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    Sundance 2012 Buyers Guide: A Primer

    Every year the Sundance acquisition landscape changes as buyers come and go.

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    Two Texas Distributors Go Indie with Foreign Oscar Fare

    Two lesser known niche Texas-based distributors found their films on the Oscar foreign language film short list Wednesday morning, leaving films from better known companies like Music Box, IFC, Strand and Fox behind.

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    Weekend Preview: 'Haywire,' 'Extremely Loud,' 'We Need To Talk About Kevin' & More

    Michael Fassbender is in theaters again, this time with Steven Soderbergh's "Haywire." He may have a smaller part in this film compared to "Shame," "Jane Eyre," "A Dangerous Method" or "X-Men," but the best scene in the movie is still his.

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    Strong Box Office for Kevin and The Iron Lady

    Strong Box Office for Kevin and The Iron Lady

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    Will Baz Luhrmann's 3-D 'Great Gatsby' Find New Intimacy in Film?

    When we learned that Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby" was going to be done in 3-D, we weren't happy. Now, with the success of Martin Scorsese's 3-D "Hugo," it seems a 3-D "Great Gatsby" would have indeed been much safer in his hands. The New York Times now has a defense piece up for Luhrmann and th...

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    2011 Sundance Film Fest Theatrical Acquisitions Underperform – Set Low Expectations for 2012

    What does "Our Idiot Brother" have in common with "The Kids Are All Right," "Precious," "Sunshine Cleaning," "Once," "Little Miss Sunshine" and "March of the Penguins”? Like those other titles (distributed between 2005-2011), it ...

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    MLK Weekend Box Office: 'Contraband' Steals Thunder from 3-D 'Beauty and the Beast' UPDATED

    With three new films opening in wide release, Universal’s “Contraband” easily captured the top spot at the boxoffice. During the four-day Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend the Working Title film tracked an estimated $28.8 million at theaters, which exceeded pre-release ex...

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    Box Office: 'Kevin' Returns To Strong Numbers; 'Iron Lady' Soars In Expansion (UPDATED)

    Box Office: 'Kevin' Returns To Strong Numbers; 'Iron Lady' Soars In Expansion (UPDATED)

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    Box Office Report: Awards Performance Update

    As distributors continue the tradition of playing off the Golden Globes to publicize a range of films, the specialized and awards business still shows the positive trends that were seen during the holidays. A couple of significant expansions (“Pina” and “The Iron Lady”) lead ...

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    Stanley Kubrick: The Unknown Father of the Box-Office Report

    Stanley Kubrick's place in the Hollywood pantheon as an innovator is already secured--take a look at almost any post-"2001: A Space Odyssey" sci fi flick and you'll see it was Kubrick's foundation that changed the genre for good.

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