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    iW NEWS | "Band's Visit" Buzz

    Met with a lengthy standing ovation here in Cannes, Eran Kolirin's Cannes Un Certain Regard feature film, "The Band's Visit," is nearing a North American distribution deal after locking up pacts in international territories. Produced by July August Productions, Bleiberg Entertainment, and Sophie Dul...

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    iW NEWS | TLA Likes "Naked Boys"

    TLA Releasing has acquired North American Theatrical and DVD Rights for the United Kingdom to Funny Boy Films' "Naked Boys Singing! The Movie." The film is co-directed by Robert Schrock and Troy Christian and is scheduled to be released this Fall. It is adapted from the popular play that debuted in...

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    iW NEWS | "Angels in the Dust" Finds International Distribution with Cinema Libre

    Cinema Libre Studio will distribute director Louise Hogarth's film, "Angels in the Dust." The documentary is about the AIDS crisis in South America and follows Marion Cloete and her family, who give up a life of privilege to establish a village and school that provide shelter, food and education to...

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    iW NEWS | ARP Takes French-speaking Rights to "The Good, the Bad, the Weird"

    Korean director Kim Jee-woon's Asian-Western, "The Good, the Bad, the Weird" has been acquired by French distributor ARP from Seoul-based Cineclick for French-speaking territory rights. The deal was made after thirteen minutes of footage was screened on the $11 million USD budget project. The deal i...

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    iW NEWS | Studio Grabs Gray's "Night" Ahead of Cannes Competition Debut

    A pair of private Cannes screenings in recent days have stirred buyers at the Marche du Film. On Saturday, Columbia Pictures acquired North American rights to James Gray's "We Own The Night," a Cannes competition film executive produced and financed by Mark Cuban and Todd Wagner's 2929 Productions. It was produced by Marc Butan and Nick Wechsler. Insiders close to the pact pegged the large deal at about $11 million. John Sloss' Cinetic Media exclusively handled North American rights to the movie and brokered the deal with Peter Schlessel, Sony Pictures' head of worldwide acquisitions. 2929 International is handling international sales. Starr...

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    iW NEWS | High Point Picks "Rendition"

    Carey Fitzgerald's London based High Point Films has purchased worldwide rights (outside UK) for Jim Threapleton's debut feature "Rendition." The film, starring Omar Berdouni ("United 93") and Andy Serkis ("The Lord of the Rings") and produced by Ultra Film's Andy Noble, follows the story of a Briti...

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    iW NEWS | Fortissimo Goes "Country"

    Fortissimo Films announced today that it has acquired all rights outside Scandinavia for the Icelandic film "Country Wedding." Currently shooting in Iceland, the film is a comedic road movie about two busloads of Icelanders attending a wedding. Valdis Oskarsdottir (editor of "Eternal Sunshine of t...

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    iW NEWS | Arthouse Acquires Alice Neel Doc

    Arthouse Films announced at Cannes that it has acquired the worldwide rights to the feature documentary on the life and art of Alice Neel. "Alice Neel" was directed by Alice's grandson, Andrew Neel. It presents a portrait of the struggles the American painter faced as a female artist, a single mot...

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    TLA Releasing Gets "Poor Boy's Game"

    TLA Releasing has acquired all distribution rights in the United Kingdom for "Poor Boy's Game" directed by Clement Virgo. The film, about a young white boxer who upon his release from prison for the brutal beating of a black man, is coached by the victim's father, stars Danny Glover ("Lethal Weapon"...

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    iW NEWS | Koch Lorber Has Designs on Marconi Doc "Lagerfeld Confidential" for North America

    Koch Lorber Films has acquired theatrical, home entertainment, TV and digital rights in North America for director Rodolphe Marconi's "Lagerfeld Confidential," the company announced from Cannes Friday. Lorber plans an October U.S. roll out of the Berlinale '08 doc in October, followed by a DVD, tele...

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