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Banking Book to Get the Big Screen Treatment

Cinema Libre is developing a feature version of John Perkins’ “Confessions of an Economic Hit Man,” his behind-the-scenes memoir about the global banking structure and Third World Development. Los Angeles-based Cinema Libre, which specializes in producing and distributing social issue films such as “Uncovered: The War on Iraq,” plans to begin production on “Confessions” in mid-2011. Cinema Libre chairman Phillipe Diaz will produce. He’s announced that the company’s secured $25 million in European financing for “Confessions” and plans to disclose the writer and director shortly.

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118021617.html?categoryId=2431&cs=1
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Dictators Rejoice! Stone’s Chavez Doc Gets Us Distrib

Cinema Libre Studio has picked up North American rights to Oliver Stone’s docu “South of the Border,” centering on Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez’s rise to power. Pic, which premiered at the Venice Film Fest in Sept., will be released in 10 cities starting with New York on June 25, followed by Los Angeles on July 2. L.A.-based Cinema Libre has released films including “Outfoxed,” and “Uncovered: The War on Iraq.”

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118016872.html?categoryId=13&cs=1
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'Wal-Mart' docu goes it alone

'Wal-Mart' docu goes it alone
Brave New Films, the production company headed by documentary filmmaker Robert Greenwald, plans to self-distribute its first film, Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Prices, the company said Monday. Brave New Films will launch the film Nov. 4 in select theaters in New York and Los Angeles. Directed by Greenwald, who helmed Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism and Uncovered: The War in Iraq, the film takes a critical look at the impact of the retailing chain on local communities.

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