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    For Your Consideration: Sundance and Next Year's Oscars

    As made evident last week, the Sundance Film Festival can be a significant launching pad for Oscar nominees. This year's nominations included two films for best picture - "The Kids Are All Right" and "Winter's Bone" - that debuted at last year's festival. Sundance also produced a myriad of other nom...

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    All Sundance 2011 Acquisitions, By Distributor and By Sales Agent

    The best testament to the buying madness of Sundance 2011 may be the vertigo that results from trying to tally all the sales.

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    Why 38 Films Sold at Sundance, Many of Them Dark

    An attractive young woman escapes from an oppressive cult and suffers from the lingering trauma; another woman kills a pregnant lady and her young child in a car accident and then tries to make amends with the aggrieved husband.

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    "Into Eternity" Filmmaker Interview: Into the Underworld & Into the Future

    This interview was orignally published during last year's Tribeca Film Festival. Michael Madsen's documentary "Into Eternity" opens at Film Forum in New York today and will roll out nationally in the near future.

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    NY International Children's Film Festival to Open with "Mars" and Spotlight Women in Film

    The New York International Children's Film Festival announced its complete lineup today. In addition to a slate of twelve new feature films, the festival will also screen short films grouped in age-appropriate programs and host a panel on women in film for its young girl attendees. The panel, "Breaking into the Boys Club: Girls Behind the Camera," will include "Precious" producer Lisa Cortes, prolific indie producer Christine Vachon, and Pixar producer Kori Rae amongst others. The short films screened at this year's fest will have the opportunity, for the first time since the fest's founding in 1997, to gain eligibility for the short film...

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    February Preview: The 5 Must See Films

    While the biggest specialty releases of January were mostly December leftovers boosted by awards buzz, February has arrived to give 2011 its first significant batch of quality films. It includes some of the best bets from last year's Cannes and SXSW film festivals, a well-received comedy from this ...

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    Rotterdam Dispatch | Record Audiences Treated to "Wasted Youth" and Retro Commie Westerns

    Celebrating its fortieth anniversary, the Rotterdam International Film Festival opened last Wednesday to record crowds yet again. In recent years, the 11-day festival has become the Netherland’s largest cultural event, with attendance at last year’s event topping over 350,000. If th...

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    FUTURES | Five To Watch From The Sundance Film Festival

    In the eleven day whirlwind that was the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, quite a few new faces stood out to indieWIRE. Among the festival's big talents, iW caught up with five up-and-comers that may very well be seen more in front of the camera going forward...

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    Sneak Peek: Trey Parker, Matt Stone and Robert Lopez's "The Book of Mormon" on Broadway

    Roughly six years ago, Trey Parker and Matt Stone saw "Avenue Q" on Broadway and then met one of the men responsible for the "Avenue Q" concept, music and lyrics, Robert Lopez. The way Parker and Stone tell the story, Lopez just happened to be there. But for Lopez, it was a meeting with his heroes. ...

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    Sundance Wrap | A Good Year and a Commercial One

    This was considered a good year for the Sundance Film Festival, both artistically and commercially. Program aspects that received a positive response also found distribution, and hopefully will continue to make headlines when they hit theaters. If Sundance provides a window into the near future, thi...

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