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Ira Deutchman Receives First Annual Spotlight Lifetime Achievement Award

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Ira Deutchman Receives First Annual Spotlight Lifetime Achievement Award
Independent film veteran Ira Deutchman has received the first annual Spotlight Lifetime Achievement Award for his work in the distribution and exhibition of independent films. The award was created by advertising company Spotlight Cinema Networks in partnership with the Art House Convergence.

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Deutchman has been distributing, marketing and making independent films for more than 40 years, working on some of the most successful and acclaimed indie titles of our time. He received the award Tuesday night at a dinner following Art House Convergence’s annual conference.

Ira Deutchman is a legendary figure in the world of independent film distribution, marketing and production,” Spotlight Cinema Networks chief executive officer Jerry Rakfeldt said in a statement. “His creativity, passion and business acumen have helped shape, nurture and expand the independent film industry.”

Deutchman has worked on more than 150 films,
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Graphic Novel ‘Trespassers’ Getting Adapted By ‘Back to the Future’ Co-Writer Bob Gale

There are few movies that exist which earn the people involved a “lifetime pass” for the rest of their careers, but I consider Back to the Future one of them. Those of you who have seen the movie just nodded your head in agreement; those of you who haven’t seen it aren’t reading this because you don’t exist. Much of the reason Back to the Future is so beloved is due to the script co-written by Bob Gale. If you pay attention to the other film writers and the people in the Twitterverse, people gush about how perfect the screenplay is from a storytelling standpoint and considering my statement at the beginning of this article, I’m definitely on their side.

Because of this (and the 1989 sequel Back to the Future: Part II, which I consider to be way more fun despite being not as good
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Sony Announces New Content for Playstation Network

Sony Computer Entertainment America (Scea) today announced the addition of a variety of entertainment offerings from Lucasfilm Ltd., Cinetic FilmBuff, ContentFilm International, Image Entertainment, Inc., Mpi Media Group and New Video to the PlayStation Network video delivery service. The content, which will be made available on November 2, 2009 for purchase or rent, further enhances the video delivery service's already robust library of downloadable entertainment content, including new and favorite movies, television shows, sports, anime, original entertainment, and more.

The new content partners will provide a broad range of video entertainment, including Lucasfilm Ltd.'s Star Wars: The Clone Wars; seasons 1 and 2 of the popular TNT series Leverage (Cinetic FilmBuff); Image Entertainment, Inc. feature films such as Powder Blue and Management; the horror classic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre from Mpi Media Group; Hurlyburly and Interstate 60: Episodes of the Road from ContentFilm International; and the online miniseries Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog from New Video.
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