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    15 Breakout Artists To Watch From The 2013 Sundance Film Festival

    There's still a couple days left of this year's Sundance Film Festival, but for all intents and purposes it's winding down. Most of the press have departed, pretty much every major movie has screened at least once, and many of them have been bought, or will be over the next few days.

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    Weinstein Company Closing Deal To Acquire 'Fruitvale' For $2 - $3 Mill + Theatrical Guarantees

    Well, I think it's safe to say that we'll likely be talking a lot about Fruitvale during next awards season, now that it's been officially announced that, after a bidding war over the film, involving The Weinstein Company, Fox Searchlight, with Paramount Pictures ...

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    Sundance 2013: The Weintstein Co. Grabs 'Fruitvale' From Debut Filmmaker Ryan Coogler

    The Weinstein Co. picked up its first film of the Sundance Film Festival Monday by outbidding Fox Searchlight, Focus Features and Paramount for rights in English-speaking territories to the tragic drama “Fruitvale” from first-time writer-director Ryan Coogler. The U.S. dramatic competiti...

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    Sundance Review: Ryan Coogler's 'Fruitvale' Renders a Tragic Police Shooting in Personal Terms

    Moments after New Years Day 2009, 22-year-old Bay Area resident Oscar Grant was shot by a police officer at the Fruitvale BART station in altercation that didn't call for it. The officer, whose actions were captured on numerous cell phone videos, claimed he mistook his gun for his taser and eventual...

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    'Fruitvale' At Center Of 7-Figure Bidding War; Buyers Call It 2013's 'Beasts Of The Southern Wild'

    After what I heard and read was a strong debut at the Sundance Film Festival yesterday, Ryan Coogler's feature film debut Fruitvale, which stars Octavia Spencer, Michael B. Jordan, Tristan Wilds and Melonie Diaz, is said to now be in the middle of what looks li...

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