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Sundance 2012 News

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    The Deals of Sundance Film Festival 2012: Who Got What

    Here's a list of the more than two dozen films that were acquired during the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, and who did the buying.

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    Sundance Award Winners: 'Beasts of the Southern Wild,' 'The Surrogate,' 'House I Live In,' 'Invisible War'

    It couldn't have gone any other way. The standout film of Sundance 2012, "Beasts of the Southern Wild," took home the Sundance grand jury prize, along with a cinematography award for Ben Richardson.

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    "Beasts Of The Southern Wild," Ava DuVernay, "Detropia" Pick Up Trophies At Sundance 2012 Awards Celebration

    A quickie post highlighting winners from tonight's Sundance Film Festival Awards celebration.

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    Sundance Eulogy from Bingham Ray's Poker Partners

    Here's the Bingham Ray Sundance Eulogy, which was read at the Sundance Closing Night Awards by choked-up Fest Director John Cooper, from his poker partners Ben Barenholtz, Eamonn Bowles, Tom Prassis, Arnie Sawyer. Good job guys, it made me cry yet again.

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    Ice-T's "The Art Of Rap" Acquired For Theatrical Release By Indomina

    And here's another...

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    Magnolia Adds '2 Days in NY,' 'Nobody Walks' and 'Compliance' to Its Sundance Shopping Cart

    Magnolia Pictures started out Sundance 2012 strong, buying doc "Queen of Versailles," and then went on a buying spree. Early Thursday, the distributor's genre arm Magnet Releasing picked up North American rights to the horror anthology "V/H/S" for north of $1 million.

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    Sundance News: Participant Media and AFFRM Acquire 'Middle of Nowhere'

    Participant Media and AFFRM have acquired US rights to Ana DuVernay's "Middle of Nowhere." The director's sophomore film is an understated emotional drama chronicling a woman's separation from her incarcerated husband.

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    Bradley Cooper Says 'Paradise Lost' Is On Track To Start Shooting In June

    Bradley Cooper seems to making all the right moves of late. He wasn't an instant A-lister; his career saw him working away on TV shows like "Alias" and "Kitchen Confidential" before a supporting performance in "Wedding Crashers" put him on track to bigger things, with the smash comedy hit "The Hango...

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    'Wish You Were Here,' 'The Pact,' 'Simon Killer' & 'Chasing Ice' Latest Movies To Find Distribution At Sundance

    Sundance ends this weekend and before everyone hops on a plane back home there are some last-minute deals to be done with distributions acquiring those titles that have made people sit up and take notice over the past week or so.

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    Sundance Selects Acquires AIDS Doc "How to Survive a Plague"

    Sundance Selects is acquiring the North American rights to the AIDS documentary "How to Survive a Plague," the company announced today at the Sundance festival.

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