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    PARK CITY '06: Maria Maggenti: "It took seven years to make 'Puccini for Beginners'...my biggest cha

    Every day through the end of the Sundance Film Festival, including weekends, indieWIRE will be publishing two interviews with Sundance '06 competition filmmakers. Sixty filmmakers were given the opportunity to participate in an e-mail interview, and each was sent the same questions.

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    PARK CITY '06: Hadjii: "Personal experiences and the experiences of others are always heavy in my wo

    Every day through the end of the Sundance Film Festival, including weekends, indieWIRE will be publishing two interviews with Sundance '06 competition filmmakers. Sixty filmmakers were given the opportunity to participate in an e-mail interview, and each was sent the same questions.

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    "House of Sand" Wins Sundance Sloan Prize

    Andrucha Waddington's "The House of Sand," written by Elena Soarez, won this year's Sundance Film Festival Alfred P. Sloan Prize, winning a $20,000 cash award. The award will be presented Saturday at the Sundance Film Festival award ceremony in Park City.

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    Digital Technology Loosening Hollywood's Grip

    Many filmmakers at the Sundance Film Festival are beginning to see the potential that digital technology in production and distribution can offer them in making their films available to an international audience. Instead of "being confined to art houses in large cities," through the Web, digital satellite distribution, and gadgets such as hand-held computers and cell phones, films will be able to reach every corner of the world. Of course, celluloid film has a long way to go before it becomes obsolete, but "this is more of a democratic technology, and that's great," said Marvin Jarrett, director of "Fast Future Generation." It's good news for...

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    "Alpha Dog" to End Sundance

    "Alpha Dog," directed by Nick Cassavetes and starring Justin Timberlake, will bring Sundance to a close starting Friday, January 27, at the Eccles Theater. The film is based on a true story of suburban teenagers who fall into the world of drug-dealing, and the indifference of parents towards the mor...

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    Films Philos Takes Rights to Sundance Film "Man Push Cart"

    Films Philos and sales company WIDE Entertainment reached agreement on distribution for Ramin Bahrani's Sundance Film Festival '06 Spectrum feature "Man Push Cart" following its opening screening. Films Philos will release the American indie in late fall/winter 2006 in the U.S. and English speaking Canada. The film is the story of a New York City push cart vendor and his struggles with life in the city, "Man Push Cart" had its world premiere at the 2005 Venice International Film Festival, and later went on to win the FIPRESCI International Critics Award at the London Film Festival, and both the audience award and best actor award at the The...

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    PARK CITY BIZ DAILY: With Buyers Going Big At Sundance '06, Films Like "Saints" Hope For A Deal

    Buyers have been primarily focused on buying higher-profile, star-driven titles at Sundance this year, snatching movies with name actors or eyeing genre work. "The Darwin Awards" joined the list of bigger name buys, alongside the premieres "Little Miss Sunshine," "The Science of Sleep," "Right At Yo...

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    PARK CITY '06: Brian Jun: "There's no such thing as 'that's not my job' in indie film."

    Every day through the end of the Sundance Film Festival, including weekends, indieWIRE will be publishing two interviews with Sundance '06 competition filmmakers. Sixty filmmakers were given the opportunity to participate in an e-mail interview, and each was sent the same questions.

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    Sundance Dramatic Competition Film "Stay" Picked Up by Roadside Attractions and Samuel Goldwyn Films

    Roadside Attractions and Samuel Goldwyn Films today announced the joint acquisition of Bob Goldthwait's Sundance dramatic competition film, "Stay." The film is a heartwarming comedy about Amy, a young school teacher with a bright future and nice-guy fiance who is haunted by an impulsive sexual encounter from her past. Advised by her friends, family and fiance that a successful marriage requires complete honesty, Amy reveals her secret and all hell breaks loose. The deal was negotiated by Howard Cohen, co-president of Roadside Attractions, Peter Goldwyn, vice president, acquisitions for Samuel Goldwyn Films, and William Morris Independent on b...

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    Struggling with Sickness: Four Sundance Docs Examine a Wide Array of Personal Battles with Illness

    Illness is never a pleasant topic, and getting people to watch documentaries about people who are sick, either physically or mentally, can often be a tough sell. This year's Documentary Competition section at Sundance offers four vastly different films that explore similar human themes: "So Much So ...

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