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Palm and Netflix Pen Messy Deal for Rockumentary

As Netflix figures out this whole distribution thing, Palm Pictures chimes in to help.
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ShoWest Panel: How Indies Got Their Groove Back

A panel of independent film insiders at ShoWest thanks exhibitors and acknowledges marketing challenges, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter.
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Tribeca Announces 2007 Lineup

Robert DeNiro's baby is growing up, bringing an international flavor to the Big Apple.
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Casting News: Howard in "Teardrop Diamond"

With Lohan out of the picture, Bryce Dallas Howard gets the lead in the new Tennessee Williams pic.
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Two Spanish Films To Find U.S. Screens

Fresh from the rush of three Spanish directors taking the scene by storm, two companies nab the next big names.
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Director Craig Brewer Talks to IFC

The "Black Snake Moan" director answers those burning questions, like where on earth does he come up with this stuff?
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Friday Festival Frenzy: HotDocs and AFI Dallas

From the true stories of the world to the weird mind of David Lynch, two festivals announced lineups this week that deliver.
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Casting News: Ethan Hawke in "Staten Island"

Production Weekly reports that Hawke's to star in the drama about three neighbors just trying to get ahead.
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Film Racing: How Fast Can You Shoot?

If you've got 12 hours, you've got time for Film Racing. And it's coming to a city near you.
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2007 Independent Spirit Awards: Sunshine Sweeps

Film Independent doles out awards for the best independent movies of the year and a Little Miss shines.
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Actress McDormand Adds Two for Focus Features

Oscar-winner Frances McDormand tackles new ground in two new films--the leading role.
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New Line Lines Up Two New Flicks

Mark Waters and Neil Jordan both sign on to direct upcoming flicks for the studio.
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Interview: Ryan Gosling Talks Mickey and Movies

UK's The Guardian talks with the newly nominated actor about how he's found his way to Oscar and what he's doing now.
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"Lake of Fire" in ThinkFilm's Landscape

From the director of "American History X" comes a compelling documentary on abortion in America, heading to theaters in Fall '07.
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Secret Cannes Project Revealed

To celebrate the French festival's 60th year, thirty directors take on three-minute sketches to create a feature unlike any other.
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Ireland to Hollywood: Here We Come

From film school to funding to the finished product, Irish films are making their way to the forefront of the industry.
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Film Independent Honors Altman

The director who passed away last year will have an award named after him, honoring ensemble casts and their director.
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Casting News: Ruffalo in "Bloom"

Mark Ruffalo signs on to Rian Johnson's next film, "The Brothers Bloom" opposite Adrien Brody and Rachel Weisz.
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LionsGate Takes "Earth"

The studio secures US, UK and Australian distribution rights for the feature-length doc that compliments the BBC series.
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Friday Festival Frenzy: Germany's Own at Berlinale

Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck takes "The Lives of Others" to Berlinale, sits down with IndieWIRE.
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