served as president of production at Laurence Mark Productions

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    Lineup Unveiled for 59th Festival de Cannes

    In France this morning, the lineup was announced for the upcoming Festival de Cannes (May 17 - 28, 2006). The event will open with Ron Howard's Hollywood studio film "The Da Vinci Code" from Ron Howard, and close with Tony Gatlif's "Transylvania." Nineteen films will screen in competition and a smal...

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