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George Lucas & Rick McCallum May Team Up Again on Indie Films

We already found out that producer Rick McCallum somewhat unceremoniously left Lucasfilm last week, but this past weekend, he made it more official with a statement on StarWars.com. For the fans, he reassured everyone that, "There's only person in the world who could do this, and that's Kathleen Kennedy," he said. "The Star Wars saga will always be taken care of under her leadership." So what's next for the man behind Star Wars since 1997 and other endeavors like Red Tails and "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles"? McCallum is now turning his attention to some independent films that will take him overseas. Read on! McCallum said in his update: "I have a Russian film about the Babi Yar Massacre in development that is being directed by Sergei Loznitsa. I am also working with Tomás Masín on a Czech story about two brothers who escaped Czechoslovakia during the Cold War while
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Rick McCallum Exits Lucasfilm To Make Indies w/ David Oyelowo & On Sierra Leone Child Soldiers

Since completing Red Tails, McCallum has relocated to Prague, his wife's native country, and he is now in development of a slate of smaller, independent films that more closely resemble the projects he was involved with prior to his association with Lucasfilm. "I have a Russian film about the Babi Yar Massacre in development that is being directed by Sergei Loznitsa. I am also working with Tomás Masín on a Czech story about two brothers who escaped Czechoslovakia during the Cold War while being chased by 28,000 Soviet soldiers in what is still the largest manhunt in history. I'm also working on a film with David Oyelowo and developing a film with Laurence Bowen...
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Efp Names 23 Outstanding Producers On The Move in Cannes

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European Film Promotion (Efp) announces its 10th lineup of Producers On The Move at the Cannes International Film Festival (13-24 May, 2009)

Efp's goal is to support producer networking on a European level and attract the attention of the international film industry and press. Funded by the Media Programme of the European Union, the Efp member organizations have established a label and a platform to make new contacts.

Efp producers in the festival itself include Official Selection/ Special Screening of Jaffa coproduced by Emmanuel Agneray (Bizibi) for France, Critics Week short film Party (Tulum) coproduced by Ankija Juric Tilic, and the Directors Fortnight short film History of Aviation produced by Emmanuel Agneray.

This year, the Efp members have selected 23 up-and-coming, independent producers who have already made a mark with their outstanding productions in their home countries and at film festivals, but are still at the beginning of their international careers. A
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