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    South Asian Films at Toronto

    Several South-Asian-centered films are trying to gain wider exposure at Toronto, including Shonali Bose's "Amu," about the massacre of Sikhs after the 1984 assassination of Indira Gandhi; Paul Mayeda Berges' "Mistress of Spices," based on Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni's bestselling novel, and Buddhadev...

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    indieWIRE Presents: Neil Gaiman and "MirrorMask"

    indieWIRE continues its monthly series with Apple Store - SoHo that presents indie film professionals discussing various aspects of the filmmaking process. Neil Gaiman, the best selling writer of the DC Comics series "Sandman," and the upcoming novel "Anansi Boys" will discuss his latest project, "M...

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    Roadside Attractions Takes "Wah-Wah" North American Rights

    Roadside Attractions has picked up North American distribution rights to Richard E. Grant's directorial debut, "Wah-Wah," while Hopscotch has nabbed the film for Australia and New Zealand, sales company The Works announced Thursday. The film opened last month's Edinburgh Film Festival and was a Special Presentation at the Toronto International Film Festival. The deals were negotiated by Joy Wong, head of The Works International, Howard Cohen and Eric DArbeloff of Roadside Attractions with Troy Lum and Sandie Don for Hopscotch. "Wah-Wah" is a semi-autobiographical coming of age at the end of an age story, set during the last gasp of the Britis...

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    Miramax Grabs "The Heart of the Game", Roadside Goes "Wah-Wah," ThinkFilm Gets "Chong"

    A trio of fest deals emerged Thursday at the Toronto International Film Festival, Miramax has acquired all North American rights to Ward Serrill.s celebrated Toronto doc "The Heart of the Game," the first acquisition for Miramax.s new president, Daniel Battsek, the company announced Thursday. In oth...

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    Shoreline Entertainment To Take "Brooklyn Lobster" for Worldwide Sales

    Shoreline Entertainment has acquired writer/director Kevin Jordan's "Brooklyn Lobster" for worldwide sales. Presented by Martin Scorsese, "Brooklyn Lobster" had its world premiere September 9th as an official selection of the Toronto International Film Festival. The film stars Danny Aiello and Jane...

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    INDUSTRY MOVES: Micah Green Heading West to CAA

    Surprising New York's film insiders, Cinetic Media's Micah Green is leaving New York to join CAA. While Green will not represent specific individual clients, he will work with the agency on repping client projects for sale, and also developing new initiatives at the agency, specifically focusing on financing and distribution partnerships. Among the immediate goals is setting up a partnership between CAA and Cinetic Media to jointly rep films, in particular at festivals like Sundance. Green began working with John Sloss in 1997, working in the former Sloss Special Projects division and later as part of the launch or Cinetic Media. He will begi...

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    Cinequest Goes for DVDs

    The Cinequest festival has unveiled plans to launch its own DVD label, offering films from the event's annual lineup, in partnership with Netflix. In the words of an announcement from Cinequest:This model is a new solution to distribute the truly independent film that doesn't fit into the traditiona...

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    Critics Diary: Romance, Cigarettes, Capote, and an Irish Transvestite

    Romance and cigarettes. You could make a compelling case that those two ingredients are what the 2005 Toronto International Film Festival is all about. Romance, of course, remains the age-old standby. As for cigarettes, it seems like everyone's lighting up on screen these days (everyone, that is, ex...

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    Hollywood Fest To Open With "Kiss Kiss"

    The 2005 Hollywood Film Festival will open on October 18th with a screening of Shane Black's "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang," starring Robert Downey Jr., Michelle Monaghan, and Val Kilmer. The fest will run through October 24th in Los Angeles.

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    Sony Classics Nabs "House of Sand"; Focus Gets "Block Party"

    Having been in Toronto for a week, many buyers and sellers started heading back home Wednesday, with industry attendance noticeably lighter today. While there are still many more screenings and events at the Toronto International Film Festival, those in town purely for the market side of the event t...

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