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    iW NEWS | Vantage Announces "Teen" Deal

    Calling "American Teen," "The most entertaining and uplifting film we saw at Sundance," Paramount Vantage president Nick Meyer announced the acquisition of Nanette Burstein's documentary today. The announcement confirmed that the company acquired worldwide distribution rights, excluding the U.K. for the film, about a group of teenagers in their senior year of high school in a small Indiana town. Produced by Nanette Burstein, Jordan Roberts, Eli Gonda and Chris Huddleston, the film is an A&E Indiefilms Presentation of a Firehouse Films and Quasiworld Entertainment production in association with 57th and Irving. Cinetic and CAA negotiated the d...

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    Diablo Cody on Letterman Last Night

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    The Best Film of Sundance 2008

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    AFP: Festival film takes on water profiteers

    Documentary film "Flow," premiering at the Sundance Film Festival this week, condemns water profiteering, calling for a UN resolution to make access to clean drinking water a human right. The film by French-born director Irena Salina blasts Paris-based Suez and Vivendi Environment for commercializin...

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    PARK CITY '08 REVIEW | True Grit: Trygve Allister Diesen's "Red"

    A scene of tranquil beauty and everyday leisure turns unsettlingly violent at the start of director Trygve Allister Diesen's engaging pulp drama "Red." Avery Allan Ludlow (Brian Cox) is a widower living alone in a rural Oregon town. A regular fishing trip becomes a crime scene after a group of teens...

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    PARK CITY '08 NOTEBOOK | International Films Shine At Sundance: "Abu Raed"; "Absurdistan"; "Mermaid

    Movies made outside the United States can illuminate the individuality of distant cultures for American audiences--while simultaneously highlighting the similarities to our particular surroundings. In both its narrative and documentary components, the international entries of the Sundance Film Festi...

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    iW NEWS | NonStop Takes "Blood Brothers"

    NonStop Sales has picked up the international rights to Belgian director Arno Dierickx's drama "Blood Brothers." "Brothers," based on the true murder case of wealthy brothers Arnout and Victor van Riebeeck, was produced by Rinkel Film & TV Productions BV. [Peter Knegt]

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    Was Sherri Shepard In The Control Room?

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    iW NEWS | "Derek" Deal at Sundance

    Isaac Julien's "Derek" has been acquired by Andrew Herwitz's The Film Sales Company in a deal for U.S. distribution rights and worldwide sales rights (with the exception of the U.K.). Narrated and written by Tilda Swinton, the film is having its world premiere in the Sundance Film Festival's World Cinema Documentary Competition and will have a specialized theatrical release later this year. It is set to screen in the Panorama section at the upcoming Berlinale. The documentary, which looks at the life of artist and filmmaker Derek Jarman, was funded by Film London, Channel 4, MoMA and the Sundance Documentary Fund. It was produced by Eliza Mel...

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