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    HBO Wants To Turn Sundance's "Knuckle" Into A TV Series

    HBO is closing a deal for remake rights to "Knuckle," an entry in the World Cinema Documentary Competition, with the intent of turning the project into a series.

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    Producer Bernd Eichinger dies in Los Angeles

    Bernd Eichinger, the Constantin Film head whose producing credits include "Downfall" and "The Baader Meinhof Complex," died yesterday in Los Angeles, Variety reports. He was 61.

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    Fox Searchlight Takes Remake Rights for "Detective"

    Fox Searchlight has picked up the worldwide remake rights to Philip Cox's "The Bengali Detective," produced by Giovanna Stopponi, Annie Sundberg and Himesh Kar. The deal was brokered on Fox Searchlight's side by Senior Vice President of Business Affairs Megan O'Brien with Andrew Hurwitz of Schreck R...

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    Liddell buys "Silent House" rights; up next, a distributor

    Mickey Liddell's Liddell Entertainment has acquired most rights to Chris Kentis and Laura Lau's Sundance thriller "Silent House," according to Deadline. To be clear, Liddell is not on as a distributor; he'll work with "Silent House" reps at CAA to close distribution deals.

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    Magnolia & Participant Team for "Page One" in the U.S.

    Magnolia Pictures and Participant Media have jointly picked up U.S. rights to Andrew Rossi's "Page One A Year Inside The New York Times, which had its world premiere Sunday night at the Sundance Film Festival. Magnolia will release the film theatrically later this year.

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    Fox Searchlight Likes Sundance's "Marcy May"

    A very busy day for sales at Sundance continued with Fox Searchlight taking the worldwide rights to Sean Durkin's "Martha Marcy May Marlene." The film - screening in U.S. Dramatic Competition - stars fest breakout Elizabeth Olsen, as well as Sarah Paulson, John Hawkes and Hugh Dancy. It details a yo...

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    National Geographic Takes "Day" for U.S.

    U.S. rights to Kevin MacDonald's "Life in a Day," which will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival Tuesday have been picked up by National Geographic.

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    NewFest Partners with Film Society of Lincoln Center, Names Bryce Renninger Director of Programming

    New York's primary LGBT fest is partnering with the Film Society of Lincoln Center for its gala presentations this summer, with the opening and closing nights of the 23rd NewFest set for FSLC's new theater venues set to open in June. The 2011 edition of the festival will move to July - about one mon...

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    Sundance Selects Acquires Horse Whisperer Doc "Buck"

    Sundance Selects has acquired North American rights to "Buck," one of the most talked about documentaries at Sundance. Directed by Cindy Meehl, the film examines horse whisperer Buck Brannaman, a "living legend in the horse world."

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    Fox Searchlight Nabs Sundance's "Homework"

    Capping off a busy day for sales at Sundance, Fox Searchlight took the rights to Gavin Wiesen's directorial debut "Homework," which is screening in the U.S. Dramatic Competition section of the festival.

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