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    International Sales Agent of the Day: Coach 14

    Andrew MacLean's On the IcePape Boye and Jaume Domenech of Paris based Coach 14 picked up 2 films in Sundance: Terri which ATO had acquired for U.S. in Toronto, and just after Sundance, they picked up what won the Berlinale's Best First Picture Award, On The Ice, a beautifully told story taking place in the isolated, frozen town of Barrow, Alaska about two Iñupiaq teenagers ('Skimos' as they call themselves) who have grown up like brothers in a tight-knit community defined as much by ancient traditions as by hip-hop and snowmobiles and who are caught up in an accidental murder of a third friend while on a seal hunt. Panic stricken, terrifie...

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    Sundance's "Tyrannosaur" Heads To Strand; D Films

    Paddy Considine's well-received directorial debut "Tyrannosaur" has been picked up for release in the U.S. and Canada out of the European Film Market. Protagonist Pictures announced that Strand Releasing will release the film in the U.S., and D Films will handle Canada.

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    Sundance Audience Winner "Circumstance" Set For Roadside

    Sundance Film Festival Audience Award winner "Circumstance" will be released by Roadside Attractions, it was announced today. Acquired at Sundance by Participant Media, the Iran-set drama - directed by newcomer Maryam Keshavarz - is set for a summer 2011 release. Roadside Attractions and Participa...

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    Oprah's OWN Picks Up Sundance's "Miss Representation"

    OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network has announced that Sundance doc "Miss Representation" has been added to the OWN Documentary Club. Directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the film is the 11th documentary acquisition for OWN.

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    Whitewater Films' On the Ice in Sundance and Berlin

    One of my favorite films at Sundance was On the Ice which was picked up for international sales by Coach 14 just after Sundance and will show in Berlin's EFM (showtimes to be confirmed). My previous post on the film contained a number of errors and so I hope the reader will forgive me for reposting...

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    Sundance By Numbers #3 (Final Tally)

    THE NUMBERS OF SALES AND ACQUISITIONS:39 titles were sold. See Anthony Kaufman's article on IndieWIRE which did not count the latest acquisition of ON THE ICE for which Coach 14 picked up international representation..$30m in deals and P&A commitments is reportedly the level of business done. Jonathan Dana says on February 1, 2011As ever, keep in mind that all eventual deals do not necessarily get done at Sundance, and that many of the “unsold” films will find proper homes and ultimate success. The notion that a film must be sold quickly to be deemed ‘valuable’ is in itself a longstanding myth, or at least an oversimplification of a process ...

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    FUTURES | Amy Seimetz Talks Sundance's "Off Hours" & Taking on Life

    Actress/filmmaker Amy Seimetz is not exactly a stranger to the film set. For most of the last decade, she appeared in shorts and eventually landed a part in Goran Dukic's "Wristcutters: A Love Story," which debuted at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival, starring Patrick Fugit. She al...

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    Sundance Theatre Lab Names Projects for 2011

    The Sundance Theatre Lab, a three-week retreat for playwrights, composers, directors and librettists, has identified its team of 31 fellows for this year's program. The lab is the centerpiece of the Sundance Institute's Theater Program, intended to provide the proper creative environment for artists...

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    All Sundance 2011 Acquisitions, By Distributor and By Sales Agent

    The best testament to the buying madness of Sundance 2011 may be the vertigo that results from trying to tally all the sales.

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    Why 38 Films Sold at Sundance, Many of Them Dark

    An attractive young woman escapes from an oppressive cult and suffers from the lingering trauma; another woman kills a pregnant lady and her young child in a car accident and then tries to make amends with the aggrieved husband.

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