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IFC Films

Domestic distribution report

B.O. cume: $7 million

Topper: Jonathan Sehring, president IFC Entertainment

Upcoming releases: none for rest of 2005

Analysis: After a busy slate in 2004, IFC kept this year light on releases. The highlight was surprise hit “Me and You and Everyone We Know.” Though German import “The Edukators” and “The Baxter” didn’t live up to expectations generated on the festival circuit. In 2006, they’ll spring back to action with a list that includes “Sorry, Haters” and Lars von Trier’s “Manderlay.”

Building on the cozy relationship between Bob and Harvey Weinstein and Cablevision honcho Jim Dolan, Cablevision-owned IFC Films has been making more pacts with the Weinsteins as the brothers prep to launch their own media entity.

While still heading Miramax, the Weinsteins made deals with IFC to roll out “Fahrenheit 9/11” in tandem with Lions Gate. In Cannes, earlier this year, Cablevision revealed that the Weinsteins’ new company would pair with IFC to handle foreign sales for all IFC Films fare, distribute product on homevideo and build a TV library for IFC’s cable net and its sister channels WE and AMC.

As the Weinsteins inch closer to their Miramax exit on Sept. 30, IFC is set to team up with the brothers on the North American release of “Unknown” and Tribeca fest hit “Transamerica.” This has led to widespread speculation that the Weinsteins are extending their arrangement with Cablevision to theatrical distribution through IFC as well.

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