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By Ray Pride Pride@moviecitynews.com

Wanna buy New Yorker Films?

newyorkerlogo_5678.jpgVia Facebook’s “Save New Yorker Film” group: “On March 12, 2009, Technicolor, Inc. and certain of its affiliates will be conducting a secured party auction sale of certain of the assets of New Yorker Films. The winning bidder(s) at the auction will purchase some or all of the available assets but not assume any of New Yorker Films’ liabilities. If you are interested in participating in the auction as a potential purchaser, please contact Mark Doyle of Technicolor New York at 110 Leroy Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10014, (212) 886-5250; email: mark.doyle@technicolor.com. It is New Yorker Films’ sincere hope that the purchaser of our assets will be a well-qualified distributor with the intention and ability to manage and distribute the fine films we have had the privilege of distributing in a manner consistent with New Yorker Film’s 43-year history in the independent film world.”

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