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    Focus Forward Filmmaker Competition Winners Announced at Sundance

    Barcelona-based filmmaker Rafel Duran Torrent has been awarded the grand jury prize in GE and cinelan’s Focus Forward Filmmaker Competition. Torrent received a $100,000 cash prize and a collaboration with the Sundance Institute ShortsLab at a special awards ceremony at the Sundance Film Festiv...

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    Amy Hobby and Anne Hubbell Launch New Female-Driven Production Company Tangerine Entertainment

    With Sundance in full swing, independent film industry veterans Amy Hobby and Anne Hubbell today launched their female-driven production company, Tangerine Entertainment. The company is branded to character-based features directed by women.

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    Sundance 2013: CNN Films and Magnolia Pictures Catch 'Blackfish'

    CNN Films and Magnolia Pictures have partnered to acquire U.S. rights to director Gabriela Cowperthwaite’s U.S. documentary competition film “Blackfish.” Magnolia will open the film in theaters over the summer, and CNN will air the doc on TV later in the year.

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    Sundance Futures: Lindsay Burdge on Finding Compassion for 'A Teacher' Who Goes Too Far With One of Her Students

    Why She's On Our Radar: In Hannah Fidell's NEXT entry "A Teacher," Lindsay Burdge appears in pretty much every frame as an attractive suburban Texas high school teacher engaged in a heated affair with a male student. The subject matter alone attracted a lot of attention in Park Cit...

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    Sundance 2013: Fox Searchlight Goes Big for 'The Way, Way Back' for Close to $10 Million

    Fox Searchlight has taken to Nat Faxon and Jim Rash’s directorial debut “The Way, Way Back,” which had its world premiere Monday at the Eccles Theatre. It may stand to be the biggest buy in recent memory, as one source puts the price just short of $10 million for North American rig...

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    Sundance 2013: RADiUS-TWC Acquires Sexy Lesbian Drama 'Concussion'

    RADiUS-TWC has picked up its second film of the Sundance Film Festival, grabbing North American rights to Stacie Passon’s dramatic competition film “Concussion” in a seven-figure deal. The company plans an early fall release.

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    Sundance 2013: Stephenie Meyer-Produced 'Austenland' Booked by SPWA and SPC

    One of the earliest dramatic competition films to screen at Sundance this year, Jerusha’s Hess’ “Austenland” has finally landed with Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions, with Sony Pictures Classics set to distribute Stateside. The target of multiple bids since its world prem...

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    Meet the 2013 Sundance Filmmakers #47: Kyle Patrick Alvarez Adapts David Sedaris for the First Time with 'C.O.G.'

    Kyle Patrick Alvarez won the "Someone To Watch" Indie Spirit Award for his 2009 directorial debut "Easier Than Practice," and now he's the first person to direct an adaptation of a David Sedaris piece. The film, "C.O.G." has debuted in Sundance's U.S. Dramatic ...

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    Meet the 2013 Sundance Filmmakers #46: Marta Cunningham Explores a Complicated Killing in 'Valentine Road'

    Autodidact filmmaker Marta Cunningham has made a stunning multi-faceted film about a very high-profile and gruesome killing: the point-blank range school shooting of Larry King, a young student exploring his gender identity in a California mega-suburb, by his classmate. The film, a part of Sundanc...

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    Meet the 2013 Sundance Filmmakers #45: Hannah Fidell Explores the Affair of 'A Teacher'

    Hannah Fidell's NEXT competition film "A Teacher" explores themes of trust and authority, sex and power. Fidell was one of Filmmaker Magazine's filmmakers to watch after she had two short films at SXSW last year.

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