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    Sundance Competition Title "Gun Hill Road" Picked Up

    Start-up distributor Motion Film Group has acquired the worldwide rights to Rashaad Ernesto Green's debut feature "Gun Hill Road," which is currently screening in competition at the Sundance Film Festival. A seven-figure deal will see "Road" hit theaters in early summer, 2011.

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    Sundance | Dada Climbs "Mountain" for June 3 Roll Out

    U.S. theatrical rights to Bill Haney's Sundance 2011 doc, "The Last Mountain," has been acquired by Dada Films, the distributor's MJ Peckos said Thursday morning. The film had its world premiere in the U.S. Documentary Competition last Friday and Dada plans a June 3rd theatrical release in the "top...

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    Sundance Institute Teams With Kickstarter in Three-Year Deal

    The Sundance Institute is throwing its support and name recognition behind online crowdfunding source Kickstarter with a three-year deal to serve as the program's creative funding collaborator.

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    IFC Acquires "Perfect Sense" at Sundance

    IFC Films acquired North American rights to David Mackenzie's romantic thriller "Perfect Sense," which had its world premiere last night at the Sundance Film Festival in the Premieres section.

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    Berlinale Completes 2011 Panorama Line-Up

    The 2011 Berlin International Film Festival completed its Panorama section. A total of 53 films from 29 countries will screen at this year's edition, with twelve directors making their feature film debuts.

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    Magnolia Acquires Sundance's "I Melt With You"

    The Sundance buying frenzy continues with Magnolia Pictures taking US theatrical rights to Mark Pellington’s "I Melt With You," which stars Thomas Jane, Rob Lowe, Jeremy Piven, Christian McKay, Carla Gugino and Sasha Grey. Magnolia's previous Sundance deal was for well-received competition doc "Pag...

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    Fox Searchlight's Fourth Festival Buy: "Another Earth"

    Fox Searchlight will handle all English-speaking distribution on Sundance U.S. Dramatic Competition entry "Another Earth," the feature debut of Mike Cahill. The sci-fi romance, which centers on the discovery of a mirror Earth, stars Brit Marling, who also co-wrote and produced the film. William Mapo...

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    "Brick Novax" & "Yesterday" Win Top Shorts Prizes at Sundance Film Festival

    Writer-director Matt Piedmont's "Brick Novax pt 1 and 2" won the Jury Prize in Short Filmmaking Wednesday night at the Sundance Film Festival, while Australian writer-director Ariel Kleiman's "Deeper Than Yesterday" received the fest's Jury Prize in International Short Filmmaking. The recipients wi...

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    Weinsteins Closing a Deal for "The Details"

    The Weinstein Company is currently closing a deal for worldwide rights to "The Details" starring Tobey Maguire, Elizabeth Banks and Laura Linney.

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    Four Filmmakers Receive First Sundance Institute|Mahindra Global Filmmaking Award

    Sundance Institute and Mahindra named the winners of the first Sundance Institute|Mahindra Global Filmmaking Award, a new annual grant that recognizes and supports emerging independent filmmakers globally. The winners include Bogdan Mustata, "Wolf" from Romania; Ernesto Contreras, "I Dream in Anothe...

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