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    WMM Gets Sundance Doc, "Enemies of Happiness"

    Eva Mulvad and Anja Al Erhayem's Danish documentary "Enemies of Happiness," which won the Silver Wolf competition at IDFA and had its recent debut in the world documentary competition at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, has been acquired by Women Make Movies, organization head Debbie Zimmerman announced today. The film profiles a controversial young woman (Malalai Joya) who ran for election Afghanistan's first parliamentary elections in 35 years back in 2005. Describing the film, Sundance programmer Caroline Libresco wrote about the film, "Protected by armed guards, Joya heads to poor rural areas to address crowds of women, pledging to be the...

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    Slamdance's "Over The GW" At Seventh Art

    Seventh Art Releasing has announced a deal for world rights to the Slamdance '07 feature "Over the GW". Based on a true story, the film is described as a terrifying look into the world of corrupt drug rehabilitation clinics that prey upon teen addicts and their parents in order to build a cult." The film stars newcomer George Gallagher. Seventh Art's Udy Epstein, Senior VP of Acquistions Matt Henderson and VP of Production Lauren Cooper negoiated the deal late Thursday night in Park City with filmmakers Nick Gaglia and Kether Donohue. In a statement, Epstein said, "With the success of our documentary 'Jonestown' under our belt, we feel co...

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    iW VIDEO: Pucci and Deschanel on "The Go-Getter," Ira Glass Chats About TV Version of "This American

    In today's issue of iW: VIDEO On The Scene at Park City, Actors Lou Taylor Pucci and Zooey Deschanel talk about their film, "The Go-Getter," "The Devil Came on Horseback" Filmmaker Annie Sundberg chats with "This American Life" host Ira Glass about his new Showtime series, Anthony Kaufman reviews "T...

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    HR: ThinkFilm and City Lights Acquire "The Ten"

    ThinkFilm and City Lights Home Entertainment have partnered to acquire "The Ten" for $4.5 million, according to Gregg Goldstein in The Hollywood Reporter. ThinkFilm will oversee theatrical distribution, while City Lights will handle DVD and digital distribution. Both companies will share the revenue from all distribution, according to the trade paper. "We thought it was a hilarious, funny, movie, and that if we brought it to an audience with brains and style, it would have the ability to do better than [ThinkFilm's] 'The Aristocrats' or 'Strangers with Candy,'" ThinkFilm head of US theatrical Mark Urman told HR. The film's large cast includes...

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    After "Hounddog," North Carolina State Gov't Wants to Review Scripts

    Citing Dakota Fanning's controversial rape scene in "Hounddog," which premiered at this year's Sundance Film Festival, the leader of North Carolina's state Senate Republicans wants to pass a bill that would require scripts to be reviewed by the government before production in N.C. begins. "Why shoul...

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    PARK CITY '07 REVIEW | Dramatis Personae: Yu's "Protagonist" Plays with Extreme Personalities

    What do a German terrorist, a martial-arts fanatic, a bank robber and a gay preacher all have in common? They've all got Daddy issues, and according to Oscar-winner Jessica Yu's latest documentary, they've all taken similar journeys in life that follow the ancient Greek plays of Euripides. Compared ...

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    "King of California" Lands at First Look

    First Look Pictures acquired Mike Cahill's "King of California," one day after the film's debut in the Premieres section at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. The film, starring Michael Douglas and Evan Rachel Wood, is Cahill's first feature and it was produced by Alexander Payne, Michael London, Avi ...

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    PARK CITY '07 INTERVIEW | Bruno Ulmer: "These men are forced to risk even the sense of their own mas

    [EDITORS NOTE: indieWIRE is publishing two interviews daily with Sundance '07 competition filmmakers through the end of the festival later this month. Directors with films screening in the four competition section were given the opportunity to participate in an email interview, and each was sent the...

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    PARK CITY '07 INTERVIEW | Nejib Belkadhi: "Our approach was to stick to his amateur logic without fa

    [EDITORS NOTE: indieWIRE is publishing two interviews daily with Sundance '07 competition filmmakers through the end of the festival later this month. Directors with films screening in the four competition section were given the opportunity to participate in an email interview, and each was sent the...

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    PARK CITY '07 DAILY DISPATCH | Sundance/NHK Pick Pix, Glass Brings "This American Life" to TV, and M

    At a late afternoon reception on Thursday, the Sundance Institute and NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) announced the four winners of the 2007 Sundance/NHK International Filmmakers Awards, selected by an international jury from 12 finalists. The winning filmmakers and projects are: Lucia Cedron f...

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