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    Fox Searchlight Nabs Worldwide Rights to "Little Miss Sunshine"

    Fox Searchlight Pictures has announced that the company has acquired worldwide rights to Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris' "Little Miss Sunshine", which had its world premiere last night at the Sundance Film Festival. Fox would not confirm a figure for the deal, but insider buzz pegged the pact at ...

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    PARK CITY '06: Tin Dirdamal: "I became a filmmaker by accident."

    Every day through the end of the Sundance Film Festival, including weekends, indieWIRE will be publishing two interviews with Sundance '06 competition filmmakers. Sixty filmmakers were given the opportunity to participate in an e-mail interview, and each was sent the same questions.

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    PARK CITY '06: Laurie Collyer: "When I used a camera to document what I experienced on the job, I re

    Every day through the end of the Sundance Film Festival, including weekends, indieWIRE will be publishing two interviews with Sundance '06 competition filmmakers. Sixty filmmakers were given the opportunity to participate in an e-mail interview, and each was sent the same questions.

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    PARK CITY '06 CRITIC'S DIARY: Sundance's Wide Wide World: Int'l Movies Mine Religion, Fate and Famil

    Fledgling directors gather every year at Sundance, looking to expose their movies to American audiences for the first time. But contrary to popular opinion, those filmmakers don't just hail from places like New York, Los Angeles, Austin or Memphis. In just the first couple days of the festival, atte...

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    Past Lives/Current Films: Palm Springs Has Banner Year and Sunshine, Too

    "This is the most interesting gathering I've been to in 5000 years," Shirley MacLaine quipped at the 2006 Awards Gala where she garnered a Lifetime Achievement Award, presented to her by pal Kathy Bates, who noted they were in four flop films together.

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    Band Members Direct Music Films

    Music films are a familiar sight at Sundance, but there are two this year that tell their stories from entirely new perspectives. Stewart Copeland's Everyone Stares: The Police Inside Out was created from Super 8 footage he shot during a Police tour in the late 70s, providing a first-person version of their rise from obscurity to stardom. In contrast, Awesome: I Fuckin' Shot That! is the result of Adam Yauch's (of the Beastie Boys) idea to give digital cameras to 50 concert-goers at the 2004 Madison Square Garden concert, "creating a 'concert film' like no other". "Everyone Stares" is in the Spectrum program this year, while "Awesome" screens...

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    PARK CITY '06 BIZ DAILY: Buyer's Buzz On Day One; "Sunshine" Selling; SonyBMG Goes For "Reggaeton"

    Thursday's clouds and snow gave way to blue skies and cool temperatures Friday, the first full day of the Sundance Film Festival screenings. And buyers in Park City got their first taste of what this year's lineup has to offer. The widely expected acquisition deal of the weekend is Jonathan Dayton &...

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    "Eve & The Fire Horse" warms up snowy Sundance

    Vancouver director Julia Kwan received a warm welcome from Sundance viewers for her first (and the only Canadian) feature-length film, Eve & the Fire Horse, at its world premiere on Friday evening. Kwan's short film "Three Sisters on Moon Lake" was screened at the 2002 festival; her current tale of...

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    PARK CITY '06 BUZZ DAILY: "Crossing Arizona" Premiere; Friday Night Party Madness; Saturday Parties

    Outside the Holiday Village theater yesterday, a small gathering of press had assembled around a group of people in the parking lot. A CBS crew and a Reuters cameraman were shooting members of the opposing sides of the national immigration debate. Joseph Mathew's "Crossing Arizona," screening in th...

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    PARK CITY '06 CRITIC'S DIARY: "Somebodies" A Diamond in the Rough; "Friends," "Everybody" Entertaini

    Money changes everything, so it's apt that Sundance, the most renowned and successful film festival in America open with "Friends with Money," Nicole Holofcener's charmingly observant but ultimately disappointing look into the lives of four Los Angeles women and their struggles with affluence. Watch...

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