Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Celebrating 17 Years of Film.Biz.Fans.

Sundance 2012

  • Shadow and Act
    9 comments
    tweet
    4

    Sundance 2012 - Settling Into Day 2 + "Beasts Of The Southern Wild" Has Distribution Companies Roaring!

    So this is Day 2 at the Sundance Film Festival for me; I had a rough day arriving yesterday, thanks to Delta Airlines, but I made it. I managed to get 2 film screenings in (I reviewed 1 earlier today 4 posts beneath this one). 

    Read More »
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    0 comments
    tweet
    11

    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.

    Read More »
  • Indiewire
    1 comment
    tweet
    16

    Peter Jackson on 'West of Memphis:' 'We Always Put the Case Before the Film.'

    Premiering today at Sundance is the much-discussed new documentary about the West Memphis Three case, “West of Memphis.” With an over two-hour running time, director Amy Berg’s exhaustive investigative journey includes discovery of new evidence within the last five years and l...

    Read More »
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    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.

    Read More »
  • Shadow and Act
    25 comments
    tweet
    26

    Spike Lee Talks Red Hook Summer's Sundance Premiere, Hollywood System, State of Black Cinema, Future Projects and More

    Spike Lee Talks Red Hook Summer's Sundance Premiere, Hollywood System, State of Black Cinema, Future Projects and More

    Read More »
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    0 comments
    tweet
    5

    Sundance Reviews: Aussie Opener 'Wish You Were Here' Earns Mixed Response

    With some references to the plot of "The Hangover II" (Hollywood Reporter, LA Times), Kieran Darcy-Smith's Sundance opener relates the aftermath of three friends' lives after one goes missing on a trip to Cambodia. Led by Joel Edgerton ("The Warrior" and Baz Luhrmann'...

    Read More »
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    2 comments
    tweet
    7

    Sundance 2012 Buyers Guide: A Primer

    Every year the Sundance acquisition landscape changes as buyers come and go.

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    1 comment
    tweet
    7

    Sundance: Stacy Peralta Talks Returning To The '80s For 'Bones Brigade' & His Desire To Make Feature Films

    Prior to 2001, Stacy Peralta was “just” known as one of the young luminaries of skateboarding, a wunderkind skater who turned his sense of civil disobedience into some of the most influential tricks and techniques in the sport’s history. But after “Dogtown and Z-Boys,” ...

    Read More »
  • Indiewire
    0 comments
    tweet
    17

    Sundance Opening Press Conference: It's All About New Initiatives, and the Films

    The start of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival began Thursday, as it always does, with a press conference with founder Robert Redford. Redford opened the discussion at the Egyptian Theatre in Park City, sitting alongside Sundance Institute head Keri Putnam and festival director John Cooper, by ...

    Read More »
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    0 comments
    tweet
    23

    Octavia Spencer: From the Golden Globes to Sundance's 'Smashed'

    On Oscar night last year, L.A. resident Octavia Spencer was plopped on her living room couch, running the pool at her Oscar party, $5 a shot. Running the gauntlet of awards events, from her breakthrough award at Palm Springs and supporting actress win at the Critics Choice Movie Awards, she's trying...

    Read More »

Recent Posts


  • Serena, Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley CooperJennifer Lawrence & Bradley Cooper Star ...The Playlist
  • Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon FilmsFantastic Fest Review: Movie Studio ...The Playlist
  • Emma Thompson Talks Screenwriting: 'If ...Thompson on Hollywood