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JAN
28
1 years

Sundance 2013: 108 Media/Paladin Picks Up 2012 Festival Hit 'Valley of Saints'

Sundance 2013: 108 Media/Paladin Picks Up 2012 Festival Hit 'Valley of Saints'

More than a year after it screened at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, Musa Syeed's Valley of Saints has been picked up by 108 Media/Paladin.

The partnership has acquired worldwide rights to the film, which was one of the most lauded at last year's festival.

SUNDANCE 2013: 10 Hot Films Hitting Park City

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AUG
16
2 YEARS

Kino Lorber Picks Up 'Violeta Went to Heaven'

Kino Lorber Picks Up 'Violeta Went to Heaven'

Kino Lorber has acquired North American rights to Violeta Went to Heaven, Andres Wood’s biopic of the South American folksinger and poet Violeta Parra, which won the World Cinema Dramatic Jury Prize at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

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AUG
7
2 YEARS

Drafthouse Films Picks Up 'Wrong' by Mr. Oizo

Drafthouse Films Picks Up 'Wrong' by Mr. Oizo

Drafthouse Films, the film distribution arm of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, has picked up the North American rights to Wrong, a comedy from electronic musician-turned-filmmaker Quentin Dupieux.

Best known by his stage name, Mr. Oizo. Dupieux wrote, directed, shot and edited Wrong, about a man’s quest to find his kidnapped dog and how his search affects the lives of those he meets.

The movie premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.

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JUL
3
2 YEARS

'The Imposter' Featurette Explores the Case of the Disappearing and Reappearing Child (Exclusive Video)

'The Imposter' Featurette Explores the Case of the Disappearing and Reappearing Child (Exclusive Video)

Bart Layton's The Imposter, which had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January, investigates the disappearance of Nicolas Barclay, a 13-year-old Texas boy in 1994 who miraculously resurfaces in Spain years later in the form of a man who may or may be the same person.

Ahead its theatrical release on July 13, The Hollywood Reporter has an exclusive "Telling the Story” featurette about the making on the documentary.

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APR
3
2 YEARS

Bravo Acquires Sundance Documentary 'The Queen of Versailles'

Bravo Acquires Sundance Documentary 'The Queen of Versailles'

Bravo has acquired television rights to The Queen of Versailles, a feature documentary that focuses on a wealthy Florida couple attempting to build the biggest house in the United States.

PHOTOS: The Scene at Sundance Film Festival 2012

Magnolia Pictures bought film rights to the movie shortly its debut at the Sundance Film Festival in January; the company is planning a summer theatrical release.

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APR
3
2 YEARS

Andrew Dosunmu's 'Restless City' Trailer Debuts (Exclusive Video)

Andrew Dosunmu's 'Restless City' Trailer Debuts (Exclusive Video)

Director Andrew Dosunmu's Restless City will open in limited theatrical release in New York, L.A. and Atlanta April 27. Distributor AFFRM, which acquired U.S. rights to the film in March, will then expand it to five additional cities May 4.

The Hollywood Reporter here exclusively hosts the premiere of the trailer for the film, which had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2011. The trailer will be in theaters this weekend.

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MAR
21
2 YEARS

Sony Acquires Teen Romancer 'The First Time'

Sony Acquires Teen Romancer 'The First Time'

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has picked up all US. rights to The First Time, the teen romance written and directed by Jonathan Kasdan.

SPWA also picked up Canadian ancillary rights in the deal.

The movie premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and was produced by Martin Shafer and Liz Glotzer.

The movie is a high school romance centering on a senior and junior from different schools that meet at a party. Over the course of one weekend, a fledgling romance develops.

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MAR
16
2 YEARS

Music Box Films Picks Up 'Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present' for U.S.

Music Box Films Picks Up 'Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present' for U.S.

Music Box Films and Submarine Entertainment have partnered to distribute Matthew Akers' Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present in the U.S. The documentary had its world premiere in competition at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival in January. The companies plan a June theatrical release to qualify for Academy Awards consideration shortly before its premiere on HBO.

A performance artist for nearly 40 years, Abramović is known for using her body as a medium to test her physical and mental limits. The film project was completed with full cooperation and access granted by Abramović and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

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MAR
16
2 YEARS

'Filly Brown' Star and Co-Director Sign With APA

'Filly Brown' Star and Co-Director Sign With APA

Hot  on the heels of hip-hop drama Filly Brown being picked up for distribution, Michael D. Olmos and Gina Rodriguez, the movie’s respective co-director and star, have signed with APA for representation.

In Filly Brown, Rodriguez stars as the atough female rapper who journeys from underground street rapper to pop stardom. Olmos, the son of actor Edward J. Olmos, co-directed the drama with Youssef Delara. The duo also produce the film.  

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MAR
15
2 YEARS

Sundance Drama 'Filly Brown' Sells to The Indomina Group

Sundance Drama 'Filly Brown' Sells to The Indomina Group

The Indomina Group has acquired worldwide rights to hip-hop drama Filly Brown. Indomina is planning a theatrical release in the fall.

The film, which stars Gina Rodriguez, Edward James Olmos and Lou Diamond Phillips, had its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January.

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MAR
14
2 YEARS

Paradigm Signs Sundance Award Winner Ava DuVernay (Exclusive)

Paradigm Signs Sundance Award Winner Ava DuVernay (Exclusive)

Paradigm has signed writer-director Ava DuVernay, who won the best U.S. director award at the Sundance Film Festival in January for her narrative competition film Middle of Nowhere. The agency's motion picture finance group will also represent DuVernay’s fledgling distribution company, African American Film Festival Releasing Movement (AFFRM).

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MAR
14
2 YEARS

'Filly Brown' Director Youssef Delara Signs With Verve (Exclusive)

'Filly Brown' Director Youssef Delara Signs With Verve (Exclusive)

Youssef Delara, who wrote and co-directed hip-hop drama Filly Brown, has signed with Verve.

The film, which stars Gina Rodriguez, Edward James Olmos and Lou Diamond Phillips, had its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January.

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MAR
12
2 YEARS

Music Box Films Acquires Sundance Drama 'Keep the Lights On'

Music Box Films Acquires Sundance Drama 'Keep the Lights On'

Music Box Films has acquired North American rights to Ira Sachs' Keep the Lights On. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January. 

The relationship drama about two men who struggle through love, addiction and friendship screened in Sundance's U.S. dramatic competition section and premiered Jan. 20. 

The film also screened at the Berlin International Film Festival in February and received the festival's Teddy Award, the prize for the best film with an LGBT theme.

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MAR
9
2 YEARS

Oscilloscope Acquires SXSW and Sundance Documentary 'Chasing Ice'

Oscilloscope Acquires SXSW and Sundance Documentary 'Chasing Ice'

Oscilloscope Laboratories has acquired all U.S. rights -- except for television -- to feature documentary Chasing Ice.

The film's U.S. television rights were acquired by National Geographic Channel during the Sundance Film Festival in January. The film premiered Jan. 23 at the festival and screened in the U.S. Documentary Competition section.

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