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South By Southwest Film Conference and Festival (SXSW)

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    The Buzziest Thing at Film Festivals? It Might Just Be TV

    On Sunday, January 20th, "The Piano" director Jane Campion returns to the Sundance Film Festival, where her first feature "Sweetie" screened 23 years ago. This time, however, it's with a miniseries, not a movie -- "Top of the Lake," which is co-directed by Garth Dav...

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    Zeitgeist Films Picks Up Photog Doc 'Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters'

    Zeitgeist Films has acquired Ben Shapiro’s documentary “Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters” and plans to open it at Film Forum October 31 before a nationwide release.

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    PGA Adds SXSW, Full Frame and AFI Silverdocs to Official Awards Eligibility List

    The Producers Guild of America has added SXSW, the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival and the AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs Documentary Festival to its list of official festivals for awards-qualifying films. Among other exhibition methods, theatrically released documentaries that have screened ...

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    SXSW Festival Co-Founder Louis Black on Recently Passed SXSW Creative Director Brent Grulke

    Brent Grulke died Monday morning of a heart attack. He was 51 years old. The enormity of that statement leaves me gasping for breath.

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    Image Entertainment Catches SXSW Football Drama 'The Last Fall'

    Image Entertainment has acquired all North American rights to “The Last Fall,” written and directed by former pro-football player Matthew A. Cherry. A 2012 SXSW Film Festival selection, “Fall” was picked up at the American Black Film Festival in Miami, where Image is a spo...

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    Gravitas and Variance Team to Release SXSW Comedy '3,2,1... Frankie Go Boom' in the Fall

    Gravitas Ventures has acquired U.S. rights to the romantic comedy “3,2,1… Frankie go Boom,” written and directed by Jordan Roberts (“Around the Bend”). The SXSW Film Festival selection will open on VOD platforms in September, followed by a theatrical release in October...

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    FUTURES: 'Gimme the Loot' Writer/Director Adam Leon Brings His New York Love Letter Back Home

    New York-based writer/director Adam Leon is going to have a tough time topping these past few weeks. At the recently wrapped SXSW film festival in Austin, the first-time feature filmmaker won the event's Narrative Grand Jury Prize for his debut, "Gimme the Loot." Shortly after the win, Sundance Sele...

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    FUTURES: BAFTA-Nominated 'Black Pond' Directing Duo, Will Sharpe and Tom Kingsley

    With their first feature, oddball murder mystery "Black Pond," British directing duo Will Sharpe and Tom Kingsley are taking the UK by storm. The two (along with producer Sarah Brocklehurst) were nominated for the 2012 Outstanding Debut BAFTA this year for their debut, alongside Ralph Fiennes ("Cori...

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    Sundance Selects Acquires SXSW Winner 'Gimme The Loot'

    Sundance Selects has acquired North American and Latin American rights to Adam Leon's SXSW winner "Gimme The Loot."

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    SXSW '12 Audience Prizes Include 'Fat Kid' and 'Brooklyn Castle'

    The 2012 SXSW Film Festival has announced seven additional audience prizes. SXSW announced its first round of awards at a ceremony held March 13.

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