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Lionsgate will distribute John Cameron Mitchell's drama Rabbit Hole, which stars Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart. The film focuses on a married couple mourning the loss of their dead child.

Oscar prognosticators can add this one to their contender list because Lionsgate plans on releasing it in 2010. The drama received a rush of positive reviews at the Toronto International Film Festival.

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ROCHESTER, NEW YORK -- Eastman Kodak Company announced today that it has developed revolutionary laser projection technology that delivers both 2D and bright 3D images within today's stringent technical standards for digital motion picture presentation. Kodak is currently demonstrating a prototype projector incorporating the KODAK Laser Projection Technology to key industry leaders.

"So far, reaction has been tremendous," said Les Moore, Kodak's chief operating officer for Digital Cinema. "In addition to producing a wide range of colors, the KODAK Laser Projection Technology offers wide dynamic range, deep blacks, and a bright 3D image display. I think people see this technology as a potential game-changer for digital projection."

According to Moore, the KODAK Laser Projection Technology is a key ingredient to potential improvements in digital cinema picture quality for future movie-goers. This technology offers the potential for a reduction in total cost of ownership through a cost-conscious design, combined with the efficiencies gained through using laser illumination systems including, lower energy consumption and the anticipated long lifetime of lasers.

Kodak is currently in discussions with potential licensing partners to commercialize a projector product using the KODAK Laser Projection Technology.

Kodak has invited industry participants to a series of demonstrations of the projector at the company's in-house theater, Theater on the Ridge, located in Rochester, NY. For more information about Kodak's 3D laser projector and technology demonstrations, please visit here.

"Kodak continues to be a leader in the entertainment industry," said Kim Snyder, president, Entertainment Imaging, Kodak. "We're driving revolutionary improvements in digital cinema projection technology that can significantly improve the theatrical experience for the moviegoer - especially in 3D - the range of available tones and colors for the creative community, and the cost of ownership for the exhibitor."

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Toronto, ON -- Jonathan Sehring, President of IFC Films, announced today that the company has acquired worldwide rights, excluding Canada, to Unauthorized: The Harvey Weinstein Project, Barry Avrich's much-anticipated documentary about the legendary co-founder of Miramax Films. Unauthorized is a powerful, uncensored, no-holds-barred account that traces Weinstein's path from concert promoter on the cold streets of Buffalo to his first trip to the Cannes Film Festival, where he arrived with one pair of pants and closed his first movie deal, to winning an Oscar, and breaking the bank with his first $100 million film. It examines his complex relationships with his brother, his staff, and the Hollywood community at large and features interviews with industry insiders and the Hollywood creative community.

Unauthorized was produced and directed by Barry Avrich, creator of the critically-acclaimed story of Lew Wasserman, The Last Mogul, and producer of the upcoming Des McAnuff production of The Tempest with Christopher Plummer. The film is narrated by Peter Fonda.

Notes Avrich: "I believe that great stories must be told. Harvey and Bob Weinstein, without a question, redefined so many rules of Hollywood marketing, distribution and filmmaking that you simply can't ignore their impact on history. Many of their business principles and strategies also redefined other industry practices and quite frankly, other industries. Without Hollywood's "Last Bully", there would be no Pulp Fiction, no one would have known about that English patient, Rob Marshall would still be a chorus boy and Quentin would be recommending Bruce Lee's greatest hits in some video store. IFC Films is a great home for my film and I am thrilled that it will be receiving such a prominent release."

Comments Sehring: "Barry has made an entertaining and provocative film that sheds a tremendous amount of light on what makes this legendary mogul tick."

This is IFC Films' third major acquisition at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival. The company previously acquired James Gunn's Super starring Rainn Wilson and Ellen Page, and Werner Herzog's 3-D Cave of Forgotten Dreams.

 

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LOS ANGELES -- Rentrak Corporation (Nasdaq: RENT), today announced the top ten DVD sales and rentals for the prior week based on estimated consumer spending.

According to the company's Retail Essentials and Home Video Essentials tracking services, the top ten selling DVDs and the top ten most-rented motion pictures, per data collected for the week ending September 12, 2010 include:

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