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    Sony Pictures Classics Buys 'Celeste & Jesse Forever'

    Sony Pictures Classics has announced that they’ve bought the North American, Latin American and Eastern European rights to 'Celeste & Jesse Forever.' Directed by Lee Toland Krieger ("The Vicious Kind") and starring Rashida Jones, Andy Samberg, Emma Roberts and Elijah...

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    Sundance: 'Liberal Arts' Director Josh Radnor Talks The Influence Of Richard Linklater, Working With Elizabeth Olsen & More

    While it's fairly easy (and somewhat lazy) to toss Josh Radnor into the Zach Braff category of sitcom-actor-turned-screenwriter-and-filmmaker, the association is reductive of the talents required on both the small and big screen. As the star of "How I Met Your Mother," Radnor has displ...

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    Sundance: Stephen Frears & Rebecca Hall Talk Bringing The Gambling Tale 'Lay The Favorite' To Life

    Over the weekend in Park City, Utah, “Lay the Favorite” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, drawing mixed reactions from audiences and critics with its colorful portrait of an ex-stripper who discovers an unexpected aptitude for legal gambling (you can read our review here). Amazing...

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    Michel Gondry Says Quentin Tarantino's Movies Are Too Mean & Cynical

    While Michel Gondry has graduated from making music videos and commericals to directing feature films, he has hasn't abandoned them completely. He's recently done videos for Bjork and The Living Sisters, and now a new ad has popped up for the Japanese department store Sunshine Sakae. It's in every w...

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    Director Jamie Travis Confirms Focus Features' Buy of Sundance Comedy 'For A Good Time, Call..."

    First-time feature director Jamie Travis confirmed the sale via Twitter.

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    Kevin Smith Decides He Does Need Distributors After All, SModcast Pictures Inks Deal With Phase 4 Films

    “We’re starting over. It’s not just about making the movie, it’s about releasing the movie. True independence is not about handing your work over to some jackass,” Kevin Smith proclaimed to a room full of distributors last year at the Sundance Film Festival, follow...

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    Sundance: Aubrey Plaza Talks 'Safety Not Guaranteed,' Her Pervy Role In 'The To-Do List' & Working Opposite Charlie Sheen In 'Charlie Swan'

    If you had the chance to go back in time--weapons provided--would you? Before you answer, ask yourself: is going to another point in time really better than cleaning out the toilet at your internship and not having other options? Well, you'd be in the same boat as "Parks And Recreation"...

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    The Sundance Institute and Women in Film Team Up to Get More Women Filmmakers Working in Hollywood

    Finally some organizations have stepped up and stood up and committed resources to work towards improving the amount of female filmmakers working in the business.  Women in Film and the Sundance Institute are going to track female filmmakers who show their films at Sundance to get a sense of th...

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    Fox Searchlight Land Buzzworthy Sundance Drama 'The Surrogate' With John Hawkes & Helen Hunt

    This year's Oscar nominations are something of an anomaly as for the first time in a while, there's no Sundance breakout among them. The expansion of the possible nominees two years back meant that the field had room for films like "Precious," "An Education," "The Ki...

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    What Bigelow Effect? Number of Women Directors in Hollywood Falls to 5 Percent

    The Oscar nominations this morning give us another year where there are no women directors included in the list. This year we won't see Kathryn Bigelow up on the stage giving out the best director award to the next winner. When she won two years ago there was much hope that the numbers of women di...

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