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    "This Is Not A Motherf**king Sequel To Do The Right Thing!" & More From The Fiery Q&A For Spike Lee's 'Red Hook Summer'

    Trust Spike Lee to shake things up a bit. The Sundance Film Festival has been ticking along quietly and unremarkably since the end of last week. Some films screened. Some were good. Some were bad. Yawn. But last night, Spike Lee premiered his latest film, a low-budget, self-funded return to his root...

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    Two Women Directed Films Get Deals

    Magnolia PIctures has picked up the documentary Queen of Versailles by Lauren Greenfield. Here's the description: the film "tells the story of David and Jackie Siegel, a couple who began building the largest home in America before the housing crash put the couple's fortune in jeopardy....

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    Sundance 2012 - Fox Searchlight Emerging As Winner In "Beasts Of The Southern Wild" Acquisition Sweepstakes

    It's already been noted that, after its immensely successful premier at the ongoing Sundance Film Festival - a debut that was met with a standing ovation and lots of applause at its end, for both the film and the director - several distribution comapnies have been circling the film with gre...

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    Julie Dash To Direct "Tupelo 77", Set During Summer of '77 in Mississippi, Casting Underway

    Critically Acclaimed director of 1991's Daughters of The Dust, Julie Dash, is in negotiations to direct a new feature film titled Tupelo 77, according to Bob Crowe (Rabbit Fall, Stained) of Angel Entertainment, who will serve as producer of the film along with Sean Hewitt (Carry Me Home).

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    RO*CO Productions & 1492 Pictures To Adapt Documentaries Into Feature Films, Starting with "Crime After Crime"

    Announced last night at the Sundance Film Festival...

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    "Beasts of the Southern Wild" Wins Sundance Institute's $10,000 Indian Paintbrush Award

    Josh Penn and Dan Janvey, producers of the Sundance 2012 U.S. Dramatic Competition hit "Beasts of the Southern Wild," received the inaugural Sundance Institute Indian Paintbrush Producer’s Award and its accompanying $10,000 grant at the annual Producers Lunch held this afternoon in P...

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    CBS Films Buys Sundance Closing-Night Film "The Words"

    CBS Films has acquired U.S. rights to Sundance Film Festival's closing-night film, "The Words," starring Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana and Jeremy Irons.

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    Another Sundance Buy: Magnolia Acquires "The Queen of Versailles"

    And another Sundance opening night doc gets snapped up: Magnolia Pictures has acquired the North American rights for crowd-pleaser "The Queen of Versailles." Filmmaker and photographer Lauren Greenfield paints an intimate portrait of excess and post-2008 fall-out.

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    Magnolia Buys 'The Queen of Versailles'

    Magnolia Pictures has acquired "The Queen of Versailles." It's the second theatrical distribution purchase that's been announced in as many hours during the first full day of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.

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    Sundance Buy: Sony Pictures Classics Acquires 'Searching for Sugar Man'

    Sony Pictures Classics made the first buy of the festival, acquiring the North American rights to doc "Searching for Sugar Man," the directorial debut of Malik Bendjelloul.

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