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  1. 'Kid' in Sony Classics picture

    4:00 am 1/23/2007

    Sony Pictures Classics picked up worldwide rights to the art world docu-mystery "My Kid Could Paint That" for $1.85 million.Read more

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  2. Fox Searchlight snares Ratliff's 'Joshua'

    4:00 am 1/23/2007

    Fox Searchlight confirmed late Sunday night that they have purchased virtually all worldwide rights minus Canada to "Joshua," a psychological thriller from co-writer and director George Ratliff, the documentary filmmaker behind Hell House.Read more

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  3. MPAA pitches indies on new liaison

    4:00 am 1/23/2007

    MPAA chief Dan Glickman reached out Monday to independent filmmakers at the Sundance Film Festival as he announced the appointment of a filmmaker liaison, whose job it will be to guide distributors, producers and directors through the ratings system.Read more

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  4. Leonsis newest 'filmanthropist' at Sundance

    4:00 am 1/22/2007

    This month, Ted Leonsis stepped away from active management at AOL, serving instead as adviser and "visionary," but even before then he had taken on a new role as documentary film producer. His first film, "Nanking," landed a coveted documentary competition slot at the Sundance Film Festival.Read more

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  5. Sundance digest: Shine promoting docu works

    4:00 am 1/22/2007

    With its first film, "War/Dance," a documentary about displaced children in Uganda taking part in a dance festival -- part of this year's U.S. Documentary Competition here -- Shine Global has announced a contest to promote and fund the development of docu films.Read more

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  6. 'Grace' goes to Weinstein Co.

    4:00 am 1/22/2007

    How did "Grace Is Gone," a drama made for just under $3 million about a sad sack Iraq War widower played by John Cusack who avoids telling his daughters about their mother's death, become the center of the hottest bidding war at this month's Sundance Film Festival?Read more

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  7. 'Autism' docu sheds light on disease, plight of family

    4:00 am 1/22/2007

    The horror films on display at the Sundance Film Festival are nothing compared to every parent's fear that their child could be diagnosed with the mysterious developmental disability called autism.Read more

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  8. Par Vantage in co-financing pact

    4:00 am 1/22/2007

    Paramount Vantage said Sunday that it has created a $150 million film financing fund with Morgan Stanley.Read more

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  9. 'Crazy Love' to Magnolia in festival's first big deal

    4:00 am 1/21/2007

    In the first theatrical deal of the Sundance festival, Magnolia Pictures bought domestic rights Saturday to "Crazy Love," director Dan Klores' documentary about a couple who marries 16 years after the man has acid thrown in his future wife's face.Read more

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  10. Sundance talks politics at 'Chicago 10' opening

    4:00 am 1/19/2007

    The Sundance Film Festival opened Thursday night with an innovative documentary harkening back to Vietnam anti-war protests and a call by actor-activist Robert Redford for an apology for the Iraq war from U.S. leaders.Read more

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