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    Sundance: Fox Searchlight Lands 'The Way, Way Back' In Big Deal, 'Austenland' Winds Up At Sony

    The economy might be in rough shape, but major spending is taking place at the Sundance Film Festival. Relativity has already promised big bucks to promote Joseph Gordon-Levitt's directorial debut "Don Jon's Addiction" with a $25 million P&A commitment on top of a $4 million price tag. But Fox Searc...

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    CNN Films Acquires Roger Ebert Documentary Exec Produced by Martin Scorsese

    CNN Films has decided to use the Sundance Film Festival to announce its intentions to further muscle into the documentary film game with three new big projects. And they’ve got some heavy-hitting names involved.

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    Catch Steve James' Doc 'The Interrupters' at Snag the Vote Online Screening Nov. 1

    Fans of documentary filmmaker Steve James who missed his hard-hitting 2011 work “The Interrupters” have a unique opportunity to catch the film, and James himself Nov. 1 as part of the 2012 Snag the Vote screening series. The film’s digital premiere will be streamed at 7 pm EST at S...

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    Watch: 'Head Games' Trailer Wakes America Up To The Concussion Crisis (VIDEO)

    "Head Games," a new documentary from filmmaker Steve James ("Hoop Dreams"), revolves around one of the great public health issues of our time: the extreme risks of contact sports in America and the necessity for public awareness. Whether handling concussion or brain injury, ...

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    Martin Scorsese & 'Hoop Dreams' Helmer Steve James Team For Documentary Based On Roger Ebert's Memoirs

    As probably the most celebrated and beloved film critic around, a man whose work has appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times for 45 years, who co-hosted "At The Movies" with Gene Siskel for almost 25, and who was the first film critic to win the Pulitzer Prize, it's almost surprising that Roger Ebert has ...

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    Trailer: 'Head Games' (On Sports Concussion Crisis, From 'Hoop Dreams,' 'Interrupters' Director)

    He directed 2 of the most reverred documentaries made in the last 20 years (you'll likely find both of them on many lists of top documentaries of all time - 1994's Hoop Dreams and 2011's The Interrupters), and now director Steve James will tackle the "concussion crisis in sport...

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    To Crowdfund or Not to Crowdfund: 20 Years After Making 'Hoop Dreams,' Filmmaker Steve James Braves the New Financing World With 'Generation Food'

    I’ve never done this kind of fundraising before. But for some time I’ve been intrigued to see that people have had success with it.

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    Watch: First Trailer For 'Hoop Dreams' & 'The Interrupters' Helmer Steve James' Sports Doc 'Head Games'

    After making a name for himself with the Oscar-nominated "Hoop Dreams," considered one of the best sports documentaries of all time, filmmaker Steve James followed it up with sports-oriented films like "Prefontaine," "Passing Glory" and "Joe And Max." Last yea...

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    Steve James' Sports Doc 'Head Games' Coming to Theaters this September [Trailer]

    Steve James' documentary "Head Games" has been acquired by Variance Films for a September 21 release. James ("Hoop Dreams," "The Interrupters") looks at the concussion crisis in American sports, and asks the question, “How much of you are you willing to lose f...

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