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Sundance 2013: 'Twenty Feet From Stardom' Shines Spotlight on Background Singers

The documentary about the lives of supporting singers — some of whom appeared on the Eccles Theatre stage for a few songs — received a standing ovation.

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“Twenty Feet From Stardom”

PARK CITY — In director Morgan Neville's Twenty Feet From Stardom, mostly overlooked background singers like Merry Clayton, Darlene Love,Lisa Fischer, Judith Hilland Tata Vega are given a ...

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Sundance 2013: Madman Nabs All Rights in Australia and New Zealand to Doc 'The Summit'

IFC Films’ sister label Sundance Selects picked up North American rights to the film for a low-seven-figure last week.

PARK CITY — Madman Entertainment has picked up all rights in Australia and New Zealand to the documentaryThe Summit.

The film from director Nick Ryan centers on a calamitous expedition up K2, the second-highest peak in the world...

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Sundance 2013: Content Nabs All Foreign Rights to 'Concussion'

The film premiered Jan. 19 at the Sundance Film Festival in the U.S. Dramatic section and will also screen next month in Berlin’s Panorama section.

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Content has acquired all international rights to Concussion.

The film premiered Jan. 19 at the Sundance Film Festival in the U.S. Dramatic section andwill also screen next month in Berlin’s Panorama section.

Directed and written...

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Sundance 2013: IFC's Sundance Selects Closes Deal for 'The Summit'

UPDATED: The documentary, which premiered at the Egyptian Theatre on Jan. 18, was acquired in a low-seven-figure deal.

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“The Summit”

IFC Films' sister label Sundance Selects has acquired North American rights to the mountain climbing documentaryThe Summit.

The deal was in the low-seven-figure range and closed late Friday night, according to sources.

The film from director Nick ...

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Sundance 2013: 'Wire' Actor Shooting Nigerian Crime Film (Exclusive)

Gbenga Akinnagbe is starring in and producing “Render to Caeser.”

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PARK CITY — Gbenga Akinnagbe, who memorably played a killer on multiple seasons of HBO’s The Wire, is starring in and producing Render to Caesar, which is in production in Nigeria.

PHOTOS: Sundance 2013: 10 Hot Films Hitting Park City

The film is being backed by former banker Desmond Ovbiagele and is part of Ni...

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Britney Spears Signs With CAA

The agency will represent the pop star worldwide and in all areas.

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Pop star Britney Spears has signed with CAA, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

The agency will represent Spears worldwide and in all areas.

PHOTOS: 'The X Factor' Finale in Pictures: A Country King, a Teen Diva and a Girl Group

One of the most successful singers to come out of the late 90...

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Sundance 2013: Matthew McConaughey, Jeff Nichols Talk Love and 'Mud' (Video)

The duo are joined by young co-star Tye Sheridan in THR’s video lounge.

A much healthier-looking Matthew McConaughey made a vi...

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Ben Affleck's 'I Killed My Lesbian Wife' Short Film Emerges Online (Video)

Produced in 1993, the dark comedy attempts to skewer Hollywood, but it’s a long way from “Argo.”

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Ben Affleck

Take heart, aspiring filmmakers: If you feel hopeless and a world away from success when you see Ben Affleck showered with praise on Sunday, just remember that 20 years ago, he produced this.

Long before The Town, prior to Bennifer and Armageddon, even before Good Will ...

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Sundance 2013: Alicia Keys Talks Composing 'The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete' (Video)

Director George Tillman, Jr. also discusses the strange — and unintentional — coincidence of casting “American Idol” alums Jennifer Hudson and Jordin Sparks in his film.

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Sundance 2013: Phase 4 Nabs 'Milkshake' (Exclusive)

Starring Tyler Ross, Shareeka Epps, Georgia Ford and Eshan Bay, the dark comedy marks the directorial debut for David Andalman and Mariko Munro.


Phase 4 Films has acquired the dark comedy Milkshake, which premiered as part of the Sundance Film Festival’s Next program.

Starring Tyler Ross (Wise Kids),ShareekaEpps(Half Nelson), Georgia Ford andEshanBay, Milkshake mar...

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