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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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    Sundance: Aaron Paul Says Any Potential 'Die Hard 5' Involvement Would Likely Conflict With 'Breaking Bad'

    While Bryan Cranston has used his "Breaking Bad" acclaim and fame to take roles in, well, everything, his equally talented co-star Aaron Paul (aka Jesse Pinkman), hasn't been so quick to rush the big screen. But judging by the reaction to the alcoholism drama "Smashed," ...

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    Terry Semel Joins SnagFilms' Board, Invests in Online Distributor

    Terry Semel, former chairman of Warner Bros. and Yahoo, has joined SnagFilms' board of directors. Semel is also investing in SnagFilms, the parent company of Indiewire. “While more great films are being made every year, it is increasingly difficult to get indies into theaters o...

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    Didya Hear About Spike's Profanity Laden Rant At Sundance?

    Oh that Spike! Can't live with him, can't live without him (Or is it can't live with him, can't shoot him?)

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    Sundance Exclusive: Spike Lee Says ‘Brooklyn Loves MJ’ Might Be Next; Trio Of Biopics May Be Dead

    The talk of the slopes, cold huddled buses and inebriated parties so far at Sundance 2012 has arguably been Spike Lee’s latest film, “Red Hook Summer” (read our review here). Evidently a polarizing film (some seem to love it, some hate it; our reviewer dug it), it’s none...

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    'The Artist' & 'The Adventures Of Tintin' Win At The PGA Awards

    So did everyone forget about this or was it the folly of having an awards presentation on the biggest weekend of the Sundance Film Festival? Or was it just us? And where was the usually email happy The Weinstein Company on this? Guess everyone is busy in Park City (including us).

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