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Indo-German script development workshop at 13th Mumbai Film Festival

Indo-German script development workshop at 13th Mumbai Film Festival
The 13th Mumbai Film Festival (Mff), a Reliance entertainment initiative organized by Mumbai Academy of Moving Image today announced that Marry Me and Family by Neelesha Barthel has been selected to be presented at the intensive three day workshop. This project was selected from numerous other submitted projects. The screenplay in its third draft had received script development support by the German Federal Film Board in the past and German Broadcaster Zdf is signed in as a co-production partner for the feature film debut of Writer/Director Neelesha Barthel. The Three day workshop will be held from the 11th to the 13th of October 2011, in association with Life Entertainment, "Germany and India 2011-2012- Infinite Opportunities", Primehouse, dffb, Hff and Skw Schwarz Rechtsanwälte. The workshop will bring together some of the best script writers, directors and teachers from India and Germany. Amongst them: Dani Levy (Go for Zucker, My Führer
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Indo-German script development workshop at 13th Mumbai Film Festival

Indo-German script development workshop at 13th Mumbai Film Festival
The 13th Mumbai Film Festival (Mff), a Reliance entertainment initiative organized by Mumbai Academy of Moving Image today announced that Marry Me and Family by Neelesha Barthel has been selected to be presented at the intensive three day workshop. This project was selected from numerous other submitted projects. The screenplay in its third draft had received script development support by the German Federal Film Board in the past and German Broadcaster Zdf is signed in as a co-production partner for the feature film debut of Writer/Director Neelesha Barthel. The Three day workshop will be held from the 11th to the 13th of October 2011, in association with Life Entertainment, "Germany and India 2011-2012- Infinite Opportunities", Primehouse, dffb, Hff and Skw Schwarz Rechtsanwälte. The workshop will bring together some of the best script writers, directors and teachers from India and Germany. Amongst them: Dani Levy (Go for Zucker, My Führer
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Reich Stuff Not 'Springtime For Hitler'

The Germans have never been noted for their screen comedies, especially ones about a man they'd rather forget: Hitler.

That fact makes "My Fuhrer" -- written and directed by Dani Levy, a Swiss-born Jew -- a rarity, but a flawed one.

The premise holds promise. It's the final week of 1944, and the war is going badly for Germany. Hitler is scheduled to address a million people on New Year's Day, but he's in a funk and isn't up to the task.

In his words: "I've become a great burden to the people of the German Reich.
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'Perfume' highlights EFM's German showcase

'Perfume' highlights EFM's German showcase
COLOGNE, Germany -- Oscar-nominated Stasi drama The Lives Of Others, fragrant blockbuster Perfume: The Story of a Murderer and controversial comedy "Mein Fuehrer: The Truly Truest Truth About Adolf Hitler" are among the titles selected for the Berlinale's European Film Market's German Cinema showcase.

The lineup, which provides a cross-section of the most successful and critically acclaimed German-language films of the past year -- along with a few new titles -- includes Marcus H. Rosenmueller's sleeper hit Grave Decisions; Chris Kraus' award-winning 4 Minutes; Matthias Luthardt's Pingpong, which won the screenwriting award in Cannes; and Ralf Westhoff's speed-dating comedy Shoppen, which was snapped up for German release by X Verleih following its debut at the Hof Film days.

The 17 titles picked for this year's showcase will be screened at the CinemaxX 1 cinema Feb. 9-17.

A full list of German Cinema titles follows.

A Friend Of Mine Sebastian Schipper (sales: Telepool)

Emma's Bliss Sven Taddicken (sales: The Match Factory)

4 Minutes Chris Kraus (sales: Beta Cinema)

Grave Decisions Marcus H. Rosenmueller (sales: Beta Cinema)

Mein Fuhrer Dani Levy (sales: Beta Cinema)

Neandertal Ingo Haeb, Jan-Christoph Glaser (sales: Rommel Film)

Offset Didi Danquart (sales: Bavaria Film International)

"Perfume: The Story of a Murderer" Tom Tykwer (sales: Summit Film Sales)

Pingpong Matthias Luthardt (sales: Media Luna Entertainment)

Shoppen Ralf Westhoff (sales: Drife Prods.)

Summer '04 Stefan Krohmer (sales: Bavaria Film International)

The Cloud Gregor Schnitzler (sales: Bavaria Film International)

The Last Train Joseph Vilsmaier, Dana Vavrova (sales: Telepool)

The Lives Of Others Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (sales: Beta Cinema)

Warchild Christian Wagner (sales: Christian Wagner Film)

While You Are Here Stefan Westerwelle (sales: Kunsthochschule fuer Medien KHM)

'Museum' revists top spot overseas

'Museum' revists top spot overseas
Despite a miniwave of big studio films breaking internationally on limited rollouts, 20th Century Fox International's Night at the Museum remains the No. 1 overseas title for the third consecutive weekend.

The Ben Stiller comedy grossed an estimated $19.1 million at about 5,000 screens in 34 territories.

Museum dropped some $10 million from last weekend overall, but bowed No. 1 in Brazil where it roared to an estimated $3 million from 502 screens, making it the third-highest Fox film ever to play the market. So far, "Museum" has grossed $150.4 million overseas, $336.2 million worldwide.

Action in holdover markets was strong for Museum. In Germany, it bested the debut of local-language comedy, "My Fuhrer: The Truly Truest Truth About Adolph Hitler," to take the No. 1 spot, garnering an estimated $2.6 million in its third weekend at 852 screens, for a market cume to date of $17.5 million.

It its third weekend in Australia, Museum drew an estimated $1.7 million from 349 screens, for a market cume of $13.5 million. In Mexico, the comedy starring Ben Stiller landed No. 2 in its third weekend, eliciting an estimated $1.5 million from 743 locations for a market total to date of $15.4 million.

It finished No. 2 in the U.K. with $3.9 million on the weekend at 470 sites, for a market total of $32.9 million. In Korea, Museum is on track to become the second highest-grossing Fox film ever to be released in the market. The fourth weekend tally there was an estimated $1.3 million from 254 screens for a local cume of $22.7 million.

Bolstered by nine British Academy of Film and Television Arts nominations, Sony Pictures Releasing International's Casino Royale had a No. 2 overall weekend, grossing an estimated $11.3 million from 4,235 screens in 57 markets, lifting its international gross total to $390.7 million.

The James Bond adventure's two biggest markets were Italy (an estimated $2.6 million from 427 locations in the second weekend, No. 3 in the market where it has so far grossed $7.9 million) and in the U.K. ($1.8 million in the ninth weekend from 325 sites, ranking No. 5 and pushing its market gross total to $101.6 million).

Ranking third this weekend is The Pursuit of Happyness, which Sony opened in just two overseas markets -- in the U.K. where ranked No. 1 with an estimated $5 million from 413 screens; and in Australia, where it nabbed an estimated $2.7 million from 223 sites.

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