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    CANNES '06 MARKET DAILY: Focus Features In Spotlight; Goldwyn/Fox Go With "God", Kaufman's Latest, A

    The recent promotion of David Linde to the co-chairman post at Universal Pictures has paved the way for a bit of a re-alignment at Focus Features, the international production, financing, and worldwide distribution label that Linde formed five years ago with Good Machine business partner James Scham...

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    Reuters: China censors delay approval for Cannes contender

    Chinese director Lou Ye seems ready to go ahead with the Cannes premiere of his film "Summer Palace" on Wednesday even though he may face reprisals at home because the movie has yet to receive official approval. Chinese censors on Tuesday refused to review the Palme d'Or contender, alleging flaws wi...

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    Reuters: French actress Aimee set for tribute at Cannes

    The Cannes Film Festival will pay tribute to Anouk Aimee, doyenne of French cinema, on May 27, organizers said Tuesday. Described by festival director Gilles Jacob as "one of the cinema's most beautiful embodiments of femininity," Aimee found success at age 16 in Cayette's "The Lovers of Verona." Sh...

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    AP: "Da Vinci Code" Protests Widespread

    "Anger over 'The Da Vinci Code,' premiering Wednesday at the Cannes Film Festival, escalated as Christian groups from South Korea, Thailand, Greece and India planned boycotts, a hunger strike and attempts to block or shorten screenings. The plot of the movie, adapted by Ron Howard from Dan Brown's w...

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    AP: Stars Come Out for Gore's Documentary

    Hollywood rolled out the green carpet Tuesday for former Vice President Al Gore and his global-warming documentary, "An Inconvenient Truth." Actors and activists attended the opening of the film, which argues that global warming is imminent and potentially catastrophic. Sharon Stone, David Duchovny ...

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    SXSWclick Revs Up for Third Edition

    The South by Southwest Conference & Festivals (SXSW) has announced its third edition of its new-media festival, called "SXSWclick." The program is a year-round initiative created by the fest to spotlight short-form storytelling via the Internet and mobile devices. Film and videomakers are invited to submit their work for consideration via the their website. The deadline for submissions is June 12, and the line up will be available on the official site June 30. Winners for jury and audience awards will be announced July 28 and winners will automatically be selected to screen at the next SXSW Film Festival taking place March 9 - 18 in Austin, T...

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    CMG Gets "The Treatment" for Cannes

    Cinema Management Group (CMG) has acquired all international rights to the romantic comedy, "The Treatment," which won the Tribeca Film Festival's "Made in New York - Best Narrative Feature" award recently. The film, directed by Oren Rudavsky, is described as a "moving and funny love story about a nerdy but likeable intellectual who finds the woman of his dreams, with an eccentric Freudian psychoanalyst." Chris Eigeman ("The Last Days of Disco") and Ian Holm ("The Lord of the Rings") star in the film. "We are thrilled to have discovered 'The Treatment' at Tribeca," commented GMG president Edward Noeltner in a statement. "It's the perfect New ...

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    Documentaries "Stolen," "Guiliani Time," "Gehry" Take Per Screen Lead On Otherwise Flat Box Office

    On a reasonably quiet weekend for independent/specialty films, with nothing earning a five-digit per-theater average and Terry Zwigoff's "Art School Confidential" not impressive in its fast expansion, documentaries led the latest indieWIRE Box-Office Tracking Report (iWBOT). "Stolen," "Giuliani Time...

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    CANNES '06 MARKET DAILY: Paillard Chat; TWC's "Swords", CMG Sells "Treatment", EFP On The Move, And

    With festival and market screenings still a day away, attendees made their way to the South of France Tuesday for the 2006 Festival de Cannes and the Marche du Film. The 2006 event opens Wednesday with Ron Howard's "The Da Vinci Code," which screened for festival press during a late evening showing ...

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    SHORTS MONTHLY: The Long Shadow of the Quay Brothers: The Maverick Animators and their Devotees

    Everyone discovers the short films of the Brothers Quay in their own unique way. I was first clued in by Terry Gilliam back in 2000. "You must know the Brothers Quay," the ex-Python proselytized. "The Quay Brothers are identical twins from Philadelphia who have lived in England for something like ...

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