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    PARK CITY '06 BIZ DAILY: Warner Independent Gets Gondry For $6 Million; IFC Unveils Day & Date Progr

    Michel Gondry's latest, "The Science of Sleep," an at times romantic look inside the mind of one of the most distinctive directors working today, has been nabbed for $6 million by Warner Independent Pictures. The company acquired U.S., Canadian and U.K. rights to the movie, closing the deal at 4 a.m...

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    PARK CITY '06 CRITIC'S DIARY: World Docs Shed Light from Beyond the Grave: "KZ" and "Broadhurst" Hig

    Sundance prides itself on its devotion to the documentary form, and the organization likes to take credit, in some part, for the recent rise of nonfiction in the U.S. marketplace. This equal attention for true-life and fictional stories also applies to the world cinema program. Last year's internati...

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    PARK CITY '06 BUZZ DAILY: "Half Nelson" Takes Full Applause; Al Gore Charms at Discovery Party

    Under a cloudless sky in Park City, a huge crowd of industry and festival attendees turned up at the Racquet Club for the premiere of Ryan Fleck's dramatic competition feature "Half Nelson," with tremendous performances by Ryan Gosling and newcomer, Shareeka Epps. The film centers on an improbable f...

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    PARK CITY '06 BIZ DAILY: IFC Gets "Factotum"; Crossword Doc in Play, and More

    As Sundance '06 continued Sunday, buyers honed in on other festival entries to acquire. IFC Films nabbed North American rights to Bent Hamer's "Factotum," starring Matt Dillon, Lili Taylor and Marisa Tomei. The film, based on the Bukowski novel, had been acquired by Picturehouse in Cannes, but accor...

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    PARK CITY '06 BIZ DAILY: "Sunshine" Pact Among Top Tier of All-Time Sundance Fest Deals

    A major acquisition deal -- one of the largest in the history of the Sundance Film Festival -- was signed early Saturday morning with Cinetic Media selling worldwide rights to Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris' "Little Miss Sunshine" to Fox Searchlight within hours of its rousing world premiere at the...

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    PARK CITY '06 BUZZ DAILY: Hardcore American Rock; "Daley" Draws Crowds; Email Jerk, and More Parties

    Paul Rachman's "American Hardcore" has already scored a nice amount of press with a New York Times piece at the end of last month. Rachman's film, which recalls the "hardcore" punk phenomenon that swept segments of major cities around the U.S. and Canada in the '80s, is screening in the Sundance Fil...

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    PARK CITY '06 CRITIC'S DIARY: "Sunshine" Shines; Focus on Women's Issues in "Morning," "Stay," "Dale

    Since its world premiere and subsequent high-dollar acquisition deal on Friday, "Little Miss Sunshine" has been the de facto talk of the festival throughout the weekend - and understandably so. Enormously big-hearted, hip but earnest and rousingly funny in fits and starts, the feature debut of music...

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    PARK CITY '06 CRITIC'S DIARY: Sundance's Wide Wide World: Int'l Movies Mine Religion, Fate and Famil

    Fledgling directors gather every year at Sundance, looking to expose their movies to American audiences for the first time. But contrary to popular opinion, those filmmakers don't just hail from places like New York, Los Angeles, Austin or Memphis. In just the first couple days of the festival, atte...

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    PARK CITY '06 BIZ DAILY: Buyer's Buzz On Day One; "Sunshine" Selling; SonyBMG Goes For "Reggaeton"

    Thursday's clouds and snow gave way to blue skies and cool temperatures Friday, the first full day of the Sundance Film Festival screenings. And buyers in Park City got their first taste of what this year's lineup has to offer. The widely expected acquisition deal of the weekend is Jonathan Dayton &...

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    PARK CITY '06 BUZZ DAILY: "Crossing Arizona" Premiere; Friday Night Party Madness; Saturday Parties

    Outside the Holiday Village theater yesterday, a small gathering of press had assembled around a group of people in the parking lot. A CBS crew and a Reuters cameraman were shooting members of the opposing sides of the national immigration debate. Joseph Mathew's "Crossing Arizona," screening in th...

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