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Germany's Senator and France's Wild Bunch Join Forces to Launch Distribution and Production Group

PARIS– Two European powerhouses, Germany’s Senator Entertainment and France’s Wild Bunch are joining forces to launch an independent film distribution and production group.

The new shingle will be active in four European markets and will manage a library of around 2,200 films. 459 more words

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Venice Film Festival Reveals Lineup for Its 71st Edition

ROME – Venice topper Alberto Barbera has unveiled a promising lineup of fresh fare from around the world set to unspool at the 71st Venice Film Festival, with a rigorous focus on quality, discovery and diversity, likely to reveal some under-the-radar awards-season contenders and also bolster the Lido’s status as a global launching pad for prime auteur pics. 1,602 more words

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India's Dev Benegal Wins NAFF Project Prize at Korea's PiFan

SEOUL – Indian director Dev Benegal’s pitch for a dark comedy “Dead End” was named as the best project at the Network of Asian Fantastic Films . 206 more words

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Denzel Washington To Receive San Sebastian Donostia Award

MADRID – Denzel Washington will receive a career achievement 2014 Donostia Lifetime Achievement Award at September’s 62nd San Sebastian Festival, the highest-profile fest in the Spanish-speaking world. 307 more words

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11 Potential Surprises at This Year's Comic-Con

It’s no secret that studios like to surprise and delight fans at San Diego Comic-Con, and they spend hundreds of thousands of dollars cutting special footage and first looks to debut in Hall H. 838 more words

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PGS, OuiDO and Smiley Team up on Original TV Series

PARIS– Smiley, the creator of the emoticon, is joining forces with international sales powerhouse PGS Entertainment and OuiDO! Productions (“Alvinnn!!! and The Chipmunks”) to launch an original animated TV series around the brand. 295 more words

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BAM Underscores Further Industry Growth in Colombia

BOGOTA – “This isn’t an event where you really buy many films but rather one to make contact with producers, get the latest on their projects and then follow-up later,” Ernesto Munoz de Cote, director of film acquisitions, Fox Intl. 1,443 more words

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