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    Oscar Screenwriters Get Down and Dirty at Santa Barbara (VIDEO)

    One of the reasons I love moderating the annual It Starts with the Script panel at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival is that it brings out the best in the screenwriter Oscar contenders. Alpha males all!

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    Sundance: Blythe Danner and Sam Elliott Play 70ish Leads in Bleecker Street Pickup 'I'll See You in My Dreams'

    We talk to the two leads of Brett Haley's Sundance entry "I'll See You in My Dreams," which could prove an arthouse sleeper. Bleecker Street thinks so, as they acquired worldwide rights with their first big Sundance buy.

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    Joe Swanberg's 'Digging for Fire' Goes to The Orchard

    Joe Swanberg's "Digging for Fire" has sold to new Sundance distributor The Orchard, marking its second fest deal.

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    Magnolia Snatches Hot Sundance Doc 'The Wolfpack' (VIDEO CLIP)

    Magnolia Pictures has snatched up the hot-buzz documentary at Sundance, "The Wolfpack."

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    Bobcat Goldthwait Turns Docmaker To Celebrate Comic Hero of 'Call Me Lucky'

    Comedian Bobcat Goldthwait has two careers, and one of them is directing. He's made seven films in the last decade, and with his third Sundance entry, profiles a close friend.

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    Sundance Reviews: Robert Redford Vehicle 'A Walk in the Woods' Is a Slog

    The first reviews are in, and "A Walk in the Woods" is a "subpar" cross between "Wild" and "Grumpy Old Men."

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    Fox Searchlight Continues Sundance Acquisitions Spree with Period Tearjerker 'Brooklyn'

    Drawing comparisons to 2009 Sundance favorite and Oscar nominee "An Education," "Brooklyn" stars Saoirse Ronan as a young Irishwoman who emigrates to the titular New York borough.

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    Sundance: Oksana Baiul, Acclaimed Director Don Hertzfeldt Featured Among Fest's Short Film Awards

    Hertzfeldt's "World of Tomorrow" takes the Short Film Grand Jury Prize, while Ukranian girls audition to play the Olympic figure skater in non-fiction winner "The Face of Ukraine: Casting Oksana Baiul."

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    6 Things to Know About Sexy Sundance Breakout 'Diary of a Teenage Girl,' Part of Sundance's Women's New Wave

    Female sexuality is one of those things that few people get right in movies. And male directors don't help the cause. Which is one reason why 'The Diary of a Teenage Girl' is such an exhilarating ride.

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