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    iW NEWS | ESPN Is "Kicking It"

    ESPN announced that it has acquired Sundance soccer documentary "Kicking It." Produced by Ted Leonsis (who executive produced last year's "Nanking") and directed by Susan Koch, "Kicking It" details the lives of seven soccer players from six countries as they participate in the 4th annual Homeless World Cup. ESPN will retain exclusive television rights worldwide, and execute the film's digital distribution while working with the filmmakers to secure theatrical, DVD and other distribution. "'Kicking It" speaks to the perseverance of the human spirit and the global impact of sport," said Keith Clinkscales, ESPN senior vice president of content ...

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    iW NEWS | Weinstein Picks Up Int'l for "Polanski" in Park City

    Director Marina Zenovich's Sundance doc "Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired" has been acquired internationally by The Weinstein Company, the company announced Saturday morning. The international deal excludes all U.S. and Canadian rights, as well as U.K. television rights. A pact for the remaining rights is expected to close today in Park City. The film had its world premiere last night at Sundance with buyers and industry buzzing about the film afterward. "Polanski," screening in the festival's doc competition, chronicles the private tragedy and scandal that led to the legendary Polish-born film-makers exile from the United States. Michal Po...

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    iW NEWS | Celluloid Picks up "Ballast" Outside U.S.

    All international rights outside the U.S. to Sundance Film Festival dramatic competition title "Ballast" by Lance Hammer have been acquired by Paris-based sales outfit Celluloid Dreams. William Morris Independent is repping the film for both domestic and international rights. The film follows the st...

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    iW NEWS | HBO Announces "Black List" Acquisition

    In the third documentary deal timed to the opening day of the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, HBO Documentary Films has announced its acquisition of domestic TV rights to Timothy Greenfield-Sanders and Elvis Mitchell's "The Black List: Volume One," which is having its world premiere in the Spectrum section on Tuesday at Sundance. The film is described as being "composed of dramatic portraits of some of today's most fascinating and influential African-American icons," including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Sean Combs, Mahlon Duckett, Thelma Golden, Lou Gossett, Jr., Bill T. Jones, Vernon Jordan, Marc Morial, Toni Morrison, Suzanne-Lori Parks, Richard Par...

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    iW NEWS | Fortissimo Announces Deal for Sundance Closing Film, "CSNY Deja Vu"

    Fortissimo Films has announced a deal for worldwide sales rights to the Sundance Film Festival's closing night film, "CSNY Deja Vu." A look at Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's 2007 "Freedom of Speech Tour," the film was directed by Neil Young, using the name Bernard Shakey. Fortissimo's Michael Werner...

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    iW NEWS | Zeitgeist Announces Sundance's First Deal, Acquiring Acclaimed "Up The Yangtze"

    On the morning that the 2008 Sundance Film Festival kicks off in Park City, UT, Zeitgeist Films has announced its acquisition of Yung Chang's acclaimed first feature, "Up The Yangtze," a documentary about the effects of the construction of the massive Three Gorges Dam that is displacing millions and destroying national landmarks in the country. Set for its U.S. premiere tomorrow (Friday) in Sundance's world documentary competition, the film debuted back in November at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) and will be released theatrically by Zeitgeist in April. It looks at life on River, where the filmmaker's grandfath...

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    iW NEWS | First Independent Eyes April Release for "Dark Matter"

    2007 Sundance film "Dark Matter" will be released by First Independent Pictures this April, the company announced recently. The drama is the feature film debut of opera and theater director Chen Shi-Zheng and stars Liu Ye, Aidan Quinn, and Meryl Streep. The film delves into the world of a brilliant ...

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    iW NEWS | Samuel Goldwyn Takes "Fugitive Pieces"

    Writer/director Jeremy Podeswa's Toronto Fest '07 opener "Fugitive Pieces" has been acquired by Samuel Goldwyn Films, the company announced Tuesday. The film will have its U.S. premiere at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival on February 2nd. Goldwyn VP of acquisitions Peter Goldwyn negotiated the deal John Sloss of Cinetic Media on behalf of the filmmakers. Based on the international bestselling novel by Anne Michaels, "Fugitive Pieces" is described by Goldwyn as a poetic and emotionally charged film about "love, loss and redemption." The film tells the story of Jakob Beer, a man whose life is haunted by his childhood experiences du...

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    iW NEWS | Arthouse Canvases "Painters Painting"

    Worldwide rights (excluding Canada) to art documentary "Painters Painting - The New York School: 1940-1970" by Emile de Antonio have been acquired by Arthouse Films. The film will be released for the first time DVD, and has never aired before on TV in the United States, and is currently being restored and remastered with extra footage and features. Filmswelike will be distributing the film in Canada. "Painters Painting" features a collage of interviews with the luminaries of the New York art scene, many of whom were de Antonio's close friends. The deal was negotiated by David Koh and Lilly Bright on behalf of Arthouse Films and Curiously Brig...

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    PARK CITY '08 | Wasatch Deal Watch: Some 100 Features Seeking U.S. Distribution at Sundance '08

    Intriguing stats emerged when Geoff Gilmore and John Cooper unvelied the lineup for the 2008 Sundance Film Festival more than a month ago. Not only is the festival touting more than 50 first-time filmmakers for the upcoming festival, organizers are also saying that fewer than 20 of the 121 feature f...

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