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    "Burma VJ" Set for Film Forum in May, HBO Gets TV Rights

    HBO has acquired TV rights to Anders Ostergaard's doc "Burma VJ," the hit of November's IDFA. Set for its North American debut on Saturday at the Sundance Film Festival, the film will open theatrically at New York's Film Forum in May, well ahead of its early 2010 HBO television debut.

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    Goldwyn Embeds "Brothers at War" for U.S.

    U.S. rights to Jake Rademacher's doc "Brothers at War" have been picked up by Samuel Goldwyn Films, the company announced Thursday morning. Peter Goldwyn negotiated the deal on behalf of the company with Endeavor Independent head Graham Taylor and attorney Craig Emanuel of Loeb & Loeb LLP on behalf ...

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    Sony Classics to Bring Sundance Title "Rudo Y Cursi" to North America

    Sony Classics confirmed its North American rights acquisition of Carlos Cuaron's "Rudo Y Cursi," which will have its U.S. premiere at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. The film stars Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna, who last starred together in Cuaron's "Y Tu Mama Tambien." In its three weeks in th...

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    "Treeless" Goes To Oscilloscope

    The North American distribution rights to So Yong Kim's "Treeless Mountain" have been acquired by Oscilloscope Laboratories, it was announced today. The film, which details two sisters in Seoul, Korea trying to adapt to drastic changes in their lives, was very well-received at its 2008 Toronto Inte...

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    Epoch Plans a "Perfect" and "Funk" Spring

    A U.S. theatrical deal has been unveiled for revenge noir pic "The Perfect Sleep," directed by Jeremy Alter and Craig Carlisle's romantic dramedy "Bob Funk," L.A.-based production, finance and distribution company Unified Pictures announced Wednesday. Cinema Epoch will handle U.S. distribution for t...

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    Music Box Takes "Seraphine" For US

    Martin Provost's biographical drama "Seraphine" has been acquired by Music Box Films for U.S. distribution. The film recounts the tragic tale of French painter Seraphine Louis (aka Seraphine de Senlis). Discovered by prominent critic and collector William Uhde, she came to prominence between the w...

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    Visit Films "Won't Miss" Sundance Title

    The worldwide rights to Ry Russo- Young's second feature film, "You Wont Miss Me" have been acquired by Visit Films. The film will have its world premiere at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, and stars Stella Schnabel as a twenty-three-year-old urban misfit recently released from a psychiatric hospit...

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    Sony Classics Confirms "Tyson" for North America

    Confirming an acquisition initially hinted at way back at the Cannes Film Festival last May, Sony Pictures Classics has picked up North American rights to writer-director James Toback's doc "Tyson," which will have its North American premiere at the upcoming Sundance Film Festival. The film is the f...

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    Sony Classics Eyeing Sundance Title: Cuaron's "Rudo y Cursi"

    Sony Classics Eyeing Sundance Title: Cuaron's "Rudo y Cursi"

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    Visit Takes "Missing Person"

    Noah Buschel's third feature film, "The Missing Person" will head into its world premiere at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival with its worldwide rights having been acquired by Visit Films. Starring Michael Shannon and Amy Ryan, the film follows a private detective, Harold, hired to tail a man on a train from Chicago to Los Angeles. The man turns out to be a missing person, and Harold is persuaded by a large reward to bring the man back to his wife against his will. "The Missing Person" was produced by Jesse Scolaro and Allen Bain of The 7th Floor, Lois Drabkin of Apropos Films, and Alex Estes."We are excited to be working on 'The Missing Perso...

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