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The 'Boyhood' awards season campaign comes of age, delicately
The 'Boyhood' awards season campaign comes of age, delicately

— Hanging on the wall of IFC Films' President Jonathan Sehring's office is a huge banner showing a tableau at a county fair. The cloth creation is a tribute to the executive's childhood in small-town Ohio, where such gatherings were common. Above its image — a turbaned magician plunging knives into an encased female assistant — reads an unambiguous description: "Defies Death." The message has been coming through loud and clear lately. For 12 years, Sehring, along with talent manager and sales agent John Sloss, were responsible for the fragile viability of Richard Linklater's coming-of-age epic "Boyhood," securing financing and...

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