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    Meet the 2013 Sundance Filmmakers #30: David Andalman Tackles the OJ Trial, Mike Tyson, Tupac & More in 'Milkshake'

    David Andalman and co-writer Mariko Munro are looking to accomplish something different with the coming-of-age genre. "Milkshake," their tale of 90s discovery and exploration, stars Tyler Ross and Shareeka Epps. Andalman told us about the duo's learning curve and what their low-key tale shares with ...

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    Sundance 2012 Revisited: Top Ten Winners, Theatrical Numbers Down, VOD Profits Up (Charts)

    As the buying frenzy for Sundance 2013 begins -- bolstered by the unexpected Oscar nominations for last year's grand jury prize-winner "Beasts of the Southern Wild" -- let's look at what happened to the rest of the 2012 acquisitions. Last year, the prices for top films fell a bit below 2011, after s...

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    Sundance 2013: The Top Junior Agents You Need to Know

    Who are the hardworking young agents training to become the next generation of key Sundance dealmakers?

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    Amy Seimetz's 'Sun Don't Shine' Gets Distribution Days Before Sundance Premieres 'Upstream Color'

    Amy Seimetz' "Sun Don't Shine," which was named as Indiewire's #1 undistributed film, has finally found distribution with Factory 25. Seimetz, who wrote/directed/produced/edited the film, will also be getting attention for her starring role in Shane Carruth's hotly-anticipated "Upstream Color"...

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    Meet the Sundance Filmmakers #29 : Jeremy Lovering Examines Fear As a State of Being With 'In Fear'

    Some filmmakers get an education just by showing up. In Jeremy Lovering's case, his post-graduate film school experience came partly because no one objected to him attending, despite the fact he had initially only audited. After years of writing and directing for series and TV films, he's arrived at...

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    Meet the Sundance Filmmakers #28 : 'Stake Land' Filmmmaker Jim Mickle Gets Close to Cannibals in 'We Are What We Are'

    American remakes of foreign movies have been a consistent part of both indie and mainstream filmmaking for a while now. But not many of those imports feature flesh-eating cannibals. Pennsylvania native and NYU grad Jim Mickle is ready for his third feature "We Are What We Are" to hit Sundance, an ad...

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    Watch: Matthew McConaughey Is 'Mud' in New Trailer for Jeff Nichols's Latest (Video)

    At 33, "Mud" writer-director Jeff Nichols was the youngest filmmaker in competition for the Palme d'Or at last year's Cannes Film Festival. The "Take Shelter" filmmaker didn't win the coveted award for his new thriller, but he did find a home for it with Roadside Attr...

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    Focus Features Adds Kujawski to Sundance Acquisition Team

    Universal Pictures is sending Executive Vice President of Worldwide Acquisitions Peter Kujawski to the Sundance Film Festival, which starts Thursday, to search for film acquisitions for not only the studio but specialized film division Focus Features. The studio wants to centralize and streamline it...

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    New York Times Says ‘Female Directors Gain Ground, Slowly.’ Should We Wait That Long?

    The great Carrie Rickey published a piece in the New York Times this past weekend with the depressing headline ‘Female Directors Gain Ground, Slowly’. The piece reported that in 2012, by their count, women directors hit a recent high of 9% of the 250 top grossing films.  That number...

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    Sundance 2013: Watch a Man Deteriorate in Exclusive Trailer for Oddball New Frontier Entry 'Halley' (Video)

    World premiering in two days at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City is the New Frontier entry "Halley," the directorial debut of renowned visual artist and experimental filmmaker Sebastian Hofmann. Indiewire has the exclusive trailer, below.

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