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  1. Sun setting on Spain's Sogecine?

    4:00 am 12/28/2007

    Spain's leading film production house, Sogecine, has quietly let three of its top international executives leave in recent months amid rumors of a possible halt in production activity. The studio has been a powerful force in the Spanish film industry's internationalization during the past decade, so the developments raise questions about what the moves might mean for the Spanish industry as a whole.Read more

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  2. Around the World

    4:00 am 12/28/2007

    Standing Pats; Still commercialized; Pants pressed; Not so fast; In all likelihoodRead more

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  3. Fest takes lead in Arab cinema

    4:00 am 12/28/2007

    Just about everything in Dubai seems to be under construction and the Dubai International Film Festival is no exception. The event, which wrapped its fourth edition Dec. 16, has grown rapidly into what most agree is the premiere showcase for Arab World cinema. The fest attracted more world premieres than ever, pulled in its biggest star haul, and saw the nascent Industry Office cement a reputation as a valuable workplace for those interested in the region's output. And a dazzling closing-night party out in the desert amid the ruins of an old fort provided a fitting climax to rival anything in Cannes.Read more

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  4. Flanagan tapped for Wilde fete

    4:00 am 12/28/2007

    Fionnula Flanagan will be honored at the U.S.-Ireland Alliance's third annual "Oscar Wilde: Honoring the Irish in Film" pre-Academy Awards event Feb. 22, it was announced by the group's president, Trina Vargo.Read more

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  5. Budapest's new-look fest reflects on year of change

    4:00 am 12/28/2007

    As the monthlong Europe Film Month winds down here, organizers are setting out to determine whether a number of firsts for the 17th annual Budapest end-of-year event have proven successful.Read more

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  6. in focus

    4:00 am 12/28/2007

    In Michel Gondry's "The Science of Sleep," the main character Stephane, played by Gael Garcia Bernal, expresses a wish to make a living as an inventor. He tells Stephanie, Charlotte Gainsbourg's character, that he has invented 3-D vision glasses for everyday life. "Isn't that how we see life anyway, in 3-D?" comes the swift response. A slightly sheepish Stephane maintains his invention is fun and speedily takes back the cardboard shades.Read more

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  7. Chan biz partners deny split

    4:00 am 12/28/2007

    Jackie Chan's longtime business partners are denying reports of a falling out that could destroy one of the longest-running partnerships in the Hong Kong film industry.Read more

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  8. risky business

    4:00 am 12/28/2007

    Welcome back to the 1970s. As 2007 draws to an end and critics go about their annual rite of drawing up top 10 lists, it's clear that the past year, if not necessarily a watershed, did witness a wave of provocative, challenging films. In fact, many critics are complaining that they're having difficulty restricting their praise to the traditional list of 10.Read more

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  9. sharper picture

    4:00 am 12/28/2007

    Latin American TV audiences are in for a major dose of what the Europeans refer to as "light entertainment," a gather-all expression that bundles up everything from humorous reality shows to dancing contests and games.Read more

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  10. Backing the future and the past

    4:00 am 12/28/2007

    By Stephen Clark's account, 2007 had been a pretty bad year for his favorite film.Read more

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