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  1. 'Hamlet 2' focus of $10 million sale

    4:00 am 1/22/2008

    PARK CITY -- It was just past 6:30 Tuesday morning at the Marriott Summit Watch when the Focus Features executives who were negotiating to buy "Hamlet 2" had to pause. The Oscar nominations were about to be announced, and the execs needed to see how their movies fared. They gathered around a television to watch "Atonement" land seven nominations.Read more

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  2. Brothers stay indie heroes

    4:00 am 1/22/2008

    Three years ago, Jay and Mark Duplass broke out at Sundance with "The Puffy Chair." Tuesday, the Duplasses debut their first movie since "Chair" when "Baghead" plays in Park City.Read more

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  3. Caution signs at Sundance

    4:00 am 1/22/2008

    With buyers exercising caution at Sundance, a documentary about the trials of being a teenager offered the most suspenseful dealmaking plotline, a quartet of films that debuted Sunday attracted interest but no immediate top-level bids and two of the weekend's high-profile debuts appear to have been temporarily left by the wayside.Read more

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  4. Berney feted with Mogul nod

    4:00 am 1/22/2008

    A large crowd packed the Snow Park Lodge in Deer Park on Sunday night to applaud Picturehouse president Bob Berney as he received the second annual Indie Mogul Award.Read more

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  5. PBS picks up 'Traces' at Sundance

    4:00 am 1/22/2008

    Sundance documentary feature competition entry "Traces of the Trade: A Story From the Deep North" has been picked up by PBS docu showcase program, P.O.V.Read more

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  6. Sundance docus steal early show

    4:00 am 1/21/2008

    A surge of hype and anticipation dissipated at Sundance over the weekend as a set of big premieres played to muted reactions and a number of expected deals didn't come to fruition.Read more

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  7. Funny business at festival bows

    4:00 am 1/21/2008

    The sound of an audience laughing throatily is usually a sign that a movie is working. But beware the Sundance effect.Read more

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  8. Humane Society ups pic grant

    4:00 am 1/21/2008

    The Humane Society of the U.S. announced at Sundance that it has upped its annual ACE/SilverDocs grant given to a feature-length documentary that raises awareness about animal issues from $10,000 to $25,000.Read more

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  9. ESPN nets 'Kicking' at Sundance

    4:00 am 1/20/2008

    ESPN has scored the Sundance soccer docu "Kicking It," with plans for worldwide TV and digital distribution and an aim to secure outside theatrical and DVD distribution.Read more

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  10. 'Polanski' in at Weinstein Co.

    4:00 am 1/20/2008

    The Weinstein Co. is the first major American distributor to make a move at Sundance, picking up international rights to the docu "Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired."Read more

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