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Demi Moore exits Linda Lovelace project due to health problems. This sounds familiar...

Demi Moore exits Linda Lovelace project due to health problems. This sounds familiar...
In a bit of déjà vu, another star abruptly exited a Linda Lovelace biopic yesterday. Is Demi Moore’s departure from Lovelace simply a bit of bad timing or a signal of something more cosmic? Could Lovelace be following the same troubled path as Inferno, the competing biopic that had to replace Lindsay Lohan with Malin Akerman? Is there a curse on the house of Lovelace?

Given Lovelace’s tragic life and her dramatic turnabout as a feminist icon, she seems like a ready-made subject for an Oscar-bait film — if it’s done right. Though Inferno began making headlines in
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Ocule Films puts focus on docu feature

Feature-length documentaries are invading the American Film Market, where a company called Ocule Films is touting itself as the first member of the International Film & Television Alliance and the first AFM seller principally dedicated to the financing, production, acquisition and distribution of theatrical-sized docus. Ocule founders -- managing director Kirt Eftekhar and production partner Randy Wooten -- see a "definite movement" to documentaries and "a burgeoning overseas market" for those that "have commercial awareness," especially when you compare the boxoffice and ancillary returns to the cost of producing a docu feature. Eftekhar cited such successes as March of the Penguins, Super Size Me, Michael Moore's offerings and his own Porn Star: The Legend of Ron Jeremy as among the docus contributing to the new worldwide media curiosity about the genre. The interest in docus has taken such hold that Hollywood agencies are setting up documentary divisions, Eftekhar said.

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