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    Gravitas and Variance Team for Theatrical & VOD Releasing; Hunting Titles at SXSW

    Gravitas Ventures and Variance Films announce their partnership to acquire and co-release seven to eight films per year with day and date theatrical and VOD releases throughout North America. Starting at SXSW, Gravitas and Variance will search for the best indies...

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    Sundance's Artists Services Initiative Releases Ten New Titles on Netflix

    Sundance Institute's "Artists Services Initiative," which offers Sundance artists a way to self-distribute, announces ten new titles now streaming on Netflix...

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    Weekend Video Sales: 'The Twilight' Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1' Sells 3.2 Million DVD and Blu-Ray Units

    Forget weekend box office. This past weekend marked the launch of the home video release of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn --Part 1," which has already grossed $700 million worldwide. The film sold an estimated 3.2 million DVD and Blu-ray units.

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    Magnolia Acquires Rob Reiner's 'The Magic of Belle Isle'

    Magnolia Pictures has acquired US rights to comedy "The Magic of Belle Isle," starring director Rob Reiner's "Bucket List" lead Morgan Freeman and Virginia Madsen. Magnolia plans a summer 2012 theatrical and VOD release via its Ultra VOD program.

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    New On DVD/VOD - Docu-Drama On Trial Of Black Slave Accused Of Burning Down Montreal (On iTunes)

    Intriguing docu-drama I profiled several months ago, with an unfamiliar narrative, and one I'd very much like to see, and will now have an opportunity to since it was released on DVD and digitally via iTunes yesterday!

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    As Mel Gibson's Latest Film Goes Straight To VOD, Is This A Glimpse Of The Future Of Distribution?

    Something curious happened this week. It was announced that an action film from someone who has historically been one of Hollywood's biggest stars would be skipping movie theaters. That's not unprecedented, or necessarily surprising, considering that the star in question is disgraced A-lister Mel Gi...

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    New On DVD/VOD This Week - Jamie Foxx-Produced Award-Winning Doc "Thunder Soul"

    Out on DVD and VOD this week is the Jamie Foxx-exec produced documentary Thunder Soul, which follows the extraordinary alumni from Houston’s storied Kashmere High School Stage Band, who return home after 35 years to play a tribute concert for the 92-year-old Conrad “Prof”...

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    Docu-Drama On Trial Of Black Slave Accused Of Burning Down Montreal Gets DVD/VOD Release

    Intriguing docu-drama here, I profiled several months ago, with an unfamiliar narrative, and one I'd very much like to see, and will now have an opportunity to since it's being released on DVD and digitally via iTunes next week.

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    Screening Sightings For "Have You Heard From Johannesburg" (Epic Doc On Global Effort To Destroy Apartheid)

    From director Connie Field (director of some of the most exciting, politically potent documentaries of our time - The Life And Times Of Rosie The Riveter and Freedom On My Mind) comes a film we first told you about in early 2010, when it was set to screen at the Film Forum here in NYC - Ha...

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    13 Indie Films Make Their Digital Premieres Through Sundance Institute's New Artist Services Program

    Recall my post from about a little while ago announcing a new distribution initiative from Sundance, offering new streaming distribution options for all Sundance-stamped films, giving life to buried works that may otherwise go unseen?

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