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    SXSW Head Janet Pierson Discusses SXSW 2013 Lineup: 'I get invested in so many of the films.'

    SXSW Film Festival producer Janet Pierson has one of more challenging roles among festival programmers in North America.

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    Watch: Nick Offerman Keeps It Deadpan In Trailer for SXSW Hit 'Somebody Up There Likes Me' (VIDEO)

    Actor Nick Offerman is best known as the mustachioed boss Rick Swanson on "Parks and Recreation," and in the trailer for "Somebody Up There Likes Me" he sticks to the deadpan, situational comedy he does so well. An existential comedy about the small successes and failures that make up our existence,...

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    SXSW Film Announces 2013 Features Lineup; Latest From Bryan Poyser and John Sayles Among World Premieres

    The South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival has announced the features lineup for this year's festival, running from March 8-16. In addition to the previously announced opening night film "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" and Harmony Korine's "Spring Breakers," the festival announced its ent...

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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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