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    Cinedigm Takes 'Narco Cultura,' Sundance Documentary on Drug Cartels

    Cinedigm has picked up North America distribution rights to Israeli photographer and filmmaker Shaul Schwarz' documentary "Narco Cultura," which premiered last week at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. The film looks at the influence of drug cartels on pop culture on both sides of the Mexican-America...

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    Music Box Will Release Sundance HBO Doc 'Marina Abramovic The Artist is Present'

    The rule changes for documentaries to qualify for next year's Academy Awards require a multi-city theatrical run and a review in The NY Times. In an interview, HBO Documentary Films czar Sheila Nevins told me that going forward, HBO will now choose a far smaller number of films to qualify for the Os...

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    Sundance London Brings 14 Park City Titles Across the Pond

    The Sundance Film Festival arrives in London at the end of next month. To put it mildly, it’ll be different from the real thing.

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    Cinedigm Acquires Kirby Dick's Sundance Military Rape Expose 'The Invisible War'

    Marking the first acquisition under the new partnership between Cinedigm Entertainment Group and New Video to acquire and distribute independent films theatrically in North America and across multiple on-demand and digital platforms and DVD/Blu-ray, the two companies have jointly acquired North Amer...

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    Sundance Selects Takes 'Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry' -- Dissident for Digital Age?

    Alison Klayman's "Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry" - the "story of a dissident for the digital age" - has been acquired by Sundance Selects for North American distribution. The doc debuted at Sundance (winning the Special Jury Prize for Spirit of Defiance) and recently screened as an ...

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    Here's the Four Sundance Films That Were Bought Today

    Sundance 2012 buying continued apace today, with four films announcing that they'd found North American homes.

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    Sundance Deals 2012: The Women

    Here's the list of women directed and women written films that got picked up out of Sundance. I'm sure there will be more to come.

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    Sundance 2012 Success Story: Ava Duvernay

    One of the biggest success stories out of Sundance is Ava Duvernay. 

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    Sundance: FilmDistrict Take Rights To 'Safety Not Guaranteed,' Magnolia Buy 'Compliance,' 'Nobody Walks,' '2 Days In New York'

    Sundance may be over for another year, but as Gordon Gekko mercilessly taught us: money never sleeps. So even though Park City has born witness to their annual mass exodus, there are still some films hanging around waiting to be bought and we have news of six films that have snagged distribution dea...

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    Lauren Greenfield and Ava Duvernay Win Top Directing Honors at Sundance

    Another Sundance is in the books and women and their films took many of the top honors in this past weekend's awards ceremony.

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