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  1. Sidorov set for 'Tourist' season

    5:00 am 5/19/2007

    CANNES -- Russian director Alexei Sidorov has signed to helm "The Tourist" (working title), a $5 million action thriller about amateur snipers who travel to war zones to act out their computer game fantasies for real.Read more

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  2. Draper to launch Slingshot's U.K. arm

    5:00 am 5/19/2007

    CANNES -- Former Fox Searchlight U.K. chief Elizabeth Draper has jumped into digital production banner Slingshot Studios in London to head up and launch its U.K. distribution arm.Read more

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  3. Germans flow into Waterfall

    5:00 am 5/19/2007

    CANNES -- Berlin indie production house Odeon Film and veteran German producers Peter Rommel and Thomas Haeberle have set up a new label, Waterfall Prods., to produce low-budget genre films.Read more

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  4. Firth, Davis, Keener take 'Genova' trip

    5:00 am 5/19/2007

    CANNES -- Fresh from directing Angelina Jolie in the Out of Competition selection "A Mighty Heart," British director Michael Winterbottom will welcome Colin Firth, Hope Davis and Catherine Keener to lead his next project, "Genova."Read more

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  5. Mendes throws 'Curve' for Mandate

    5:00 am 5/19/2007

    U.S. producer-distributor Mandate Pictures is expanding into the home entertainment sphere with the launch of Grindstone Entertainment Group and the acquisition of 226 first- and second-run feature films.Read more

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  6. India's UTV unveils film slate

    5:00 am 5/19/2007

    Mumbai-based entertainment group UTV promoted a slate of film projects big and small Friday at the Festival de Cannes, a fest that began 60 years ago, the same year India gained its independence.Read more

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  7. Loma Nasha, Gaumont morph into deal

    5:00 am 5/19/2007

    French independent producer Loma Nasha Films is readying two projects with Gallic major Gaumont, the first of which is the true story of impersonator and international fraud Frederic Bourdin.Read more

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  8. Three team up for 'Hollywood'

    5:00 am 5/19/2007

    U.S. outfit Magnolia Pictures, antipodean distributor Madman Entertainment and StudioCanal-owned U.K. indie distributor Optimum Releasing have united to ink a presale buy of roustabout docu "Not Quite Hollywood" for their territories.Read more

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  9. Abu Dhabi unveils Middle East fest

    5:00 am 5/19/2007

    CANNES -- The United Arab Emirates capital of Abu Dhabi has picked its spot on the world's crowded film festival calendar, announcing plans Friday for the new Middle East International Film Festival, to launch Oct. 12-17.Read more

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  10. Dialogue: Gael Garcia Bernal

    5:00 am 5/19/2007

    Gael Garcia Bernal is at this year's Cannes not just as a pretty face but because of his first sojourn behind the lens. He speaks about the pressures of directing and the political implications of making films in Mexico.Read more

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