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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.

Twenty Feet From Stardom
“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.

The Summit
“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: 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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Sundance 2013: The Weinstein Co. Acquires 'Fruitvale' for $2.5 Million

The film, which premiered Jan. 19 at the MARC, sparked heated bidding.


PARK CITY — The Weinstein Co. has acquired Fruitvale for $2.5 million upfront, according to sources.

The narrative film chronicles the true story of Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old Hayward, Calif...

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Sundance 2013: IFC Nabs 'Ain't Them Bodies Saints'

The distributor pays just north of $1 million for the film, which has drawn raves since its premiere at Eccles Theatre on Jan. 20.

PARK CITY — IFC has closed a deal to acquire domestic rights forAin't Them Bodies Saints. Sources peg the deal at just north of $1 million, sources tell THR.

Four distributors including IFC were locked in a battle for theDavid Lowery-helmed drama Thursday ni...

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Watch: Nash Edgerton’s Gory and Hilarious Sundance Short ‘Bear’ Debuts VICE Shorts

Blue-Tongue Films

The sort-of sequel to 2008's popular short "Spider," "Bear" sees Nash Edgerton team up with frequent collaborator David Michôd (Director of 2010's acclaimed "Animal Kingdom") and rising star Teresa Palmer ("Warm Bodies")...

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Sundance 2013: Open Road in Talks for Ashton Kutcher's Steve Jobs Biopic

Deal for “jOBS,” which will close the festival, would have producers commit to pay for its marketing.

Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs in “jOBS”

Open Road Films is in talks to distribute jOBS, the Steve Jobs biopic that will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.

The deal is not yet complete, according to a source...

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THR's Live Google Hangout With Michael Winterbottom and Tamsin Egerton

THR’s live Sundance Hangouts continue with director Michael Winterbottom and Tamsin Egerton discussing the “Look of Love.”

The Look of Love

The Hollywood Reporter's Sundance Google Hangout series continues with directorMichael Winterbottom as well as TamsinEgerton from the filmThe Look of Love. The film revolves aroundPaul Raymond, the British adult entertainment mogul.

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