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Tiff Books World Preems for Song for Marion, Greetings from Tim Buckley, Yellow; Adds PTA, Korine, De Palma from Venice

14 August 2012 9:20 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Tiff announced their last batch of titles for their primo Gala and Special Presentation events and it comes as no surprise that we’ve got ourselves several future Venice (Bad 25, Love is All You Need, Spring Breakers, Passion and The Master) and left over Cannes titles (White Elephant, On The Road, The Paperboy) set for some Special Presentation spots, but it’s the World Premieres that Tonrot have managed to lasso that have got out attention. First up in the trio of Gala screenings announced, it’s their Closing Night Film in Song for Marion which may do wonders for both the fest and the title itself — as it may be this year’s The King’s Speech type. What Maisie Knew, Arthur Newman, Greetings from Tim Buckley and after a long post-production phase Nick CassavetesYellow (see pic above) are all repping the new wave of U.S »

- Eric Lavallee

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Tiff 2012 Adds ‘The Master,’ ‘Passion,’ ‘Spring Breakers,’ ‘On the Road,’ & More

14 August 2012 8:29 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

As if the line-up couldn’t get any better, Toronto International Film Festival have went ahead with what looks to be their final announcement of premieres. Added to the slate is the oft-rumored The Master, showing in 70mm, as well as Brian De Palma‘s Passion, Harmony Korine‘s Spring Breakers, Peter Webber‘s WWII romantic drama Emperor, a Jeff Buckley biopic, as well as Cannes premieres such as Lee DanielsThe Paperboy (review here) and Walter SallesOn the Road (review here). Check out the new additions below.

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Song for Marion Paul Andrew Williams, UK Closing Night Film

A feel-good, heart-warming story about how music can inspire you. Song for Marion stars Terence Stamp as Arthur, a grumpy pensioner who can’t understand why his wife Marion (Vanessa Redgrave) would want to embarrass herself singing silly songs with her unconventional local choir. But choir director Elizabeth (Gemma Arterton »

- jpraup@gmail.com (thefilmstage.com)

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‘Modern Family’s Abraham Higginbotham Inks Overall Deal With 20th Century Fox TV

8 June 2012 4:44 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: Modern Family co-executive producer Abraham Higginbotham has signed a two-year overall deal with 20th Century Fox TV, the studio behind the Emmy-winning comedy series. Under the pact, Higginbotham will be upped to an executive producer on Modern Family next season. He will also develop new projects. Higginbotham has been at 20th TV for the better part of the last decade. He spent three years on the studio’s Emmy-winning Arrested Development, worked on Modern Family creators Steve Levitan and Christopher Lloyd’s previous comedy series for 20th TV, Fox’s Back To You, and created/executive produced the studios’ Fox comedy Do Not Disturb before joining Modern Family as a co-executive producer at the beginning of Season 2. He shared into the series’ best comedy Emmy win last year. “Abraham is a writer whom writers value,” 20th TV chairman Gary Newman said. “He is extremely versatile and can write different type of shows, »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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