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MAR
9
2 YEARS

IFC Films Acquires Sundance Comedy 'Sleepwalk With Me'

IFC Films Acquires Sundance Comedy 'Sleepwalk With Me'

IFC Films has acquired North American rights to Sleepwalk With Me, the Sundance Film Festival movie from comedian Mike Birbiglia. The company also acquired rights to the film in several other territories.

Birbiglia directed and stars in the movie based on his own experiences as a comedian whose life is upended by dangerous bouts of sleepwalking. He also co-wrote and produced it with Ira Glass, host of Chicago Public Media’s public radio show This American Life, to which Birbiglia contributes.

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MAR
9
2 YEARS

Oscilloscope Acquires Sundance Film 'Hello I Must Be Going'

Oscilloscope Acquires Sundance Film 'Hello I Must Be Going'

Oscilloscope Laboratories has acquired North American rights to Sundance comedy Hello I Must Be Going. The film will have a theatrical release this year. 

SUNDANCE Q&A: Melanie Lynskey on the Rise of Female Protagonists

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MAR
7
2 YEARS

Sundance 2012: Basketball Documentary 'The Other Dream Team' Selling to Film Arcade and Lionsgate

Sundance 2012: Basketball Documentary 'The Other Dream Team' Selling to Film Arcade and Lionsgate

The Other Dream Team, a sports/politics documentary about the Lithuanian basketball team that competed at the 1992 Summer Olympic Games, is selling to Film Arcade and Lionsgate. The deal for North American rights is not yet finalized but is expected to be in the mid-six figures range. The film will receive a theatrical release.

A source said that several international companies are still pursuing Dream Team, which is expected to hit U.S. theaters before the Summer Olympic Games begin July 27 in London. 

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FEB
29
2 YEARS

Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Peter Jackson-Produced 'West of Memphis'

Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Peter Jackson-Produced 'West of Memphis'

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired worldwide rights to Amy Berg’s documentary West of Memphis, the company announced Wednesday.

The film about the West Memphis Three debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in the documentary premieres section on Jan. 20.

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FEB
22
2 YEARS

Sundance Winner 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' to Hit Theaters June 29

Sundance Winner 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' to Hit Theaters June 29

Fox Searchlight has announced that it will give Beasts of the Southern Wild a limited platform release beginning June 29. Behn Zeitlin's debut feature won the narrative grand jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival in January.

PHOTOS: The Scene at Sundance Film Festival 2012

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FEB
21
2 YEARS

Sundance 2012: Indomina Group Acquires 'The Imposter'

Sundance 2012: Indomina Group Acquires 'The Imposter'

The Indomina Group has acquired North American rights to Bart Layton's The Imposter. The documentary had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January and will receive a theatrical release later this year.

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FEB
21
2 YEARS

Sundance Selects Acquires North American Rights to Festival Doc 'Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry'

Sundance Selects Acquires North American Rights to Festival Doc 'Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry'

Sundance Selects has acquired North American rights to Alison Klayman's documentary Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry. The IFC Films sister division plans a summer theatrical release to coincide with Weiwei's first trip outside of China since his detention.

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FEB
17
2 YEARS

Sundance 2012: IFC Films Takes Rights to 'Predisposed'

Sundance 2012: IFC Films Takes Rights to 'Predisposed'

IFC Films has acquired North American rights to Predisposed from writer-directors Philip Dorling and Ron Nyswaner. The comedy had its world premiere in the Premieres section of the Sundance Film Festival in January.

PHOTOS: 2012 Sundance Film Festival

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FEB
16
2 YEARS

Sundance 2012: Oscilloscope Books '28 Hotel Rooms'

Sundance 2012: Oscilloscope Books '28 Hotel Rooms'

Oscilloscope Laboratories has acquired U.S. rights to 28 Hotel Rooms, written and directed by Matt Ross. The drama had its world premiere in the NEXT section of the Sundance Film Festival in January and will receive a premium VOD release followed by a national theatrical release later this year.

PHOTOS: The Scene at Sundance Film Festival 2012

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FEB
9
2 YEARS

Sundance 2012: Image Entertainment Herds 'Goats'

Sundance 2012: Image Entertainment Herds 'Goats'

Image Entertainment has acquired North American rights to the comedy Goats, which had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January. The indie distributor plans a theatrical release in the spring.

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FEB
7
2 YEARS

Sundance Film 'Bachelorette' Acquired by The Weinstein Co.'s Radius Label

Sundance Film 'Bachelorette' Acquired by The Weinstein Co.'s Radius Label

North American rights to the comedy Bachelorette, which premiered Jan. 23 at the Sundance Film Festival, have been acquired by Radius, the new label launched by The Weinstein Co. late last year, in a deal valued at more than $2 million.

The film stars Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher, Lizzy Caplan, James Marsden, Kyle Bornheimer, Rebel Wilson and Adam Scott; it centers on a hedonistic bachelorette party.

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FEB
7
2 YEARS

Anchor Bay Films Grabs Rights to Sundance Horror Film 'Excision'

Anchor Bay Films Grabs Rights to Sundance Horror Film 'Excision'

Anchor Bay Films has acquired all North American rights to Richard Bates, Jr.’s debut feature Excision, which had its world premiere in the Park City at Midnight section of the Sundance Film Festival last month.

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JAN
30
2 YEARS

SnagFilms Grabs Exclusive Digital Rights to Sundance Drama 'Kinyarwanda' (Exclusive)

SnagFilms Grabs Exclusive Digital Rights to Sundance Drama 'Kinyarwanda' (Exclusive)

SnagFilms has acquired exclusive digital rights to Kinyarwanda, which won the world cinema dramatic audience award at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, where it had its premiere. The film will debut via SnagFilms partners such as Comcast Xfinity, FiOS, DIRECTV, iTunes, Amazon and VUDU.

PHOTOS: The Scene at Sundance Film Festival 2012

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JAN
30
2 YEARS

Sundance 2012: Indomina Acquires Ice-T's 'The Art of Rap'

Sundance 2012: Indomina Acquires Ice-T's 'The Art of Rap'

 

The Indomina Group has acquired worldwide rights to Ice-T’s debut documentary, Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap. An early summer theatrical release is planned.

VIDEO: Doug E Fresh and Ice-T's 'Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap'

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