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Weekly Wrap: Sundance DealBook & Interviews, Oscar Nomination Reactions, Projects in Production

Weekly Wrap: Sundance DealBook & Interviews, Oscar Nomination Reactions, Projects in Production

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SUNDANCE DEALBOOK

Margin Call Goes to Lionsgate/Roadside, Shuns VOD, Like Crazy Goes to Paramount.

– Weinstein Co. Aggressively Acquires My Idiot Brother in Seller’s Market.

– IFC Gets The Ledge, Searchlight Does Homework, Sundance Selects Adds Buck.

– Searchlight Lands Martha Marcy May Marlene, Magnolia/Participant Get Page One.

– Weinstein and SPC Close Deals on The Details and The Guard.

SUNDANCE INTERVIEWS

– Miranda July Talks Roadside Acquisition The Future.

– Ed Helms and Miguel Arteta Talk Comedy on Cedar Rapids.

– Breakout Star Brit Marling Talks Fox Searchlight Buy Another Earth.

– Zachary Quinto and J.C. Chandor Talk Margin Call.

– James Marsh Talks HBO’s Project Nim, Roadside Lands U.S. Theatrical Rights.

Drake Doremus Talks Like Crazy Sale, Felicity Jones Breaks Out.

– Panel: Martha Marcy May Marlene.

– IMDb Founder Col Needham Talks Sundance.

AWARDS

– A Tale of Two Speeches, President Obama vs. King George VI.

– Analysis of Oscar Nominations, Led by King’s Speech with 12; Winter’s Bone Makes Top Ten, Bardem Lands Actor Nod.

– Banksy’s Oscar Reaction: “Last Time There Was A Naked Man Covered in Gold Paint in My House Was Me”.

– Oscar Talk: Thompson, Tapley, Lodge, Knegt React To Nominations.

CELEBS

– Studios, Celebs Make Videos for It Gets Better Project: See Sony, Pixar, DeGeneres.

– George Clooney’s Satellite Sentinel Project: Report on Sudanese Border Conflict.

PRODUCTION

– Production Watch: Olsen’s Red Lights, Cheadle in War Machine, Petunia Shoots in NYC.

– Production Watch: Watts Joins DiCaprio & Hammer for Eastwood’s J. Edgar, Mark Webber Keeps It Indie, Rapace & Fassbender for Prometheus, Stewart & Mortensen for Snow White, plus De Palma’s Passion, Untouchables; Jay-Z & Willow Smith’s Annie Confirmed.

AND…

– EXCLUSIVE: Amazon Studio’s December $20,000 Script Contest Winners: The Alchemist Agenda and Villain.

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