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Irish fest preps for October bow

The first Los Angeles Irish Film Festival is set for Oct. 2-5 at the Clarity Theatre in Beverly Hills, with a closing-night celebration and screening at the Silent Movie Theatre in Los Angeles. Directors Jim Sheridan, Neil Jordan and Mary McGuckian are among those serving on the advisory board.

Tis 'Season' for Lil' Wayne

Rapper Lil' Wayne is writing and producing a song for the Dimension Films sports drama "Hurricane Season." The duet with R&B singer Robin Thicke also will appear on Wayne's upcoming CD "Tha Carter III," due out Tuesday. Wayne makes his feature acting debut in "Season," which is set for a Christmas release.

Flatts plays 'Montana'

Country trio Rascal Flatts will appear and perform in Disney's "Hannah Montana: The Movie," which is filming in Tennessee. "American Idol" alum Bucky Covington and new artist Marcel also will appear in the film, which is due next year.

Avid in the mail

Avid Technology began shipping the newest versions of its HD editing systems and VideoRAID storage systems. These include Avid Media Composer, NewsCutter and Symphony as well as new hardware configurations of Mojo DX and Nitris DX. Additionally, the company is upgrading its Unity MediaNetwork, Unity ISIS and Interplay product lines.

Mar gets Diverse

Marcela Mar ("Love in the Time of Cholera") has signed for representation with Diverse Talent Group.
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