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    PARK CITY '08, 6:19 p.m. | Sony Classics Closing "Wackness" Pact

    Buzz from the Awards ceremony... Sony Pictures Classics is closing a deal for North American rights to Jonathan Levine's 2008 Sundance Film Festival Dramatic Competition entry, "The Wackness," according to insiders. The deal, being brokered by CAA, is expected to be announced soon. Sony Classics has...

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    PARK CITY '08, 3:01 p.m. | "Man on Wire" Stir Audiences, Buyers

    Doc buzz continues... Buyers were drawn to a Noon time Sundance Film Festival screening of James Marsh's accaimed BBC Storyville/Discovery documentary "Man on Wire" at the Holiday Village theater today. Spotted in the audience were execs from Picturehouse, Warner Independent Pictures, and Sony Pictures Classics. The film, being sold at Sundance by Sumbarine, captures the dramatic tightrop walk of Philippe Petit atop a wire stretched 200 feet between the two World Trade Center towers in 1974. Enthusiastically received at Saturday's screening, Petit smiled and proclaimed to the crowd, "I am an artistic criminal." Insiders are weighing offers on...

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    iW NEWS | "Kicking It" Links Theatrical, DVD, Streaming, and TV Pacts with Liberation, Netflix/Red E

    Jay Boberg's Liberation Entertainment has acquired North American theatrical rights to Susan Koch's doc, "Kicking It" at the Sundance Film Festival, joining forces with Netflix's Red Envelope Entertainment and ESPN for the film's release. In a unique deal brokered by CAA and Submarine, immediately following the theatrical release Netflix will distribute the film to its subscribers on DVD and via online streaming simultaneous with the ESPN broadcast. The sports network, which announced its acquisition of worldwide broadcast rights at the start of this year's Sundance festival, will work closely with Netflix to cross promote the day-and-date r...

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    iW NEWS | Watchmaker Films Acquires "Mississippi Chicken"

    Watchmaker Films has acquired the worldwide theatrical, DVD and digital rights to John Fiege's "Mississippi Chicken." "Chicken," which was nominated for a Gotham Award last fall for "Best Film Not Playing in a Theater Near You," premiered at the Miami International Film Festival last year and has s...

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    iW NEWS | Anchor Bay Scares up Rights to Slamdance Horror "Jack Brooks"

    Writer/director Jon Knautz' Slamdance Film Festival horror/comedy "Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer" has been acquired by Anchor Bay Entertainment in a mid six-figure deal with a theatrical commitment, the festival announced Friday afternoon. The deal was negotiated by Shaun Redick and Nate Bolotin of th...

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    iW NEWS | Sony Classics Bags "Baghead" for North America

    In a late night deal concluded Thursday night, Sony Pictures Classics has acquired all North American rights to Sundance Film Festival Spectrum feature "Baghead" by Mark and Jay Duplass, an insider close to the deal confirmed. The deal, brokered by Submarine, is understood to be a mid to high six-figure pact. Others understood to be pursuing the horror/comedy hybrid include IFC, Netflix, Picturehouse, Samuel Goldwyn and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisition Group. In "Baghead," four struggling actors head to a cabin in the woods to write a screenplay with roles for themselves and are thrust into a bizarre situation they could not have imagined....

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    PARK CITY '08 3:03 a.m. | Sony Classics Reportedly Gets "Frozen River" at Sundance

    Trade reports indicate that Sony Pictures Classics has acquired Courtney Hunt's "Frozen River." However, details differ with the Hollywood Reporter detailing that a pact for North American rights is valued at just under $1 million, and Variety reporting a U.S. rights deal valued in the low to mid si...

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    iW NEWS | NeoClassics Takes Slamdance Thriller "Crooked Lake"

    Worldwide rights (excluding Canada) for Slamdance action/thriller "Crooked Lake aka Portage" have been acquired by Canadian-based distributor NeoClassics Films Ltd. The film, written and directed by Matthew Miller, Sascha Drews and Erzra Krybus. is described as "a coming of age story about four 14-year-old girls who encounter death and overcome extreme adversity on a Summertime canoe trip to the north woods, where everything that can go wrong does." NeoClassics plans a June theatrical release in the States in "key cities" in June. Based in Vancouver with operations run from the Culver City offices of its U.S. subsidiary, NeoClassics is initia...

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    iW NEWS | Palm Gets "We Are Together"

    Palm Pictures has announced its acquisition of North American rights to Paul Taylor's "We Are Together," the acclaimed documentary about orphans in Africa striving to overcome hardship and become achieve success as a singing group. A festival favorite, the film was an audience award winner at IDFA, Tribeca, Edinburgh, and other festivals. It is set for a May 2008 theatrical release. Produced by Taylor and Teddy Leifer, the film is a RISE films production in association with HBO Documentary Films and The Channel 4 British Documentary Film Foundation. It is receiving support from Alicia Keys and her Keep A Child Alive Foundation, as well as pro...

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    iW NEWS | Vantage Announces "Teen" Deal

    Calling "American Teen," "The most entertaining and uplifting film we saw at Sundance," Paramount Vantage president Nick Meyer announced the acquisition of Nanette Burstein's documentary today. The announcement confirmed that the company acquired worldwide distribution rights, excluding the U.K. for the film, about a group of teenagers in their senior year of high school in a small Indiana town. Produced by Nanette Burstein, Jordan Roberts, Eli Gonda and Chris Huddleston, the film is an A&E Indiefilms Presentation of a Firehouse Films and Quasiworld Entertainment production in association with 57th and Irving. Cinetic and CAA negotiated the d...

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