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  • '12 O'clock Boys' director is riding high

    '12 O'clock Boys' director is riding high
    Lotfy Nathan spent some five years putting together his film about West Baltimore's dirt-bike culture. Now, with national acclaim for "12 O'clock Boys" promising to turn it into one of the year's breakout documentaries after a February premiere at the South by Southwest arts festival in Austin, Texas, he's happily basking in the acclaim.
  • Oscilloscope buys rights to Baltimore-filmed '12 O'Clock Boys'

    Oscilloscope buys rights to Baltimore-filmed '12 O'Clock Boys'
    When “12 O’Clock Boys” director Lotfy Nathan brought his film to this month’s South by Southwest film festival, one of his main goals was to find distribution for the documentary. Nathan didn’t have to wait long, as...

    MipTV: First Hand Films Inks Deals On 'Sound of Torture,' 'Footprints of War' and 'Shadows of Liberty'

    Switzerland-based First Hand Films has closed a flurry of deals across its slate of polically-engaged one-offs and docu series, including "Footprints of War," "Sound of Torture" and "Shadows of Liberty." Japan's NHK and Latin America's Telesur bought...

    Sundance Film Festival Jurors Include Bryan Singer, Tracy Chapman

    The Sundance Institute announced Thursday 24 jurors who will sit on six separate committees at the 2014 film festival, including directors Bryan Singer and Lone Scherfig, sitting on the U.S. dramatic jury, as well as domestic doc juror, singer-...

    Baja Fest's New Topper Works to Bring Continent's Three Film Industries Together

    Last year, the inaugural Baja Intl. Film Festival offered glitzy parties, starry panels and the backdrop of Los Cabos' spectacular coast. But this year, pushing to bridge the Mexican, U.S. and Canadian entertainment industries, Baja's new director,...