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  1. AFM digest: 'Funeral' procession moving swiftly

    4:00 am 11/4/2006

    Kimmel International has sealed a slew of territory deals across its slate, headlined by agreements for its Frank Oz-directed comedy "Death at a Funeral," the company said Saturday.Read more

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  2. Asian territories gather for 'Assembly'

    4:00 am 11/4/2006

    Media Asia has presold the feature "The Assembly" by Feng Xiaogang across Southeast Asia for undisclosed sums at the American Film Market, distribution and sales chief Jeffrey Chan said.Read more

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  3. Celestial films ride digital wave

    4:00 am 11/4/2006

    Hong Kong-based Malaysian movie producer and distributor Celestial Pictures is trimming films from its Shaw Bros. catalog into 30-minute versions in a bid to ride global digital media trends.Read more

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  4. Singapore-based Innoform takes 'Law' into own hands

    4:00 am 11/4/2006

    Innoform Media general manager Teck Lim is moving Singapore's leading kids video distributor into feature film production with director Jack Neo's "Just Follow Law," which sold to Golden Harvest for Hong Kong and Taiwan at the American Film Market.Read more

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  5. Data, biz models bringing Wall St. to H'wood's door

    4:00 am 11/4/2006

    The transparency of available data and a surge in solid business models is fueling a growing desire by Wall Street to invest in the movie industry, a packed conference room heard at the American Film Market.Read more

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  6. 'Crossing' docu will screen for subject in North Korea

    4:00 am 11/4/2006

    Next week in Pyongyang, James Joseph Dresnok, a U.S. Army soldier who in 1962 fled into North Korea, will see and critique "Crossing the Line," British director Daniel Gordon's documentary of his life in the world's newest nuclear state, the docu's executive producer said at the AFM.Read more

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  7. Momentum gathers up 'Tomo'

    4:00 am 11/4/2006

    U.K. distribution company Momentum Pictures said Friday it has snapped up British rights to Paul Catling's sci-fi project "Tomo."Read more

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  8. Out of the 'Fire': Kaye back with a pair of hot projects

    4:00 am 11/4/2006

    The notoriously mercurial director Tony Kaye has re-emerged in the feature film world, shopping his acclaimed abortion docu "Lake of Fire" and a new thriller from script guru Robert McKee, "Madness."Read more

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  9. 'Malice' takes Barton through looking glass

    4:00 am 11/4/2006

    Producers Michael Pierce and Mark Williams ("Flawless") have struck a deal with Stephen Margolis' London-based production and finance outfit Future Films to make Simon Fellows' "Malice in Sunderland," Future said Saturday.Read more

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  10. Regent attends worldwide 'Orientation'

    4:00 am 11/3/2006

    Regent Releasing has acquired worldwide rights to the Element Films comedy "Freshman Orientation," with plans to roll it out in the spring in 20 U.S. markets.Read more

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