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Review: ‘Lose Your Head’

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A young Spanish tourist gets swept up in the hedonistic Berlin club scene in Stefan Westerwelle's unbalanced "Lose Your Head," strictly a gay-fest-ghetto offering.

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‘Amour’ puts Wega Films in the spotlight

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Producer Veit Heiduschka of Vienna-based Wega Film not only helped launch the cinematic career of Oscar-nominated helmer Michael Haneke but also continues to play an instrumental role in defining new…

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U.K. shingle on U.S. buying spree

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LONDON -- At a time when many so-called U.K. super indies have sold out to U.S. studios -- Time Warner's acquisition of Shed is perhaps the most famous -- Wales-based media producer/distributor…

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Agencies battle for overseas talent

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With the international landscape taking on a greater role at the box office and beyond, top talent agencies are making a concerted effort to zero in on the next crop of new talent -- no matter where…

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Collaboration produces pic payoffs

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At first glance, David Lowery's "Ain't Them Bodies Saints" doesn't seem to have much in common with Shane Carruth's "Upstream Color." Lowery's fable-like "Saints" follows a Texas outlaw trying to…

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Pathe accents opportunity

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When Jerome Seydoux, the scion of the Seydoux-Schlumberger industrial empire, bought Pathe in 1990, he helped not only to modernize Europe's oldest film company, but also to internationalize France's…

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Cinema owners build better mousetrap

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Movie theater admissions were up in 2012, but the long-term trend remains down. Even so, says Moody's Investors Service, exhibitors are getting more money from each patron. And, says the credit…

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Venice Film Fest lab backs projects

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ROME -- The Venice Festival, the world's oldest sprocket opera, is helping filmmakers get their pics made. But unlike other indie auteur events -- think Sundance, Cannes or Rotterdam -- the Lido…

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