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    "Ask the Dust" and "Tsotsi" Shine Amidst a Mellow Specialty Box office

    "Ask the Dust," Robert Towne's film about Los Angeles - based on a 1939 John Fante autobiographical novel considered one of the finest about the City of Angels ever written - finished first on this week's indieWIRE Box Office Tracker (iWBOT) with a $9,826 per-screen average. Numbers are provided by ...

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    DISPATCH FROM SXSW: Cuban/Wagner, Burnt Orange in Focus, And More

    Two years ago at SXSW, a pair of new entities emerged, both with Austin ties. Burnt Orange Productions, the University of Texas Film Institute's new for-profit production company has become an active entity locally, while the vertically-integrated companies owned by Texas billionaires Mark Cuban and...

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    indieWIRE ANNOUNCEMENT: San Francisco Film Society & indieWIRE Unveil SF360.org; Gerhard Editing Onl

    [EDITORS NOTE: The following is an announcement from indieWIRE and the San Francisco Film Society.]

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    "En El Hoyo", "Vida y Color", "Accused" and "Burnt Out" Take Grand Jury Prizes At Miami Internationa

    The Miami International Film Festival concluded its 23rd edition this past weekend by awarding Grand Jury prizes to four films in the World and Ibero-American competition. Mexico director Juan Carlos Rulfo won the top prize in the Documentary Feature Competition for his film, "En El Hoyo" ("In The P...

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    DISPATCH FROM SXSW: Film Blogs and Politics In Focus

    Monday was essentially blogger day at the concurrent film and interactive conferences at SXSW '06, with a panel about film blogging, an evening party for bloggers and the presentation of the Bloggies honoring the best in online weblogs. The two concurrent SXSW conferences precede the annual music ev...

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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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    Slate Set for 2006 Tribeca All Access Connects Program

    The Tribeca Film Institute has announced the 33 projects selected for the 2006 Tribeca All Access Connects Program, taking place during this year's Tribeca Film Festival. The program connects U.S. directors and screenwriters of color with film industry insiders. 13 projects are narrative, including ...

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    Out to Sea: Marco Kreuzpaintner's "Summer Storm"

    Independent cinema was once regarded as the cinema of the disenfranchised. It's common knowledge now that the parameters of what was once defined as "indie" have been dissolved, and pat, mainstream, easy-to-swallow do-gooder liberal fantasies like "Good Will Hunting," "Chocolat," and "Crash," still ...

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    Gen Art Sets Slate for '06

    Jason Matzner's "Dreamland" will open the 2006 Gen Art Film Festival in NYC on April 5th. The film, the first of seven that will debut prior to a blowout bash, will screen at the legendary Ziegfeld theater in Manhattan. The fest will close with Gregg Kavet and Andy Robin's "Live Free or Die". Other feature films on tap include Goran Dukic's "Wristcutters: A Love Story", Steve Anderson's "F*CK, Scott Glosserman's "Behind the Mask", Bruce Leddy's "Shut Up and Sing", and Joshua Michael Stern's "Neverwas". Organizers announced that for the first time they will present the juried Stargazer Award for acting, along with the annual grand jury featur...

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    And the blog of the year is...

    Winner of the Weblog of the Year prize at The Bloggies -- just announced here at the SXSW Interactive conference -- is PostSecret, a blog where readers and fans mail in secrets on 4x6 postcards, the cards are posted on the site...

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