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    Roadside Attractions Takes 'In a World...' with Sony Worldwide

    Triple-threat Lake Bell, who wrote, directed, and starred in "In a World..." which won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at Sundance, has sold her movie to Roadside Attractions (U.S.) and Sony Worldwide Acquisitions Group (foreign). Roadside Attractions is planning a summer 2013 release for the fil...

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    Lake Bell's Sundance Smash 'In A World...' Goes to Roadside and Sony

    Lake Bell's feature writing-directing debut "In a World..." (winner of Sundance's 2013 Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award) has been nabbed by both Roadside Attractions and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions. Roadside will handle the U.S. release, while Sony will take on the rest of the world. Bell, be...

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    'Arbitrage' Marks New Trend of Releasing Pay-Per-View Earnings

    Richard Gere's Bernie Madoff-esque thriller "Arbitrage" reportedly now holds the record for combined sales for a movie released concurrently in theaters and VOD, grossing more than $7.3 million on the big screen and about $11 million on small screens. It also marks a slowly increa...

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    Toronto 2012: Roadside Attractions Acquires Matthew Fox Historical Drama 'Emperor'

    In its fifth acquisition of the Toronto International Film Festival, a voracious Roadside Attractions has picked up U.S. distribution rights to the historical drama “Emperor.” The film, directed by Peter Webber, had its world premiere Friday at Roy Thomson Hall and will receive a theatrical release ...

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    Toronto 2012: Just What's Going on With Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions? Here Are Some Answers.

    The biggest surprise of the Toronto film festival has been the vacuum-like acquisitions fervor of the Lionsgate-Roadside Attractions team. In the midst of Toronto market fever, Indiewire asked the very busy Jason Constantine, LGF's acquisitions president, to explain the week’s anomalous activity.

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    IFC Picks Up Neil Jordan's 'Byzantium,' Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions Nab 'Thanks For Sharing'

    After a slow start, acquisitions at the Toronto International Film Festival, one of the key dates in the diary for the independent film world, continue to gather apace. Following on from "A Place Beyond The Pines," "Stories We Tell," "Lords of Salem," "Imogene," "The Unknown Known" and various other...

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    Toronto 2012: Starving Roadside Attractions Grabs Stuart Blumberg's 'Thanks for Sharing' With Lionsgate

    Howard Cohen and Eric D’Arbeloff’s Roadside Attractions is seriously hungry. In its third pick-up of the Toronto International Film Festival, the company has once again partnered with Lionsgate to acquire U.S. rights to Stuart Blumberg’s directorial debut, “Thanks for Sharing...

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    Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions Pick Up Kristen Wiig Starrer 'Imogene,' RADiUS-TWC Take Errol Morris' Latest

    More Toronto International Film Festival acquisitions abound, including the comedy "Imogene" and the documentary "The Unknown Known: The Life and Times of Donald Rumsfeld," right on the heels of Roadside Attractions picking up Sarah Polley's documentary "Stories We Tell....

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    Toronto 2012: Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions Partner to Acquire Kristen Wiig Comedy 'Imogene'

    Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions have acquired U.S. distribution rights to the Kristen Wiig-Matt Dillon comedy “Imogene” at the Toronto International Film Festival. The project marks the first production of Celine Rattray and Trudie Styler’s new Maven Pictures banner.

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    Toronto Acquisitions : Roadside Attractions Takes Sarah Polley Doc 'Stories We Tell,' Three Studios Bid For Rob Zombie's 'Lords of Salem'

    In Toronto, the newest film from Sarah Polley, the documentary "Stories We Tell," was picked up by Roadside Attractions, while in anticipation of its midnight debut, Rob Zombie's witchy "Lords of Salem" has a trio of studios courting him, with Anchor Bay leading the pack.

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