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    Sundance Selects Takes Worldwide "Convention" Rights

    Sundance Selects today announced the acquisition of worldwide rights to AJ Schnack's "Convention," an ensemble documentary shot during the historic 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver. Working with acclaimed filmmakers Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert, Laura Poitras, Paul Taylor and Danie...

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    Magnolia Acquires "Freakonomics"

    Magnolia Pictures has announced that it has acquired all North American rights to "Freakonomics," the highly anticipated film version of the bestselling book about incentives-based thinking by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner.

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    Stuart Urban on "Tovarisch": Presto, the Elements of a Movie were There! (Watch It Now)

    At the age of thirteen in 1972, Stuart Urban became the youngest director to have a film shown at Cannes. As an adult, Urban became a successful director of both features and documentary films, winning multiple British Academy Awards. I sat down with Urban to discuss his long gestating documentary, ...

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    Deal for Oliver Stone Doc

    North American rights for Oliver Stone’s Latin American documentary "South of the Border" have been acquired by Cinema Libre Studio, it was announced today. The documentary, which had its world premiere in September 2009 at the Venice Film Festival, will be released in 10 major US cities starting in...

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    SXSW '10 | Miao Wang Captures City Life in "Beijing Taxi"

    Director Miao Wang's "Beijing Taxi" is a feature length documentary that "vividly portrays Beijing undergoing a profound transformational arch. Through a humanistic lens, the intimate lives of three taxi drivers connect a morphing city confronted with modern issues and changing values. With diverse ...

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    SXSW '10 | Director Carol Dysinger's Afghanistan 'Bro-mance'

    Carol Dysinger's documentary "Camp Victory, Afghanistan" tells the story of several U.S. National Guardsmen stationed in Herat, Afghanistan and the Afghan officers assigned as their mentees. Together they've been tasked with building the 207th Corps of the nascent Afghan National Army into an instit...

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    SXSW '10 | Harlock & Thomas' "American: The Bill Hicks Story"

    Co-Directors Matt Harlock and Paul Thomas present their Emerging Visions "American: The Bill Hicks Story" while pushing documentary storytelling in a new direction - "Much more than a comedian, Bill Hicks was and still is an inspiration to millions. His timeless comedy tackled the contradictions of ...

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    Under New Leadership, Full Frame Doc Fest Sets 2010 Slate

    The 13th annual Full Frame Documentary Festival, taking place in downtown Durham, N.C. from April 8-11, has announced their upcoming lineup. The roster is the first under newly appointed Executive Director, Deirdre Haj.

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    SXSW '10 | “World’s Largest” Directors Amy C. Elliott & Elizabeth Donius On Small-Town America

    Amy C. Elliott and Elizabeth Donius’s “World’s Largest” is a road movie with a big ol’ twist: the co-directors visited 58 of the “world’s largest [insert random object here]” tourist traps that live in small towns throughout the U.S. “Odd, funny and sometimes beautiful, the statues stand as testam...

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    SXSW '10 | "Elephant" Meets "West Side Story": Lipes on His "NY Export"

    Editor’s Note: This is one interview in a series profiling directors whose films are screening in the Narrative Competition, Documentary Competition and Emerging Visions sections at the 2010 SXSW Film Festival.

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