2011 Sundance Film Festival Winners

Written on January 29, 2011 – 11:55 pm | by Seth Quillen |
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The Sundance Film Festival winners were announced tonight at the Festival’s Awards Ceremony hosted by Tim Blake Nelson (star of Flypaper which premiered in this year’s Premieres section) in Park City, Utah Happy, Happy, Hell and Back Again, How to Die in Oregon and Like Crazy all earned Grand Jury prizes. Audience favorites included Buck, […]

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Sundance 2011: Dada Acquires Theatrical Rights To Bill Haney’s ‘The Last Mountain’

Written on January 27, 2011 – 2:40 pm | by Seth Quillen |
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LOS ANGELES, CA – January 27, 2011 – MJ Peckos announced today that Dada has acquired U.S. theatrical rights to Bill Haney’s “The Last Mountain” and will release the film June 3. The film had its world premiere in the U.S. Documentary Competition category of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. “The Last Mountain” is about […]

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Sundance 2011: Magnolia Pictures Acquires ‘I Melt With You’

Written on January 26, 2011 – 6:04 pm | by Seth Quillen |
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Park City, UT – January 26, 2011 – The Wagner/Cuban Company’s Magnolia Pictures announced today they have acquired US theatrical rights to Mark Pellington’s I MELT WITH YOU, a kinetic and visceral ensemble film starring Thomas Jane, Rob Lowe, Jeremy Piven, Christian McKay, Carla Gugino and Sasha Grey. Jane, Lowe, Piven and McKay give bravura, […]

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Sundance 2011: Fox Searchlight Buys Dark Drama ‘Martha Marcy May Marlene’

Written on January 25, 2011 – 1:44 am | by Seth Quillen |
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Fox Searchlight grabbed worldwide rights to yet another 2011 Sundance Film Festival film, this time it’s the dark drama Martha Marcy May Marlene directed by Sean Durkin. Searchlight paid between $1.5 and $2 million for the film and plan to release the film this year. Related Stories:2011 Sundance Film Festival WinnersSundance 2011: Dada Acquires Theatrical Rights To Bill […]

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Sundance 2011: Fox Searchlight Acquires ‘The Bengali Detective’

Written on January 25, 2011 – 12:56 am | by Seth Quillen |
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PARK CITY, UT January 24, 2011 – Fox Searchlight Pictures President of Production Claudia Lewis announced today that the company has acquired worldwide remake rights from Native Voice Films to the entertaining original feature documentary, THE BENGALI DETECTIVE, directed by Philip Cox and produced by Giovanna Stopponi, Annie Sundberg and Himesh Kar. “We adored this […]

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Sundance 2011: Paramount Acquires ‘Like Crazy’

Written on January 24, 2011 – 12:14 am | by Seth Quillen |
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HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Jan. 23, 2011 — Paramount Pictures and Indian Paintbrush announced today the worldwide acquisition of LIKE CRAZY for Paramount Pictures to release in 2011. The Super Crispy Entertainment production from co-writer and director Drake Doremus (“Douchebag”), producers Jonathan Schwartz (“The Way Back,” “Douchebag,” “Funny Games”) and Andrea Sperling (“Kaboom,” “Sympathy For Delicious”) of […]

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Sundance 2011: Fox Searchlight Buys ‘Homework’

Written on January 23, 2011 – 11:05 pm | by Seth Quillen |
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PARK CITY, UT January 23, 2011 – Fox Searchlight Pictures Presidents Stephen Gilula and Nancy Utley announced today that the company has acquired most worldwide rights to the film HOMEWORK. Written and directed by Gavin Wiesen in his directorial debut, HOMEWORK stars Freddie Highmore, Emma Roberts, Michael Angarano, Elizabeth Reaser, Rita Wilson, Sam Robards and […]

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Sundance 2011: The YouTube Screening Room Showing Sundance Film Festival Shorts

Written on January 22, 2011 – 6:57 pm | by Seth Quillen |
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In case you can’t make it to the Sundance Film Festival, YouTube’s got you covered. The independent film festival up in Park City is between January 20 and 30 this year, the YouTube Screening Room is going to do its best to make you feel like you’re there. Over the next few weeks, the Screening […]

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Sundance 2011: Sony Buys ‘The Greatest Movie Ever Sold’ Doc From ‘Super Size Me’ Director

Written on January 20, 2011 – 5:28 pm | by Seth Quillen |
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Culver City, Ca (January 20, 2011) – Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) announced today that it has acquired U.S. and Canadian rights to Morgan Spurlock’s The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, a playful yet thought provoking documentary examining the world of product placement, marketing and advertising through a film financed entirely by product placement, marketing and […]

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It’s Time for Sundance 2011!

Written on January 18, 2011 – 8:45 pm | by Kelly |
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The town of Park City, Utah is busy getting ready for the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and so are we!   The festival doesn’t start until the 20th, but below are some shots of our first day on the scene.     Check back soon for more Sundance updates.  Related Stories:2011 Sundance Film Festival WinnersSundance 2011: Dada Acquires Theatrical Rights To […]

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2011 Sundance Film Festival Announces Jury Members

Written on January 18, 2011 – 1:09 am | by Seth Quillen |
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Park City, UT- Sundance Institute today announced members of five juries awarding prizes at the upcoming Sundance Film Festival which runs January 20-30, 2011. The juries are comprised of 23 individuals spanning the global arts community. All awards will be announced the evening of January 29 at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival Awards Ceremony. The […]

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