David Friend

Foxwoods' crossover plan

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Contemporary top 40 music and casino entertainment might appear to be an unlikely juxtaposition, but Foxwoods is betting the two can successfully unite in a revamp of the gambling industry's image.

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30 years of Toronto Fest

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1976 Launch of Festival of Festivals, a public, noncompetitive event for commercial and arthouse fare. Screens 127 films. 1977 Debut of “Outrageous!” creates a buzz that ultimately shapes its…

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Numbers crunch

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In the midst of Hollywood's box office slump, big studios aren't the only ones watching their takes drop. The indies' hot run of 2003-'04 has come to a pronounced end. This year, their B.O. plummeted…

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Payback time

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UNITED STATES American Black Film Festival$10,000 Wal-Mart Voices of Color Doc Award (jury) $20,000 Kodak grand jury prize, picture$20,000 HBO Short Film prize (juried) $20,000 Blockbuster audience…

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