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Poe takes aim at big pharma

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Maverick U.S. helmer Amos Poe, whose "A Walk in the Park" opened the Rome fest's cutting-edge CinemaXXI section, is developing a TV series about predatory pharmaceutical companies titled "Harvey…

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Acad foreign-language toppers talk shop

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My chat with Academy foreign-language committee co-heads Bruce Davis and Ron Yerxa is live at Variety as part of our foreign-language focus. The piece begins as follows … If it's hard to be…

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Ventana Sur screens ‘Bomb’

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Argentinean Sergio Bizzio's "Bomb," Jorge Duran's "Romance Policial" and Colombian Ruben Mendoza's "Dust on the Tongue" all screen in Ventana Sur's pix-in-post section Primer Corte, one of Latin…

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EOne sales up, profits down

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Entertainment One reported sales up 8% to £220.5 million ($350 million) for the six months to Sept. 30 but pre-tax profits were down 90% to $1.59 million due in part to the cost of its $230 million…

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Italy takes on pic pirates

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Exhibition chain Odeon-UCI and Italy's anti-piracy body Fapac are partnering to nix camcording in the country's cinemas days ahead of MPAA chairman Chris Dodd's arrival at the Rome Film Festival for…

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Senator, Telepool find ‘Genius’

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German indie distrib Senator Film has picked up three films in the wake of the American Film Market, including Michael Grandage's "Genius," starring Colin Firth and Michael Fassbender.

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