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    Reverse Shot's 11 Annoyances of 2005

    How we hated them. So much that we can't stop talking about them. Certainly our second annual list of the most obnoxious experiences we had in 2005 watching ostensibly our favorite art form could come across as nothing more than a mean-spirited endeavor, but keep in mind that some of these titles se...

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    PARK CITY '06: Steven Bognar & Julia Reichert: "...You have to know WHY you want to make films, the

    Every day through the end of the Sundance Film Festival, including weekends, indieWIRE will be publishing two interviews with Sundance '06 competition filmmakers. Sixty filmmakers were given the opportunity to participate in an email interview and each was sent the same questions.

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    IFC Films Takes North American Rights to "Brothers of the Head"

    IFC Films and Tartan Films have picked up North American and U.K. distribution rights respectively to FilmFour's "Brothers of the Head," directed by Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe. The film premiered at this year's Toronto International Film Festival and IFC Films is planning a July release. "Brothers of the Head" is centered on the odyssey of conjoined twins Tom and Barry Howe who were plucked from obscurity by a 1970s music promoter and groomed into a boy band. Grappling with impossible love, artistic rivalry, and a dark inner life, the twins embrace their freakishness and spit it back in the form of searing punk rock. The North American deal ...

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    AP: Albert Brooks Pleased With UAE Premiere

    Albert Brooks says he wasn't looking to bring world peace, he was doing just what his new film's title said, "Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World." At its world premiere at the Dubai International Film Festival, Brooks said he was concerned Abdullah bin Zaid al-Nahayan, the minister of informatio...

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    ABC NEWS: Utah Theater Cancels "Brokeback Mountain"

    A movie theater owned by Utah Jazz owner Larry Miller abruptly changed its screening plans and decided not to show the film "Brokeback Mountain." The film, an R-rated Western gay romance story, was supposed to open Friday at the Megaplex at Jordan Commons in Sandy, a suburb of Salt Lake City. Instea...

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    Park City '06: Cho Chang-ho: "I think we're creating all the time in some way... creating is life it

    Every day through the end of the Sundance Film Festival, including weekends, indieWIRE will be publishing two interviews with Sundance competition filmmakers. Sixty filmmakers were given the opportunity to participate in an email interview and each was sent the same questions.

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    "Capote" Named Best Picture of '05 By National Society of Film Critics

    A final group of critics, representing publications from across the country, named Bennett Miller's "Capote" the best picture of the year yesterday. The Sony Pictures Classics release, which has earned an estimated $12.6 million after 15 weeks in release, was one of a few films recognized by all of ...

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    Picture This! Entertainment to Take "Whole New Thing" to U.S. Theaters

    Picture This! Entertainment announces today its acquisition of the controversial Canadian coming-of-age, comedic drama "Whole New Thing" directed by Amnon Buchbinder. An official selection of both the 2005 Toronto and 2006 Palm Springs International Film Festivals, the film will hit U.S. theatres in Autumn 2006 after after completing its festival run. The film centers on precocious 13-year-old Emerson Thorsen, home-schooled by hippie parents Kaya and Rog in rural Nova Scotia. After enrolling in the local junior high, Emerson develops a crush on English teacher Don Grant, a gay man stuck in a life of perpetual adolescence. The U.S. acquisition...

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    Google Unveils Video Marketplace

    At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas Friday, Google announced the launch of the Google Video Store, an online marketplace where viewers can buy or rent a wide range of content, from indie films to sports and TV programming. Users can also post their own content. -1607114503824678810&q=water...

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    Pamaount Specialty Division Names New EVP of Publicity and Promotions

    Paramount's revamped specialty division president John Lesher today named Megan Colligan as executive vice President of publicity and promotions. Colligan joins the specialty label from Fox Searchlight, where she has served as VP since 2002. During her tenure there, Colligan supervised the release of over 20 films including "Kinsey," "Napoleon Dynamite," and "Bend it Like Beckham" as well as others and also managed the Academy Award campaign for "Sideways," which received an Oscar nomination for best picture in 2004. She will spearhead campaigns for all of the label's releases and report to Lesher. "Megan is a great creative thinker and stra...

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