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Janeane Garofalo and Patton Oswalt will lead off 826LA’s Fall-Time Yuk-Fest, a comedy fundraiser for the charity’s student writing and tutoring programs on Sept. 10 at the Avalon Hollywood. Also on the bill are Tim & Eric, Jimmy Pardo, Bill Burr, Al Madrigal and Bob Moore’s Amazing Mongrels.
SPIES LIKE US
Producers of an IRA drama based on the life of a former British spy have settled a legal fight ahead of Wednesday’s Toronto world premiere for £20,000 ($35,000). Martin McGartland, the subject of Kari Skogland’s “Fifty Dead Men Walking,” said Monday that he signed an agreement in London waiving his moral rights and agreeing not to obstruct the film’s release.
WEAVER SET FOR FEST
Sigourney Weaver will be a featured speaker at Realabilities: The First Annual NY Disabilities Film Festival. The event, highlighting films about the disabled, will be held Sept 21-23 in 14 locations throughout the New York metropolitan area. Panels will feature NYC film commissioner Katherine Oliver and others.
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