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    "Winter's Bone," "Restrepo" Lead Sundance Award Winners

    Closing its 2010 edition tomorrow here in Park City, the Sundance Film Festival presented its awards tonight.

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    Acclaimed Editor Karen Schmeer Killed in Tragic NYC Incident

    Karen Schmeer, winner of the Sundance Film Festival's editing award last year for "Sergio," and a longtime editor with Errol Morris, died last night in New York City. She was hit by a car that was fleeing the scene of a burglary on Manhattan's Upper West Side.

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    Roadside Warms to "Winter's Bone"

    Roadside Attractions has picked up all North American rights Sundance 2010 U.S. Dramatic Competition feature "Winter's Bone" by Debra Granik. Roadside will open the film theatrically this summer, with Lionsgate handling all ancillaries later in the year. The distributor's Dustin Smith and Howard Coh...

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    IFC Buys Controversial Winterbottom Movie

    Michael Winterbottom's "The Killer Inside Me", a film that stoked controversy when it debuted here at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this week, has been acquired for U.S. distribution by IFC Films.

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    UPDATED: Weinstein Deal for "Blue Valentine"

    An acclaimed entry from the dramatic competition at the Sundance Film Festival, Derek Cianfrance's "Blue Valentine," has been acquired by The Weinstein Company, a film rep confirmed this morning. The company acquired North American and other rights as the festival neared its conclusion.

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    Oprah OWNs a "Family Affair"

    Chico Colvard's Sundance Documentary Competition feature, "Family Affair" has been acquired by OWN, the recently announced Oprah Winfrey Network. The film is the first to join the network's recently announced Documentary Film Club, which was created to "spotlight cinematic documentaries that can ins...

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    Wolfe Swept Up by "Undertow"

    Sundance World Narrative Competition film "Contracorriente" (Undertow) by Peruvian director Javier Fuentes-Leon has been picked up by Wolfe Releasing. Wolfe acquired the film, starring Manolo Cardona ("Beverly Hills Chihuahua"), Cristian Mercado ("Che") and Tatiana Astengo ("Fiesta Patria"), for a "...

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    "Snow and Ashes" & "American Jihadist" Top Slamdance

    Charles-Olivier Michaud's "Snow and Ashes" won the Sparky Award for Best Narrative Film and Mark Claywell's "American Jihadist" won the Sparky Award for Best Documentary Film at the 2010 Slamdance Film Festival.

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    Sundance and NHK Announce 2010 Filmmaker Awards

    Sundance Institute and NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) have announced the winners of the 2010 Sundance / NHK International Filmmakers Awards.

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    Focus Seals "Kids" Deal at Sundance

    Confirming reports that it was acquiring rights to "The Kids Are All Right," Focus Features said Thursday afternoon it picked up U.S. rights as well as rights for the U.K., Germany and South Africa, the distributor's head James Schamus announced Thursday. Bart Walker and John Sloss of Cinetic Media ...

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