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    Sundance '11: Fox Searchlight Gets 'Martha Marcy May Marlene'; 'Life In A Day' & 'Page One' Acquired

    Well, buyers are busy this month at the Sundance Film Festival, so whatever Kevin Smith might be saying about the wacky indie film model, it seems that its still working quite well for lots of people.

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    #Sundance Daily Buzz: Talking Twitter with Vachon, Hope, Bernard, Poland, Thompson, Carr & Elmo!

    Twitter became a hot topic today on a packed Monday edition of The Daily Buzz from Sundance on KPCW, from a hot topics segment with Anne Thompson (Thompson On Hollywood), David Poland (Movie City News) and Mark Pogachevsky (MPRM), to a conversation with Ted Hope and Christine Vachon and then a chat ...

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    Sundance 2011 Links: Day 5

    Every day at Sundance, indieWIRE posts a rundown of news from our blog network as well as other outlets. Included today: The Playlist sees "The Devil," The Guardian buys into Morgan Spurlock's new doc, Cinematical praises "The Interrupters," and we witness some of the lunacy surrounding the "Red Sta...

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    Magnolia & Participant Team for "Page One" in the U.S.

    Magnolia Pictures and Participant Media have jointly picked up U.S. rights to Andrew Rossi's "Page One A Year Inside The New York Times, which had its world premiere Sunday night at the Sundance Film Festival. Magnolia will release the film theatrically later this year.

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    Fox Searchlight Likes Sundance's "Marcy May"

    A very busy day for sales at Sundance continued with Fox Searchlight taking the worldwide rights to Sean Durkin's "Martha Marcy May Marlene." The film - screening in U.S. Dramatic Competition - stars fest breakout Elizabeth Olsen, as well as Sarah Paulson, John Hawkes and Hugh Dancy. It details a yo...

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    Paddy Considine To Write & Direct Ghost Story 'The Leaning' For His Next Film

    Paddy Considine is a longtime character actor who really deserves some bigger exposure. He's disappeared into roles in a number of solid films including "In America," "Cinderella Man," "Hot Fuzz," "The Bourne Ultimatum" and more. Any time he appears on screen it's like we've never seen him before, but the actor is already taking the talent he's long displayed in front of the camera behind it. He's hitting Sundance this year with his debut feature, "Tyrannosaur." Starring Peter Mullan and Olivia Colman, the film chronicles the relationship between a violence-fuelled man in search of redemption, and a woman who works in a Christian charity shop...

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    Oscar Watch: Anne Thompson's Final Predictions

    With the Oscar nominations arriving Tuesday morning--my analysis of which will arrive promptly--I herewith deliver my final picks in all categories, in alphabetical order. I'm going out on a limb by putting Winter's Bone in my top ten and omitting The Town, which I include in Best Adapted Screenplay...

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    Sundance '11 Review: 'Position Among The Stars' Is A Grabbing, Slice-Of-Life Doc

    With a Sundance Grand Jury Prize all ready on his shelf (2005's "Shape of the Moon"), Dutch filmmaker Leonard Retel Helmrich returns to Park City with another strong cinema-vérité doc, the final entry in his trilogy about contemporary Indonesia "Position Among the Stars."

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    Sundance 2011 | Ten Things You Forgot (Or Never Knew) About Ronald Reagan

    Returning to the festival with "Reagan," Eugene Jarecki presents a complex and evenhanded profile. While the film reveals little that's new, Reagan's top advisers and confidantes provide frank commentary on the White House in the 1980's matched with footage of Reagan apologizing in a series of PR ma...

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    National Geographic Takes "Day" for U.S.

    U.S. rights to Kevin MacDonald's "Life in a Day," which will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival Tuesday have been picked up by National Geographic.

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