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January 4, 2008 5:49 AM
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INSIDE WORD | "Full Grown Men" Wins $100,000 Undiscovered Gems Prize

The Gem of 2007... "You all know that distribution is in crisis," said Emerging Pictures' Ira Deutchman on Thursday afternoon in Manhattan, "And anything we can do to get all these films to some sort of audience is better than nothing." The remarks came moments before the company announced David Munro's "Full Grown Men" as the winner of the winner of the 2007 indieWIRE: Undiscovered Gems audience award, sponsored by Sundance Channel and presented by The New York Times and Emerging Pictures. The film will get theatrical distribution through Emerging Pictures, backed by $50,000 in P&A plus a $50,000 license fee for the exclusive broadcast on Sundance Channel. Accepting the prize, Munro told the luncheon guests, "I am sure we have a story like all the films in this seris, we were left for dead. We had a great festivasl run and a lot of people like our movie and a lot of buyers said they liked our movie. And yet, its stil our movie..." Get the latest in a recent iW Video Clip. [Eugene Hernandez]

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