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    Weekend Recap: Abrams May Direct Lance Armstrong Biopic, Sundance News, 'Lovelace' and 'Stoker' Clips, 'Les Mis' Cast to Perform at Oscars and More

    The best of the weekend, including Sundance news, in-the-works updates, clips and more!

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    Sundance: IFC Films Picks Up Michael Winterbottom's 'Look of Love'

    IFC Films has taken North American rights from Studio Canal to Michael Winterbottom's "The Look of Love," which premiered January 19 at the Sundance Film Festival. The film stars Steve Coogan, Imogen Poots, Anna Friel and Tamsin Egerton.

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    A24 Nabs Sundance Breakout 'The Spectacular Now'

    A24 has picked up North American rights to buzzy Sundance title "The Spectacular Now," directed by James Ponsoldt and starring Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller.

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    Sundance Opening Night Doc 'Twenty Feet from Stardom' Goes to RADiUS-TWC

    North American rights to Sundance's opening-night film “Twenty Feel From Stardom” have gone to RADiUS-TWC. RADiUS presidents Tom Quinn and Jason Janego are planning a late summer theatrical release.

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    DigiNext In-Venue Film Festival and Sexual Abuse Doc 'Standing Silent'

    The DigiNext In-Venue Film Festival, a partnership between Digital Cinema Destinations Corp. and Nehst, aims to provide emerging filmmakers with the chance to reach targeted audiences. They have 74 digital screens across the country, included six in Southern California.

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    Sundance: Redford Talks 'Too Many Festivals,' LA Times on Commercialism and Competition, Plus Oversupply of Film Students

    The 2013 Sundance Film Festival kicked off January 18. Below, a roundup of coverage heading into the fest, and Robert Redford's opening remarks, during which he admitted that "there are probably too many festivals."

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    SnagFilms Adds New Funding as Film Library Nears 5,000 Titles

    SnagFilms has raised funding in the form of a new $6 million Series C financing round from not only the entire existing investment group, but new shareholder CNF Investments, LLC, an affiliate of Clark Enterprises, Inc.

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    Sundance Institute's Artist Services Program Expands with New Non-Profits and Digital Partners

    The Sundance Institute's Artist Services program announces it has expanded to include selected films supported by one foundation and five non-profits, all of which will help the program shape itself and the services it provides to filmmakers.

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    AMPAS Calls for Entries to the 2013 Student Academy Awards Competition

    The Academy is now accepting entries for the 40th edition of the Student Academy Awards competition, which will hand out Gold, Silver and Bronze medals at a presentation on June 8.

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    Academy Participates at Sundance for First Time Ever, Presents Conversation with Producer Will Packer

    As part of the Academy Conversations series, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Blackhouse Foundation will present a conversation with producer Will Packer ("Think Like a Man," "Takers") at Sundance on January 19. This marks the first time the Academy has participated in one of ...

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