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Sundance 2012 News

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    Sundance News: Entertainment One Acquires Psychological Thriller 'Wish You Were Here'

    Entertainment One has purchased North American rights to the Australian Sundance opener "Wish You Were Here." Directed by Kieran Darcy-Smith, the mystery thriller stars Joel Edgerton ("Warrior" and Baz Luhrmann's upcoming "The Great Gatsby"). The movie will most lik...

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    Sundance Deal Update: 'Simon Killer,' 'Chasing Ice,' 'The Pact'

    With many of the biggest buyers heading home with depleted wallets, smaller deals are playing out. IFC Films is in final talks to acquire "Simon Killer," a psychological drama; this is IFC's second acquisition after writer-director-actor Josh Radnor's "Liberal Arts."

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    Sundance: Buzz Films 'Arbitrage,' 'Liberal Arts,' 'Robot & Frank' & 'V/H/S' All Find Distribution

    As ever, Park City is quieting down again, with many journalists heading home after a week of Sundance madness. We've still got plenty of coverage to come, don't get us wrong, but as is so often the case with festivals, things tend to be a little front-loaded. Except, that is, on the busines...

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    Can't Make It To Sundance? Here's Clips From 'Arbitrage,' 'Grabbers,' 'The Art Of Rap' & 'I Am Not A Hipster'

    Who’s bummed out that they can’t be in Park City right now? Who really wishes they were at Sundance watching all these new movies that the internet is full of buzz about? Good, it’s not just me then. Well to make things slightly easier a bunch of films that have premiered there in ...

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    'Pariah' Director Dee Rees Writing A New Script Called 'Large Print' & Working On An HBO Series With Viola Davis

    While Spike Lee may be making headlines at the Sundance Film Festival for both his fiery rants and his latest effort “Red Hook Summer,” he took some time out to help boost the profile of a rising filmmaker who is already earning acclaim. Lee appeared alongside Dee Rees of “Pariah&r...

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    Sundance Deal: IFC Takes 'Liberal Arts'

    IFC Films is acquiring North American rights to writer-director-actor Josh Radnor's "Liberal Arts," which debuted at Sundance on January 22 to a rousing standing ovation. It's "How I Met Your Mother" star Radnor's follow-up to Sundance hit "happythankyoumorepleas...

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    Sundance Deal: Sony Worldwide Partners with Goldwyn for 'Robot & Frank'

    Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions and Samuel Goldwyn Films have partnered to acquire North American rights to rookie Jake Schreier's "Robot and Frank," which had its world premiere Friday in Salt Lake City, then played at the Eccles Theatre Saturday night. The movie stars Fran...

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    Sundance Deal: Millennium Picks Up Paranormal Thriller "Red Lights"

    In today's Sundance news, Millenium Entertainment has signed a deal for the U.S. distribution rights to "Red Lights," the new thriller from "Buried" director Rodrigo Cortés that premiered at the festival last Friday.

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    Sundance Announces Jury Prizes in Short Filmmaking

    The Sundance Institute has revealed this year's jury prizes and honorable mentions in short filmmaking at the festival. Winners include "Waste Land" director Lucy Walker, for her non-fiction short "The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom"; "Fishing Without Nets," helmed by Cutter Hodierne; and "The Black...

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    Nick Cave Scoring 'West Of Memphis,' Laura Veirs Tunes Up 'Hello I Must Be Going' & More Sundance Sounds

    While Park City continues to buzz with celebs and films and the festival heads into its final weekend, let's take a moment take our eyes off the movies, and instead open up our ears. As it turns out, a good handful of the movies at the Sundance Film Festival are being powered by the music of som...

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