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    Cablevision Names Oines SVP and General Manager for Clearview Cinemas

    Cablevision has appointed Douglas Oines as its senior vice president and general manager for Clearview Cinemas, the cable company, which also owns entities such as Rainbow Media and Madison Square Garden, announced Wednesday. Effective immediately, Oines will oversee the day-to-day business of Clear...

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    From here to Iberia, the San Francisco International Film Festival

    Heroic firefighters, the eeriest simian costumes since "Planet of the Apes," a "Baywatch" star-as-activist, fierce flamenco dancers, and a rushing tide of watermelon juice: Welcome to the first four days of the 49th annual San Francisco International Film Festival.

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    LA Weekly Interview: Mickey Cottrell

    Ella Taylor (LA Weekly) interviews indie film publicist Mickey Cottrell and says, "a prince among independent film publicists, Mickey Cottrell was the first and most persevering of my callers when I took over as film editor at the L.A. Weekly in 1989." 'El-la, bee-yootiful El-la,' he sang into my vo...

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    indieLOOP: On The Scene During Tribeca

    During the Tribeca Film Festival, indieWIRE's new online social network/community site, indieLOOP is hosting two discussion groups: Tribeca Film Festival '06 Filmmakers, where we have invited directors from this year's program to post in a group journal about their experience at the festival; and Tribeca Film Festival, where we encourage festival goers to discuss what movies they've seen, parties they've been attending, and who've they've been meeting. In today's Filmmakers journal, Director Ishai Setton talks about gearing up for the screenings of his feature narrative film, "The Big Bad Swim" which is premiering tonight. In the journal he w...

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    TRIBECA '06: Striking, Somber "United 93" Opens 5th TFF

    The 2006 Tribeca Film Festival opened on a strikingly somber note Tuesday night in Midtown Manhattan with the world premiere screening of Paul Greengrass' "United 93," a dramatization of the events surrounding the crash of the fourth hijacked flight on 9/11. Nearly 100 families of those who died tha...

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    SF Chronicle: Interview: Werner Herzog

    There are a few places that Werner Herzog, in his long and peripatetic filmmaking career, has not gotten around to visiting. One is the central Sahara, but the director, as unflaggingly curious and fearless as he is, says dangerous civil wars will probably make the region forever inaccessible to him...

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    NY Times: At the Tribeca Festival, Heavy on the Reality, Light on the Light

    In the NY Times, Stephen Holden asks, "Whatever happened to the notion of movies as the "'Great Escape?' As the fifth annual Tribeca Film Festival consumes New York over the next two weeks, a more apt description of the mood of world cinema expressed in TriBeCa might be "No Escape." From tonight's (...

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    Sundance Institute Selects 14 Projects for 2006 June Directing/Screenwriting Labs

    Fourteen projects have been selected for the Sundance Institute's June Director's and Screenwriters Labs, taking place at the Sundance Resort in Utah from May 29 - June 29, 2006. Nine directing fellows have been chosen to work with advisors on their work, while the six writers will join the director...

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    "The Making of a Martyr" Takes 2nd U.N. Doc Film Fest Prize

    The 2nd annual United Nations Documentary Film Festival honored "The Making of a Martyr" with its audience award for best film. First-time Canadian-born directors Brooke Goldstein and Alistair Leyland were on hand to accept the prize for the film about a 15 year old suicide bomber who surrenders his own mission to blow himself up on the Israeli border. The directors find themselves with unprecedented access in his home, with his mother, father and sister; in the Israeli prison where he is held; and in the school he attended. The UN Documentary Film Festival featured films that deal with the UN's millennium goals including eradicating extreme...

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    Kids Will Be Kids: Three New Docs Capture Very Different Summer Camp Experiences

    With the Summer Solstice just two short months away, it's easy to begin daydreaming about trips to the beach, a getaway to a mountain cabin, or if you have kids, shipping them off to a summer camp. So it's apropos that three new documentaries about camps for kids have begun to emerge on the festiva...

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