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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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    Fest Dispatch: Young Americans in Toronto; from Canada to India, New York to Los Angeles

    Those living in the United States often forget that “America” encompasses a much wider swath of territory than the 50 states. There’s Canada, of course. And even in certain parts of India the residents call themselves “American.” For powerful evidence, see Ashim Ahluwal...

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    Critics Diary: Adaptations, "Pride & Prejudice," "Bee Season," "Tristram Shandy," "Everything Is

    When it comes to spotting awards contenders at the Toronto International Film Festival, it helps to start by finding the films that started off as books. Adaptations don't always make the best movies, but at least you have a pretty good idea of what you're in for. Take "Pride & Prejudice", for e...

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    "Chappelle's Block Party" Deal Rumored

    Word on the Toronto fest party circuit Tuesday night was that Focus Features has nabbed Michel Gondry's "Dave Chappelle's Block Party" in a multi-million dollar deal. A deal has not yet been formally announced.

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    Here! Gets "Queens" From Fortissimo

    Here! Films has nabbed North American rights to Manuel Gomez Pereira's "Queens" (Reinas), from Fortissimo Film Sales. The company is planning a release early next year in conjunction with regent Releasing. The film is described as as "ensemble comedy that finds five headstrong mothers coping with the personal family conflicts surrounding the impending marriages of their gay sons at a mass wedding." Written by Yolanda Garcia Serrano, Joaquin Oristrell and Pereira, the film stars Marisa Paredes, Carmen Maura, Veronica Forque, Mercedes Sampietro, and Betiana Blum, along with "the sons," Gustavo Salmeron, Unax Ugaldo, Hugo Silva, Paco Leon, Danie...

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